Lishomwa Ndhlovu, MD/PhD

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Lishomwa Ndhlovu MD, PhD is a Professor-Elect of Immunology and Director of the HIV Immunopathogenesis Laboratory in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and a faculty member of the WCM Cardiovascular Research Institute in New York.

 

After completing medical training, his scientific career began at Tohoku University in Japan were he received his PhD in Immunology and pursued post-doctoral training at the University of California San Francisco as an Irvington Institute Fellow of the Cancer Research Institute.

Appointed to WCM in 2019, as a translational Immunologist a central theme of his research program is dedicated to confronting the challenges of HIV and Aging and is developing specific expertise and strategies to prevent, slow or eliminate complications associated with HIV with a substantive emphasis on the brain and cardiovascular system. His team combines immunology, epigenetic and virology methods and is exploring single cell and organoid model approaches to achieve optimal outcomes across the ages in this population. His largely supported by individual and consortia grants from the NIH and DoD and he has served extensively as a grant reviewer, including being a standing member on NIH HCCS grant review committee.

The Ndhlovu Laboratory has also specific interests in pioneering discoveries for achieving a cure for HIV and strives to promote his research methods in disadvantaged settings with ongoing studies in Myanmar, Thailand and across Africa. He is an active member of the International Neuro-HIV Cure Consortium and the BELIEVE Martin Delaney Cure Collaboratory.  Recent work is now bringing the same urgency and focus to the COVID-19 pandemic and uses immuno-epigenetic approaches to resolve molecular mechanisms regulating SARS-CoV-2 infection across tissues and cell types and seeks to identify therapeutic host targets and future therapies that reduce morbidity and mortality.

He has served in multiple editorial roles including being the current Co-Editor in Chief of the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. He holds also an adjunct Professor appointment at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and is committed to teaching students, fellows and mentoring junior faculty.

Professional Bio

Professional Work

Period

2019-Current

2020-Current

2018-2019

2015-2018

2011-Cur.

2011-2015

2010-2011

2009-2010

2006-2009

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004

1998-1999

1997-1998

1995-1997

1994-1995

Title

Asst. Professor of Immunology in Medicine (Interim)

Adjunct Professor

Professor (Tenured)

Assoc. Professor (Tenured)

Senior Investigator

Assistant Professor

Asst. Adjunct Professor

Asst. Research Immunologist

Cancer Research Institute Fellow

Cancer Research Institute Fellow

COE Post Doctoral Fellow

JSPS Post Doctoral Fellow

Researcher

JICA Researcher

Senior Resident

Junior Resident

Institution

Weill Cornell Medical College

University of Hawaii, Manoa

University of Hawaii, Manoa

University of Hawaii, Manoa

Hawaii Center for AIDS

University of Hawaii, Manoa

University of California - San Francisco

University of California - San Francisco

University of California - San Francisco

Gladstone Institute of Virology/Immunology

Tohoku University, Graduate SoM

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Japan Science and Technology Co

Tohoku University, Graduate SoM

University Teaching Hospital, Zambia

University Teaching Hospital, Zambia

Education

Year

2003

1994

1992

Degree

Ph.D. Microbiology/Immunology

MD Medicine and Surgery

B.Sc. Human Biology

Institution

Tohoku University, Graduate SoM

University of Zambia, SoM

University of Zambia

Awards/Honors

Professional Work

Name of Award/Honor

OAR Award (2017)

Travel Award (2017)

Small Grant Pilot Program Award (2014)

Creative/Novel Ideas in HIV Research (2013)

New Investigator Award (2013)

Grant Award (2012)

Grant Award (2012)

Center for AIDS Research Pilot Award (2010)

Center for AIDS Research Pilot Award (2008)

Travel Award (2008)

Travel Award (2008)

Travel Award (2006)

Irvington Institute Fellowship (2006)

Center of Excellence Fellowship (2004)

Pre-doctoral Scholarship (1999)

Pre-doctoral Scholarship (1997)

Awarding Organization

Emerging International Leaders in Global HIV/AIDS Research Symposium

Creative/Novel Ideas in HIV Research

NIMHD-RCMI Translational Research Networks

NIH/NIAID/IAS/CFAR

Center for AIDS Research 

IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence

Biomedical Research Excellence

Gladstone Institute

Gladstone Institute

Keystone Symposia - HIV Pathogenesis

AIDS Vaccine Conference

Keystone Symposia - HIV Pathogenesis

Cancer Research Institute

Tohoku University, Graduate SoM

Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science

Ministry of Science,Sports, and Culture