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Faculty experts to discuss collaborating on projects in India

By Emory Report | Emory Report | March 16, 2015

Emory faculty members will discuss their collaborations with Indian partners during a panel on "Expanding Your Research to India” set for Wednesday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in the Oxford Road Building Auditorium.

Find out how the speakers selected their partners, the benefits of their partnerships, and their advice to other faculty interested in research in India. The discussion, part of Emory’s India Week, will be followed by an audience question-and-answer period.

 Panelists include:

 • Rama Amara, associate professor, Emory School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and researcher, Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Amara is working with collaborators in India to develop an HIV vaccine specifically for treating and controlling AIDS in India.  

 • Venkat Narayan, Ruth and OC Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, and director, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center (EGDRC). Through EGDRC, Narayan works with the Public Health Foundation of India, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, and the All India Institute of Medical Studies, among others.

 • Raman Parimala, Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Parimala works with partners in India on her mathematical research, including her study of quadratic forms and algebraic groups.   

 • Holli Semetko, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Media and International Affairs, Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Semetko was a Fulbright Nehru Scholar and honorary professor at the Indian Institute of Technology during the 2013-14 academic year. During her time in India, she worked with a team of scholars to study media and campaigning in the 2014 election.

 The event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged.