Manish Sharma, PhD
Instructor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Manish Sharma, PhD, joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine in 2021. Over the past year, Sharma’s research on the HIV-1 virus focused on cell entry sites, as well as novel labeling of HIV-1 viral particles and real time imaging.
Prior to joining Emory’s Pediatric ID Division, Sharma studied Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) pathogenesis, specifically its effect on children as JEV has a 30-50% mortality rate. JEV motivated Sharma to learn more about neuroscience and neurotropic viruses, which took him to the Neuroscience Department at Scripps Research, Florida where he began studying Huntington Disease.
Currently, Sharma has two projects: one on a novel approach to pinpointing HIV-1 fusion and one on cell-to-cell transmission of HIV-1 via tunneling nanotubes in macrophages and CD4+ T-cells.