Cynthia Derdeyn

Cindy Derdeyn, PhD

Cindy Derdeyn, PhD

Cynthia A. Derdeyn is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA. Dr. Derdeyn’s studies of HIV-1 began as a postdoc, first at the University of Pennsylvania and then at University of Alabama at Birmingham. At UAB, she initiated pivotal studies that highlighted previously unappreciated virologic aspects of HIV-1 transmission among heterosexual couples in Africa, and at Emory she has investigated viral evolution and escape from neutralizing antibody responses in early HIV-1 infection.
Recently, she has applied her expertise to understanding how vaccine-elicited antibodies protect against SIV challenge in nonhuman primates. She has published more than 65 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters on HIV-1 and SIV. She maintains an NIH funded research program that includes an R01 since 2004, and two program projects involving pre-clinical SIV/HIV-1 vaccine trials in nonhuman primates.
Dr. Derdeyn's Her service includes numerous NIH HIV AIDS and Related Research study sections, a Scientific Review Panel for the nited States Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), Scientific Advisory Boards for the NIH sponsored HIV Vaccine Research and Design (HIVRAD) and Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) programs, and the Editorial Boards for Virology and Journal of Virology.