Navid Madani, Ph.D.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Navid Madani, Ph.D., is a biochemist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School focusing on finding a woman-controlled microbicide that specifically targets HIV-1 viral entry. She is currently on the advisory board of the Network of Iranians for Knowledge and Innovation (NIKI), advisory committee member for Ctrl+S, a network raising awareness about HIV/STIs in the MENA region, and previously was chair of the Global Network of Researchers on HIV/AIDS in Middle East and North Africa (GNR-MENA). She regularly travels to the Middle East to present seminars at various universities, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS and public health geared toward youth and women to advance the understanding of reproductive health issues.