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Deepak Shukla

Deepak Shukla

University of Illinois, Chicago


Deepak Shukla has received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) during the period of 1990-1996. Currently, he is working as the Marion Schenk Esq. Professor of Ocular Virology in the Departments of Ophthalmology &Visual Sciences and Microbiology & Immunology at UIC College of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He is also the Director of Ocular Virology Laboratory at UIC. He serves on the editorial boards of prestigious journals, has been a regular reviewer for over a dozen reputed scientific journals, and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers including publications in top rated journals such as Cell, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Biological Chemistry etc. He has also written two book chapters and holds two international patents for his discoveries. He was the lead discoverer of 3-O sulfated heparan sulfate as the host cell membrane receptor for herpes simplex virus. He has received outstanding research awards from many organizations including American Herpes Foundation, Research to Prevent Blindness Inc. an


Cell biology of virus entry into human cells
Host cell membrane receptors for viruses such as herpes viruses.
Membrane receptors and membrane morphology facilitate viral infections.
Research on heparan sulfate proteoglycans
Studies on HVEM, a member of tumor necrosis factor receptor family and nectin-1 and a member of immunoglobulin superfamily.