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Sunil K. Ahuja, M.D.
Department of Medicine
Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics/ Biochemistry
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Staff Physician, STVHCS
5.065R - DTL
M.D., Medicine at the Armed Forced Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Keywords: Immunological Health; HIV; HIV-AIDS
Dr. Sunil Ahuja’s Lab is focused on the characterization of the host determinants of immunological health. His work is supported through both federal (e.g. NIH MERIT) and non-federal (e.g. Doris Duke) agencies. His team has a strong track record of successful and productive multi-disciplinary research. Their work in the HIV field has been published in top journals (e.g., NEJM, Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology, Science, PNAS, JAMA-Internal Medicine, Blood, CID) with more than 7,885 citations till July 2015. The quality of publication history supports their ability to conduct large-scale genetic/genomic (e.g. RNA-Seq, GWAS, eQTL), epigenetic, epidemiologic, immunologic and translational research related to infectious, immune and inflammatory diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, allergy, autoimmunity, immunological aspects of transplantation, NASH studies and aging studies). Since 1996, the research team has included more than 139 undergraduate students, 21 graduate students, 16 medical students, 30 post-doctoral fellow and several assistant and associate professors. Dr. Ahuja also oversees the Center for Personalized Medicine and Genome Unit which houses Illumina-based equipment for conducting GWASs and next-generation sequencing studies. The Centers represent a nodal point for cross-fertilization of ideas from a multi-disciplinary group of investigators from the VA, University affiliate and the DoD. His major research accomplishments include-
Complete list of Dr. Ahuja’s published work is also available in Dr. Ahuja’s NCBI Pubmed Bibliography:
Impact factors (IF) of publications (n=91): 9 (>25 IF), 4 (15-25 IF), 12 (10-15 IF), 6 (7.5-10 IF), 45 (4-7.5 IF) and 15 (<4 IF) and book Chapters (n=2). Citations (Till July 31, 2015): 7,885.
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