Dr. Brites received his degree in medicine at Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil, in 1982, and his Ph.D. degree in retrovirology at the same institution, in 1997. In 1998, he spent time as a Visiting Scientist at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA ( Dr. Max Essex Retrovirology Research Laboratory). He is affiliated to UFBA since 1992, and currently he is an Associate Professor of infectious diseases at that institution. In addition, he is the Head of Virology Research Laboratory, at UFBAÂ’s Hospital, in Salvador. Dr. Brites effort has been dedicated to research in virology, with emphasis on HIV and HTLV infections. He received two international awards related to HTLV research, in Jamaica, 2005 (for the scientific contribution of international retrovirology), and in Salvador, Brazil, 2009 (for the leadership and achievements in HTLV research). He published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and he participates as a Reviewer in many scientific periodics. He is linked to University of Miami, School of Medicine, as Adjunct Faculty Member for the Latin American Medical Training Program and also develops some research projects in oncovirology field, in collaboration with that institution. Since January 2009 he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, the official publication of Brazilian Infectology Society.
Biography Updated on 14 September 2014