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Ivan Tong Mak, PhD

Research Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University
Phone: 202-994-2865
[email protected]

Current HIV/AIDS Research Activities:

  • HAART- induced cardiovascular toxicity and therapy:
    • In vitro endothelial cytotoxic mechanisms of HAART drugs (NRTIs, NNRTIs, and Protease inhibitors)
    • In vivo systemic oxidative inflammation and metabolic disturbances induced by HAARTs leading to cardiac pathology and contractile dysfunction
    • Potential protective effects and mechanisms of Mg-supplements