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Akash Bhattacharya

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  • Senior Applications Engineer
  • Beckman Coulter
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  • 302CitationsNumber of citations received by Akash's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

ImmunologyHIVAnalytical UltracentrifugationProtein XRay crystallographyNMR SpectroscopyBiophysicsStructural Biology

About

CURRENT RESEARCH: The overarching theme of my research is to understand how the mammalian innate immune system responds to viral attack. The downstream application of this basic research will help in the development of better antiviral drugs. My current focus is on investigating how certain restriction factors such as TRIM5alpha, CPSF6 and SAMHD1 manage to reduce HIV infectivity – from the perspective of biochemistry/structural biology. This will lead to a better understanding of the pathways employed by HIV as it infects human cells, as well as casting new light on the molecules and mechanisms that the cell deploys to fight back against viral infection.

Co-authors (60)

Recent publications

  • General model for retroviral capsid pattern recognition by TRIM5 proteins

    • Wagner J
    • Christensen D
    • Bhattacharya A
    • et al.
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  • The small-molecule 3G11 inhibits HIV-1 reverse transcription

    • Opp S
    • Fricke T
    • Shepard C
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Senior Applications Engineer

Beckman Coulter

October 2018 - Present

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

St. Mary's University, San Antonio

August 2018 - October 2018(2 months)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Health Science Center - San Antonio - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

December 2011 - July 2018(7 years)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Rutgers University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

January 2010 - November 2011(2 years)