Assistant Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and Immunology
Emory University School of Medicine
Arash Grakoui, PhD, trained in molecular virology studying RNA replication and polyprotein processing of alphaviruses (Sindbis) and flaviviruses (yellow fever and HCV) before pursuing his doctorate in immunology at Washington University in St. Louis. During his postdoctoral training as a Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at The Rockefeller University, Dr. Grakoui combined his two areas of interest, virology and immunology, to systematically dissect the role of HCV-specific effector lymphocytes in HCV infection.
The Grakoui laboratory is focused on understanding the host immune response to hepatitis C virus (HCV) in order to better facilitate vaccine development. The goal of the team’s work is to understand the inextricable connectivity between HCV, the immune system and consequent liver damage.
Dr. Grakoui collaborates with a number of researchers at Yerkes, including Drs. Christian Larsen and Raymond Schinazi.
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