Leondios Kostrikis
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Leondios G Kostrikis


Professor Leondios Kostrikis is a Professor at University of Cyprus. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University and his post-doctoral training at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center of Rockefeller University. He joined the Rockefeller University as an Assistant Professor in 1999 and the University of Cyprus as Professor in 2003. He was a Fulbright, Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Aaron Diamond Foundation scholar. He has directed over twenty competitive grants from the NIH and the European Commission and he is an Editorial Board member for eleven international journals.

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Professor of Biotechnology and Virology

University of Cyprus
August 2003
Department of Biological Sciences
Professor Kostrikis is an internationally recognized scientist in the field of HIV/AIDS, who has made important independent contributions to the study of human genetics in the transmission of HIV-1 and disease progression, global molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 infection, and HIV-1 drug resistance. His laboratory continues to work on HIV-1 transmission and pathogenesis and how host and viral factors may influence the progression of the disease; studying the mechanisms of drug resistance development during HIV antiretroviral therapy; understanding the implications of natural genetic diversity in efficacy of antiretroviral drugs; studying the molecular phylogeography of HIV-1 and HCV infection in Europe; and developing novel HIV-1 immonogens and vaccination strategies for mucosal and systemic immunity. Dr. Kostrikis has now turned his attention to novel concepts in HIV vaccine development and prevention of HIV-1 transmission.

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