Researcher on HIV molecular epidemiology
Researcher on HIV molecular epidemiology
Santiago Avila-Ríos is a researcher in medical sciences at the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CIENI) of the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER) in Mexico City and a member of Mexico’s National Researchers System (SNI-II). He received his first degree on Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in Mexico City; his MSc degree on Molecular Medical Microbiology from the Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK; and his PhD degree on Biomedical Sciences from the UNAM.
At this moment, Santiago Avila-Ríos conducts research on HIV molecular epidemiology, transmitted drug resistance surveillance and HLA-associated evolution in the Mesoamerican Region. He also coordinates the participation of the CIENI/INER as a WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for the Technical Cooperation Network for HIV Drug Resistance for Latin America and the Caribbean. He directly coordinates de Molecular Biology Laboratory of the CIENI/INER, mainly focused on Sanger and next generation sequencing. He is an author in more than 35 peer-reviewed articles and has been tutor of more than ten undergraduate and five postgraduate students.

Session 10. 24th Nov: "HIV-drug resistance in Mexico and the mesaomerican region: Impact on the effectiveness of first-line antiretroviral therapy"