Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, National Institutes of Health
Dr. Rajeev Gautam has received his PhD from Indian Veterinary Research Institute from India in 2002. Currently he is working as Staff Scientist in the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology at National Institutes of Health Bethesda. During his tenure in pharmaceutical company he was involved in identifying and screening potential antimicrobial agents against variety of infectious diseases. Later he joined Tulane University and got involved with research to understand the lack of disease in natural hosts of SIV. He has been invited for talks in international conferences/meetings. He has published nearly 20 articles in peerreviewed journals. He wants to be an active researcher in the field of infectious diseases.
Currently, his research focuses on establishing an improved animal model of AIDS and to test the efficacy of variety of vectors against HIV in non-human primate models.