Sanjeev Krishna works as a Professor of Molecular Parasitology and Medicine at St George’s University of London’s Centre for Infection. He read natural sciences at Cambridge and completed a medical degree at Oxford in 1982. He began his clinical studies on malaria in the Wellcome Trust Unit in Thailand as a medical student and continued with laboratory studies during his DPhil degree at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. In 1994, he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellowship at St George’s University of London and, in 2007, an S.D. degree from Cambridge University, UK. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Professor Krishna’s research interests encompass cellular and molecular as well as clinical studies. He works on understanding how antimalarials kill parasites, how parasites become resistant to different classes of antimalarial, and on discovery studies for new antimalarials and new drug targets. Moreover, he carries out studies on pathophysiology and treatment of malaria. Krishna has collaborated in diagnosis and treatment studies on sleeping sickness, including the recognition of melasoprol resistance in parasites, and works on improving diagnosis of tuberculosis and Clostridium difficile infections.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2011