Stuart Ray, MD

Dr. Stuart C. Ray, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD USA.  Dr. Ray's laboratory research is focused on understanding the genomic sequence variation hepatitis viruses, particularly hepatitis C virus, in the context of the host immune response and disease pathogenesis.

Dr. Ray graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, served on the Osler Service at JohnsHopkinsHospital as intern and resident, and stayed on as Assistant Chief of Service.  During his Infectious Diseases fellowship he trained with Robert Bollinger and Robert Siliciano in HIV immunology and virology, and he continues to study the sequence evolution of HIV in collaboration with Dr. Siliciano.  In 1997 he joined the JHU faculty as Assistant Professor, and began to shift his primary focus to hepatitis C virus.  He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003, and now holds a secondary appointments in Viral Oncology and Health Sciences Informatics.  Dr. Ray continues to write and distribute free sequence analysis software, but his primary research focus is HCV evolution and its relationship to fibrosis progression, host responses including humoral and cellular immunity, and interactions with HIV pathogenesis.