Chelvanambi, Sarvesh

Dr. Sarvesh Chelvanambi obtained his B.A in Zoology with a minor in Finance at Miami University (Ohio) in 2011, and his Masters in Biotechnology at The Pennsylvania State University in 2013. Sarvesh completed his PhD at Indiana University School of Medicine in the lab of Dr. Matthias Clauss in 2019.  He studied the role of extracellular vesicles in promoting HIV related endothelial dysfunction which could be rescued with statin treatment. Sarvesh has always had a special place in his heart for communicating complex scientific ideas to a broad audience without diluting the underlying message. This stems from his experience representing Miami University’s Speech and Debate team for four years at national-level competitions and while presenting his research at various international conferences. Sarvesh has won the 3 Minute Thesis competition at IUPUI and was the sole representation for his University at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Students conference in 2019.

Sarvesh joined Dr. Masanori Aikawa’s research group at CICS as a Post doctoral Research Fellow in December of 2019. Sarvesh’s project will investigate whether viral proteins alter macrophage heterogeneity and serve as a major contributor towards the increased prevalence of cardiovascular diseases amongst patients.