Samba Venkatasomisetti

Postdoctoral Researcher

“Computational Design of HIV-1 Entry Inhibitors”


M. C. Grenier, S. Ding, D. Vézina, J. Chapleau, W. D. Tolbert, R. Sherburn, A. Schön, S. Somisetti, C. F. Abrams, M. Pazgier, A. Finzi, and A. B. Smith, “Optimization of small molecules that sensitize HIV-1 infected cells to antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity,” ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 11, iss. 3, p. 371–378, 2019. [Bibtex] [doi]
doi = {10.1021/acsmedchemlett.9b00445},
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year = 2019,
month = {nov},
publisher = {American Chemical Society ({ACS})},
volume = {11},
number = {3},
pages = {371--378},
author = {Melissa C. Grenier and Shilei Ding and Dani V{\'{e}}zina and Jean-Philippe Chapleau and William D. Tolbert and Rebekah Sherburn and Arne Sch{\"o}n and Sambasivarao Somisetti and Cameron F. Abrams and Marzena Pazgier and Andr{\'{e}}s Finzi and Amos B. Smith},
title = {Optimization of Small Molecules That Sensitize {HIV}-1 Infected Cells to Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity},
journal = {{{ACS} Medicinal Chemistry Letters}}

C. Zhao, A. M. Princiotto, H. T. Nguyen, S. Zou, M. L. Zhao, S. Zhang, A. Herschhorn, M. Farrell, K. Pahil, B. Melillo, S. V. Sambasivarao, C. Abrams, A. B. Smith, N. Madani, and J. Sodroski, “Strain-dependent activation and inhibition of human immunodeficiency virus entry by a specific PF-68742 stereoisomer,” Journal of Virology, vol. 93, iss. 21, 2019. [Bibtex] [doi]
doi = {10.1128/jvi.01197-19},
url = {},
year = 2019,
month = {aug},
publisher = {American Society for Microbiology},
volume = {93},
number = {21},
author = {Connie Zhao and Amy M. Princiotto and Hanh T. Nguyen and Shitao Zou and Meiqing Lily Zhao and Shijian Zhang and Alon Herschhorn and Mark Farrell and Karanbir Pahil and Bruno Melillo and Somisetti V. Sambasivarao and Cameron Abrams and Amos B. Smith and Navid Madani and Joseph Sodroski},
editor = {Viviana Simon},
title = {Strain-Dependent Activation and Inhibition of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Entry by a Specific {PF}-68742 Stereoisomer},
journal = {{Journal of Virology}}

Professional Experience

  1. 2017-2019
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania