Carlos Brites received his degree in medicine from the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil, in 1982, and Ph.D. degree in retrovirology, from the same institution in 1997. In 1998, he spent time as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA (Dr. Max Essex Retrovirology Research Laboratory). He is affiliated to UFBA since 1992, and currently he serves as an Associate Professor of infectious diseases at that institution. In addition, he works as the Head of Virology Research Laboratory, UFBAÂ’s Hospital, 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, Jamaica, 2005 (for the scientific contribution of international retrovirology), and 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 periodicals. 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 neurovirology 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 1 October 2014