Lab News

June 2017

Glen Chew successfully defends his PhD thesis.

September 2016

The laboratory of University of Hawaiʻi (UH) Mānoa Associate Professor Lishomwa Ndhlovu, MD, PhD, has been awarded two new grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including prestigious R01 level funding, to advance his strategy to cure HIV. View the UH Med Now story HERE.

University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) researchers have identified a unique epigenetic footprint in specific types of immune cells from blood that can identify individuals with HIV that have a range of impairments in cognitive function. View the UH Med Now story HERE.

August 2016 

Congratulations to Jourdan Posner, Glen Chew and Amanda Lee for receiving awards for Research Advancing Science in America (ARCS) Honolulu . View the UH Med Now story HERE.

July 2016

Farewell to Elizabeth Laws as she travels to Thailand for “Global Health Fellow” training.

New review “Strategies to target non-T-cell HIV reservoirs” by Sacha JB and Ndhlovu LC, published in Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS journal .

June 2016 

June 2016 Dr. Sah Bandar attends and presents her research Award results at The Mountain West Clinical Translational Research – Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) 3rd Annual Meeting in Las Vegas Nevada 

New Publication: Human Galectin-9 Is a Potent Mediator of HIV Transcription and Reactivation. Abdel-Mohsen M, Chavez L, Tandon R, Chew GM, Deng X, Danesh A, Keating S, Lanteri M, Samuels ML, Hoh R, Sacha JB, Norris PJ, Niki T, Shikuma CM, Hirashima M, Deeks SG, Ndhlovu LC, Pillai SK. published in the journal PLOS Pathogens.

May 2016

Brooks Mitchell (PhD Candidate) received a scholarship to attend and present at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa on July 18-22, 2016. Visit the meeting site HERE.

Brooks Mitchell received the Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium, John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean’s Award. Brooks won 1st place in the Graduate Student Division and tied for best overall poster.

Glen Chew (PhD Candidate) is the recipient of the $5000 Advancing Science in America (ARCS) Foundation Honolulu Award:2016 Award in Medicine. Chew also received the 2nd place 2016 Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw Biomedical Research Scholarship Award. Award Ceremony Photos.

January 2016

New research article “TIGIT Marks Exhausted T Cells, Correlates with Disease Progression, and Serves as a Target for Immune Restoration in HIV and SIV Infection” co-authored by Glen M. Chew (PhD Candidate) was published in PLOS Pathogens.

April 2015

Ivo is awarded April 2015: Dean’s award for Best Poster Presentation Faculty Division during 2015 JABSOM Biomedical and Health Disparities Symposium

Glen is awarded International AIDS Society Scholarship: registration fee, air travel, accommodation, living allowance.

Glen is recognized Recognition for important contribution of the Parasite of the Week; 2015

Glen is awarded Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw Biomedical Research Scholarship: 2015

November 2015

New abstract “The meningeal lymphatic system: a route for HIV brain migration?” by Lamers SL, Rose R, Ndhlovu LC, Nolan DJ, Salemi M, Maidji E, Stoddart CA, McGrath MS.

December 2014

New Publication “Treatment intensification with maraviroc (CCR5 antagonist) leads to declines in CD16-expressing monocytes in cART-suppressed chronic HIV-infected subjects and is associated with improvements in neurocognitive test performance: implications for HIV-associated neurocognitive disease (HAND)” by Ndhlovu LC, Umaki T, Chew GM, Chow DC, Agsalda M, Kallianpur KJ, Paul R, Zhang G, Ho E, Hanks N, Nakamoto B, Shiramizu BT, Shikuma CM.

Glen is awarded University of Hawaii, Manoa, Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, and Pharmacology: Achievement Award; 2014

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