Florian Hladik, MD, PhD

Dr. Florian Hladik MD, PhD

Florian Hladik, MD, PhD

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.7767
Mail Stop: Box 358055

Dr. Hladik is board-certified in the European Union in Dermatology and Venereology and, since 2003, also holds the Venia Docendi (“Habilitation”) in these specialties. He holds indefinite ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) Certification in the US. He no longer practices as a physician.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Research Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington

Adjunct Research Professor, Medicine
University of Washington

Chief of Clinical Research Division, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington


University of Vienna, Austria, 1993, MD, PhD

Research Interests

Pathogenesis of sexual human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission

Immunoregulatory functions of extracellular microvesicles and their RNA cargo in human semen

Development and toxicity evaluation of microbicides (antiviral drugs that are applied topically to the mucosa to prevent sexual HIV transmission)

Application of systems biology tools to understand mucosal physiology and pathology

Impact of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor drugs on HIV latency

Using anti-proliferative therapy to eradicate the latent HIV reservoir

Delivery and targeting of antiretroviral and anti-HIV latency drugs in nanocarriers

Impact of chronic mucosal HSV infection on HIV reactivation and latency

Role of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in sexual HIV transmission

Optimization and standardization of mucosal sampling techniques and cryopreservation

Effects of progestin-containing contraceptives on HIV risk

Discovering mucosal biomarkers of premature birth

Impact of opioid use on regulatory RNA molecules in human semen

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