Astrid Iversen

Supernumerary Fellow

Professor, Senior Researcher

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

MD, PhD (Copenhagen)

astrid.iversen@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

Astrid Iversen is a Professor in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine and has worked in Oxford for almost 16 years. Astrid studied medicine and completed her PhD studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Centre for AIDS Research at Stanford University, California, USA, and has been a Senior Clinical Scientist in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Rigshospitalet (The National University Hospital) in Copenhagen. Her primary research interests are in the pathogenesis of HIV-1 infection, particularly the interplay between host immune responses and viral evolution, and understanding the evolutionary adaptations in HIV-1 that lead to viral persistence. Such adaptive patterns are relevant for many other persistent viruses and might result in new immunotherapeutic and vaccine strategies. This is important for improving the treatment of, e.g., reactivated human polyomavirus JC (JCV) in HIV-infected patients, as a robust JCV-specific T cell response is associated with survival. She has supervised several undergraduate and graduate students and has four children either at school or university.

For more information and a list of publications visit: https://www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk/team/astrid-iversen.