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Dr. Pankaj Mishra

Research Associate
Centre for Immunity and Inflammation, Dept of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry , New jersey

Brief Biography:

Institution and Location Degree Year(s) Field Of Study:

1. Anna University Ph.D. 2003 Biotechnology Anna University M.Tech. 1995 Biotechnology
2. Sambalpur University M.S. 1992 Life Science Sambalpur University B.S. 1990 Botany University of Toledo,OH,USA
3. Bachelor Certificate Program 2007 Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Genomics

Personal statement:

I have conducted research in both industry and academia over the last  decade and interested in pursuing a career in academic biomedical research. In the last  several years, I have gained expertise in the field of Immunology, Medical Microbiology, and
Molecular Biology by employing different cutting edge technologies developed in the recent  years a. I am an active member of American association of Immunology, American Diabetic Association and Orthopedic Research Society. I believed that my participation in the review of  different research articles and review articles from your academic publications will provide an important stepping stone in my career and also this way I can serve the scientific communities in the world better.


Academic positions:


1. 10/2009 – present Research Associate, Centre for Immunity and Inflammation, UMDNJ, NJ- 07101
2. 09/2008 – 10/2009 Post Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Immunity and Inflammation, UMDNJ, NJ- 07101
3. 04/2008 – 08/2008 Research Associate, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
4. 07/2007 – 04/2008 Post Doctoral Fellow, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
5. 06/2004 – 07/2007 Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.
6. 06/2003 – 06/2004 Lecturer, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India.
7. 07/1998 – 05/2003 Graduate Students, Center for Biotechnology, Anna University, India.
8. 06/2001 – 10/2001 Visiting Research Specialist, College of Medicine, Rockford, University of Illinois
9. 08/1997 – 06/1998 Research Assistants, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India

Honors and Awards:

1. 1998 - 2003 Senior Research Fellowship from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India.
2. 1993-1993 Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering, (GATE ’99), Government of India.
3. 1993 -1995 Jawaharlal Nehru University Fellowship for M.Tech. Biotechnology Program,
Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
4. 1990 University 10th rank in B.Sc., Sambalpur University.

Members of scientific Association:

1. Members of American Association of Immunology (AAI) - 2010-2011
2. Membership in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) -
3. Membership in the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) -2010-2011
4. Associate member of Orthopedic Research society- 2011
5. Member of American Diabetic Association (ADA) -2010 Members of American society of
Microbiology – (ASM) 2004-2007
6. Members Indian Association of Immunology- 2003


Research interests:

Immunology, Autoimmune disease, Particle based adjuvants.


Any other information:


1. Nirav Patel, Pankaj K. Mishra, Wenhui Wu, William C. Gause, Relm-beta triggers mucosal Th2 immune response, Manuscript in preparation.
2. Nirav Patel, Pankaj. K. Mishra, Wenhui Wu, William C. Gause, A, A2B adenosine receptor interactions are essential for a helminth induced type 2 immune response . Manuscript in communication.
3. Pankaj K. Mishra, Nirav Patel, Wenhui Wu, David Bleich,William C. Gause, “Helminth-mediated prevention of T1D requires IL-10 in the absence of a Th2-type response”- Nature Mucosal Immunology,2012 Jul 18. doi: 10.1038/mi.2012.71
4. Pankaj K. Mishra, Wenhui Wu, Cristina Rozo, Joseph Benevenia, William C. Gause , Micrometer-sized titanium particles can induce potent Th2-type responses through TLR4-independent pathways. J Immunol. 2011 Dec 15;187(12):6491-6498.
5. Benjamin R. Hart, Pankaj K. Mishra, Robert E. Lintner, Jennifer M. Hinerman, Andrew B. Herr, Robert M. Blumenthal, Recognition of DNA by the Helix-Turn-Helix Global RegulatoryProtein Lrp Is Modulated by the Amino Terminus, Journal of bacteriology,, Aug. 2011, p. 3794–3803.
6. Liu Q, Sundar K, Mishra PK, Mousavi G, Liu Z, Gaydo A, Alem F, Lagunoff D, Bleich D, Gause WC., Helminth infection can reduce insulitis and type 1 diabetes through CD25- and IL-10-independent mechanisms, Infect Immun. 2009 Dec;77(12):5347-58.
7. Lintner RE, Mishra PK, Srivastava P, Martinez-Vaz BM, Khodursky AB, Blumenthal RM. Limited functional conservation of a global regulator among related bacterial genera: Lrp in Escherichia, Proteus and Vibrio, BMC Microbiol. 2008 Apr 11;8(1):60
8. Jason M Bechtel, Preeti Rajesh, Irina Ilikchyan, Ying Deng, Pankaj K Mishra, Wang Qi, Xiaochun Wu, Kirill A Afonin, William E Grose, Wang Ye, Sadik Khuder, Alexei Fedorov The Alternative Splicing Mutation Database: a hub for investigations of alternative splicing using mutational evidence BMC Research Notes 2008, 1:3 (26 February 2008).
9. Jason M Bechtel, Preeti Rajesh, Irina Ilikchyan, Ying Deng, Pankaj K Mishra, Wang Qi, Xiaochun Wu, Kirill A Afonin, William E Grose, Wang Ye, Sadik Khuder, Alexei Fedorov, “Calculation of Splicing Potential from the Alternative Splicing Mutation Database” BMC Research Notes 2008, 1:4 (26 February 2008)
10. Ligi Paul, Pankaj K. Mishra, Robert M. Blumenthal, Rowena G. Matthews “Integration of Regulatory Signals through Involvement of Multiple Global Regulators: Control of the Escherichia coli gltBDF operon by Lrp, IHF, Crp, and ArgR”, BMC Microbiology, 2007, 7:2
11. R.Sabarinathan, P.K.Mishra, M.Geetha, R.B.Narayanan, M.V.R.Reddy, B.C.Harinath, Tom Nutman, P.Kaliraj, James Maccarthy “The larval specific lymphatic filarial ALT-2: induction of protection using Protein or DNA vaccination” Microbiology and Immunology, Vol 48, NO.12, 2004.
12. K.V.N.RajaRao, M.Gnanasekar, P.K.Mishra, P.Kaliraj, K.Ramswamy “A novel phage display-based subtractive screening to identify vaccine Candidates of Brugia malayi”, Infection and immunity 2004 Aug; 72(8): 4707-15. (Impact factor - 4.098)
13. Eswaran D, Mishra P.K., Thirugnanam S., Gnanasekar M, Chandrasekar R, Mehta K, Kaliraj P “Molecular characterization of a Brugia malayi Transglutaminase”, Parasitol Res. 2004 Jun; 93(2): 145-150 (Impact factor for Parasitology Research -1.812 in the year 2010)
14. K.Ramswamy, K.V.N. RajaRao, M.Gnanasekar, P.K.Mishra, Chen Lin, P.Kaliraj “Cloning and Characterization of a translationally controlled Tumour Protein homologue from three human helminth parasites”- Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Parasitology, Vancouver, Canada.


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