Rupert Kaul, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
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Elected 2013

Dr. Rupert Kaul is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Immunology at the University of Toronto, and Director of the Division of Infectious Disease. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Kaul’s laboratory is interested in the immuno-epidemiologic correlates of HIV susceptibility and progression, with a focus on the mucosal immunology of the female genital tract, foreskin, semen, and rectum. Specific areas of study include: innate and adaptive cervical immunity and HIV acquisition; the impact of genital infections and their therapy on mucosal and systemic immunology; the epidemiology of HIV and co-infections in HIV-affected communities in Toronto; HIV antiretroviral therapy and genital HIV levels; the effects of HIV and antiretroviral therapy on immunology and bacterial translocation in the sigmoid colon; and functional T cell subsets in the foreskin and their relationship to HIV acquisition.