Ronald Ellis, MD, PhD

University of California, San Diego

Dr. Ellis is a physician scientist whose laboratory and clinical work is seeks to delineate how pathological interactions between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its human host result in nervous system diseases such as dementia and peripheral neuropathy.  At UC San Diego he has built a program in HIV Neurology that encompasses clinical service, clinical trials research and laboratory investigations of HIV neuropathogenesis. His research program addresses topics such as HIV neurocognitive disorders, CNS effects of antiretroviral therapy, viral compartmentalization in plasma and CSF, and ARV pharmacology in the CNS. He contributes nationally and internationally to neuroHIV research.


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