Sankar Swaminathan, MD
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor, Department of Medicine
Sankar Swaminathan, MD, is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and chair of the Division of Infectious Disease. He is a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and a member of HCI's Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation program.
Swaminathan's research focuses on the regulation of gene expression in two viruses associated with lymphoma and other cancers: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus. Dissecting the innate immune response and understanding the mechanisms that control these viruses' replication is a major aspect of his research.
Swaminathan received his MD from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, and completed an Infectious Diseases fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, MA.