Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Emory University
Fellowship Site: Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, Zambia
Fellowship Project: Impact of Couples’ Voluntary Counseling and Testing and Antiretroviral Treatment on HIV-1 Transmission within Cohabiting Heterosexual Serodiscordant Couples in Zambia
Dr. Basu was born in Indiana, though she spent most winters with her extended family in India. Her interest in global health came at an early age with both her exposure to global health issues in developing countries and a special interest in the unfurling AIDS pandemic. This interest was solidiﬁed through her undergraduate training at Indiana University (B.S. in Biology) and Masters degree at Purdue University (M.S. in Biology), and was the driving force that led her to pursue her doctoral work at Emory University (Ph.D. in Immunology & Molecular Pathogenesis), where she focused on characterizing potential correlates of protection from HIV-1 superinfection in heterosexual African couples. Dr. Basu hopes to apply her training in molecular virology and immunology to the development of ﬁeld-based diagnostic and point-of-care tools for use in low-resource countries and settings where poor access to care and patient retention exist.