Sunil Kumar Manna

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, India

Sunil Kumar Manna was born in Kolkata, India, in 1968. He received his Ph.D. degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in chemistry, though he also worked in immunobiology at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India. During this period, his research was focused on the area of immunology (cytokine-mediated immunoregulation) and on interleukin-8, a neutrophil chemotactic cytokine largely involved in neutrophil-driven acute and chronic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis, and gout, where chemoattracted neutrophils release several toxic oxygen radicals and proteolytic enzymes which damage the surrounding host tissues causing severe pain to the patients. Soon after the thesis submission, he joined Professor Bharat B. Aggarwal's group at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), Houston, Tex, USA, as a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the role of ROI on TNF-mediated signaling involving inflammation and tumorigenesis. Currently, he is Head and Associate Professor at Department of Immunology, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad, India. His interests include detection of the molecular mechanisms mediated by novel small molecules to induce anti-inflammatory, antiteratogenic, and antitumorigenic responses and regulation of cytokine receptors to regulate tumorigenesis and inflammatory responses. Dr. Manna was recipient of Scopus Young Scientist Award given by Elsevier. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy and he received the National Bioscience Award given by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

Biography Updated on 31 July 2011

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