Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
Department of Biology
1510 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30307
email: rustom.antia at emory.edu
1994-present: Emory University
1991-1994: Post-doc at Imperial College
1984-1990: Graduate Studies in the Molecular & Cellular Biology Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1978-1983: Masters student in Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
My research interests span a range of problems on host-pathogen interactions, and involves modeling across scales.
- At the within-host scale, we study the dynamics of infections. Doing so requires integrating models of the replication of viruses with the dynamics of generation of immune responses (virology and immunology).
- At the between-host scale, we explore the dynamics of spread of infections between individuals in the population (epidemiology).
- Linking processes at within-host and epidemiological scales allows us to address basic questions on the roles of immunity, ecology and evolution on the emergence of pathogens and changes in their virulence.
A current focus of my research is the dynamics of responses to influenza and viruses that exhibit strain variation. This research is done in collaboration with a number of experimental groups including those of Dr. Rafi Ahmed and Dr. Jacob Kohlmeier at Emory and Dr. Mark Slifka at OSHU.
My group is relatively small, consisting of a couple of post-docs, graduate students and undergraduates.
Acknowledgments and Grant Support
My research has been generously supported by grants from the NIH.