Dr. Ujjwal Neogi
Associate Professor of Virology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
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.