Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
|Address:||Bevill Biomedical Research Building, room 557
Birmingham, AL 35294
Ph.D., Delhi University (India)
Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham
My research interests have largely centered on examining the contribution of adaptive T-cell responses in context of infection and vaccination. Specifically, my research has focused on understanding the role of T cells in HIV-1 transmission, HIV-1 pathogenesis and candidate HIV-1 vaccines in relation to host genetics. This information is imperative to the future development of an efficacious HIV vaccine. I am also interested in determining the role of dysfunctional T cells in non-AIDS defining cancers (NADC), especially those that are caused by oncogenic viruses among HIV infected individuals.