Research & Publications
After finishing his undergraduate studies at Brown University, Dr. Sutton enrolled in the MSTP at Stanford, where he obtained his PhD degree with Dr. John Boothroyd, working on African trypanosomes. He then completed a categorical residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in infectious diseases at UCSF. After post-doctoral stints with Drs. Harold Varmus, Dan Littman, and Pat Brown in which he worked on HTLV cell binding and entry and the development of HIV-based gene therapy vectors, he joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2008 he was recruited to Yale to continue his work on HIV replication and lentiviral vectors. Dr. Sutton spends approximately 50% of his time at the research bench and 25% in the clinical setting, both out-patient and in-patient. He is also the chief of ID at VACT in West Haven, which takes up ~24% of his time.
Education & Training
- Post-doctoral fellowUCSF then Stanford University (1998)
- FellowUC San Francisco (1993)
- ResidentHospital University of Pennsylvania (1992)
- MD/PhDStanford University School of Medicine (1989)
- Identifying Elite Controllers in UgandaKampala, Uganda 2017
- Identifying and characterizing HIV+ elite and viremic controllersMek'ele, Ethiopia (2015-2018)We have active collaborations with two sites in Africa to recruit HIV+ individuals who are able to control HIV in the absence of ART; we are actively exploring whether there is a genetic component to virologic control in these individuals.
Honors & Recognition
|2013 Avant Garde Scholar||NIH-NIDA|
|NIH-NIAID & NIH-NIDA||Study Section||2003 - Present|
|Yale University||Institutional Biosafety Committee|
|Yale University||Recombinant DNA Committee|