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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Sudeb Dalai, 2008

MD, Stanford University

Sudeb Dalai is the child of immigrants from India

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Stanford University

SUDEB DALAI is a postdoctoral medical fellow in infectious disease at Stanford Medicine. He completed his MD/PhD at Stanford University and University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health.

Sudeb was born in Marshall, Missouri and grew up in the nearby town of Nevada. His parents emigrated from India to the United States in 1975. They are naturalized US citizens.

Sudeb completed his MS degree in 2008 from Stanford University. He holds a BS in brain and cognitive sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he won the Karl Taylor Compton Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's highest undergraduate leadership award, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is a Howard Hughes research fellow.

Sudeb's current research investigates viral evolution, pathogenesis, and drug resistance in HIV-1 subtype C in sub-Saharan Africa. He has served as a visiting scientist at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg, South Africa; the Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention Project; and the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Uganda. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he helped found a nonprofit organization that collected unexpired AIDS drugs and donated them to Dr. Paul Farmer's HIV Equity Initiative in Haiti.

Sudeb was President of his class at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and currently serves on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees. He has also completed the Boston Marathon, and serves as the vocalist and guitarist of a small band in Palo Alto, CA.

After finishing his education at Stanford University, Sudeb hopes to complete a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in infectious disease, ultimately focusing on maternal and infant mortality in the developing world.

  • PhD | University of California, Berkeley 2013
  • MD Medicine | Stanford University 2013
  • MS Epidemology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics | Stanford University 2009
  • BS Cognitive Neuroscience | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2002
Work History
  • Stanford Medicine, Postdoctoral medical fellow in infectious disease