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Helene Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Reproductive Biology

Wood Building 210D
(216) 368-0744


Dr. Bernstein completed her M.D. at University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1995. She went on to complete her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.


HIV immunopathogenesis; CD4 expression on NK cells; Tumor immunology; Maternal and Neonatal Immune Function; Flow cytometry.


Luciano AA, Yu H, Jackson LW, Wolfe LA, Bernstein HB. Preterm labor and chorioamnionitis are associated with neonatal T cell activation. PLoS One. 2011 Feb 8;6(2):e16698.

Conry SJ, Milkovich KA, Yonkers NL, Rodriguez B, Bernstein HB, Asaad R, Heinzel FP, Tary-Lehmann M, Lederman MM, Anthony DD. Impaired plasmacytoid dendritic cell (PDC)-NK cell activity in viremic human immunodeficiency virus infection attributable to impairments in both PDC and NK cell function. J Virol. 2009 Nov;83(21):11175-87.

Bernstein HB, Wang G, Plasterer MC, Zack JA, Ramasastry P, Mumenthaler SM, Kitchen CM. CD4+ NK cells can be productively infected with HIV, leading to downregulation of CD4 expression and changes in function. Virology. 2009 Apr 25;387(1):59-66.

Wang G, Izadpanah N, Kitchen CM, Bernstein HB. Fetal allostimulation of maternal cells: a potential mechanism for perinatal HIV transmission following obstetrical hemorrhage. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2008 Dec;24(12):1545-54.

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