Dr. Gulam Hussain Syed

Scientist - E


  • 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 interactions between the flaviviruses (Dengue, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis C viruses) and host cells and cellular  organelles to decipher the consequence of these interactions on viral dissemination and disease pathogenesis
  2. Currently, we are characterizing how the flaviviruses (Dengue, Japanese Encephalitis & Hepatitis C viruses)  interact with the host mitochondria and determine the significance of these interactions on cellular and mitochondrial homeostasis, innate immune and inflammatory signaling.
  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. We are also screening for compounds with potential antiviral activity against the flaviviruses
  5. The ultimate goal is to identify therapeutic targets and develop novel antiviral agents that have pan-viral potential in curbing viral dissemination and disease pathogenesis




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