Faculty Biography

Chandravanu Dash, PhD, MSc

Associate Professor
Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology
School of Medicine
(615) 327-6996 | cdash@mmc.edu

Center Affiliations

Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research, Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Themes

Infectious Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Substance Abuse

Active Research Projects

1. Role of viral capsid in HIV-1 integration. (NIH R01AI136740, Role: Principal Investigator)

2. Role of Cellular miRNAs in HIV-1 Replication. (NIH U54 MD007586, Role: Project Director)

3. Effect of HIV and cocaine on semen exosome function. (NIH R01DA042348, Role: Consortium PI)

4. Methamphetamine Research at Meharry Medical College. (NIH R24DA021471, Role: Project Director).

5. Tennessee Center for AIDS Research (TN-CFAR). (NIH P30 AI110527, Role: Key Personnel)


Bortezomib Sustains T Cell Function by Inducing miR-155-Mediated Downregulation of SOCS1 and SHIP1.
Renrick AN, Thounaojam MC, de Aquino MTP, Chaudhuri E, Pandhare J, Dash C, Shanker A

Activation of proline biosynthesis is critical to maintain glutamate homeostasis during acute methamphetamine exposure.
Jones B, Balasubramaniam M, Lebowitz JJ, Taylor A, Villalta F, Khoshbouei H, Grueter C, Grueter B, Dash C, Pandhare J

Cocaine-regulated microRNA miR-124 controls poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 expression in neuronal cells.
Dash S, Balasubramaniam M, Martínez-Rivera FJ, Godino A, Peck EG, Patnaik S, Suar M, Calipari ES, Nestler EJ, Villalta F, Dash C, Pandhare J

The HIV-1 capsid-binding host factor CPSF6 is post-transcriptionally regulated by the cellular microRNA miR-125b.
Chaudhuri E, Dash S, Balasubramaniam M, Padron A, Holland J, Sowd GA, Villalta F, Engelman AN, Pandhare J, Dash C

Proteomics Profiling of Autologous Blood and Semen Exosomes from HIV-infected and Uninfected Individuals Reveals Compositional and Functional Variabilities.
Kaddour H, Lyu Y, Welch JL, Paromov V, Mandape SN, Sakhare SS, Pandhare J, Stapleton JT, Pratap S, Dash C, Okeoma CM

Immune Control of HIV.
Balasubramaniam M, Pandhare J, Dash C


HIV, AIDS, Virus, Retrovirus, Infection