David Clifford

David B Clifford, MD Melba and Forest Seay Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Washington University
Professor David B Clifford is the Melba and Forest Seay Professor of Neuropharmacology in Clinical Neurology at Washington University in St Louis.  He received his BA from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1971, and his MD from Washington University School of Medicine in 1975.  He has been an international leader in neuroAIDS research having formed the Neurologic AIDS Research Consortium (NARC) that led many NIH supported translational clinical trials for neurological complications of HIV.  In this setting he was a leader in clinical trials for PML therapy.  When the cases of natalizumab associated PML occurred he was a member of the Independent Adjudication Committee and has since that time widely consulted regarding PML. He Chairs the Scientific Advisory Board for the PML Consortium.  His present research focus is on developing neurological therapeutics including optimal treatments for neurologic complications of HIV, CNS infections, and Alzheimer’s disease.  He also has been active in international research in Ethiopia, Uganda, Thailand, Senegal, The Gambia, and Guinea Bissau.