Texas Tech University, USA
Nishanth Makthal obtained his master’s degree from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, USA. He has coauthored over 12 publications in peer-reviewed journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Nucleic Acids Research, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Molecular Microbiology. Nishanth is a research associate in Dr Kumaraswami’s group and currently enrolled in a graduate program pursuing his PhD. His PhD studies are aimed at investigating the interplay between host nutritional defenses and group A streptococcal adaptive responses, and its influence on bacterial pathogenesis. His co-first authored research on “Leaderless secreted peptide signaling molecule alters global gene expression and increases virulence of a human bacterial pathogen” was broadcasted on 8 news channels across United Sates and published in 14 news outlet all around the world with estimated audience of 44 million in 6 countries.
Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, GAS pathogenesis, Quorum sensing, Infectious Diseases.