• Curriculum vitae


    • Since 2020:
      PhD studies at the Institute of Molecular Virology, Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation (ZMBE), University of Münster, Germany
    • 2017 - 2019:
      M.Tech in Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, India
      Thesis: Identification of Cellular Factors governing Intercellular Transmission and Interspecies Adaptation of Human H1N1 and Avian H9N2 Influenza-A Viruses (conducted at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
    • 2012 - 2016:
      B.Tech in Biotechnology: Anna University, Chennai, India
      Thesis: Understanding the Molecular Roles of Yamanaka Factors in Promoting Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition during Tumor Metastasis (conducted at CSIR Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India)

    Work experience

    • 2018:
      Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Summer Research Trainee; CSIR Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, India
    • 2017:
      Research Intern; HIV/AIDS Clinical Research Division, ICMR Tuberculosis Research Center, Chennai, India
    • 2016:
      Research Intern; R&D Unit: High-Throughput Screening Division, Novozymes South Asia, Bengaluru, India
    • 2015:
      Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Research Fellow; DBT Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India


  • Research interests

    • Influenza-A viruses
    • Antiviral resistance
    • Human interferon-α
    • Human lung explants
    • ISG transcriptomics
  • Publications

    Kumar S, Çalişkan DM, Janowski J, Faist A, Conrad BCG, Lange J, Ludwig S & Brunotte L (2021). Beyond Vaccines: Clinical Status of Prospective COVID-19 Therapeutics. Frontiers in Immunology 10.3389/fimmu.2021.752227 [doi]