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Ronald C. Desrosiers

Ronald C. Desrosiers
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Ronald Desrosiers is a professor of pathology and vice-chair for research at the University of Miami. He previously was a tenured professor of microbiology at Harvard Medical School and served as director of Harvard’s Primate Research Center. He is the discoverer of the monkey virus called SIV (simian Immunodeficiency virus) that is the close monkey relative of the human AIDS virus, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). His research has contributed importantly to the understanding of AIDS pathogenesis and to vaccine development efforts.
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