Nahid Ali completed her Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Indian Institute of Chemical Biology and was awarded the degree at the University of Calcutta in 1985. She then continued as a Research Associate till 1987, when she was appointed as a Scientist and Group Leader. Since then, she has been working on the Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division of this institute. Meanwhile, she had been serving as a Visiting Scientist at NIH, USA. She has been involved in active research in the field of leishmania immunology particularly visceral leishmaniasis, mechanism of immune regulation, diagnosis of Indian kala-azar and PKDL, development of new vaccination strategies, and cationic liposome-based drug therapy are the areas in which she has made significant contributions. Several discoveries made in her laboratory have been filed for patent and are now awaiting commercial development.
Biography Updated on 26 January 2011