(left to right) Carrie Johnston, Eugenia Siegler, Marshall Glesby, Heather Derry

Glesby & Siegler Lab

Effective antiretroviral therapy has enabled people to live, and grow old, with HIV.  As a result, the population with HIV is aging. In New York State, nearly 60% of people with HIV are 50 years of age or older, and more than 20% are 60+. We are a collaborative team of specialists from the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Geriatric Medicine. Our research program aims to understand how HIV affects older people in order to help them lead healthy lives.


"It is imperative that we in the research community decipher the medical implications of aging with HIV and continue developing more sophisticated treatment approaches so these older adults can live longer, healthier lives."

- Anthony Fauci, MD

The Lab Team

Our lab consists of investigators and trainees from the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine who conduct clinical and translational research studies in older adults living with HIV in collaboration with other research groups.

Our Research

  • Cell-free mitochondrial DNA as a biomarker of inflammation and geriatric syndromes
  • Relationship between psychological stressors and inflammation
  • Clonal hematopoiesis in older adults living with HIV
  • Role of geriatrics in care of older people with HIV

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