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A Bit About Me

I'm a Ph.D. research scholar in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. I was awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Research fellowship in May 2020. My current doctoral research is about investigating novel, broad-spectrum, Interferon-independent antiviral innate immune mechanisms against a wide range of viruses like Influenza A virus (IAV), Zika virus (ZIKV), Dengue virus (DENV), Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV1), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and SARS-CoV-2. The main objective of the proposed project is to perform a detailed characterization of induction and action of antiviral factors which act in an IFN signaling-independent manner. This study will reveal new fundamental knowledge about mammalian antiviral immunity and facilitate the development of novel antiviral strategies.

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