Visiting Investigator, The J. David Gladstone Institutes
Co-Chair of UCSF’s Junior Faculty AIDS Researchers (JFAR)
Member of UCSF’s AIDS Research Institute (ARI) Executive Committee
Nadia obtained a B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from U.C. Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School where she characterized T cell responses to the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis in a mouse infection model. She then conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at the J. David Gladstone Institutes, where she identified factors in human seminal plasma that potently enhance HIV infection and studied their mechanism of action. Currently, her lab uses ex vivo tissue models and multi-parameter single-cell phenotyping approaches to study the cellular and soluble components in mucosal tissues influencing HIV transmission and pathogenesis, and the impact of mucosal factors on reproductive health. Outside the lab, Nadia enjoys the arts, being active, and traveling to faraway places.