Julia Sung, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

Julia Sung 2016 Full SizeDivision of Infectious Diseases

Phone: (984) 974-7198 (clinical purposes only)
Fax: (984) 974-4587 (clinical purposes only)
Fax: (919) 966-6870 (research purposes only)
Email: julia_sung@med.unc.edu

CB# 7042, Genetic Medicine Building
120 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7042


MD, Yale School of Medicine, 2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 2014

Research Interests

My work currently focuses on means of measuring and enhancing immune responses to HIV-infected cells as they emerge from latency in individuals who have been maintained on suppressive ART. Additionally, my focus in the laboratory has been on the development and optimization of a novel latency clearance assay as a means of evaluating the ability of various immunotherapeutics to clear latent HIV infection. This assay serves as both a tool to evaluate the therapeutic potential of various agents, as well as a mechanism for probing the kinetics of HIV latency reversal. My particular interest is in optimizing and standardizing assays to detect such an enhancement, and elucidating the mechanisms underlying an effective anti-latency immune response.


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