Postdoctoral Scientist

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Dr. Akhalesh Kumar Shakya


Dr. Shakya is investigating molecular mechanism(s) by which the equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) IR2 protein (IR2P) functions as a negative regulator and eventually to determine if IR2P may be used in the treatment of EHV-1 infections. Another project is to determine the molecular mechanisms by which the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) IE62 activates viral gene expression and replication.


Supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (P30-GM110703).