Guido Silvestri, MD

Professor / Emory University

Emory University Room 3014, Emory Vaccine Center Bldg. 954 Gatewood Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30329

Guido Silvestri is the Chief of the Division of Microbiology and Immunology at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.


Professor Silvestri is also a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Comparative Pathology, as well as a Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine.

Training and Education

  • 2001
    BC, Clinical Pathology, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
  • 1995
    BC, Internal Medicine, University of Ancona Medical School, Italy
  • 1990
    BC, Allergy & Clinical lmmunology, University of Florence Medical School, Italy
  • 1987
    MD, University of Ancona Medical School, Italy

Research Interests

Since 1993, Dr. Silvestri’s main research interests have revolved around studies of AIDS pathogenesis, prevention and therapy, mostly using nonhuman primate models of SIV and SHIV infection, with particular focus on comparative studies of pathogenic and non-pathogenic primate lentiviral infections.