Postdoctoral Scholar of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University

Sanjay is in Dr. Ivelin Gerorgiev's lab, where he is trying to develop vaccine candidates against Zika and Dengue. He did his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Chemical and Physical Biology, where he studied small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) for their role in the stress response and aging. Using protein engineering and CRISPR knockout strategies, he showed that sHSPs have conserved roles among vertebrates, and sHSPs have evolved possibly under the organellar and organismic proteostatic demands. When not in lab, Sanjay moonlights as a Data Scientist and a popular science writer.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Scholar of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Vanderbilt University


  • 2018 
    Vanderbilt University, Ph.D.
  • 1995 
    Indian Institute of Technology, M.Tech.