Dr. Avindra Nath MD
Clinical Trials Unit
Office of the Clinical Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Bethesda (MD), USA
Dr. Nath is the Clinical Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH, where he is also Chief of the Section of Infections of the Nervous System, Director of the Translational Center for Neurological Sciences.
He is a physician–scientist who specializes in neuro-immunology and neurovirology. His research is focused on the clinical manifestations, pathophysiology and treatment of emerging neurological infections with a focus on HIV infection and endogenous retroviruses. His laboratory was the first to demonstrate the activation of an endogenous retrovirus in ALS and to study its role in the pathophysiology of the disease and identify novel therapeutic targets.