Carl W. Dieffenbach

Dr. Carl W. Dieffenbach is the Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Dieffenbach has oversight of a global HIV/AIDS research portfolio of over one billion dollars and a staff of over 150 federal employees. Dr. Dieffenbach is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs in 1) fundamental basic laboratory research, 2) discovery and development of therapies and treatment strategies for HIV infection and its co-infections and/or complications through basic research and clinical trials, and 3) discovery and development of vaccines, topical microbicides, and other prevention strategies through basic research and clinical trials. Dr. Dieffenbach received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Maryland in 1976 and his Ph.D. in biophysics from The Johns Hopkins University in 1983.