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Director, HIV Dynamics and Replication Program; Head, Virus-Cell Interaction Section

HIV Dynamics and Replication Program
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
P.O. Box B, Building 535, Room 110
Frederick, MD 21702-1201
Phone: 301-846-6223 (office); 301-846-6483 (lab)
Fax: 301-846-6777
E-mail: efreed@mail.nih.gov


Dr. Eric Freed received his Ph.D. in 1990 in the laboratories of Drs. Rex Risser and Howard Temin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and did postdoctoral work with Dr. Temin at UW-Madison in 1991.  His work in Madison focused on the function of the murine leukemia virus and HIV envelope glycoproteins in membrane fusion and virus entry.  He joined the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (LMM/NIAID) in 1992, where he worked with Dr. Malcolm Martin on HIV assembly and entry/post-entry events in the HIV replication cycle.  In 1997 Dr. Freed was appointed as a Tenure-Track Investigator in LMM/NIAID, and he was promoted to a tenured Senior Investigator position in 2002.  In 2003 he joined the HIV Drug Resistance Program (HIV DRP, renamed as the HIV Dynamics and Replication Program in 2015).  He was an Organizer of the 2004 Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Retroviruses, 2006 ASCB Conference "Cell Biology of HIV-1 and Other Retroviruses," 2012 Keystone Symposium "Frontiers in HIV Pathogenesis, Therapy and Eradication," 2014 Keystone Symposium "The Ins and Outs of Viral Infection: Entry, Assembly, Exit and Spread," Viruses 2016 Conference "At the Forefront of Virus–Host Interactions," and Viruses 2018 Conference "Breakthroughs in Virus Replication," and he served on the Scientific Committee of the International Retroviral Nucleocapsid Protein and Assembly Symposium in 2013 and 2016. He was appointed as the first Editor-in-Chief of Viruses in 2009, Editor of Journal of Molecular Biology in 2012, and Editor of Recent Advances in HIV-1 Assembly and Release in 2013.  He also currently serves on the Editorial Boards of a number of journals, including Journal of Virology, Retrovirology, Frontiers in Virology, Open Virology Journal, Advances in Virology, and British Microbiology Research Journal and is an Associate Editor for Fields Virology.  He was selected as an NCI Mentor of Merit in 2010 for excellence in mentoring and guiding the careers of trainees in cancer research, and in 2011 he was appointed to the NCI Senior Biomedical Research Service.  Dr. Freed was appointed as the Deputy Director of the HIV DRP in 2014 and became Director of the HIV DRP in 2015.  He was a sitting member of the NIH AIDS Discovery and Development of Therapeutics (ADDT) study section (2012-2017) and served as ADDT Chair from 2015 to 2017.  He received the Outstanding Science Alumni Award from Penn State University in 2014 and the NCI Research Highlights Award in 2016.  He is currently Chair of the Advisory Panel of the CCR Center for Molecular Microscopy, Co-Chair of the NIH Virology Interest Group, Chair of the 2018 Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium in Virology, and Co-Organizer of the gp41 Cytoplasmic Tail Structure and Function Workshop and is serving on the Organizing Committee of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology.  He is also a Co-Director of the University of Maryland Virology Program and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland, College Park.  In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of retrovirology, Dr. Freed was awarded the KT Jeang Retrovirology Prize in 2018.

Right arrow Dr. Freed Appointed as Director of HIV DRP in July 2015

Right arrow Dr. Freed Received 2014 Outstanding Science Alumni Award from
   Penn State University

Right arrow Dr. Freed Appointed as Deputy Director of HIV DRP

Right arrow Freed Lab Awards

Right arrow Center for Cancer Research (CCR) "In the Journals" Feature on Nanoparticles Study
   Involving Freed Lab and Colleagues in CCR's Nanobiology Program

Right arrow Dr. Freed Selected as an NCI Mentor of Merit

Right arrow Dr. Freed Appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Viruses

Right arrow Dr. Freed Co-Hosts Episode of "This Week in Virology" Podcast

Right arrow Study on HIV-1 Trafficking Selected as Top Center for Cancer Research Advance in
   HIV/AIDS for 2008

Right arrow CCR "In the Journals" Feature on AME Study by Freed Lab (284 K)

Right arrow Press Releases and Related Articles on HIV-1 Maturation Inhibitors

Right arrow Dr. Freed Appointed as Guest Editor for Special Issue of Virus Research

Right arrow Freed Figure from HIV DRP Home Page

Last modified: 7 December 2018