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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Siddharth Parthasarathy

PhD Student in Immunology
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Siddharth Parthasarathy

PhD Student in Immunology

Education: 
BTech, Chemical Engineering, SRM University, Chennai, India
MS, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Research synopsis: 

The main route of HIV infection in women is through sexual transmission. The female genital tract (FGT) comprises of distinct anatomical regions, populated by specialized immune cells capable of generating an immune response against infections while allowing reproduction. My research aims to characterize subsets of dendritic cells unique to the FGT and identify phenotypic changes and functions in response to HIV, as well as elucidate the effects of aging on these subsets.