• Professor David O'Connor

Professor David O’Connor is a UW Medical Foundation Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His laboratory studies the interplay of viruses, immune responses, and host genetics. His research group studies HIV, Zika virus, and emerging, understudied viruses that might threaten human health in the future, as well as the genetic attributes that make some individuals unusually susceptible or resistant to infectious diseases. Among these viruses, he is particularly interested in simian arteriviruses, a group of viruses that infect African nonhuman primates and share worrisome features with the simian immunodeficiency viruses that gave rise to HIV.