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Indian-origin Amit Kapoor Becomes Part Of American Hospital, expert on vaccine and virus

Amit Kapoor, an Indian-origin Ph.D., joins the Center for Vaccines and immunity at Nationwide Children Hospital in the US as a principal investigator.




Amit Kapoor, Ph.D., of Indian origin


Amit Kapoor, an Indian-origin Ph.D., has joined the Center for Vaccines and immunity at Nationwide Children Hospital in the US as a principal investigator. He joined The Ohio State University in 2015 as an Associate professor of pediatrics. Dr. Kapoor las are working to understand the immunopathogenesis of many viral pathogens that infect humans and animals.


Amit Kapoor is an expert on new viruses


Looking back at Dr. Kapoor's previous major work, he focused on discovering new and emerging viruses as an assistant professor at Columbia University. In a recent study published in Nature Communications, Dr. Kapoor and Colleagues examined the vaccine efficacy in rats infected with rodent herpesvirus (RHV)


Animal models being developed for experimentation


This virus is the rodent homolog of Hepatitis C (HCV) which was discovered by Dr. Kapoor. Research suggests that the adenovirus vector vaccine against RHV can provide complexion to mice. Dr. Kapoor believes that the most sustainable vaccinations will be those that generate a strong T- cell response. His lab is developing a new animal model to study the virus and understand the immunity needed to prevent infection.




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