Neel K. Krishna

Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA

0000-0002-4615-4035

Neel K. Krishna is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He received his B.A. degree in biology from Earlham College, Indiana, in 1991 and Ph.D. degree in microbiology and immunology from Hershey Medical School, Pennsylvania State University, studying retrovirus assembly in 1997. He then completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship in insect virus assembly at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, in 2003. N. Krishna is currently a Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. His research program currently focuses on human astroviruses specifically the capsid protein of this human pathogen. His research group in collaboration with Dr. Kenji Cunnion's laboratory at EVMS have discovered that a peptide derived from this capsid protein is a potent suppressor of the human innate immune response known as complement. Their laboratories are evaluating this peptide as a novel therapeutic compound for us in inflammatory conditions caused by unregulated complement activation.

Biography Updated on 30 May 2017

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