Assistant Professor of Virology Phone: (601) 984-1705 Fax: (601) 984-1708 E-mail: email@example.com
Education and TrainingPhD, 2005, University of Georgia(Advisor: Ray M. Kaplan)Postdoctoral, 2006, Johns Hopkins University (Advisor: Prashant J. Desai) Postdoctoral, 2012, Emory University (Advisor: Edward S. Mocarski)
Teaching MICRO611 (Medical Microbiology) DENT641 (Dental Microbiology) MICRO702 (Graduate Virology)
The research in Tandon laboratory currently focuses on three different aspects of HCMV infection:
HCMV is the most common cause of congenital infection (1 in 150 children) in the USA. In pregnant women, HCMV infection may result in premature birth, infant death or more commonly the birth defects or developmental abnormalities that may appear at birth or later in life.
HCMV is the most important infectious cause of allograft rejection in heart transplant recipients and is implicated in several other cardiovascular conditions such as atherosclerosis and hypertension.
HCMV retinitis is common and often sight threatening in AIDS patients.
Reactivation of latent HCMV is associated with graft rejection in organ/stem cell transplant recipients.
HCMV infection is associated with a type of infectious mononucleosis.
Although not oncogenic, HCMV is believed to be an oncomodulatory virus. A link between HCMV infection and certain malignant brain tumors (glioblastoma, medulloblastoma and neuroblastoma) as well as breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer and ovarian cancer has been proposed.
More public health information can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/cmv/index.html.
For updated publications, list please follow the PubMed link.
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