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Preston A. Marx, PhD


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Preston Marx, PhD

Education & Affiliations

PhD, Louisiana State University
MS, Louisiana State University
BS, Biology, University of New Orleans


Preston A. Marx is a career virologist with over 250 research publications and 45 years of experience, including 35 years in research on AIDS vaccines, vaginal microbicides, anti-retrovirals, AIDS pathogenesis in non-human primate animal models and origins of epidemic forms HIV in Africa.  He teaches an undergraduate course on emerging diseases from zoonotic sources, plus tropical virology lectures at the graduate level.  In 2010 his research on the origins of HIV in Africa was recognized by Discover magazine as #20 of the top scientific discoveries of that year. Before coming to Tulane, he was professor of microbiology at New York University.

Research Areas

  • HIV AIDS oringin in West Africa
  • AIDS Vaccines
  • Non-Human Primate Models for AIDS

Honors & Awards

  • RetroPath2016 Keynote Address


View Dr. Marx's publications at his NCBI profile page.


SPHU 4350 Zoonotic Infections, Outbreaks, Emerging and Reemerging Diseases