Dr. Gulam Hussain Syed

Scientist - E

Wellcome Trust- DBT India Alliance Intermediate fellowship - 2015


  • Scientist E: Institute of Life Sciences (Nov 2020 onwards)
  • Scientist D: Institute of Life Sciences (Nov 2015 – Dec 2019)
  • Project Scientist: University of California, San Diego, USA (2011 to 2015)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow: University of California, San Diego, USA (2008 to 2011)
  • PhD: University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India (2001-2007)


Fellowships and Awards

  • Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship-2015
  • Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi 2014 (Fellowship not availed)


Editorial Board Member

  • Associate Editor of Frontiers in Microbiology (Virus-Host Interaction)
  • Associate Editor in PLOS One



  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)                                        : 2014 to Present
  • American Society for Studies on Liver Diseases (AASLD)          : 2012 to Present
  • Indian Virological Society                                                                       : 2016 onwards


Research Interest

  1. The main focus of the lab is to characterize the virus-host interactions and decipher the consequence of these interactions on; cellular and mitochondrial homeostasis, mitochondrial signaling, metabolism, innate immune signaling and inflammation.
  2. Currently, we are attempting to characterize how the flaviviruses (Dengue, Japanese Encephalitis & Hepatitis C viruses)  interact with the host mitochondria and exploit them for their dissemination and determine the significance of these interactions on virus associated disease pathogenesis.
  3. We also focus on characterizing the  viral life cycle at the molecular level to identify viral and host proteins/processes that are crucial for viral propagation.
  4. The overall goal is to identify therapeutic targets and develop novel antiviral agents to curb viral dissemination and disease pathogenesis




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