Mahmood Ghassemi

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    College: Medicine Department: Infectious Diseases
    Title: Research Assistant Professor
    Office: 808 South Wood St, Bldg CME/910, Rm. 860, Chicago, IL 60612 Phone: 312-996-2022
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Significant clinical, epidemiological, and experimental information indicates an association between human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV) infection and other pathogens such as mycobacteria and hepatitis C virus (HCV), which coexist with HIV. Using both in vitro and in vivo approaches, we have developed coinfection models to investigate the mechanisms that govern these interactions. Our laboratory research also focuses on the immunopathogenesis of HIV transmission in women. This is primarily translational research on factors that may influence HIV transmission in populations at risk for HIV infection participating in various HIV prevention research trials.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 15

    Qualifications of a Student:
    GPA: >3.0
    prerequisite classes necessary: Basic Math, Chemistry, Biology
    Preferred Major: Biology, Biochemistry, or other basic science majors

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student is expected to learn the basic methodologies employed in the laboratory, adhere all biohazard safety guideline, and adhere to laboratory policies and procedures.

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