Anshu Agrawal

University of California, USA


Anshu Agrawal received a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the Lucknow University, Lucknow, India, 1988–1994. Her thesis was based on liposomes as delivery systems. Subsequently, she was a Scientist at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (UNIDO), New Delhi, India. Here, her focus was on immunology and she worked on defining the B-cell responses to peptide vaccines. Her work won the Best Poster Award at the Indo-French symposium (1998) which was fully paid scholarship to a laboratory in France. She worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar, Institut Curie, Paris, France and moved in 2001–2004 to her postdoctoral work at the Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Presently, she is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Basic and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine. She is mainly interested in innate immunity and aging with particular emphasis on the functions of dendritic cells. She is the Recipient of the New Scholar Award in aging from the Ellison Medical Foundation (2006). She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cellular and Clinical Immunology and World Journal of Vaccine. She has over 30 publications and serves as a reviewer for 10 journals. She teaches undergraduates, Immunology and Allergy Fellows, and microbiology graduate students.

Biography Updated on 1 June 2011

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