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Janice Clements, Ph.D.

Janice Clements, Ph.D. trained in Neurology with world-famous neurologist Dr. Richard Johnson who was a pioneer in the area of viral infections of the brain. Dr. Clements graduate work in neurochemistry and molecular biology was used to do the first studies in infection of the brain by lentiviruses  - the most famous being HIV.  She joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor in 1979 and became a Professor in 1992.

Dr. Clements has served as Vice Dean for Faculty of the School of Medicine for Dean Edward Miller, M.D. from 1999 to the present and in this capacity is part of the leadership of the Brain Science Institute.

Dr. Clements was the first Director of the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology and from 1999-2006 built the administrative and academic infrastructure for this new department that is involved in animal model research, teaching medical students, graduate students, clinical and research post-doctoral fellows.

Dr. Clements became the Director of Retrovirus Laboratory in 1992 providing leadership for faculty in an integrated research program on the pathogenesis of lentivirus infections with emphasis on animal models of AIDS Dementia and central nervous system (CNS) disease. Dr. Clements has directed the training of 19 Ph.D. and 2 M.S. students and 14 postdoctoral fellows.

Dr. Clements can be reached by email at jclements@jhmi.edu.

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