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The rhesus macaque model of HIV-associated inflammaging


Featuring Namita Rout, PhD

Biography: Namita Rout, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Tulane National Primate Research Center and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Rout’s research focuses on HIV pathogenesis and cure utilizing the pre-clinical model of nonhuman primates. Prior to joining Tulane University, Dr. Rout was Instructor of Medicine at the New England Primate Research center, Harvard University, where she studied novel T cell functions in response to AIDS vaccines and SIV infection in nonhuman primates. Over the last few years, she has made significant contributions to the understanding of innate T cell functions that are critical in mucosal immunity and inflammation in the setting of chronic SIV infection in macaques. Dr. Rout and her team’s expertise in immunology, mucosal biology, inflammation, and nonhuman primate studies provides the nexus for development of interdisciplinary collaborations at Tulane and LSU Health Sciences Centers towards translational studies that strengthen the commitment to develop innovative treatments for HIV disease.


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