– till date:
B and Group Leader, Microarray Division, National Institute of Virology, Pune,
|2006 – 08:
||Scientist B, Molecular Virology unit, Avian Influenza
Division, National Institute of
Virology, Pune, India
Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
UTMB School of Medicine, Galveston,
TX 77550, USA.
|2001 – 03:
Fellow, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics,
UCLA School of Medicine, Los
Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Research and Teaching
- Identification and molecular characterization of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza viruses from 2006 , 2007 and 2008 outbreaks in India revealed
- A third introduction of highly pathogenic H5N1 viruses in India with a possible endemicity
- A focal outbreak in Manipur, India by a unique H5N1 virus
- Unique Eurasian-American genetic reassortment in H11N1 influenza virus.
- Generation of reverse genetics modified pre pandemic vaccine strain against highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza viruses.
- Subtle differences in the ability to induce specific host responses like apoptotic mechanism and immune responses make the highly pathogenic viruses (H5N1) more virulent.
- Rapid spread and pathogenicity of pandemic (2009) H1N1 virus was found to be due to more efficient suppression of host innate immune responses compared to seasonal influenza H1N1 virus.