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Chris Aiken, Ph.D.

Dr. Chris Aiken studies the molecular biology of HIV infection. He joined the faculty of Vanderbilt in 1995 and has served as Director of Graduate Studies of the Microbe-Host Interactions Ph.D. program since 2006. Eleven graduate students have earned the Ph.D. degree under his mentorship.  His best advice for graduate students is to open a Roth IRA and contribute regularly to it.