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Dr. Bukrinsky obtained medical degree (M.D.) from the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute in Moscow, Russia, and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Molecular Biology from the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Currently Dr. Bukrinsky is Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open AIDS Journal, and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of several biomedical journals. Dr. Bukrinsky’s research interests are in molecular mechanisms governing HIV replication and pathogenesis. His latest research focuses on changes in cholesterol metabolism induced by HIV and its protein Nef. Dr. Bukrinsky has published over 150 scientific papers, reviews and book chapters and is an inventor on 12 issued U.S patents.