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Dr. Arun Panchapakesan

Dr. Arun Panchapakesan

B.E., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr Arun Panchapakesan is Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at the Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education in Chennai. His research focuses primarily on HIV-1C evolution and pathogenesis. His laboratory will address questions on HIV-1C emerging viral variants, host-pathogen interactions, latency establishment and reversal. Dr. Panchapakesan obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics under the guidance of Prof. Udaykumar Ranga at JNCASR.

His Ph.D. work on HIV-1C reverse transcription addressed why sequence-motif duplications are more frequent in HIV-1C and this central idea forms the basis of the research questions that his laboratory will work on.


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