Marcelo A. Soares

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Marcelo A. Soares obtained his Ph.D. degree in a conjoint program of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ala, USA, under the supervision of Dr. Beatrice Hahn, who traced the origin of HIV-1 to chimpanzees. He conducted his postdoctoral research at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, with Prof. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who won the Nobel Price of Medicine in 2008 for the discovery of HIV. Currently, Prof. Soares works as an Associate Investigator at the Brazilian Cancer Institute (INCA), in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, where he coordinates the Oncovirology Program. He also serves as an Associate Professor of genetics at UFRJ, where he heads the Laboratory of Human Virology, and an Associate Head of the Graduate Program in Oncology at INCA. He has been a Consultant to the Brazilian Ministry of Health and to the World Health Organization. His areas of expertise are focused on molecular genetics of microorganisms and include oncoviruses, viral hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, restriction factors to viral infections, and HIV antiretroviral resistance. Professor Soares coordinates several nationwide scientific consortia in Brazil. He has published over 80 papers on HIV, HBV, and HPV virology and serves as academic editor and reviewer of many top journals worldwide. Professor Soares figures among the 12 top cited scientists in HIV/AIDS from Latin America and the Caribbean according to the journal Science.

Biography Updated on 7 February 2013

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