Jagadeesh Bayry is a Principal Investigator at Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (French National institute of Health and Medical Research) (INSERM), Paris, France. He received his Veterinary Medicine degree from Veterinary College, Bangalore, India, in 1996, and completed postgraduate studies in virology and immunology at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in immunology at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC Paris 6), Paris, France, in 2003. He later carried out postdoctoral research at the Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. In 2006, he joined INSERM as a Scientist. His research is aimed at understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of immune homeostasis and deciphering the host-pathogen interaction. As a part of therapeutic intervention tools, he is studying the mechanisms of action of normal, polyspecific intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIg) in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and use of CCR4 antagonists as a molecular adjuvant to boost the immune response to vaccines by inhibiting the interaction of regulatory T cells and antigen presenting cells such as dendritic cells. The host-pathogen interaction being persuaded from the view point of cellular and molecular mechanisms of immune response to pathogens and immune evasion mechanisms of two respiratory pathogens: Aspergillus fumigatus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Biography Updated on 13 January 2015