Anand Patwardhan

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Legionella pathogenesis
Post-Doctoral Fellow
I am a post-doc trying to explore the cell biology of Legionella infection. I completed my BS (Pune University) and MS (Visva Bharati University) in Biotechnology from my homeland India. After working a bit in RNA Biochemistry and Cell biology in NCBS and IISc (India), I moved for my PhD to the fashion city of Paris. During my PhD in Curie Institute, in the lab of Graça Raposo under Cédric Delevoye I was working on RAB GTPase (RAB6) and its implications in melanosome biogenesis in skin and ocular melanocytes in human and murine models. After graduation, the field of host-pathogen interactions captured my attention and I am intrigued as to how various components of the biogenesis of lysosome-related organelles and the host response to pathogens is shared. I am planning to dive into that field. After lab experiments, I explore experimenting in the kitchen-trying new recipes, learning new languages, cultures and reading. I am a big fan of TED talks and documentaries, traveling, running, volleyball and photography, music#playing/listening and I am also an enthusiastic animal lover…!! I am looking forward to the switch from classic Parisian environment to the dynamic Californian - bay area science culture. Email: Anand.Patwardhan@ucsf.edu