Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen, PhD

Scientist, Blood Systems Research Institute

University of California San Francisco

Dr. Abdel-Mohsen research focuses on diverse aspects of HIV pathogenesis involving intrinsic immunity, host-virus interactions, HIV latency, and HIV sequence diversity. During this work, I have developed and implemented robust and sensitive assays to measure cellular and tissue HIV latency. My experience spans host and viral genetic analyses, including implementation of qPCR and ultra-deep sequencing methods to measure differential gene expression. In addition, my technical expertise includes utilizing in vitro and ex vivo models to measure HIV replication and latency reversal. As a result, I have published 20 peer-reviewed papers in the last few years describing host intrinsic immune mechanisms relevant to HIV pathogenesis and persistence in vivo.