Education & Qualification
Post Doctoral FellowLab of Immunology, NIAID, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA 2003-2006.
Ph.D. (Immunology)Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, India (2002).
Master of Science (Biochemistry and Biotechnology)Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India (1997).
Bachelor of Science (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry)Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (1995).
Lab's Research Focus
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
SLE(Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) is a complex, chronic autoimmune disease with significant mortality and morbidity. It is characterized by a diverse range of autoantibodies against nuclear/ cytoplasmic components.
Immunity in Neonates
Due to immuno-compromised status of low birth weight (LBW) newborns and inefficient immune responses they are highly susceptible to various infections resulting into sepsis, and have high morbidity and mortality rates.
Cord blood is conventionally known to contain stem cells that are easily accessible at birth and also capable of differentiating into various cell types and therefore considered as relevant source of stem cells especially for the treatment of neonatal diseases.