Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Co-Director, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research
The Frenkel laboratory’s focuses on four primary areas of research: First, we are working to understand the mechanisms that despite effective antiretroviral therapy that allow HIV infection to persist, and second, elucidate whether HIV proviruses actively modulate CD4 physiology to directly lead to higher rates of cancers (specifically, human papilloma associated cervical cancers). Third, we conduct "translational studies" in adults and children to understand the establishment and dynamics of HIV-drug-resistant reservoirs. Fourth, in collaboration with bioengineers we are working to develop a rapid, affordable point mutation assay for detection of HIV-drug-resistance that should prove useful in both low- and high-resource communities.
A full listing of journal publications can be found here.