Cardiopulmonary, Hematologic and Immunologic Comorbidities (CHIC) of HIV

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Congratulations to our second scholar: Leonard Chavez

Leonard graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in biochemistry and received his PhD in biomedical sciences (virology and immunology) here at UCSF. Since finishing his PhD, Leonard has worked at Vitalant Research Institute as a postdoctoral fellow, and as of last year as a staff scientist. Leonard’s research has focused on host restriction factors that are involved in HIV pathogenesis, with a particular interest in the role that they play in the establishment and/or reversal of HIV latency.  Most recently, he has focused on using CRISPR/Cas9 technology to excise/disrupt the provirus by targeting multiple highly conserved regions.  Outside of the lab, Leonard used to enjoy cycling around the Bay Area and backpacking in Yosemite.  Now that he has a son, he enjoys being a father.

Welcome to the team, Leonard!


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