Emerging viruses in the Caribbean: Chikungunya and Zika
R. Clive Landis, PhD
(Deputy Principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Barbados, US)
R. Clive Landis is Professor of Vascular Research, Deputy Principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus, and chair of the Task Force on Zika of the University of West Indies.
He currently also serves as Honorary Director of the Barbados Ministry of Health HIV laboratory. Following education at Birmingham University, UK and Loyola University of Chicago, USA, he was appointed the British Heart Foundation Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine at Imperial College London in 1996. He relocated to Barbados in 2003 where he founded the Edmund Laboratory for Vascular Research and the Immunology PhD program at Cave Hill Campus. Professor Landis’s research has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Marvin Levin MD Award, by the American Diabetes Association, the Principal’s Award for Excellence, and the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.
Recent selected publications
• HIV Viral Load Trends in Six Eastern Caribbean Countries Utilizing a Regional Laboratory Referral Service: Implications for Treatment as Prevention. PLoS One.
• Impact of HLA selection pressure on HIV fitness at a population level in Mexico and Barbados. J Virol. 2014 88(18):10392-8
• Clinical findings associated with homozygous sickle cell disease in the Barbadian population- do we need a national SCD registry? BMC Res Notes. 2014, 22;7:102
• Ten year trends in community HIV viral load in Barbados: implications for treatment as prevention. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e58590
Host: Christoph Steininger