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Molecular Medicine

Molecular Medicine

Arunava Roy, M.Sc., Ph.D. T-9494-2019

Arunava Roy, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Molecular Medicine

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa FL 33612

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Academic Phone:8139745540

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  • PhD, Molecular Virology, University of Calcutta, 2013

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Cancer Biology

Research Interests

  • Research Interests: Oncogenic Herpesviruses, KSHV, EBV, HSV1, Viral Epigenetics, Viral restriction factors, Antiviral Innate Immune Response, Viral Transcription Regulations, Host-virus Interactions, Antiviral Targets, Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2
  • Antiviral restriction factors are host proteins designed to block viral replication and propagation. They can target specific stages of a virus's life cycle, and some can also act as sensors that trigger innate immune responses against viruses.
  • The central theme of my research is understanding how viruses have evolved to evade different host antiviral restriction factors and sometimes even utilize them to their advantage. By delving deep into the mechanisms viruses use to exploit host restriction machinery for their benefit, I hope to identify potential targets for antiviral intervention. My primary focus is on the oncogenic gamma-herpesviruses, KSHV, and EBV, although I also have a substantial interest in HSV1, HSV2, and SARS-CoV-2.