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Sunil K. Ahuja, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, UTHSCSA
Staff Physician, STVHCS University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
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), epigenomic, 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.