Abdul A Waheed

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Abdul A Waheed, PhD
Virus-Cell Intferaction Section
National Cancer Institute , USA

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Dr. Abdul Waheed is a Staff Scientist in Dr. Eric Freed's lab in the Virus-Cell Interaction Section, HIV Drug Resistance Program, NCI-Frederick. He received his Ph.D. in Membrane Biochemistry from the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan in 1999. During his postdoctoral fellow at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Dr. Waheed showed the specific binding of theta-toxin (perfringolysin O) to cholesterol in the lipid rafts. He joined the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in 2001, where he worked on the role of lipid rafts in G-protein signaling. Since 2003 he is working on host-factors involved in HIV-1 replication and small molecule inhibitors of HIV-1 replication

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