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Gaurav Gaiha, MD PhD

Assistant Professor Gaurav D. Gaiha is a researcher at Harvard Medical School, Principal Investigator at the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT and Harvard and Attending Physician in the Division of Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

He works with a structure-based network analysis technology, which integrates network theory with protein structure data to define topologically important and mutationally constrained regions of viral proteins. He used this approach to identify key targets of CD8+ T cells in individuals who spontaneously control HIV.

He received his DPhil in Biochemistry from Oxford University as a Clarendon Scholar and his MD magna cum laude from the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program at Harvard Medical School and MIT. He trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at MGH before completing his post-doctoral research fellowship at the Ragon Institute.

Dr. Gaiha is a recipient of the NIDA Avant-Garde DP1 Award in HIV/AIDS research (2023), Howard M. Goodman Fellowship from MGH ECOR (2023), Krane Award from the MGH Department of Medicine (2022), NIAID New Innovators DP2 Award (2020), Gilead HIV Research Scholars Award (2020) and Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists (2019). He also has also received recognition for his Excellence in Clinical Teaching from the MGH Department of Medicine.

His hobbies include running after his two daughters, Myla and Neia, and his yellow labrador Charlie.

Assistant Professor Gaurav Gaiha co-leads DARE RF1, Objective 3 with Associate Professor Rachel Rutishauser .

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