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. K. Krishna is currently an Associate 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. Recently his research group discovered that a peptide derived from this capsid protein is a potent suppressor of the human innate immune response known as complement. His group is evaluating this peptide as a novel therapeutic compound for us in inflammatory conditions caused by unregulated complement activation.

Biography Updated on 29 August 2011

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