Seminario 18 de Enero | Dr. Kartik Chandran de Albert Einstein College of Medicine
El próximo jueves 18 de enero, los/as invitamos a participar del Seminario que dictará el Dr. Kartik Chandran, Profesor del departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología del Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
The Chandran Lab at Einstein strives to understand this molecular warfare between virus and cell, and to apply what they learn to the development of antiviral countermeasures, including vaccines and antibody-based therapeutics. Their work encompasses many different viruses, which they study because they are important disease-causing agents, represent potential epidemic or pandemic threats, provide useful tools to study viruses, cells, and disease, or simply because they present interesting biological puzzles to solve. These include filoviruses like Ebola virus and Marburg virus, hantaviruses like Andes virus, Sin Nombre virus and Hantaan virus, nairoviruses like Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2 and emerging bat-borne agents, flaviviruses like yellow fever virus and Powassan virus, and poxviruses like mpox.
Working collaboratively with partners on three continents, they have helped uncover critical host factors required for cell invasion, including the long-sought Ebola receptor, Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1) and the New World hantavirus receptor, protocadherin-1, and are investigating how viruses subvert them for infection.