Purva Sanghvi

Graduate Research Assistant Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

About Purva

She is co-mentored by Dr. Karen Dobos and Dr. Brendan Podell. Her doctoral research focuses on investigating the relationship between vitamin A deficiency and tuberculosis (TB). Specifically, she employs the guinea pig model of vitamin A deficiency to delve into the molecular mechanisms underlying persistent vitamin A deficiency in active TB patients. To achieve this, she will employ a range of skills and techniques, including mass spectrometry and data analytics, to unravel the complexities of this leading co-morbidity associated with TB. Beyond her academic pursuits, Purva enjoys hiking, biking, reading, and staying connected with her loved ones back home.


B.Sc., Microbiology, Pune University, 2018M.Sc., Microbiology, Pune University, 2020