Faculty Center cancelled due
to coronavirus concerns.
A. Krogstad, MD is a Professor with a joint appointment in
the Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular and Pharmacology,
and serves as the Fellowship Director for the Pediatric
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Dr. Krogstad's
laboratory focuses on molecular virology and the pathogenesis of
viral diseases. Major areas of interest include studying the
role that cellular proteins play in promoting the assembly of
viral proteins into infectious HIV particles, and their release
from lymphocytes and other infected cells. His studies of HIV
pathogenesis currently include the impact of HIV on T cell
production and turnover in HIV infected children and
adolescents. These studies may suggest new forms of therapy for
HIV infection which target viral-cellular interactions, and in
new approaches to the reversing immunological impact of HIV on
immunological ontogeny. Dr. Krogstad's laboratory research also
includes molecular approaches to the identification of novel
agents involved in idiopathic liver failure, and cellular
factors involved in Coxsackie myocarditis. In addition, he has
lead and collaborated in several studies of new drugs for the
treatment of HIV, and leads the instruction of the module in the
David Geffen School of Medicine on anti-infective agents. Dr.
Krogstad has received numerous teaching awards (including The
Robert C. Neerhout Teaching Award in 2003) and was the recipient
of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation Scholar Award in 1991 and the
Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award (the Foundation?s highest
scientific honor) in 2000 for his excellence in the field.
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