Journal of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Editorial Board (JAID)

Muktikesh Dash
Muktikesh Dash
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
S.C.B Medical College and Hospital
India
Biography
Dr. Muktikesh Dash has completed P.G.D.F.M at Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and M.D at Berhampur University. Currently he is working as an Associate Professor of Microbiology at Utkal University.
Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
S.C.B Medical College and Hospital
India
Research Interest
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Ralph Mellon
Ralph Mellon
Country Program Director
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Haiti
Tel: (509) 3-454-1604
Biography
Dr. Ralph Mellon completed MPH at Columbia University School of Public Health in New York. He has completed medicine at Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at Port-au-Prince in 1985. Currently he is working as Country Program Director for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) in Haiti.
Publications
Country Program Director
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Haiti
Tel: (509) 3-454-1604
Research Interest
Dr. Ralph Mellon research interest is focus on Anti Retro viral Therapy (ART), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (pMTCT) of HIV and various aspects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic to physicians in private practice.
Ioan Stelian Bocsan
Ioan Stelian Bocsan
Professor
Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Department of Community Medicine
Head, Epidemiology & PHC Division
Tel: +40744544044
Biography
Dr. Ioan Stelian Bocsan completed Ph.D. in medical sciences at University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He is currently working as Professor at Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Publications
Professor
Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Department of Community Medicine
Head, Epidemiology & PHC Division
Tel: +40744544044
Research Interest
Dr. Ioan Stelian Bocsan research interest is Epidemiology, Primary Healthcare, and Prevention of healthcare-associated infections.
Peter Nigel
Peter Nigel
Senior Lecturer
Infection and Immunity
University of Sheffield
England
Biography
Dr. Peter Nigel started his career as post-doctoral researcher in the field of Biochemistry at University of Sheffield. He was awarded by Arthritis Research UK to establish laboratory for working on the interactions between C5a and its receptor. Currently he is working as seniour lecture at University of Sheffield.
Publications
Senior Lecturer
Infection and Immunity
University of Sheffield
England
Research Interest
Dr. Peter Nigel research interest is microbial infections such as hepatitis C, HIV-1 and Chlamydia and also focuses on Tetraspanins.
GUIFANG LAO (NIDA/NIH/HHS)
GUIFANG LAO (NIDA/NIH/HHS)
Health Scientist Administrator
Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical
USA
Tel: (301) 443-1061
Biography
Dr. GUIFANG LAO completed Ph.D in the field of Biochemistry at Cornell University. She received NIH IRTA fellowship Award and currently she is working as Health Scientist Administrator at National Institutes of Health.
Publications
Health Scientist Administrator
Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical
USA
Tel: (301) 443-1061
Research Interest
Dr. GUIFANG LAO research interest is Consequences of Drug Abuse, Early detection of Alzheimer disease using a bi-function molecules.
Mahmoud Reza Pourkarim
Mahmoud Reza Pourkarim
Scientist
Rega Institute for Medical Research
Belgium
Tel: 32-016-332145
Biography
Dr. Mahmoud Reza Pourkarim has completed Ph.D. at University of KULeuven, Belgium. Currently he is working as post-doctoral scientist in Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology in KULeuven.
Publications
Scientist
Rega Institute for Medical Research
Belgium
Tel: 32-016-332145
Research Interest
Dr. Mahmoud research interest is blood borne viruses, epidemiology of Hepatitis B virus.
Nita Mawar
Nita Mawar
Scientist F, Deputy Director
Social and Behavioural Research Division
India
Tel: 020- 32319092
Biography
Dr. Nita Mawar has more than 35 years of research experience in research in social science, research related to women issues/ HIV AIDS/ Social and Behavioural Research on HIV AIDS across Govt., organization and National Aids Research Institutes. She has successfully completed several national and international research projects as well as organising National Training Workshops/Seminars. Currently she is working as Scientist at National Aids Research Institute.
Publications
Scientist F, Deputy Director
Social and Behavioural Research Division
India
Tel: 020- 32319092
Research Interest
Dr. Nita Mawar research interest includus Research & Development, Resource Management, Social and Behavioural Research, Ethical issues in Research, Qualitative Research Methodology, Proposals on Ethical Issues.
Rajakumar Mandraju
Rajakumar Mandraju
Research Instructor
Department of Immunology
UT Southwestern Medical center
USA
Biography
Dr. Rajakumar Mandraju has completed M.Sc at Andhra University and Ph.D at University of Hyderabad. Currently he is working as Postdoctoral research scientist at UT Southwestern Medical center.
Publications
Research Instructor
Department of Immunology
UT Southwestern Medical center
USA
Research Interest
Dr. Rajakumar Mandraju research interest is focus on Host pathogen interactions and innate recognition of bacterial and viral pathogens. He is also focus on Understanding the cross-talk between innate and adaptive immune response to mount long lasting memory responses to different infections.
Norwood
Norwood
Assistant Professor
Department of Africana Studies
University of Cincinnati
USA
Biography
Dr. Carolette Norwood is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Africana Studies and affiliate faculty in Women’s Studies and Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. She earned a PhD in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was an Andrew W Mellon Fellow at the Université de Montréal in African Demography.
