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sweety.samal [at] thsti [dot] res [dot] in
Ph.D in Virology from University of Maryland, College Park, 2012
M.V.Sc. in Virology & Bacteriology from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, 2007

Research Interests/ Research Summary

Current research focuses on dissecting the epitope fine specificities of broadly neutralizing serums from patients infected with HIV-1 clade-C viruses. My long-standing interest is in understanding the mechanism of limited antibody distinctive of broad and potent serum Nabs in selected HIV infected patients.

Fellowship and Membership of Professional Bodies

  • University of Maryland Block Fellowshipfrom 2010 to 2012.
  • University of Maryland Dean’s Fellowshipfrom 2008 to 2010.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American society of virology (ASV)
  • Life member of the Indian Virological Society
  • Associate member of American association of avian pathologists (AAAP/AVMA)

Membership of Editorial Boards

  • Reviewer for Indian Journal of Virology
  • Reviewer for Plos One

Awards and prize(s) won

  • David Bruce Snyder Memorial Award of the year 2011-2012
  • University Gold Medalin B.V.Sc & A.H for the year 2001.
  • Recipient of Pfizer Medallionto stand first in Bachelor degree in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, 2001.

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