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2022 Ben Barres Spotlight Award winner Karthika Rajeeve discusses her latest research in an upcoming online seminar.

On November 8, Karthika Rajeeve, a 2022 Ben Barres Spotlight Award winner, will discuss her research into how a central immune modulator downregulates a proto-oncogene to shut down host cell metabolism and interfere with infection of epithelial cells by obligate intracellular pathogenic Chlamydia trachomatis.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, chaired by eLife Senior Editor Satyajit Rath, dedicated to answering your questions about eLife and our new model of publishing.

The event will last for one hour and will be run via Zoom.

Join on Wednesday, November 8, at 2โ€“3pm IST (8:30-9:30am (UTC))

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(Please note this event was originally scheduled for September 19, 2023)

About the speakers:

Karthika Rajeeve
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, India

Karthika Rajeeveโ€™s research focuses on how the human pathogens Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis evade the host immune system. She was awarded a Ben Barres Spotlight Award in 2022, following the publication of her article reporting a "surprising observation" related to the mechanism that restricts bacterial growth in persistent Chlamydia trachomatis infections.

Satyajit Rath
eLife Senior Editor
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India

Satyajit Rath, a trained physician and pathologist, has been actively engaged in studying immune system mechanisms for forty years. Currently, he serves as a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research and an adjunct faculty member at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute. Beyond research, Rath contributes to science-related policies, education, and outreach, collaborating with governmental bodies and civil society organisations.

About the Ben Barres Spotlight Awards:

The Ben Barres Spotlight Awards are run annually by eLife to provide visibility and funds to researchers from underrepresented groups in biology and medicine or from countries with limited research funding. The awards are named in memory of our late colleague, transgender researcher and fervent advocate for equality in science, Ben Barres. The awards are open to eligible authors of preprints with publicly available reviews as well as authors published in eLife. Reviewers for these awards focus primarily on the catalytic potential of the funds towards overcoming barriers and unlocking new opportunities for the applicantโ€™s research, community and career.


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