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B.S., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (Microbiology)
M.S., School of Veterinary Medicine, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA (Immunology)
Ph.D., School of Veterinary Medicine, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA (Immunology)
HIV-infected individuals are enjoying a longer life span now due to aggressive antiretroviral therapy whereas, in the past, HIV/AIDS patients died relatively quickly from many different opportunistic infections. New HIV related syndromes, however, have surfaced and are causing chronic debilitating conditions, one being HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN), HIVAN is a chronic kidney disease that affects predominantly HIV infected patients of African descent but its cause is unknown. My lab, in collaboration with Drs. Powell and Bond, is conducting clinical research investigating the pathogenesis of HIVAN and other related renal disease using molecular and proteomic technologies.
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