Postdoctoral Fellow, Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology (GIGI)
Ujjwal Rathore’s doctoral work focused on protein engineering and HIV vaccine design in Prof. Raghavan Varadarajan’s lab at Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India). Ujjwal is currently a postdoctoral scholar in Alexander Marson’s laboratory at the Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology. He is interested in studying host-virus interactions with a focus on HIV latency. Ujjwal has developed a high-throughput CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing platform to identify, characterize, and validate the function of latency regulating host factors in primary human T cells. His primary goal is to accelerate target identification for new drugs to eliminate or perturb the latent reservoir and facilitate the search for an HIV cure regimen.