PhD Candidate in Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan

Arinjay Banerjee is a PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and his doctoral research focuses on understanding the host-pathogen interactions in big brown bats. He has a background in virology, microbiology and biochemistry.

Arinjay's research interest include:

- Understanding the immune responses of bats to viruses.
- Exploring the virus host interactions in bats, a reservoir of emerging viruses such as Nipah, Hendra, ebolavirus, Marburg virus and several coronaviruses such as MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.
- One Health and public policy to tackle emerging infectious diseases.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan

Education

  • 2014 
    National Institute of Virology, Masters of Science in Virology