Marvin S Reitz
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Maryland, USA
Dr. Reitz obtained his PhD in 1970 from the Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University. His graduate work in the field of enzymology was supervised by Professor Victor Rodwell, a recognized scholar in studies of enzymes of amino acid catabolism. Dr Reitz trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute in the laboratory of Dr Rao Sanadi in the field of tRNA and tRNA aminoacyl synthetases. He was recruited as a staff scientist to Bionetics Research Laboratory in 1971 as part of the laboratory group of Dr Robert Gallo and Joined him at NIH in 1976. He received tenure in 1984, became Head of the Molecular Biology of Hematopoietic Cells Section in 1992 and Acting Chief of the Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology in 1995. When Dr. Gallo left to find the IHV, Dr. Reitz was recruited to the IHV as a tenure track Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Basic Science Division in February 1996 and became Professor with full tenure in 1998. His expertise is in the fields of molecular biology and virology especially retroviruses and herpesviruses. He is focused on host cellvirus interactions and their effects on immunopathology and carcinogenesis at the level of regulation of signaling and gene expression.
Molecular biology and virology, especially retroviruses and herpesviruses. Host cell-virus interactions and their effects on immunopathology and carcinogenesis at the level of regulation of signaling and gene expression.