Publications
Assistant Professor
Department of Africana Studies
University of Cincinnati
USA
Research Interest
Dr. Norwood’s research focuses on sexual health disparities. Namely, she is interested in the interactions between structural/spatial and interpersonal/individual factors that facilitate HIV and STIs infections among Africana Diasporic women.
Michelle Teti
Michelle Teti
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Sciences
The University of Missouri
USA
Biography
Dr. Michelle Teti completed Doctor of Public Health in the field of Community Health and Prevention at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received NIH Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program Award as well Writing Intensive Teaching Excellence Award. Currently she is working as Assistant Professor at The University of Missouri.
Publications
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Sciences
The University of Missouri
USA
Research Interest
Dr. Michelle Teti research interest is focus on HIV/AIDS,Qualitative Health Research.
Khondoker M Akram
Khondoker M Akram
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Infection and Immunity
University of Sheffield
UK
Biography
Dr. Khondoker M Akram received PhD in Biomedical Science from the Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine at Keele University, UK. Currently, he is working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Infection and Immunity at University of Sheffield.
Publications
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Infection and Immunity
University of Sheffield
UK
Research Interest
Dr. Khondoker M Akram primary research interest is to study the mechanism of lung injury repair, pulmonary fibrosis, host-pathogen interaction and innate immunity. He is interested in stem cell mediated regenerative therapeutic approaches for the cure of lung diseases, such as COPD and IPF. He is also concentrating to develop complex 3D in vitro cell model for study of disease pathogenesis and pharmacological evaluation of new drugs with a vision to reduce pre-clinical animal uses.
Tiny P Mona
Tiny P Mona
Lecturer
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Limpopo
South Africa
Tel: 27 (15) 268 3003
Biography
Dr. Tiny Petunia Mona completed Post Graduate Diploma in HIV and AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University and she has completed PhD at the University of Limpopo. Currently she is working as lecture at the University of Limpopo.
Publications
Lecturer
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Limpopo
South Africa
Tel: 27 (15) 268 3003
Research Interest
Dr. Tiny Petunia Mona research interest is HIV and AIDS, STI’s and TB. She also focuses on gender, children’s issues, adoption, human rights, antiretroviral therapy adherence and families.
Anne Marie Krachler
Anne Marie Krachler
Lecturer
School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7417
Biography
Dr. Anne Marie Krachler received Ph.D in Biochemistry at University of York. She is a member of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Society of General Microbiology and Biochemical Society. Currently she is working as Lecturer at University of Birmingham Institute of Microbiology and Infection Edgbaston.
Publications
Lecturer
School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7417
Research Interest
Dr. Anne Marie Krachler research interest is Host-pathogen interactions, bacterial adhesion, anti-infectives, type III secretion, wound infections. Her lab studies focus on how host-pathogen interaction and in particular bacterial adhesion triggers changes in host signalling pathways to favour infection.
Naomi M Hall Byers
Naomi M Hall Byers
Associate Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences
Winston-Salem State University
USA
Biography
Dr. Naomi M. Hall-Byers completed her Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Applied Social Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. She received her Masters of Public Health degree from San Diego State University. Currently she is working as an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Winston-Salem State University.
Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences
Winston-Salem State University
USA
Research Interest
Dr. Naomi M Hall-Byers research interest is focused on sexual decision-making and sexual behavior (particularly HIV-related risk behaviors) among underrepresented groups with a focus on cultural influences and prevention.
Ashwini Vinod Shete
Ashwini Vinod Shete
Scientist
National AIDS research Institute
India
Biography
Dr. Ashwini Vinod Shete completed M.D. in the field of Microbiology at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and she received Cytometry quiz- Awtar Krishnan prize in 12th Indo-US Cytometry Workshop and has been awarded free membership for ISAC (The International Society for Advancement of Cytometry). Currently she is working as scientist at National AIDS research Institute.
Publications
Scientist
National AIDS research Institute
India
Research Interest
Dr. Ashwini Vinod research interest is Immunological aspects of HIV infection, Anti HIV vaccine Development and testing, HIV reservoirs and eradication of latent HIV infection
Seema Sahay
Seema Sahay
Scientist E, Deputy Director
National AIDS Research Institute
India
Biography
Dr. Seema Sahay completed Ph.D in the field of Anthropology at University of Delhi. She received Fogarty fellowship for one year Leadership program for the Women's Global Health Scholars program at the university of California, San Francisco, USA. Currently she is working as Scientist at National AIDS Research Institute.
Publications
Scientist E, Deputy Director
National AIDS Research Institute
India
Research Interest
Dr. Seema Sahay research interest is Medical Anthropology, Descriptive epidemiology, Socio-Behavioral research pertaining to prevention and therapeutic products, mental health, Psychometry, community based socio-behavioral and epidemiological studies, communication and health policy research, translational research, Health system research, Socio-behavioral research in clinical trials, positive prevention.
