Madhu sudhan ravindran
Research: Elucidating the role of host molecular machinery in SV40 infection
Born in Pondicherry and brought-up in different parts of India, Madhu started his research career at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, before moving to National University of Singapore to pursue his PhD. During his PhD, in 2010 Madhu visited the Tsai Lab as an International exchange scholar. After finishing his PhD, he joined the Tsai lab as Post-doctoral fellow in 2013. Away from research, Madhu spends his time behind the camera. He considers himself as a budding photographer (visit madnez) and an adventure traveller.
Research: Study on the role of ER proteins in SV40 ER to cytosol trafficking
After completing Ph.D. from University of Calcutta, Kolkata, Parikshit joined Tsai lab as post-doctoral fellow. Ann Arbor is his first experience living outside Kolkata (his home city). Pariskhit applies various virology and biochemical technique to study cellular trafficking of polyomavirus. Away from research, Parikshit loves to learn ancient history, human civilization and astrophysics.
Research: SV40 penetration across the ER membrane
After finishing his PhD program in Japan, Taka decided to go abroad to expose himself to a different scientific environment and joined the Tsai lab as a postdoctoral fellow in 2008. He studies how the polyomavirus family penetrates the ER membrane and causes infection using biochemical, cell biological and structural analyses. Taka loves lab works so he spends weekdays doing experiments in the lab, but he enjoys cooking and reading books at home on weekends.
Research: The role of molecular motors in Polyomavirus infection
Chelsey completed her PhD at Northwestern University where she studied human papillomavirus replication. Her interest in viral-host interactions brought her to the Tsai lab where she studies polyomavirus trafficking to the nucleus. Outside of lab, Chelsey enjoys painting, spending time with family and friends, and petting alpacas.
Research: Elucidating the role of host membrane factors in SV40 infection
Born in China, and finished her PhD in virology in Tohoku University in Japan between Oct 2011-Sep 2015. After a year of Post-doctoral research in Tohoku University, she moved to Ann Arbor with her family in Nov 2016. Currently, she is elucidating the mechanism of SV40 entry into the ER using biochemical and imaging techniques. In her spare time, she cooks, reads Bible, spends time with her kid and friends.