Mirko Paiardini, PhD, received his doctoral degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Urbino, Italy, and worked as senior research investigator in the laboratory of Dr. Guido Silvestri at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine before joining the Yerkes Research Center and Emory University in 2010.
For more than a decade, Dr. Paiardini's research has been focused on studies of HIV immunology and pathogenesis using both HIV-infected individuals and the models of SIV infection in nonhuman primates. More recently, Dr. Paiardini’s research focus has expanded to HIV cure, with particular interest in (i) defining the phenotypic and anatomic nature of the persistent HIV reservoir and (ii) the design of in vivo immune-based interventions aimed at reducing and possibly eliminating HIV persistence.
Dr. Paiardini has been recognized as a member of the Emory 1% Club, which credits Emory faculty whose NIH proposals have been ranked in the top 1% by NIH reviewers. This recognition can be thought of as receiving a perfect score upon submitting and having a research proposal reviewed.
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