Journal of Virology & Antiviral ResearchISSN: 2324-8955

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Vanessa Rivera-Amill

Vanessa Rivera-Amill
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences
Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences,USA

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Biography

Dr. Vanessa Rivera Amill focusing on the relationships between viral evolution and disease progression as well as compartmentalization or other phylogenetic analysis in SIV evolution (specifically the env gene) in the rhesus macaque model of drug addiction and AIDS. She was primarily responsible for evolutionary studies linking the evolution SIV envelope gene to rapid progression to AIDS in the monkey model. Throughout these studies, she expanded her scientific background to accommodate the demands of interpreting the relationship between sequence and disease for a large, complex gene product like the SIV envelope. Furthermore, she has experience with comparison of virus in different compartments to understand how compartmentalization and loss of compartmentalization may be related to pathogenesis. This project is expected to generate preliminary data that will provide the foundation to uncover gp120 sequences associated with progression to HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND).

Research Interest

HIV/AIDS and drugs of abuse - HIV immunology - The molecular mechanisms of HIV pathogenesis

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Alicia R. Berard Amal Ahmed Mohamed Amedeo Lonardo
Andrea L. Kroeker Andrea Scherschel Angeletti S
Anila Kristo Anindyajit Banerjee Anna Wald
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Bart Tarbet Bjarne Madsen Hardig Bryan Still
Carmen Rodriguez Chia C Wang Chiara Stefani
Christdas J Christophe Prehaud Christopher H. Woelk
Clara Baldassarre Claudia M Koike Dante Romagnoli
David L Kaufman David L. Wyles David M You
David R Nelson Douaa Rafaat Douglas Hunt
Drishya Diwaker Duri Kerina E. Bart Tarbet
Enrica Baldelli Erica Coppel Erika Ebranati
Fabian Vazquez-Santiago Fabio Curcio Fernandez-Guerrero ML
Fierer DS Francesca Occhi Francesco Aimone
Francisco J Reynaldi G.M.G.M. Verjans GP Talwar
Garcia-Delgado R Gerhard Opelz Gianguglielmo Zehender
Gisela Delgado Glenn S Turett Gnanasekaran AG
Gorgolas M Greg Moseley Gregory W. Moseley
Grijalva-Chon Guia Carminati Guillermo H Sguazza
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