Infectious diseases are the long standing global problem with a severe impact on the health and economy of the country. The infectious organisms are fascinating as the extensive research done so far is not enough to reveal the mechanism of pathogenesis. Their ability to cause the disease by evading the defense system makes them a successful pathogen.
Major thrust areas of our lab are to understand the mechanism of host-pathogen interaction using Salmonella typhimurium and typhi as model organisms. Typhoid fever is a debilitating disease in the developing country and unavailability of a suitable vaccine makes it a pathogen of importance. We are trying to understand the immune evasion strategy employed by Salmonella to gain niche inside the host. The basic biology underlying the mechanism of pathogenesis will allow us to develop potent vaccine with long term memory against Salmonella.
||Dr. DIPSHIKHA CHAKRAVORTTY Ph.D. (NCCS, India)
Centre for Infectious Diseases Research (CIDR)
Dept of Micro Biology and Cell Biology (MCB)
Indian Insitute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore - 12 INDIA
Phone: +91-80 22932842, 22932986
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