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Wilson Aruni, PhD
Asst Res Prof, Basic Sciences
School of Medicine
Dr.Wilson Aruni had joined the Loma Linda university from his native country India. He  graduated in the field of Microbiology from Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University(TANUVAS), Chennai, India  and completed his doctoral studies during the year 1999  and on work deputation at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi where he  specialied  in the field of molecular virology and advanced imaging techniques. He started his career as Assistant Professor in TANUVAS  and served as Associate professor in Microbiology   since June 2009. He was on interm charge of the University Bioinformatics Centre and also for the Electron Microscopy facility. He is a recipient of Richard memorial award and Naidu memorial award conferred for  his best reserach work. He was also the recipeint of "Young scientist award" conferred by the Indian Science Congress, has two patents to his credit and authored three books in the field of Medical Microbiology and Biotechnology.

He was actively involved in research  and had collaborations with the National Cancer Centre, Singapore. As principal Investigator, he was invovled in  two Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govenment of India funded research projects in the capacity of Principal Investigator, one on "Evolving a cost effective Nanovaccine delivery system" and  the other on "Studying the microbes associated molecular patterns and their responses". In addition to reasearch he is  involved in teaching the graduate and doctoral students. 

Dr.Wilson is presently involved in studying the molecular pathogenesis mechanism of two important oral pathogens Porphyromonas gingivalis and Filifactor alocis  at Dr.Hansel Fletcher's lab and also in teaching Bioinformatics.