Susan Morgello MD

Morgello, Susan 2016 120x160Dr. Susan Morgello completed undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and earned her M.D. at Duke University Medical School. She completed residencies in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Neuropathology at The New York Hospital. In 1990 she was recruited to Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, were she is currently tenured professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Pathology.

Dr. Morgello is principal investigator for the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank (MHBB;, a multidisciplinary research resource founded in 1998. The MHBB supplies clinical information and biospecimens for AIDS and neuroAIDS research in diverse laboratories, both domestically and abroad. It provides robust infrastructure to recruit and train young scientists in the neuroAIDS field. The specific focus of MHBB is to better define the role of HIV and its co-morbidities in the generation of cognitive and neurologic deficits in the era of combined antiretroviral therapy (CART). Through attention to careful clinical phenotyping, MHBB has been integral to studies demonstrating the impact of CART on global brain gene expression, the impact of chronic opiate administration on neuroinflammation and cognitive disorders, HIV-associated cerebrovascular disease, and the neurobiologic effects of chronic hepatitis C virus infection, a common pathogen in individuals suffering with HIV.

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