Center for Vaccines and Immunity
In 2015, Amit Kapoor, PhD, joined The Center for Vaccines & Immunity at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a principal investigator and The Ohio State University Department of Pediatrics as an Associate Professor. Dr. Kapoor’s work focuses on molecular characterization of polio and enteroviruses associated with acute flaccid paralysis in North Indian children. This work was part of an effort to eradicate wild polioviruses from India using vaccination and surveillance. Dr. Kapoor joined Dr. Eric Delwart (UCSF) in 2002 as post doc and helped in the identification of several new human and animal viruses, including human cosavirus, bocaviruses, astroviruses, parvoviruses and picornaviruses. Dr. Kapoor joined Columbia University as Assistant professor in 2010, where he identified more new human and animal viruses including the first non- human primate homologs of Hepatitis C virus. His most recent work was the identification of human hepegivirus (also known as Human Pegivirus 2) in blood transfusion recipients and the development of VirCapSeq (a pan virome sequencing enrichment method, similar to the exon capture method).