Pallavi Rai completed her Bachelors in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from G.B.Pant University, India in 2008 and her Post-graduate Diploma in Agri-warehousing and Supply Chain Management from MANAGE, Hyderabad, India in 2009. She is currently a third tear PhD student in the Weger-Lucarelli lab at Virginia Tech. The focus of her research is to study the effect of obesity on the transmission of alphaviruses like CHIKV and the disease severity of coronaviruses using the mouse hepatitis virus (MHV) as a model coronavirus. She has published 1 article and co-authored 3 articles till date.
Title : Determining the role of obesity on the transmission of chikungunya virus by mosquitoes