James E. Robinson, MD

Professor, Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine

James E. Robinson, M.D serves as Principal Investigator on the research project investigating the roles of protective or pathogenic B cell epitopes in human Lassa Fever. Dr. Robinson’s primary research role is to produce human monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against glycoproteins of Lassa virus and other arenaviruses.

Dr. Robinson has many years of experience in generating human and monkey MAbs that recognize HIV-1, HIV-2, and SIV surface glycoproteins. He was the first to explore the identification of conserved and variant epitopes of HIV-1 SU (gp120) using human MAb produced by EBV-transformed cell lines.

Dr. Robinson has had continuous NIH grant support since 1987 for his work on producing and characterizing HIV-1, HIV-2, SIV human and rhesus MAbs. He is currently a collaborating investigator in the NIH Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) headed by Barton Haynes at Duke University and his is a collaborating investigator in four large consortia projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.