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  • Ph D, Griffith University, 1984
  • MS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1978
  • BS, Ravenshaw University , 1976


  • VBMS 950, Medical Molecular Virology, Fall 2015
  • VBMS 852, Molecular Virology and Viral Pathogenesis, Fall 2016

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Infectious defective interfering particles of VSV from transcripts of a cDNA clone, Cell
  • Identification of four complementary RNA species in Akabane virus-infected cells, J. Virology
  • A highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus generated from an infectious cDNA clone retains the in vivo virulence and transmissibility properties of the parental virus, Virology
  • Influence of N-Linked Glycosylation of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus GP5 on Virus Infectivity, Antigenicity, and Ability to Induce Neutralizing Antibodies, J. Virology
  • Infectious clone-derived viruses from virulent and vaccine strains of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus mimic biological properties of their parental viruses in a pregnant sow model, Vaccine
  • Immune Evasion of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus through glycan shielding involved glycoprotein 5 as well as glycoprotein 3., J. VIROLOGY, June 2011
  • RNAi Screening Reveals A Requirement for Host Cell Secretory Pathway in Infection by Diverse Families of Negative-Strand RNA Viruses, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.
  • Induction of Interferon and Interferon Signaling Pathways by Replication of Defective Interfering Particle RNA in Cells Constitutively Expressing Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Replication Proteins, J. Virology, May 2010
  • Trex1 regulates lysosomal biogenesis and interferon-independent activation of antiviral genes, Nature Immunology, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2013
  • Visualization of intracellular transport of vesicular stomatitis virus nucleocapsids in living cells, Journal of Virology

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • Identification & Characterization of PRRSV Immunogenic Subunits using Viral Vectors, Univ of Minnesota, December 2004
  • PRRSV Self-Propagating Replicon, Natl Pork Board, October 2013
  • VSV RNA Transcription and Replication, DHHS-NIAID, December 2002


  • PRRSV Genes in Innate and Acquired Immune Response, USDA/University of Maryland, Beltsville
  • Host Cell Factors in VSV Replication, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, INDIA, Bhubaneswar, INDIA

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • The Stanley Glaser Award, The Stanley Glaser Research Foundation, 1993
  • Sir JBS Haldane Honor Lecture, KIIT University School of Biotechnology, 2013

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