Huangui (Hank) Xiong
Professor, Durham Research Center
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
The research is studies cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying HIV-1-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND). Specifically, we are interested in how virus and viral proteins impact 1) neuronal physiology, synaptic transmission and plasticity via subtypes of NMDA receptors, and 2) mononuclear phagocytes (MPs, brain macrophages and microglia)-mediated neurotoxic activity via voltage-gated K channel Kv1.3.