Rana Chakraborty, MD, MSc, FRCPCH, DPhil

Affiliate Faculty

Emory Vaccine Center


Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases


Ponce Family and Youth Clinic


Emory Center for AIDS Research


Committee on Pediatric AIDS, American Academy of Pediatrics

Phone: 404-727-4972

Fax: 404-727-9223

Email: rchakr5@emory.edu



Prevention of MTCT of HIV-1 provides an excellent model to identify correlates of protection from infection. We are examining placental antigen presenting cells in HIV-1-exposed and unexposed newborns. The ability of HIV-1 to replicate in these cells will be assessed in a tissue culture model and innate antiviral molecules that limit replication will be defined.