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Sumana Sanyal

I completed my PhD from Cornell University as part of the Cornell-Rockefeller-Sloan Kettering Tri-institutional program in Chemical Biology.
I did my post-doctoral training with Prof Hidde Ploegh at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Oxford, I was a Croucher Foundation sponsored Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health and School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. Our research aims to better understand virus-host interactions, with a particular emphasis on (+)RNA viruses such as Dengue/Zika from the flavivirus family and SARS-CoV-2 from the coronavirus family. We use a combination of cell biology, proteomics, virology and cellular immunology strategies to characterise host factors that are crucial for virus pathogenesis, to gain insights not only into viral exploitation of cellular pathways and subversion of host immunity, but also on fundamental host cell biology.