Kavya received her Ph.D. from the University of Sydney in Australia. During her PhD, she developed and applied mass spectrometry-based approaches to study antiviral binding to influenza virus antigens and monitor the emergence of antiviral resistance. She joined the Elias lab to explore the host immune responses to viral infections.
Her current research focuses on identifying viral and host antigens that are differentially presented upon infection both in vitro and in vivo, in the context of the dynamic proteome. These studies will enable identifying immunologically relevant targets for the design of efficacious vaccines and therapeutics against a range of devastating infectious diseases such as Dengue, TB, Malaria, and Zika.
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Member, The American Association of Immunologists (2014 - Present)