Dr. Rajeev Gautam has received his Ph.D. from Indian Veterinary Research Institute from India in 2002. Currently he is working as Staff Scientist in the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. During his tenure in pharmaceutical company, he was involved in identifying and screening potential antimicrobial agents against variety of infectious diseases. Later, he joined Tulane University and got involved with research to understand the lack of disease in natural hosts of SIV. He has been invited for talks in international conferences/meetings. He has published nearly 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He wants to be an active researcher in the field of infectious diseases. Currently, his research focuses on establishing an improved animal model of AIDS and to test the efficacy of variety of vectors against HIV in non-human primate models.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2012