Frank Kirchhoff

University of Ulm, Germany

Frank Kirchhoff received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Göttingen, Germany, in 1986 and 1991, respectively. For his dissertation, he received the Junior Scientist Award of the German Primate Center and a Fellowship of the AIDS Research Program of the BMBF. From 1991 to 1994, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Professor Ronald C. Desrosiers at the NERPRC, Harvard Medical School, Boston. From 1994 to 2001, he served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Virology, University of Erlangen, Germany. he has received several research awards, such as the AIDS Research Awards of the Heinz-Ansmann (2006) and Hector (2007) Foundations, and the Innovation Award of the German University Clinics (2007). He is a Member of the German Society for Virology and the American Society for Microbiology and currently serves as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Virology and Retroviruses. His main research interests are how primate lentiviruses manipulate immune functions, the mechanisms of virus-host adaptation, persistence of immunodeficiency viruses, the identification and clinical development of novel HIV-1-, HSV-2-, and HCV-inhibitors

Biography Updated on 2 December 2010

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