Microbiology & Immunology Cross-Appointed Faculty
Sunil K. Ahuja, M.D.
Our work is currently focused on understanding the role of the chemokine system and other immune molecules in HIV-1 pathogenesis. This work is performed in close collaboration with Mathew Dolan, MD - Chief of Infectious Diseases at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX and Luisa Sen, MD - who works at a premier national hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Additional work focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that control the gene expression of CCR5, a key HIV-1 co receptor. In conjunction with my wife Seema Ahuja, MD - an independently funded physician-scientist-we use animal models to dissect the role of chemokines and their receptors in immune functions.
M & I Graduate Students in Dr. Ahuja's Lab