Laboratory Sciences Core (D) : Core Directors

Savita Pahwa, M.D.

Research Profile

Savita Pahwa, MD is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Professor in Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, USA. She serves as the Director of the Miami Center for AIDS Research and as the Director of the Laboratory Sciences Core of the Miami CFAR.
Dr Pahwa received her medical education at the Lady Harding Medical College in New Delhi, India, and specialized in Immunology at the Memorial Hospital and Sloan Kettering Institute in New York, USA. She served as Chief of Allergy and Immunology and Director of the HIV program in the Department of Pediatrics at North Shore –Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Manhasset, NY for several years before moving to the University of Miami in 2004.
Dr Pahwa’s expertise is in immunology and immune deficiency diseases including HIV/AIDS. Her research interests are in HIV immunopathogenesis, the influence of aging and inflammation, cytokines as vaccine adjuvants, HIV reservoirs, and strategies aimed to cure HIV/AIDS. She is investigating cellular and molecular mechanisms of T-B cell interaction in antibody production in different patient groups using state-of –art tools. She is an investigator in the HIV Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Miami.