Research Project: Characterization of dolutegravir-resistant HIV with respect to its ability to establish latency and attain reactivation.

Postdoc Year(s): 2015-2016, 2016-2017

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.