Department of Immunology
UT Southwestern Medical Center , USA
Dr. Rajakumar Mandraju obtained his Ph.D from Dept of Biochemistry, University of Hyderabad, India. Later he continued his research work as a postdoctoral fellow on vaccine development for HIV-1 and Malaria at Aaron Diamond AIDS research center, The Rockefeller University, New York. Currently he is working as Research Instructor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dept of Immunology, Dallas. His research work mainly focuses on the role of Toll like receptors in the induction of innate and adaptive immune responses and how bacterial and viral co-infections suppress host immune responses. He is also working on cellular and molecular basis for immunological memory.
Host-pathogen interaction, TLRs mediated regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses. co-infections and immune evasion. Tumor immunology.