Pavithra Aravamudhan, Ph.D.

  • Post-doctoral Fellow¬†

Research Interests

Dr. Aravamudhan is interested in understanding host-pathogen interactions using a combination of biophysical tools, microscopy in particular, and state-of-the-art cell biological and biochemical techniques. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Dermody lab, she is also interested in mechanisms of reovirus neuropathogenesis. Her current research projects aim to understand how reovirus engagement of specific host receptors dictate serotype-specific tropism and pathogenesis and mechanisms of directional trafficking and transmission of reovirus through neural routes to establish infection.