Human immuno-virology

Guido Poli

Guido Poli

Location: DIBIT1, Floor -2

Group Leader, Human Immuno-virology
Full Professor, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

After my graduation as M.D in 1982, I joined the Laboratory of Human Immunology (Head: Alberto Mantovani) at the “Mario Negri” Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milano, Italy in 1983 where we published some of the earlier studies on the role of innate immunity in AIDS, an emerging deadly pandemic caused by HIV. In 1986, I moved to the Laboratory of Immunoregulation (Head: Anthony S. Fauci) at the NIAID, NIH, focusing on the role of cytokines as regulators of HIV latency and replication for which we established some of the earliest in vitro models for which I received the NIH Award of Merit in 1992 and the ESCI Award in 1999. In 1994, I was appointed Head of the AIDS Immunopathogenesis Unit (renamed in 2021 as “Human Immuno-Virology, H.I.V.”) at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milano. In 2002, I became Associate Professor of Pathology at the San Raffaele University School of Medicine in Milano (promoted to Full Professor in 2016) while maintaining the role of research Unit Head. I am or have been Associate Editor/Editorial Board of several scientific journals (PlosOne, AIDS, J. of Immunology, Frontiers series, etc.). Thus far, I have authored or co-authored 244 indexed scientific publications plus additional 40 papers (174 original articles and 110 reviews/book chapters/editorials) collecting 11.993 citations and an h-index of 58 (source: Scopus). I have also co-edited two books on “Human Retroviruses. Methods and Protocols” and “HIV Reservoirs. Methods and Protocols” for Springer Protocols (Humana Press) in 2013 and 2022, respectively.

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