Gokul C Das
Eugene B Casey Hepatitis Research Center, Baylor University, USA
Dr. Gokul C Das had his Ph.D. degree in Biophysics from the University of Calcutta, India, in 1975. After his postdoctoral work at the Institute de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire du CNRS, Strasbourg, France and at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. He was a visiting scientist at NIH and trained in Molecular Virology of DNA tumor viruses. He continued his interest as a Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. He joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine and became the Co-director of EB Casey Hepatitis Research Center, later in his career to develop a basic research program in a clinical setting. His Current interest is to study Hepatitis C virus pathogenesis using a cellular and humanized animal model and to develop antiviral strategies. Dr. Das has served as a reviewer for a number of international journals and participated in national and international meetings either as session chairperson or as a speaker.
His research interest includes Hepatitis C virus infection and pathogenesis; cellular model of virus induced metabolic diseases and mechanisms; development of humanized mice models and miRNA-based therapeutic strategies against HCV infection and pathogenesis.