Marcel E. Curlin, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Occupational Health


Dr. Curlin received an undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 1989, and a doctorate of medicine from the Oregon Health and Sciences University in 1995. After completing training in Internal Medicine (University of Utah, 1998) and Infectious Diseases (University of Washington, 2002), he remained at the University of Washington to pursue interests in molecular virology and HIV vaccine studies. In 2010, Dr. Curlin joined the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and served as the Chief of the HIV/STD laboratory sciences section in Bangkok, Thailand for four years. In 2015 Dr. Curlin returned to OHSU to lead early-phase clinical testing of T-cell based HIV vaccines for the vaccine research program directed by Dr. Louis Picker at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute. Dr. Curlin co-directs development of infectious diseases research collaborations in Southeast Asia for OHSU Global, and is clinically active on the Infectious Diseases Inpatient consultation service.

Education and training

    • M.D., 1995, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Residency

    • Internal medicine, University of Utah, 1998
  • Fellowship

    • Infectious diseases, University of Washington, 2002
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998
    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 2015

Memberships and associations:

  • International AIDS Society

Areas of interest

  • Dr. Curlin is a specialist in adult infectious diseases including HIV infection.
  • Dr. Curlin has experience in both clinical and laboratory-based research in HIV. Dr. Curlin research focuses on HIV vaccine development, HIV prevention methods, and basic mechanisms of host-virus interactions during HIV infection.


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