Dr Katharine Bar | CureTalks
Dr. Katherine Bar is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and obtained her MD degree from University of Iowa College of Medicine. She holds clinical expertise in HIV care and general infectious disease care. Her research interests include study on the basic mechanisms of transmission, pathogenesis and persistence in HIV and other chronic viral infections. Her current projects include - The HIV transmission bottleneck and virus phenotype in injection drug users; the viral dynamics of rebound viremia upon cART interruption, both in the presence and absence of treatment and curative strategies; The neutralization properties of SIV challenge swarms and their transmitted/founder viruses; and the genetic signatures of Herpes Simplex Virus immune escape from vaccine pressure.
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