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Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD, Temple University School of Medicine, USA

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Dr Persidsky is the Professor of Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (USA). He is an avid researcher who has 135 publications in the area of blood brain barrier compromise in HIV-1 CNS infection, neuroinflammation, and alcohol abuse. Dr Persidsky is the principal investigator on several NIH funded projects. In addition to serving as an ad hoc reviewer for countless journals, Dr Persidsky has held editorial positions in Journal of Neurovirology, Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, and Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. Dr Persidsky is the past-President for the Society of Neuroimmune Pharmacology and is a member of several professional societies including the College of American Pathologists, American Society for Investigative Pathology, the American Society of Virology, the Society of Neuroscience, the International Society of Neuroimmunology, and the International Society of Neurovirology. He received his MD at Kiev State Medical Institute (Kiev, Ukraine) in 1978 and Ph.D. in Pathology in 1984. After completion of residency training in Pathology, he rose through the ranks and in 2006 was appointed Professor of Pathology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In 2008 Dr Persidsky became Professor and Chair of Pathology at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia.