Olga S. LatinovicPhD, MSc
Dr Olga Latinovic received her M. Sc (2001) and PhD (2006) from Lehigh University, USA, where she was awarded the Sherman Fairchild scholarship for outstanding academic performance. As of 2010, she is an assistant professor working at the Institute of Human Virology led by Robert C. Gallo, M.D. at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA. She heads the Laboratory for Imaging Studies of Pathogens and Host Cells Interactions. Dr Latinovic’s research focus is on HIV-1 entry and its inhibition into host target cells, particularly focusing on the CCR5 coreceptor which plays a major role in HIV-1 infection and is consequently an attractive target for anti-viral therapy.