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Department :  Microbiology

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Name:Dr. Sajid Husain
Areas of Interest / SpecializationVirology & Immunology
Best Ten Publications:1. M. Asim, sajid Husain et al. "Genetic polymorphism of Glutathione S Transferases M1 and T1 in Indian patients with Hepatocellularcarcinoma”(2010). Disease Markers 28,369-376. 2. M. Asim, Sajid Husain et al. Hepatitis B virus BCP Precore /Core, x Gene mutations/genotypes and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in India (2010). Journal of Medical Virology 82: 1115-1125 2. Vijaykumar Velu , Sajid Husain et al. Enhancing SIV-specific immunity in Vivo by PD-1 blockade( 2009). Nature 458: 206-210 (Doi: 10, 1038) 3. Vikas Sood, Anurag Rathore, Sajid Hussain, Sohrab Khan, Shruti Patra, Vijay Shanker, Harsh Kumar, Neha Rani, Aalia S Bano, Ujjwal Neogi, V G Ramachandran and Akhil C Banerjea. Host genes that affect HIV-1 progression in India and novel gene therapeutic approaches against HIV. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 45, 2008. pp 141-148. 4. Ujjwal Neogi, Vikas Sood, Snigdha Banerjee, Nilanjana Ghosh, Sachin Varma, Subodh Samrat, Yogeshwar Sharma, Abhishek Saxena, Sajid Husain, Vijesh Sreedhar K., Nidhi Goel, Ajay Wanchu, Akhil C. Banerjea(2009). Global HIV-1 Molecular epidemiology with special reference to genetic analysis of HIV-1 subtypes circulating in North India: Functional and pathogenic implications of genetic variation. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology Vol47: 424-431. 4. Sajid Husain, Vikas Sood and AkhilC Banerjea(2006)Genetic Analyses of the Host Genes that Affect Progression of HIV / AIDS in India and Gene Therapeutic Approaches using Catalytic Ribozymes, DNA-Enzymes and Small Interferin RNAs (siRNAs). Proceedings of international Conference on bionanotechnology, November 18-21, 2006, Alain, UAE. 5. Gangadhara Sailaja,Sajid Husain, Bishnu P.Nayak, Abdul M. Jabbar (2003) Long-term maintenance of gp-120 specific immune responses by genetic vaccination with HIV-1 envelop genes linked to the gene encoding Flt-3 ligand. Journal of Immunology 170, 2496-2507. Paper quoted in “Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases”17: 1-6, 2004 6. Shanmugasundram, G.K, Husain S., Saraswathi V., Banerjea A.C. (2000) Influence of host factor genes in AIDS analyses of HIV-1 resistant genes in India. Indian Journal of Microbiology 40: 177-181. 7. S.Husain, Goila Ritu, Shahi Shweta, Banerjea A. C. (1998) First report of a healthy Indian heterozygous for Delta 32 mutant of HIV coreceptor-CCR5 gene. Gene 207: 141-7. Significant achievement of the year 1998(declared by ministry of science & technology, India 8. S.Husain, Goila Retu, Shahi Shweta, Banerjea, A.C. (1998) Inheritance pattern of mutant human immunodeficiency virus type 1 coreceptor gene CCR5 in an Indian family. Journal of Human Virology 1: 187-92. 9. Dash Bipin, krishnan Hari, Goila Retu, Shahi Shweta, Husain S., Banerjea A. C. (1998). Targeted cleavage of HIV-1 envelop gene by a DNA enzyme and inhibition of HIV-1 envelop mediated cell fusion. FEBS Letters 431: 395-9.
Awards and Honours:Department of Biotechnology, National * Associate 1994(Government of India). * Visiting Scientist, Indian National Science Academy, 1998. *Department of Biotechnology Overseas Fellowship (Government of India), 1999. *NIH Fellowship ( Emory Vaccine Center, Atlanta ,GA, USA) 2000 * Visiting Scientist, Indian National Science Academy, 2002 (Govt. of India). * DBT Overseas Associate- ship 2007 (Govt. of India). * INSA( Govt. of India) 2012 Invited speaker : *World Congress of Virus and Infection(WCVI-2015) July 31-August 2, 2015 Shanghai, China. *5th World Congress on Virology” December 07-09, 2015 at Atlanta Hilton Airport, Atlanta, USA.