Suraiya Rasheed

Expert in protein studies of cancer and neuronal cells differential protein expression profiles of HIV infection, and biological and molecular characterization of human retroviruses involved in cancer and AIDS

Professor of Pathology, Keck School of MedicineDirector, Laboratory of Viral Oncology and AIDS Research


  • identification of AIDS virus (HIV) and
    human T-cell leukemia viruses
    (HTLV-I and HTLV-II)
  • genetic variations of HIV strains
  • HIV viral load by culture and by
    polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
    of viral RNA or DNA
  • molecular biology of human retroviruses
  • viral and cellular gene expression
  • identification of drug-resistant HIV
  • virology of human cancers (leukemia and
  • identifications of mutations that confer
    drug resistance to HIV by DNA
    nucleotide sequence analysis
  • viral genes and cellular oncogenes in
    non-Hodgkins lymphoma and other
    human cancers
  • cancer genomics – genome-wide gene
    expression of cancer cells
  • proteomics – genome-wide expression
    of proteins in cancer cells

Additional Information

  • Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists, London


  • Urdu

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