Sharmila Nair, PhD

Sharmila Nair, PhD

Instructor in Medicine

Currently, Dr. Nair is investigating the mechanisms of Zika virus-based oncolytic activity against glioblastoma and potential of combination therapies with checkpoint blockade (PD1) treatment and/or current radiation strategies as a new strategy to eradicate the tumor.

Her current research interests also include defining the role of Staphylococcus colonization in control of skin viral infections. For this she is involved in developing a mouse model to examine the effect of Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epi) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) skin colonization on control of arthopod-borne (eg Chikungunya, Mayaro and West Nile virus as) and skin tropic viruses (eg. herpes simplex and Poxvirus).

  • B. Tech Biotechnology: Amity University, India (2009)
  • PhD: Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (2014)
  • MSc Virology: University of Bristol, UK (2019)
  • German Research fellowship (DFG), to carry out post-doctoral research at Washington University School of Medicine (2014)
  • Awarded Foerderpreis for contributions in basic biomedical science (2014)
  • Graduated PhD “suma cum laude” (2014)

Bibliography – Sharmila Nair