Research Project: Characterization of dolutegravir-resistant HIV with respect to its ability to establish latency and attain reactivation.
Dr. Pham began her studies in Vietnam, before coming to Canada in 2007 to complete her PhD in Biology at the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier in Quebec. She now conducts research at the McGill AIDS Centre under the supervision of Dr. Mark Wainberg.
Dr. Pham’s work is focused on the determination of whether dolutegravir-resistant HIV is different in regard to its ability to establish latency and attain reactivation from latency compared to wild-type viruses and others forms of drug resistant viruses. Secondary, she is evaluating the potential for viruses with reduced fitness due to dolutegravir resistance to be rescued by superinfection and/or recombination.