Primate Center Services

Elite Controller Resource

Understanding the immunological and genetic basis of control of AIDS virus replication should help inform vaccine design. As in HIV-infected humans, a limited number of macaques ("Elite Controllers" ECs) spontaneously control SIV replication to less than 1,000 copies/ml after infection. This is a greater than two log reduction from the typical plasma virus load after challenge with SIVmac239. Elite Controller Resource Services of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center identified EC animals in a cohort of >200 SIV infected Indian rhesus macaques and established a sample bank/database with the objective of making these unique resources available to the broader scientific community.

Contact Information

Services Supported

  • PBMC samples from EC animals
  • Plasma samples from EC animals
  • Serum samples from EC animals
  • B-LCL from EC animals
  • Viral load quantification of EC animals

Key Personnel

NAME POSITION PHONE E-MAIL
Eva G. Rakasz, Ph.D. Unit Head 608-265-8998
Jessica Furlott, B.S. Research Specialist 608-265-3379
Matthew Moehr, M.S. Project Assistant 608-265-8085

Entry created: 2009-08-21
Entry last reviewed: 2013-11-26