Wednesday Dec 2 at 3pm PT: Ask Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce Patterson LIVE by calling 984-2DR-DREW with your questions!
Dr. Patterson was an Associate Professor of Pathology and Infectious Diseases and Director of Virology at Stanford University. He received his MD at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine followed by a residency in pathology, with an undergraduate in molecular biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During the early stages of the AIDS epidemic, Dr. Patterson investigated cellular reservoirs of HIV-1 using molecular and in situ cell based technology patented in his laboratory and used today around the world. Dr. Patterson determined that enough HIV virus was present in infected individuals to account for the massive destruction of the immune system. This paradigm altering work was published in Science in 1993 and featured in Scientific American, Rolling Stone, and on the Discovery Channel. Dr. Patterson has authored over 100 manuscripts and book chapters focusing on single cell biology and diagnostics.