CV Dash

Biosafety Consultant

Chandravanu "CV" Dash, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research (CAHDR) and the Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology at the Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN. He is a biochemist in training and have been studying viruses for more than two decades. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the National Chemical Laboratory in India and post-doctoral training at the National Cancer Institute HIV Drug Resistance Program (NCI-NIH). He joined Meharry with an NIH K99/R00 grant to start his independent research program focusing on the mechanism of retroviral replication and pathogenesis. His research has been continuously funded by NIH and other funding agencies. He has authored more than 50 peer reviewed publications and regularly serves as a peer reviewer for many journals and NIH grant proposals. He serves as a member of the TN-CFAR executive committee and also served as the Co-director of the NIH funded Tennessee Center for AIDS Research (TN-CFAR) Personized Care Scientific Working Group (PC-SWG). In addition, he was a member of the Internal Advisory Committees of the Research Centers in Minority Institution (RCMI) at Meharry and the Meharry Translational Research Center (MeTRC). Recently, he has been appointed to serve as the co-director of the Meharry 2026 Strategic Planning for Research and a member of the Meharry Research Advisory Committee. Currently, he serves as the member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee of Meharry Medical College and a member of the Clinical Biosafety Services.

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