Margolis collaboration featured in The New Yorker

UNC School of Medicine researcher David Margolis, MD, was one of the first researchers to resist the common view that HIV is an incurable infection

Margolis collaboration featured in The New Yorker click to enlarge David Margolis, MD

In the current issue of The New Yorker, the research of UNC School of Medicine researcher David Margolis, MD, is one of the featured sections in an interesting article about the search for a cure to HIV infection.

Margolis, a professor of medicine, epidemiology, and microbiology and immunology, is a member of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and director of the School of Medicine's Program in Translational Clinical Research.

As the article states, Margolis, who came to UNC in 2005, leads the largest collaboration of HIV researchers working to force HIV out of “latency” so they can try to kill these virus particles that typically lay dormant, hidden from therapies. Margolis was one of the first researchers to work on ways to force these HIV particles out of latency, which is widely seen as one of the major hurdles to finding curative therapies.

Read the story here. Margolis’s work was featured in more detail here and here.

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