Dr. Aaron Carlin received his M.D. and Ph.D. at UCSD. After graduation, Dr. Carlin joined the Physician Scientist Training Program at UCSD where he completed a Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship and Chief Fellowship in Infectious Diseases. He subsequently joined the UCSD Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. In addition to attending on the Solid Organ Transplant and Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease services, Dr. Carlin conducts basic and translational research that utilizes cutting edge molecular techniques to understand the mechanisms by which emerging and reemerging pathogens, like Zika virus, Dengue virus, SARS-CoV-2 and Coccidioides, cause disease in humans. His approach focuses on identifying mechanisms by which anti-viral transcriptional programs are regulated in myeloid cells and how pathogenic viruses subvert host responses to cause human disease. Ultimately, Dr. Carlin aims to exploit this detailed understanding of host-viral interactions to understand how and why certain microorganisms cause human disease, develop new methods for diagnosing infectious disease and identify the best targets for new antimicrobials.