In Remembrance of Dr. Michael A. Parniak

Emeritus Professor Michael A. Parniak, Ph.D., passed away unexpectedly on December 14, 2017. Dr. Parniak dedicated his work to the discovery and development of new treatments for HIV/AIDS.  He began his career at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and McGill University in Montreal, attaining the rank of full Professor and International Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholar.  Dr. Parniak joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2001, where he continued to pursue research on novel antiretroviral therapeutics until his retirement in 2015.  We remember Mike as a wonderful scholar, mentor and friend.