Global Fellows Research Academy
Shivaji Kashinath Jadhav
Institution: National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Country of work: India
What is your motivation for engaging in HIV cure and remission research?
Presently working at Sandor Life sciences Department of Molecular Infectious disease, infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. TB ranks second to HIV among infectious diseases killers worldwide, claiming nearly two million lives annually. The disease is evolving faster than therapies with the emergence in recent years of strains that are resistant to every last one of the antibiotic defenses. We are working towards HIV/TB drug resistance, my personal interest and motivation to work in this area is to save many lives that are suffering from these deadly diseases and provide them for better therapeutic treatment and management.
What is your current area of research?
My career goal is to conduct innovative and translational infectious disease research focuses on host-pathogen interactions and immune monitoring leading to therapeutic intervention. Our research is mainly focused on HIV-host pathogen interaction with a view to develop novel ways to prevent HIV infection and also to develop point-of-care diagnostics. We are also working towards HIV and TB Co-infection, HIV drug resistance and viral tropism, we are working towards understanding molecular basis of sexual transmission and Pathogenesis of HIV and cost effective diagnostic tools in HIV detection and diagnosis.