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photo Joshua C Cyktor, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Co-Director, Virology Specialty Laboratory


Administrative Assistant:
Gabriella Merritt
Address: 3550 Terrace Street
Scaife 818
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Phone: 412-383-9062
Fax: 412-648-8521
Education and Training
Bachelor's, California University of Pittsburgh, 2006
Ph. D, The Ohio State University, 2012
Research Interest
Dr. Cyktor is an immunovirologist who specializes in the interface of intracellular pathogens, like HIV-1 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, within the human immune system. Specifically, he is interested in understanding the mechanisms of HIV-1 persistence in patients despite years of suppressive treatment, and how HIV-1 may direct the course of our immune systems to its own benefit. He is a protocol virologist for several AIDS Clinical Trials Group studies that are at the forefront of translational HIV-1 clinical research and is the Associate Director of the Pitt Virology Specialty Laboratory.
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: A Phase 2b/3 Double Blind Safety and Efficacy Study of Injectable Cabotegravir Compared to Daily Oral Tenofovir
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Johns Hopkins University / National Institute of Health
Grant Number: HPTN 083
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2022
Notable Achievements
Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, California University, 2006
1st Place Poster Presentation, DHLRI Research Day, 2011
Best Short Talk: Center for Microbial Interface Biology Annual Research Retreat 2011, 2011
Short Talk Selection, Center for Microbial Interface Biology Annual Research Retreat, 2010
American Advancement of Science, Excellence in Science, 2009