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2014 COS Research Conference Keynote Speaker

 

James E. K. Hildreth, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Biological Sciences
Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology
University of California, Davis

Training

  • Ph.D. from Oxford University, 1982
  • M.D. from Johns Hopkins University, 1987

Positions Held

  • Director, Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research,
    Meharry Medical College, 2005-2011
  • Associate Director, Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for AIDS Research,
    Nashville, 2005-2011

Awards

  • Rhodes Scholar
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator
  • Institute of Medicine
  • NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

Research Focus

Dr. Hildreth's research is focused on understanding mechanisms by which HIV subverts host pathways and molecules during its replication cycle. His laboratory is particularly interested in the role of cholesterol and cholesterol homeostatic pathways in virus entry, virus release, and viral gene transcription. Another major area of interest is the impact of viral co-infections on HIV’s tropism and replication.