Mark Wainberg, Canadian medical researcher, Died at 71


Mark Arnold Wainberg was born on April 21, 1945, and died on April 11, 2017.

He was a Canadian HIV/AIDS researcher and HIV/AIDS activist.

Wainberg was the Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital and Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology at McGill University.

Wainberg laboratory mainly studies HIV reverse transcriptase, the molecular basis for drug resistance, and gene therapy.

Wainberg received a B.Sc. from McGill University in 1966, a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1972, and did his post-doctoral research at Hadassah Medical School of the Hebrew University.

He was drowned while on a vacation in Florida.

Mark Wainberg passed away at 71 years old.