Dr. Richman earned his Bachelor of Arts at Dartmouth College and his M.D. at Stanford University. He trained as an infectious disease physician and medical virologist at Stanford, the NIH and Harvard before joining the faculty at University of California San Diego in 1976. Dr. Richman focused his investigation on HIV disease and pathogenesis. His laboratory was the first to identify HIV drug resistance, joined with two other labs in identifying latently infected CD4 cells as the obstacle to eradication of HIV with potent antiretroviral therapy, and described the dynamics of the neutralizing antibody response to HIV and the rapidity of viral escape and evolution in response to this selective pressure. Dr. Richman served as Professor of Pathology and Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), as the Florence Seeley Riford Chair in AIDS Research, Director of the Center for AIDS Research at UCSD and staff physician at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Richman has been a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America.
Interviewed by Mark Jones, PhD, UCSD
At the time of this interview, Dr. Richman served as Professor of Pathology and Medicine at the University of California San Diego.