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Josh Cyktor, PhD

Virology Associate Specialty Lab Director

Dr. Cyktor is an immunovirologist who specializes in the interface of intracellular pathogens, like HIV-1 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, within the human immune system. Specifically, he is interested in understanding the mechanisms of HIV-1 persistence in patients despite years of suppressive treatment, and how HIV-1 may direct the course of our immune systems to its own benefit. He is a protocol virologist for several AIDS Clinical Trials Group studies that are at the forefront of translational HIV-1 clinical research and is the Associate Director of the Pitt Virology Specialty Laboratory.