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Post Doctoral Training - Lentiviral Diseases

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Training in the Molecular Pathogenesis of Lentiviral Diseases


HIV Virus


This program is designed to prepare predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows for interdisciplinary research careers in the molecular pathogenesis of virus-induced CNS disease, and particularly animal models of AIDS dementia.


HIV Virus 2

Predoctoral students are trained through graduate programs in the School of Medicine (Cellular & Molecular Medicine (CMM); Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology (BCMB); Human GeneticsPathobiology or in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's graduate program in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Postdoctoral fellows with backgrounds in medicine, veterinary medicine and basic sciences are provided with training opportunities in laboratories with multi-disciplinary approaches to study the molecular, cell biology and pathological basis for virus induced neurological disease. 

Investigators in this program are funded from NIH grants to support this interdisciplinary research. Predoctoral students are recruited from the existing graduate programs at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. Postdoctoral fellows are recruited both internally from the fellowship programs in Neurology and Infectious Diseases, as well as externally through widespread communication to universities, medical and veterinary schools. All trainees participate actively in productive research problems and work closely with faculty.

In addition to research projects, trainees take courses, attend seminar series, participate in journal clubs, give seminars and write manuscripts as part of the program. Minority recruitment has been an active part of this program and minority faculty and trainees actively support this effort. Minority institutions are contacted by all faculty in the program and a Minority Summer Program is part of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution effort. Educational Opportunities in MCP


Investigators in the Program:

Janice Clements, PhD

M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD

Joe Mankowski, DVM, PhD

David Graham, PhD

Lucio Gama, PhD

Ken Witwer, PhD

Kelly Pate, DVM, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellows

Adriana Bora, PhD - Graham Lab

Isabel Martinez Ferrando, PhD - Graham Lab

Kelly Meulendyke, PhD - Zink Lab

Department of Molecular and  Comparative Pathobiology Collaborators

Justin McArthur, MD, Department of Neurology

Robert Siliciano, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine

Courses Offered