Professor Subhash Vasudevan
Prior to joining the Duke-NUS Dr Vasudevan was responsible for building a research department at Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases that has as its core mission to discover anti-Dengue drugs for therapeutic and possibly preventative use in Dengue patients. The Vasudevan lab at Duke-NUS will work in the following research areas:
- Therapeutics for emerging infectious diseases
- Protein-protein and protein-RNA interactions (characterising the ineteractome of flaviviruses using yeast-two hybrid technology as well as biochemically using immuneprecipitation and other proteomics techniques).
- Structure and function studies of multifunctional viral proteins in order to understand in precise detail the mechanism of action of processes catalysed by enzyme targets of disease causing viruses – this will ultimately help understand the mode of action of new drugs and also identify potential resistant mutants that could help to improve drug design.