Dr. Nafees Ahmad received his B. S.(Hons) and M. S. in Biochemistry from The Aligarh Muslim University, India. He earned his Ph.D.  from The Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India in 1983.  Dr. Ahmad did his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA from 1985-1990 in the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. His research primarily focused on the regulation of HIV-1 gene expression and replication, especially the role of HIV-1 regulatory and accessory proteins in HIV-1 replication and biology.  He worked as an Assistant Member at the J.N. Gamble Institute of Medical Research, Cincinnati, Ohio on pathogenesis of hepatitis C virus. He joined The University of Arizona College of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology (now Immunobiology) in 1994 and now serves as a tenured full Professor of Immunobiology. His research involves understanding the molecular mechanisms of differential HIV infection in infants and adults and vertical transmission and pathogenesis.


Nafees Ahmad



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  • DEPARTMENTDepartment of Immunobiology
    College of Medicine, University of Arizona