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also known as David Da-i Ho


David Ho is a pioneer in AIDS research for three decades, Professor Ho is the scientific director and CEO of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and the Irene Diamond Professor at the Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Ho is pursuing multiple vaccine strategies, including two candidates that have been advanced into clinical trials.


David Ho attended Taichung Municipal Guang-Fu Elementary School until sixth grade, he was 12 years old, beforeimmigrating to the United States with his mother and younger brother to unite with his father, who had already been in the US since 1957.

Then Ho continued his schooling in Los Angeles.

He attended a high school in central Los Angeles, where he graduated with honors.

Ho won a scholarship to Harvard Medical School and, as resident at UCLA Medical Center, saw some of the first documented cases of AIDS. He dedicated himself to combating the mysterious killer.

He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Medicine in 1982 and then held a fellowship in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School until 1985.


The focus of his research has moved from the treatment of AIDS to the development of vaccines for the disease. He also heads a consortium of organizations in China and the U.S., working to address the crisis of HIV-AIDS in China.


Ho keeps good relations with the Taiwanese government and the top research institution of Taiwan, Academia Sinica. He has been playing important role in the state-sponsored research and development of biotechnology in Taiwan.


  • Chinese American Leadership Organization , USA

  • Committee of 100


Paul Ho - engineer

Sonia Ho

Susan Kuo - actress
Susan Kuo - wife of David  Ho

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