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Research Scientist and Principal Investigator at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Arinjay Banerjee (Ph.D.) is a Research Scientist at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), University of Saskatchewan.

Arinjay's research group investigates host-pathogen interactions and the emergence of novel pathogens from wildlife. The laboratory’s research interests are virology, innate immunology, microbiology and biochemistry.

Current topics of investigation:

- Emerging 'zoonotic' viruses and pathogen discovery
- Immune responses to viral infections
- Virus-host interactions in wildlife reservoirs and humans
- One Health and public policy to tackle emerging infectious diseases.


  • 2014–2018
    PhD, University of Saskatchewan


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


Governor General's Gold medal for PhD thesis