Susmit Suvas holds the Ph.D. degree in immunology and serves as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences at Oakland University, Rochester, Mich, USA. He did his graduate work from the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh, India, and received his Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India, in 2002. He did his postdoctoral research from 2002 to 2007 with Barry Rouse in the area of viral immunology at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. During his postdoctoral research, he demonstrated the role of regulatory T cells in immunity and immunopathology to herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) infection. After joining Oakland University in 2007, his laboratory has focused on understanding the role of neuropeptides in regulating the immunity to ocular HSV-1 infection and also on determining the cause of age-related increase in Foxp3+ regulatory T cells and their relative contribution to immune dysfunction noted with advancing age. He is a Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and American Association of Immunologists (AAI).
Biography Updated on 9 October 2011