Kevin V Morris
Kevin V Morris
Associate Professor
Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
The University of New South Wales
Australia
Tel: (+612) 9385-2019
Biography
Dr. Kevin V Morris has completed Ph.D, in Comparative Pathology Microbiology and Immunology at University of California. He worked as an assistant research scientist at Beckman research institute. Kevin V Morris received a outstanding young investigator award from American society of gene and cell therapy. Currently he is working as Associate Professor at University of New South Wales.
Publications
Associate Professor
Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
The University of New South Wales
Australia
Tel: (+612) 9385-2019
Research Interest
Dr. Kevin V Morris research interest is non-coding RNAs gene control transcription in human cells.
Hari Om Singh
Hari Om Singh
Scientist
Department of Molecular Virology
National Aids Research Institute
Tel: +91- 020-27331321
Biography
Dr. Hari Om Singh completed Ph.D in the field of Biotechnology at Sanjay Gandhi Post graduate Institute Medical Sciences and he received Senior Research fellowship from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Currently he is working as Scientist at National Aids Research Institute.
Publications
Scientist
Department of Molecular Virology
National Aids Research Institute
Tel: +91- 020-27331321
Research Interest
Dr. Hari Om Singh research Interest is Genetic Variability and disease susceptibility, Cancer Genetics, Epigenetic.
Sunil Parikh
Sunil Parikh
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Yale University School of Public Health
USA
Biography
Dr. Sunil Parikh received his M.D. at Johns Hopkins, residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, infectious diseases training at UCSF, and M.P.H at UC Berkeley.
Publications
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Yale University School of Public Health
USA
Research Interest
Dr. Sunil Parikh research focuses on translational studies of malaria with particular emphasis on antimalarial treatment, host responses, and susceptibility to diseases.
Weihai Zhan
Weihai Zhan
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
Yale University
USA
Tel: (203) 737-3441
Biography
Dr. Weihai Zhan received his Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences with a concentration in epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Currently he is working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University.
Publications
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
Yale University
USA
Tel: (203) 737-3441
Research Interest
Dr. Weihai Zhan focuses on research related to HIV/STI prevention, ageing and substance use including alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Mario P.S. Chin
Mario P.S. Chin
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Temple University School of Medicine
USA
Tel: 215-707-3314
Biography
Dr. Mario P.S. Chin has completed Post doctoral in the field of HIV/Molecular Genetics at National Cancer Institute (USA). He received Biotechnology Internship Award from The Government of Hong Kong and Fellows Award for Research Excellence from the National Institutes of Health. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor at Temple University School of Medicine.
Publications
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Temple University School of Medicine
USA
Tel: 215-707-3314
Research Interest
Dr. Mario P.S. Chin has completed postdoctoral in the field of HIV/Molecular Genetics at National Cancer Institute (USA). He received K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award and Fellows Award for Research Excellence from the National Institutes of Health. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor at Temple University School of Medicine.
Jill E Rowe
Jill E Rowe
Assistant Professor
Western Michigan University
College of Health & Human Services
School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs
USA
Tel: (269)387-2049
Biography
Dr. Jill E. Rowe, PhD, MPH, is a medical anthropologist and REIDS scholar at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University. She earned a PhD in cultural anthropology at Michigan State University, an MA in medical anthropology at Wayne State University and a MPH at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Currently she is working as Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University.
Publications
Assistant Professor
Western Michigan University
College of Health & Human Services
School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs
USA
Tel: (269)387-2049
Research Interest
Dr. Jill E. Rowe research interests include free African American and mixed-race communities in the Old Northwest, health and mental health service inequities in rural African American communities, obesity among African American women and rural African American people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
Tamora A Callands
Tamora A Callands
Research Fellow
Yale University
USA
Tel: 203-785-7645
Biography
Dr. Tamora A Callands, Ph.D. completing her Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Division of Prevention and Community Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. clinical psychology at Purdue University.
Publications
Research Fellow
Yale University
USA
Tel: 203-785-7645
Research Interest
Dr. Callands research focuses on using a global health perspective to examine contextual predictors of HIV risk, mental health issues, sexual and reproductive health disparities in low-resource domestic and international settings, and design culturally relevant interventions aimed at promoting positive sexual development and sexual and reproductive health among youth in low-resource settings. Her clinical work has focused on working with at risk adolescent from low-income communities.
Haibo Wang
Haibo Wang
Post-doctoral Fellow
University of Hong Kong
China
Biography
Dr. Haibo Wang completed Ph.d in the field of Microbiology at Wuhan University, China. Currently he is working as research assistant in AIDS Institute at University of Hong Kong.
Publications
Post-doctoral Fellow
University of Hong Kong
China
Research Interest
Dr. Haibo Wang research interest is related to HIV epidemiology, pathogenesis and vaccine development.
Maynolia Naidoo
Maynolia Naidoo
Medical doctor
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
South Africa
Tel: +27745884390
Biography
Dr.Maynolia Naidoo has completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree(MBChB) at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. She is currently completing her Medical Internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa(CAPRISA).
Publications
Medical doctor
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
South Africa
Tel: +27745884390
Research Interest
Dr. Maynolia Naidoo research interest focus on Human Papilloma Virus and other STIs, squamous intra-epithelial lesions and cervical carcinoma in HIV-infected women.

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