Professor Maria Papathanasopoulos

Research and Postgraduate Affairs in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Professor Papathanasopoulos directs the HIV Pathogenesis Research Laboratory in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology at Wits where she also lectures.  An established scientist who has built an exceptional reputation in the infectious diseases, bioinformatics, and virology fields. She has established world class laboratories that conduct innovative research on HIV-1 drug discovery and vaccine designs that are recognised at a national, regional and international level.  In the last eight years, she has completed research for the South African Strategic Health Innovation Platform, the South African HIV/AIDS Research and Innovation Platform, the National Research Foundation, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative Innovation Fund, the Carnegie Foundation, the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation and several others.