Dr. Mrigank Srivastava

Dr. Mrigank Srivastava |Clyto Access

CSIR, India

Organizing Committee Member

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Dr. MRIGANK SRIVASTAVA is working as Scientist at Parasitology Division, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, India. He obtained his Ph.D from Justus-Liebig University, Germany in field of Immunology. He has several research papers on his name published in repute Journals. His research group is interested in investigating the various immune evasion strategies adopted by the filarial nematode Brugia malayi to overcome the protective host immune response. The focal points of research are several excretory-secretory (ES) products of the filarial nematode that cause alternative activation of the host immune cells (Macrophages and Dendritic cells) thereby impairing the priming of the host adaptive immune response. In addition to this, we are also interested in elucidating the role of eosinophils during Tropical Pulmonay Eosinophilia (TPE) which is a rare, but fatal manifestation of filariasis. The lab also routinely carries out screening of synthetic and natural plant products for evaluation of their anti-filarial activity both in vitro and in vivo using rodent models of filarial infection.

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