Dr. Guido Silvestri is currently a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Comparative Pathology (since 2010), as well as Professor and Chair in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine (since 2018). In addition, Dr. Silvestri is Director of the Division of Microbiology & Immunology at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center (since 2010). Since 2022 Dr. Silvestri serves as Executive Associate Dean for Research Strategy for the Emory University School of Medicine.Dr. Silvestri received his M.D. from the University of Ancona (Italy) in 1987, and after finishing his service in the Italian Navy (1989) he completed his training in Internal Medicine/ Allergology & Clinical Immunology in 1993. Soon after that, he moved to North America and became involved in basic and translational research studies of AIDS pathogenesis, prevention, and therapy, mostly using non-human primate models of HIV infection. In 2001, Dr. Silvestri received a Board Certification in Clinical Pathology upon completion of a residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2001 Dr. Silvestri has directed an independent NIH-funded research program. He is currently the principal investigator or a co-investigator of sixteen NIH grants, including a prestigious R37 MERIT award, and he is involved in both the Consortium for Innovative AIDS Research (CIAR) in non-human primates, the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI), and the Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE). He is currently co-director of the Emory-based Enterprise for Research and Advocacy to Stop and Eradicate HIV (ERASE HIV), which was recently awarded a %-year $25M grant from the NIH. Dr. Silvestri has authored or co-authored 279 peer-reviewed publications, including numerous in the highest impact journals (Nature, Cell, Science, Nature Medicine, etc).He has given invited lectures and seminars at >120 different institutions of 28 different countries. His work has been quoted >28,000 times (H-index 82),and has been presented in plenary sessions at all major virology and immunology conferences worldwide. Dr. Silvestri is Editor of the Journal of Virology, Associate Editor of PLoS Pathogens, and past-Editor of the Journal of Immunology. In 2022 he received the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award of Emory University, and the Fiuggi Storia-Scienze award of the Levi-Pelloni Foundation and the Library of Shoah.