Paolo Lusso received his M.D. degree from the University of Torino, Italy, and his Ph.D. degree in oncology from the University of Bologna, Italy. He is a Board Certified Specialist in internal medicine and in infectious diseases. Between 1994 and 2008, he was the Chief of the Laboratory of Human Virology at the DIBIT, San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milano, Italy. Subsequently, he moved to the Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the NIAID, NIH, in Bethesda, Md, USA, where he is the Chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Section. His main research interests include the pathogenesis of human viral diseases, with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS, the characterization of viral receptors and coreceptors, the identification of natural antiviral factors such as chemokines, and the development of novel therapeutic and vaccine strategies against HIV and other human viral pathogens. He is the author of more than 160 publications quoted in the MedLine database.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2011