Endogenous retroviruses in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Avindra Nath

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Avindra Nath speaks to Elena Conroy, Commissioning Editor: Avindra Nath received his MD degree from Christian Medical College in India in 1981 and completed a residency in neurology from University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (TX, USA), followed by a fellowship in multiple sclerosis and neurovirology at the same institution and then a fellowship in neuro-AIDS at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He held faculty positions at the University of Manitoba (1990-1997) (Canada) and the University of Kentucky (1997-2002) (USA). In 2002, he joined Johns Hopkins University (MD, USA) as Professor of Neurology and Director of the Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurological Infections. He joined NIH in 2011 as the Clinical Director of National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Director of the Translational Neuroscience Center and Chief of the Section of Infections of the Nervous System. His research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of retroviral infections of the nervous system and the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for these diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalFuture Virology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2016


  • antiviral drugs
  • endogenous retroviruses
  • mixed infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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