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Peter J. Gaskill, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter J. Gaskill
 

Professional Interests

My research focuses on the dopamine mediated modulation of HIV infection in macrophages and of macrophage functions.  I have recently shown that dopamine increases HIV replication in macrophages, at least in part through interaction with endogenous macrophage dopamine receptors.  I believe that the effects of dopamine on macrophages and other mononuclear phagocytes in the CNS may be a novel common mechanism by which drugs of abuse can intensify the development of HIV-induced neuropathology.  Increased understanding of this interaction will help develop therapeutic techniques that may prevent the accelerated development of neuropathology in HIV infected drug users.

 

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Contact

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room 727
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3194
peter.gaskill@einstein.yu.edu

 
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