Triveni Krishnan

Indian Council of Medical Research, India


Dr Triveni Krishnan, Scientist E is presently serving in the Division of Virology at National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata after graduating from University of Calcutta. Dr Krishnan joined the Division of Virology as a Research Associate in 1987. Since then Dr Krishnan has contributed in the area of molecular virology including electron microscopy and ultrastructural studies of rotaviruses. She is currently involved in studies to understand the phylogenetic aspects of important diarrhoeagenic viruses viz. rotaviruses, astroviruses, human caliciviruses [Norovirus and Sapovirus], picobirnaviruses and enteric adenoviruses to compare the genetic diversity of the strains from India with those reported from other parts of the world. She visited the laboratory of Dr Ulrich Desselberger in the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge & Public Health Laboratory Services from 1992 to 1993 to study zoonotic transmission in rotavirus infection. She visited the labs Dr Shuji Nakata in Department of Pediatrics and Prof N. Kobayashi in Department of Hygiene at Sapporo Medical University, Japan from August 2000 - 2001 as a JICA counterpart to study molecular biology of astroviruses and human Caliciviruses. She also visited labs of Prof O. Nakagomi in Akita and Prof H Ushijima in Tokyo. She and her colleagues reported the Adult Group B rotavirus infections in Kolkata in 1999 for the first time outside China and have recently again reported an intergenogroup recombinant Norovirus from Kolkata in 2008. They have also shown that human picobirnaviruses and astroviruses are associated with acute watery diarrhoea in Kolkata. Dr Krishnan has published several papers in peer reviewed journals and is associated as an Associate Editor or reviewer to share her area of expertise with different international peer reviewed journals. She has a large following of students who have trained in the laboratory over these years.

Biography Updated on 24 August 2011

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