Mirko Paiardini, PhD, completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Urbino, Italy. Before joining Yerkes, Dr. Paiardini was a research associate in the laboratory of Dr. Guido Silvestri at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Paiardini's research is focused on understanding the pathogenesis of the AIDS-associated immunodeficiency. In particular, he is interested in defining the immunological features allowing SIV-infected natural hosts, such as sooty mangabeys, to avoid progression to AIDS despite chronic high levels of SIV replication. To this aim, Dr. Paiardini performs comparative studies in SIV-infected and uninfected sooty mangabeys and rhesus macaques (non-natural host) as well as in HIV-infected humans.
Dr. Paiardini collaborates with a number of researchers at Yerkes, including Dr. Guido Silvestri.
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