Lucia Perez-Alvarez

Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain

Lucia Perez-Alvarez, Ph.D., serves as a Chief of HIV Biology and Variability Unit, National Center for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain, and as a Codirector of the WHO Collaborating Center for Research, Reference, and Training on molecular characterization of HIV (2009-2013). Her scientific activity is focused in different areas such as HIV-1 antiretroviral resistance studies against reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nucleoside analogs nonnucleoside), protease inhibitors, fusion inhibitors, integrase inhibitors, and entrance inhibitors, evaluation of the transmitted resistant viruses and the establishment of a population-based surveillance of transmitted HIV drug resistance in recently infected individuals, correlation between HIV genetic variability and antiretroviral drug resistance, isolation and biological characterization of HIV-1 strains of B and non-B subtypes, including CRFs and URFs recently transmitted in different geographic areas of Spain, development and generation of a panel constituted by well-defined HIV-1 strains of different genetic forms in order to provide reagents for virological studies of vaccines and microbicides candidates, and HIV-1 tropism based on coreceptor usage by B and non-B HIV-1 isolates.

Biography Updated on 1 November 2011

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