Preston Marx

Preston Marx, PhD
Chair and Professor
Department of Tropical Medicine
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-3558
Fax: (504) 988-7313

Dr. Preston Marx is holding the 2010 Discover Magazine Top 100 Scientific Achievements in which his Science article showing that the SIV family of viruses is hundreds of thousands of years older than previously believed was listed as number 20.

Research Interests:

  • Simian models for AIDS pathogenesis
  • HIV vaccines
  • Strategies for preventing HIV transmission to women

Educational Background:

  • BS, biology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • PhD, microbiology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Post-doctorate, virology, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Professional Achievements:

  • 1987 Outstanding Research Achievement Award University of California Davis.
  • 1993-present Reviewer (selected list) - Science, Nature, PNAS, Journal of Virology, Vaccines, AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses, AIDS Journal, Nature Medicine
  • 1994-2001 Member, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center & Head of AIDS Animal Models Laboratory at TRPRC-Tulane University Medical Center, Covington, LA
  • 1998-2001 Member AIDS and Related Diseases Study Section NIAID
  • 1998-2001 Executive advisory board, Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • 1998-present Core Scientist, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Division of Microbiology and Immunology, Covington, LA
  • 2000-2004 AIDS Research Advisory Committee (ARAC), NIH, NIAID, Bethesda, MD
  • 2005-present Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medical Primatology

Selected Publications:

View Dr. Marx's publications at his NCBI profile page.


Level of Instruction:


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Department of Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-3558