RAMI KANTOR

Rami Kantor's research focuses on the evolution of HIV drug resistance to antiretroviral medications, which jeopardizes treatment success. The research incorporates bioinformatics, sequence and phylogenetic analyses, databases and data management, as well as basic laboratory research. More specifically, he is studying the evolution of drug resistance in HIV variants that predominate in resource-limited settings and in developing countries, where the majority of the AIDS epidemic is located.

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Biography

Rami Kantor is an internal medicine and infectious diseases physician, Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He came to Brown University in January 2005, after conducting post-doctoral HIV research fellowship at Stanford University. He completed his medical studies and internal medicine residency in Israel and his clinical infectious diseases training at Brown University/Lifespan. His main research interests are HIV diversity, molecular epidemiology and the evolution of drug resistance to antiretroviral drugs. The research incorporates bioinformatics, sequence and phylogenetic analyses, databases and data management, as well as basic laboratory research. Dr. Kantor is the author of more than 60 publications in the medical literature, as well as several book chapters. He is a reviewer of several journals including The Lancet and PLOS Medicine. He is involved in national and international collaborations, with focus on HIV/AIDS locally in RI and in resource-limited settings.

RAMI KANTOR, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine
Phone: +1 401 793 4997
E-mail: Rami_Kantor@brown.edu

Rami Kantor's Brown Research URL:
http://research.brown.edu/myresearch/Rami_Kantor

Brown collaborators:

Collaborators at other institutions:
Dr. P Balakrishnan, YRG-Care, Chennai, India
Dr. N Kumarasamy, YRG-Care, Chennai, India
Dr. S Saravanan, YRG-Care, Chennai, India
Dr. D Bennett, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia; WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. N Parkin, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. N Buziba, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Dr. L Diero, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Dr. W. Nyandiko, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Prof. D Katzenstein, Stanford University, California
Dr. L Morris, NICD, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr. P Phanuphak, Chulalongkorn Univeristy, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. S. Sirivichayakul, Chulalongkorn Univeristy, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. F. Zhang, Ditan Hospital, Beijing, China
Dr. K. Sagoe, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana

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