The focus of my research is to expand our understanding of the interplay between viruses and host immune system using an integrative approach.
I completed my Ph.D. studies on translational genomics of HIV-1 subtypes circulating in India (HIV-1CIN) at St. John’s Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India, in 2014. Post Ph.D. in 2015 I joined Prof. Maria Masucci’s group at Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet as a postdoctoral researcher studying the role of herpesvirus encoded cysteine protease on evasion of host innate immune response. In 2019 I was appointed Assistant Professor at Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.
My research is aimed at understanding the mechanism of immune regulation during viral infections. The focus of my research is on emerging and re-emerging viruses like Coronaviruses, Zika virus, CCHFV etc. and latent viruses like herpesviruses and HIV-1 and expand our understanding of the interplay between these viruses and host immune system using an integrative approach combining multi-omics with immunology, molecular, cell-biological and biochemical assays.