Dr. Kartik Chandran
Ebola Virus Expert
Dr. Kartik Chandran and his team are at the forefront of Ebola virus research, and discovered the link between the NPC1 gene and Ebola's ability to infect the body.
Researching the NPC-Ebola Link
When Dr. Chandran and his team gave Ebola to a mouse without the NPC1 gene, they found that the virus was unable to even begin infecting its host.
NPC Patient Cells
Cells donated by NPC-affected patients through Coriell allow Dr. Chandran's team to continue researching treatments for Ebola and other similar viruses. In turn, Dr. Chandran's detailed research into the NPC1 gene may help develop treatments for NPC.