Research Programs


Extracellular vesicles in host-pathogen interactions


Investigating pneumococcal adaptation to intracellular survival

Current Research Grants

  • 2026 2021

    Ramalingaswami Fellowship
    Title: Investigating pneumococcal adaptation to intracellular survival within the host and characterization of macrophage extracellular vesicles for novel vaccine development.
    Department of Biotechnology [DBT]

  • 2026 2021

    Disarming bacterial pathogens using novel peptides that target pore-forming toxins: from in silico to in vivo
    Department of Science & Technology [DST]

Previous/ Completed Research Grants

    1. Unravelling bacterial immunoevasion and host immune reprogramming strategies in invasive pneumococcal diseases.
      DST-SERB Start-up Grant [SRG] 2021-2023

    2. Developing novel host-derived peptides to neutralize bacterial pore-forming toxins in bacteremic patients
      Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 2018-2020


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