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Satya Dandekar

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Research Interests:

Dr. Satya Dandekar is a professor of Microbiology and the chairperson of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at UC Davis and has a joint appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine.

Dr. Dandekar's research program is focused on the molecular pathogenesis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infections with special emphasis on gastrointestinal mucosal lymphoid tissue (GALT) as a major target organ of the viral infection and as a viral reservoir.


  • Infectious diseases and mucosal immunity, HIV research

Research Focus:

  • HIV pathogenesis and mucosal immunity and animal models
  • Genomic and immunologic aspects of Mucosal innate and adaptive defenses against pathogens
  • HIV and associated co-infections and global health with specific emphasis in India