Winston Cavert

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine


Administrator Info
Name: Becca Johnson
Phone: 612-624-9996
Fax: 612-625-4410
Mail: Mayo Memorial Building, MMC 250, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455

Winston Cavert, M.D. did his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and trained in Infectious Diseases and Virology at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research interests include the transcriptional pathogenesis and population biology of HIV and its target cells in tissues (lymphoid tissue, CNS, gut), as well as clinical virology including viral fitness and sequencing. He cares for persons living with HIV and is interested in HIV clinical trials both here and in less-resourced countries. He directs the Minnesota ACTUs research clinic and virology laboratory, and helps direct the CFAR laboratory in the Dept. of Microbiology.

Clinical Summary

Adenoiditis; AIDs; Encephalitis; Flu; Hepatitis A and B; HIV; Lyme Disease; Pneumonia; SARS; Sinusitis


MD, University of Minnesota

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Residency
University of Michigan Medical Center
Infectious Diseases / Virology, Fellowship
University of Washington
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Zhang, Z., Schuler, T., Cavert, W., Notermans, D., Gebhard, K., Henry, K., Havlir, D., Gunthard, H., Wong, J., Little, S., Feingberg, M., Polis, M., Schrager, L., Schacker, T., Richman, D., Corey, L., Danner, S., Haase, A., 1999. Reversibility of the pathological changes in the follicular dendritic cell network with treatment of HIV-1 infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA,
Li, Q., Eiden, L., Cavert, W., Reinhart, T., Rausch, D., Murray, E., Weihe, E., Haase, A., 1999. Increased expression of nitric oxide synthase and dendritic injury in simian immunodeficiency virus encephalitis. Journal of Human Virology,
Cavert, W., 1998. In vivo detection and quantitation of HIV in blood and tissues. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 1998 Year in Review,
Cavert, W., Notermans, D., Staskus, K., 1997. Kinetics of response in lymphoid tissues to antiretroviral combination therapy of HIV-1 infection. Science,