Ricardo S. Diaz
Ricardo Sobhie Diaz was born in Brazil in 1962. He earned his M.D. degree in 1986 and received his training on infectious diseases from 1997 to 1999. He received his M.S. degree in infectious diseases in 1991 and his Ph.D. degree in 1993. He received his three-year Postdoctoral training in Laboratory Medicine at the Blood Centers of Pacific, San Francisco, Calif, USA, from 1993 to 1996, focusing on research related to the genetic diversity of HIV and its relationship with pathogenesis. He works now as an Associate Professor of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Paulista School of Medicine at the Federal University of Sao Paulo. He serves as the Head of the Retrovirology Laboratory at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, where he is conducting translational research in HIV/AIDS. He has contributed over 50 articles in several journals on the understanding of double HIV infection and recombination. His group is exploring details in the Brazilian HIV genetic diversity, recently describing the first HIV Brazilian circulating recombinant forms. He serves also as a Consultant for the STD/AIDS Division of the Brazilian Ministry of Health in the areas of clinics and laboratory, and he is a Member of various committees. He helped the design and implementation of the Brazilian National Network of HIV Viral load and the Brazilian Network for HIV genotypic resistance.
Biography Updated on 16 March 2011