Rahul Dilip Chavan, Ph.D.

Scientific Officer


Dr. Rahul Dilip Chavan is a classical virologist from Haffkine Institute for Training, Research & Testing, Mumbai. He was a part of the Influenza Diagnostic Team during the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza outbreak. He has worked on Differential Proteomics in Influenza virus to identify new host markers in patients with Acute Respiratory Infections. For his Post-Doctoral training, he worked on various aspects of mosquito borne diseases. Currently at CSBMM, he is involved in identification of biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets in various infectious diseases. He is also working on various ayurvedic drugs in infection models by phospho-proteomics and metabolomics.

Scientific discipline
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Infectious Diseases and Vector Biology
  • Translational Medicine
  • Education
  • Ph.D. in Applied Biology, Haffkine Institute for Training, Research & Testing, University of Mumbai, India, 2015
  • M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology MGM Institute of Health Sciences, India, 2009
  • Positions held
  • Scientific Officer, Center for Systems Biology and Molecular Medicine Yenepoya Research Centre, Mangalore, India, 2018 - present
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 2015 - 2018
  • Senior Research Fellow, Haffkine Institute for Training, Research & Testing, Mumbai, India, 2009-2015
  • Publications

    ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9021-0567

    Research Papers: 05 ; Review Articles: 01; Book Chapters: 0

    • Dalal, K., Khorate, P., Dalal, B., Chavan, R., Bhatia, S., Kale, A., Shukla, A., Shankarkumar A.(2018). Differentially expressed serum host proteins in hepatitis B and C viral infections. Virus Disease.
    • Chavan, R., Bapat, S., Patil, V., Chowdhary, A., and Kale, A. (2017). Computational analysis in Influenza virus. Receptors & Clinical Investigation.
    • Chavan, R., Mukherjee, S., Dahake, R., Colvin, D., Kale, A., & Chowdhary, A. (2016). Differential proteomic analysis of respiratory samples from patients suffering from influenza. Virus Disease.
    • Chavan, R., Shinde, P., Girkar, K., Madage, R., & Chowdhary, A. (2016). Assessment of Anti-Influenza activity and hemagglutination inhibition of Plumbago indica and Allium sativum extracts. Pharmacognosy Research.
    • Chavan, R., Kothari, S., Zunjarrao, K., and Chowdhary, A. (2015). Surveillance of Acute Respiratory Infections in Mumbai during 2011-12. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.
    • Chavan, R., Gohil, D., Shah, V., Kothari, S., and Chowdhary, A. (2013). Antiviral activity of Indian medicinal plant Justicia Adhatoda against herpes simplex virus: an in-vitro study. Int J Pharm Bio Sci