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Francois Villinger, DVM/PhD

Affiliated Researcher
Yerkes National Primate Research Center


Francois Villinger, DVM/PhD, is the Director of the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) in Louisiana. He was a researcher at Yerkes and Emory for more than 15 years before joining NIRC.

Dr. Villinger's primary research interests are modeling human infectious diseases in relevant nonhuman primate models, particularly for those diseases without other models and those that do not reproduce human pathogenesis. These diseases include HIV/AIDS as well as infection models of XMRV, dengue fever and listeria.

He graduated from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.