Kamel Khalili, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Director, Center for Neurovirology
Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Dr. Khalili joined Temple University in 1999 as Director for the Center of Neurovirology and Cancer Biology, as well as Professor in the Department of Biology. During his tenure, Dr. Khalili defined many of the biochemical and genetic mechanisms of activation associated with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), JC virus and its related condition Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Dr. Khalili currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, as well as the Director for the Center for Neurovirology at Temple University School of Medicine.

In addition, Dr. Khalili is a Laura H. Carnell Professor of Neuroscience, Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Virology at the University of Milan, Milan Italy and an Honorary Professor at Ningxia Medical University in Ningxia, China.

Prior to his current roles, Dr. Khalili held positions as an Assistant Professor and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University, respectively. In addition, he held a Professorship and Vice Chair position in the Department of Neurology as well as a Director at the Center for Neurovirology and NeuroOncology at MCP/Hahnemann University in the 1990’s.

Some of his key accomplishments include being the founder of The International Society for Neurovirology and the Journal of Neurovirology. He also established the NIH funded Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center grant for promoting translational research on HIV-1 CNS infection and dissociated disorders. Dr. Khalili is the recipient of numerous awards, the most recent being the highly prestigious Pioneer in Neurovirology Award in 2010 and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

He has authored over 390 peer-reviewed manuscripts in high quality scientific/medical journals, edited two textbooks on viral oncology, polyomaviruses and human diseases.