Praveen Rao Juvvadi

Duke University Medical Center, USA


Dr. Juvvadi obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from Osmania University in India after working on "Calmodulin mediated regulatory mechanism of aflatoxin biosynthesis in Aspergillus parasiticus" and then was trained in Fungal Genetics and Biology at the University of Tokyo and University of Sevilla. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Duke University Medical Center, USA. His research interests and area of expertise include fungal cell biology, secondary metabolism and fungal infectious diseases, with specific reference to “Invasive Aspergillosis” caused by the deadly human filamentous fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Understanding molecular mechanisms controlling fungal cell wall biosynthetic machinery and identification of fungal specific molecular targets to aid in devising newer strategies for drug design and targeting. Aspects of fungal cell biology, growth and development in relation to fungal pathogenesis and secondary metabolism, with specific reference to Calcium / Calmodulin and Calcineurin signal transduction pathways.

Biography Updated on 30 October 2012

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