Andrew D. Badley received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from Dalhousie University, Canda. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Consultant for the Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Director of the Translational Program in Immunovirology and Biodefense, Director of the HIV Immunology Lab, and Director of the Mobile Clinical Research Unit. The focus of his research is to understand the molecular mechanisms by which HIV infection causes the death of T cells directly infected with the virus, as well as the death of uninfected bystander cells. Insights gained from these studies have the potential to impact understanding the regulation of cell death in both physiologic and pathophysiologic states. Using the knowledge gained from these studies, novel strategies are being designed to either suppress aberrant cell death or to enhance cell death in an attempt to eradicate virally infected cells.
Biography Updated on 23 October 2008