Scott Letendre, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry in Residence in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and, following his residency in internal medicine at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, he completed fellowships in Infectious Disease Medicine at Duke University and in Neurologic HIV Research at UCSD. At UCSD, Dr. Letendre performs translational, patient-oriented research of the central nervous system complications of chronic infections, including HIV, HCV, and CMV. As part of a multidisciplinary research team, he leads clinical trials focused on treatment of nervous system infections as well as studies of the pharmacokinetics of antiretrovirals, the effect of comorbidities, and biomarker correlates of disease. Dr. Letendre is the recipient of a K24 mentoring award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Letendre is Vice Chair of the Neurologic Collaborative Science Group of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, Co-Chair of the International Workshop on HIV & Aging, and Chair of the UCSD Institutional Biosafety Committee. He has participated in international research projects in China, India, Zambia, and Romania. Dr. Letendre balances his research activities with outpatient and inpatient clinical care of people living with HIV and other infectious diseases. Dr. Letendre also teaches in the Microbiology course at the UCSD School of Medicine. Dr. Letendre has co-authored or contributed to nearly 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in AIDS, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Lancet Neurology, Neurology, Journal of Virology, Journal of Neurovirology, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Journal of Neuroimmunology, and other journals.