Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Sidd Krishnamurthy, PhD

IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow, Metaorganism Immunity Section, Laboratory of Host Immunity & Microbiome, NIAID/NIH

"Nutritional and Microbiota Control of Endogenous and Exogenous Viruses"


Sidd Krishnamurthy received his Ph.D. in Immunology from Washington University in St. Louis, where he worked in the laboratory of Dr. David Wang developing pipelines to discover highly divergent viruses from metagenomic data, in particular viruses that lacked homology to known viruses. His work lead to a significant expansion in our understanding of RNA bacteriophage diversity and provided the first full genome sequence of fungal bunyavirus family now known as Discoviridae. He then moved to the National Institutes of Health to the laboratory of Dr. Yasmine Belkaid for his post-doctoral fellowship. There, he transitioned to studying the role of endogenous retroviruses is mediating communication between the microbiota and immune system, as well as using a novel intestinal model of coronavirus infection to understand the role of the nutrition-microbiota axis in determining tissue tropism.


*This is an in-person meeting, if you are unable to attend in person and would like to join via zoom, please reach out to Veronica Fonseca


November 8, 2023
1:00-2:00pm PST
107 C/D

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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