Dr. Debashis Dutta is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The Yerkes National Primate Research Centre, Emory University, Atlanta, USA. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Zoology (Honours) at Ranchi University, India and a Master of Science in Zoology at Ranchi University, India. He earned a Ph.D. in Life Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University/CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute, India. He has been awarded New Investigator Scholarship in 2019 by Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic infections (CROI), in Seattle, Washington, USA. He is a lifetime member of the Indian Society of Cell Biology, Indian Society for Chronobiology, and Genome foundation, India.
Dr. Debashis Dutta is interested in molecular microbiology and the pathogenesis of bacteria and viruses. His present research focuses on vaccine development against the current pandemic of COVID19 causing SARS-CoV-2 and HIV-1. Previously engaged in molecular biology and pathogenesis of Tuberculosis and pathogenesis and functional cure of HIV-1 using the rhesus macaque model. Dr. Dutta has also contributed to ZIKV and SVV infection and pathogenesis.