Luis Menéndez-Arias is a Research Professor at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spanish National Research Council) and Group Leader at the Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM), Madrid, where he has been working since 1994. His research is mainly devoted to understanding structure-activity relationships in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) reverse transcriptase (RT), elucidating mechanisms of HIV-1 resistance to antiretroviral drugs, and understanding HIV replication fitness. Dr. Menéndez-Arias graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, in biology in 1984 and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1989 at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Faculties of Biology and Chemistry of the Complutense University, Madrid, Spain. Between 1990 and 1994, he was trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center, Frederick, Md, USA, where he conducted studies on the biochemical properties of retroviral proteases and their implications in virus maturation and antiviral therapy. He has published more than 80 original and review articles in peer-reviewed international journals (listed in PubMed). Dr. Menéndez-Arias has been a Guest Editor for special issues of the journals Virus Research ("Retroviral reverse transcription", coedited with Dr. B. Berkhout and published in 2008) and Viruses ("Retroviral enzymes", published in 2010). Currently, he serves as a Member of the Editorial Board of Viruses and Antiviral Therapy.
Biography Updated on 26 October 2011