Tricia Burdo, Ph.D

Tricia Burdo is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Temple University College of Medicine. Dr. Burdo earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Penn State College of Medicine. She then completed her postdoctoral fellowship at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla in the Molecular and Integrative Neuroscience Department.

Dr. Burdo’s research focuses on the role of ongoing chronic immune activation and the role of monocyte/macrophages in HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy (HIV-PN), HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). She has pioneered work on soluble CD163 (sCD163) as a marker of chronic immune activation in SIV and HIV infection. She has shown that sCD163 correlated with non-calcified vulnerable plaque and arterial inflammation in HIV-infected patients.

Dr. Burdo’s role in the REPRIEVE trial and Women’s substudy is oversight of laboratory assessment of immune activation markers in plasma of REPRIEVE participants.