Shwetha Shivaprasad
Postdoctoral Student
Stanford University
Stanford, California United States of America

Areas of Expertise:
Virology, RNA biology

Research Organisms:
Human and mosquito cell lines


Research Focus:

As a post doctoral research in Dr. Peter Sarnow’s lab, I am using my experience in virology and RNA biology to explore the life cycle of dengue virus. Since dengue is transmitted to humans through mosquitoes, my current research addresses the structural and functional differences in the viral life cycle in both these host organisms. Specifically, I am studying the host proteins interacting with the mammalian and mosquito adapted variants of dengue. This will provide insights into viral adaptation and immunomodulatory strategies. Importantly, such proteins can be targeted in antiviral approaches.