Leningrad Nuclear Physics Institute, Russia
Dr. Marina Jerebtsova is an Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology College of Medicine Howard University. She holds PhD in biophysics from Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in Russia and conducted post-doctoral research at the George Washington University and Children’s National Medical Center. Her research was focused on HIV-1 infection and gene therapy. During her time as a Research Scientist and later as a Research Assistant Professor in Children’s National Medical Center Dr. Jerebtsova studied HIV-associated kidney disease, that disproportionally affects African Americans. She joined Howard University in 2014 and was promoted to the position of Associate Professor in 2020. Currently, Dr. Jerebtsova’s laboratory at Howard University is dedicated to studying Sickle Cell–associated kidney disease. Specifically, her laboratory is focused on developing a novel diagnostic tool to enable the early detection of kidney disease in SCD patients. Additionally, her lab evaluates novel drugs to prevent the progression of kidney disease in SCD patients.