CBR’s product development work is informed by a robust basic science program that addresses some of the most pressing scientific questions in the field related to:

  • HIV transmission, pathogenesis and persistence – and factors that can interrupt it
  • Promising approaches to preventing Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and associated cancers
  • How STIs such as HIV, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), HPV and others interact to increase risks to women’s and men’s health
  • Protective immune responses that could be manipulated to reduce the risk of infection or disease
  • The effect of aging and hormone levels on susceptibility to HIV
  • Understand the biology of the blood-testis barrier (BTB)
  • Examine the role of environmental toxicants and other biomolecules on male fertility and infertility
  • Effects of sex hormones during HIV transmission