Charu Kaushic, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
905-525-9140, ext. 22988
McMaster University 1200 Main Street West, MDCL 4014 Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

Research Interests:

  • Sexually transmitted viral infections, current focus on HIV-1 and HSV-2
  • Mouse models to understand immune responses to sexually transmitted viruses
  • Ex vivo/in vitro primary cell culture models to elucidate viral interactions with mucosal tissue
  • Influence of sex hormones on susceptibility and immune responses to sexually transmitted pathogens
  • Understanding local microenvironment in the female reproductive tract for heterosexual transmission of pathogens