Sergei Nekhai

Sergei Nekhai

Sergei Nekhai


Core Director


Email: Sergei Nekhai
Office Phone: (202) 806-3378

Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Medicine
Howard University

Current HIV/AIDS Research Activities:

  • Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell trait protection against HIV-1 infection in Africans and African Americans
  • Role of protein phosphatases in HIV-1 latency
  • Design of small molecule inhibitors and activators of HIV-1 transcription

Current HIV/AIDS Educational Activities:

  • Virology Course (viral structure, immunology and pathogenesis) for graduate students, Department of Microbiology, Howard University
  • Supervision of graduate students; postdoctoral fellows and junior faculties

Current HIV/AIDS Clinical Activities:

  • Editorial services: Viruses and Frontiers in Microbiology  
  • Journal reviewer: Blood Advances, Haematologica,  PLoS Pathogens, Journal of Biological Chemistr, Retrovirology, American Society for Cancer Research, Future Medicine; Current HIV-1 Research; Nature Microbiology Reviews; Gene Therapy; Journal of Molecular Medicine; Journal of Cellular Physiology;
  • Grant reviewer: National Institutes of Health, Russian Science Foundation, Polish Academy fo Science, Israeli Science Foundation and AIDS Fonds (Netherlands)
  • Directing Proteomics Core Facility for Howard University
  • Supervision of CLIA-certified lab for the analysis of hemoglobin using HPLC (free service for community)