Eric J Arts is Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Western University in London, Canada. His research for the past 16 years described in over 120 publications has focused on HIV-1 fitness, evolution, and virulence in regards to transmission, disease progression, immune escape, drug resistance, and global HIV spread.
Since 1998, he has directed the research laboratories at the Joint Clinical Research Centre, Kampala, Uganda and has collaborated with investigators in Zimbabwe, China, Cameroon, Belgium, UK, France, Brazil, and Argentina. His research has been supported by grants from the NIH (NIAID, NICHD, and NHLBI), from the State of Ohio, Merck, and amfAR. He has served as chair and member of the NIH and CIHR grant panel and has reviewed grants for the many governments around the world.