Chomont, Nicolas


Principal scientist

CHUM Research Centre

Research theme

Assistant professor
Department of microbiology, infectious diseases and immunology,, Université de Montréal

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Other affiliations

Co-Investigator, Canadian HIV Cure Enterprise (CanCURE)


Reservoirs of HIV, viral latency, eradication, memory T cells.

Research interests

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not eradicate HIV. The presence of a small pool of cells in which HIV persists as a silent provirus, usually referred as the ?reservoir? of HIV infection, is considered as the major obstacle to HIV eradication. Our work is aimed at characterizing the tissues and cells in which HIV persists during ART in order to specifically target and eliminate persistent HIV, with the ultimate goal of curing HIV infection.




HIV research: Nicolas Chomont and Andrés Finzi funded by the NIH

Common pathogens facilitate HIV persistence

HIV reservoirs 100 times smaller

2019 CRCHUM Awards of Excellence: A Great Vintage

Curing HIV: four extraordinary experts

Using anti - cancer immunotherapy to fight HIV