Address

Division of Clinical Microbiology
Department of Laboratory Medicine
RN. 73115, Alfred Nobel Allé 8, Plan 7, Huddinge
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Contact Information

Call: +46 (0) 8524 83680 , +46 (0) 7032 77013

Email: ujjwal.neogi@ki.se

Dr. Ujjwal Neogi

M.Sc., PhD
Associate Professor of Virology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

Biography

Across the globe, there are 37.9 million persons living with HIV (PLWH). With access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), AIDS can be prevented, but the life expectancy for the PLWH is still shorter than in uninfected persons.They often suffer from age-related maladies which diminish their quality of life.My great passion is to understand the immune-metabolic abnormalities in PLWH under therapy which could be targeted by clinical or lifestyle intervention to provide healthy aging to PLWH.Therefore, my lab work towards unraveling the mechanism of immune aging in PLWH on long-term successful therapy to identify novel molecular mechanisms and biomarkers for potential future clinical intervention for healthy aging. My group also wants to understand the mechanisms of correlates of immune protection against viral infections that include HIV, CrimeaCongoHemorrhagicFever (CCHF) viruses and dengue viruses (DENV) using multi-omics system biology approach amalgamating with in vitro and ex vivo experimental assays.

By training, I am a molecular virologist and obtained my doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Medical Sciences from Karolinska Institutet (KI) in 2013. My expertise is in translation research pertaining to molecular virology, high-throughput sequencing and multi-omics technologies.

Education

  1. June 2013

    PHD

    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden
  2. July 2007

    MSc

    Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
  3. July 2005

    BSc

    Maulana Azad College, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, India

Professional Appointments

  1. 2018
    Group Leader,
    Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  2. 2015–2018
    Assistant Professor
    Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  3. 2017- 2018
    Researcher
    Division of Proteomics and Nanobiotechnology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
  4. 2014-2015
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  5. 2013-2014
    Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
    St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, India
  6. 2012
    Visiting Research Scholar
    Department of Immunology and Microbiology,Albert Einstein College of Medical Science, NY, US
  7. 2007-2009
    Project Fellow (Jr), Virology-II,
    National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India

Awards & Prizes

  • 2020
    New Investigator Award
    Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI2020), USA,
  • 2018
    The Swedish Research Council Establishment Grant
    The Swedish Research Council, Sweden
  • 2017
    Jeansson Foundation Young Investigator Scholarship
    Jeanssons Stiftleser, Sweden
  • 2016
    Jonas Söderquist’sScholarship for Experimental Virology and Immunology Research
  • 2012
    AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) fellowship,
    National Institute of Health (NIH), US
  • 2012
    International Scholarship
    AIDS Vaccine 2012, Boston, USA
  • 2010
    Erasmus Mundus External Co-operation Window 13 (India) Scholarship
    The European Commission).
  • 2009
    International Scholarship
    AIDS Vaccine 2009,.