Judy A. Mikovits, Ph.D.
Judy A. Mikovits earned BA in Chemistry from University of Virginia in 1980 and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from George Washington University in 1992. Her Ph.D. thesis defense changed the paradigm for therapeutic treatment of HIV. For this work, she was awarded the graduate student of the year in 1991. In her 35-year quest to understand and treat chronic diseases, she has co-authored seminal papers culminating at least a decade of research in each of four fields: immunology, natural products chemistry, epigenetics and AIDS and cancer drug development. In 1999, she directed the Laboratory of Antiviral Drug Mechanisms developing therapeutics and diagnostics for HIV/AIDS and AIDS associated malignancies. These are therapies that are still standard of care twenty-five years later and credited with saving millions of deaths from HIV/AIDS. In 2006, She began investigating causes of neuro-immune diseases including ME/CFS and autism. Mikovits is primarily responsible for demonstrating the relationship between environmental toxins, retroviruses and the development of acquired immune dysfunction and cancer in these families. Throughout her career, she and Dr. Frank Ruscetti have translated their discoveries into curative immune therapeutic strategies for these diseases.