Cellular Aspects of HIV Infection provides a highly readable, detailed overview of the state of the art in modern HIV research at the cellular level. This volume brings together renowned experts who have provided concise, synthetic treatments of the biology of HIV infection. It presents these descriptions and analyses with particular attention to the techniques of flow cytometry that have allowed us to not only observe the course of HIV infection and the immune system's response to it, but have also increased our ability to treat patients and understand their response to therapy. The book is divided into five sections covering molecules and cells, pathophysiological processes, technologies, and organisms. A perspective on future therapies concludes the book. Each chapter offers an intelligent, concise synthesis of the topic, highlighting the biological principles and technologies involved in the study of HIV infection. Cellular Aspects of HIV Infection is an indispensable, up-to-date guide for immunologists, virologists, clinicians, and researchers.
Andrea Cossarizza is currently Professor of Immunology at the Modena and Reggio Emilia university School of Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Padua, and PhD from the Universities of Modena and Bologna. His professional experience includes: 1986-1988 Fellow, Chair of Immunology, Modena University; 1991-pres Responsible, Flow Cytometry Unit, Chair Immunol.; 1996-pres Responsible, Research Unit on HIV, Department Infect. Dis., Modena; Chairman session "Cell Proliferation," I World Congress for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, Orlando, 1992; Chairman session "Neuroimmunoendocrinology," 39th National Congress of the Italian Society of Geriatrics, Florence, 1994; Member of: Int. Soc. for Analytical Cytology, Ital. Immunol. Society; Referee of Int. Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) 1994-1998; Referee for AIDS, FEBS Lett., Exp. Cell Res., Immunology Lett., Aging - Clin. Exp. Res, J. Endocrinol. Invest.
Guest Editor of an issue of International Reviews of Immunology.
He has published aproximately 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals and edited 3 books.