Mark A. Wallet, PhD
Dr. Wallet received his undergraduate degree in biology and medical technology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1998. He moved to Durham, NC where he worked as a medical technologist both at Duke University Medical Center and Durham County Health Department. In 2000, Dr. Wallet entered graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Throughout his doctoral studies with mentor Roland Tisch, Dr. Wallet focused on the role of innate immune cells, particularly dendritic cells, upon development of T cell-mediated type 1 diabetes.
In 2007, Dr. Wallet joined the HIV-1 research group at the University of Florida led by Maureen Goodenow. As a postdoctoral fellow, his work focused on innate immune activation and systemic inflammation in HIV-1-infected individuals.
In 2012 Dr. Wallet attained a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology Immunology and Laboratory Medicine. His current laboratory interests include understainding molecular interactions of HIV-1 with human macrophages and the role that these interactions play in chronic inflammation experienced by HIV-1-infected individuals.