Haritha Adhikarla, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases


Haritha Adhikarla has been an associate research scientist at the Yale School of Public Health since 2016. Her expertise spans diverse areas of bacterial pathogenomics, membrane transport and prokaryotic two-component signaling. She previously led a molecular biology group in India for Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in France  and was involved in bioassay support for vaccine characterization. Subsequently she joined Yale school of Public Health in 2013 as a post-doctoral fellow and was part of a large genome-sequencing effort to explore the genomes of Leptospira sp. During this period her major focus was to unravel signaling mechanisms in pathogenic Leptospira.

Currently she is involved in a vaccine project where she established a mouse model to study mechanism of a Leptospira vaccine. Her current studies also focus on serological testing for Zika virus infection. 

Education & Training

PhD Osmania University (2009)
MSc Osmania University (2002)

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