Olga St. Latinovic
Institute of Human Virology
Basic Science Division and Clinical Research Division
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
725 West Lombard Street, Rm. S615,Baltimore - 21201,
Olga St. Latinovic received her second M. Sc (2001) and Ph.D (2006) from Lehigh University, USA, where she was awarded the Sherman Fairchild scholarship for outstanding academic performance twice. She joined the Institute of Human Virology in 2006 as a Research Associate.
As of 2010, she is an assistant professor working at the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA. She heads the Laboratory for Imaging Studies of Pathogens and Host Cells Interactions, and the IHV imaging facility. Dr. Latinovic?s research focus is on HIV-1 entry and its inhibition into host target cells, particularly focusing on the CCR5 coreceptor, which plays a major role in HIV-1 infection and is consequently an attractive target for anti-viral therapy.
Dr. Latinovic wrote the book Micromechanics and Structure of Soft and Biological Materials, published by Verlag Dr. Muller in 2010, for which she is the sole author. She also co-authored the book Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Engineering, published by Springer-Verlag in 2016. Since 2011, Dr. Latinovic has lectured for the graduate Virus Entry course in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland. She has also lectured at various national/international conferences, and is on the Editorial Board of five scientific journals. She is a member of several national and international scientific societies.