Recognition and Publications

Benjamin K. Chen, MD, PhD
2009 Avant Garde Award in HIV/AIDS research, National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH

2007 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases

2007 Irma T. Hirschl Monique Weill-Caulier Career Scientist Award

Armando Del Portillo, PhD
Recipient of a Graduate National Research Service Award, National

Benjamin Dale, PhD
Recipient of a Post Doctoral National Research Service Award, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health

Cristina Costantino, PhD
Recipient of a Mount Sinai Institutes of Clinical and Translational Sciences (MSICTS) fellowship

Gregory P. McNerney, Wolfgang Hübner, Benjamin K. Chen, Thomas Huser. Manipulating CD4( ) T cells by optical tweezers for the initiation of cell-cell transfer of HIV-1. J Biophotonics. Vol 4:216-223. (2010)

Wolfgang Hübner, Gregory P. McNerney, Benjamin M. Dale, Ping Chen, Ronald E. Gordon, Frank Y. S. Chuang, Xiao-Dong Li, David M. Asmuth, Thomas Huser, and Benjamin K. Chen. Quantitative 3D Video Microscopy of HIV Transfer Across T cell Virological Synapses. Science. 323(5922):1743-7. (2009)

Wolfgang Hübner, Ping Chen, Armando Delportillo, Yuxin Liu, Ronald Gordon and Benjamin K. Chen. Sequence of HIV-1 Gag localization and oligomerization monitored with continuous, live confocal imaging of a replication-competent, fluorescently tagged HIV-1. Journal of Virology, Vol 81(22):12596-607. 2007.

Ping Chen, Wolfgang Hübner, Matthew Spinelli, and Benjamin K. Chen. Predominant mode of HIV transfer between T cells is mediated by sustained Env-dependent neutralization-resistant virological synapses. Journal of Virology, Vol 81(22):12582-95. 2007.

Wolfgang Hübner, Benjamin K. Chen. Inhibition of viral assembly in murine cells by HIV-1 matrix. Virology 351: 27-38. 2006.

Ping Chen, Kareen Riviere, Wolfgang Hübner, Yu-Xin Liu, Benjamin K. Chen. Chimeric HIV-1 containing SIV matrix exhibit enhanced assembly in murine cells and replicate in a cell type dependent manner in human T cells. Virology 349:1-12 2006. 

Benjamin K. Chen, Itay Rousso, Sung Shim, Peter S. Kim. Efficient assembly of an HIV/MLV Gag-chimeric virus in murine cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 98: 15239-15244. 2001.

Itay Rousso, Mark B. Mixon, Benjamin K. Chen, Peter S. Kim. Palmitoylation of the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein is critical for viral infectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 97:13523-13525. 2000.