Dr. Bruce E. Torbett, MSPH, Ph.D.

Dr. Torbett is an Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology, at Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA. He received his B.S. at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, MSPH at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, and PhD, (focus: Immunology), at UCLA. He is the Co-Director of the International HIVE Center and San Diego CFAR, and Director of the CFAR Proteomics Center. Bruce studies genetic modification of human blood cells to correct diseases and investigates HIV-drug resistance. He was a co-founder of VaxDesign, INC, and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board. VaxDesign was started to provide an in vitro immune system for rapid evaluation of vaccines and adjuvants and biologic drug immunogenicity. VaxDesign was acquired by Sanofi Pasteur in 2010.