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Lab Members

Mohsan Saeed, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Mohsan Saeed received his M.Phil degree in Microbiology from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad where he studied the molecular epidemiology of non-polio enteroviruses in the patients with acute flaccid paralysis. He subsequently joined the University of Tokyo, Japan for his Ph.D in Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology. He performed his doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Takaji Wakita in National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan, where he characterized the HCV variants isolated from experimentally infected chimpanzee at different stages of infection. In addition, he studied the role of endoplasmic reticulum associated degradation (ERAD) pathway in the quality control of HCV glycoproteins and production of virus particles. His doctoral studies established, for the first time, a replicon system of HCV genotype 3a. He joined the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C in April 2011 where he has been focusing on growing HCV from clinical isolates to develop an in vitro cell culture system for of genotype 3a.