Dr. Muralidhara Rao
Dr. Muralidhara Rao Maradana is an experimental immunologist with wide ranging experience in the field of immunology, inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, and diet-based therapeutic development. Dr. Murali obtained his PhD in Medicine from the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, under the supervision of Dr. Brendan O’Sullivan and Professor Ranjeny Thomas. His PhD work established the pre-clinical evidence for therapeutic efficacy of an anti-inflammatory nanoparticle drug delivery to treat obesity-induced diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Upon completion of his PhD, Dr. Maradana joined the laboratory of Dr. Brigitta Stockinger at the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK to gain post-doctoral research experience on the influence of environmental factors in intestinal infections and colon cancer. During his tenure at the Crick Institute, he collaborated with parasitologist Dr. Adam Sateriale, and investigated the therapeutic potential of dietary indole-derivatives in cryptosporidiosis, which cause significant morbidity and mortality to infants and young ruminant animals due to lack of effective treatments. In his current research work, Dr. Murali is studying the influence of environmental factors on immunoregulation of human cryptosporidiosis and envisions to translate dietary interventions for cryptosporidiosis in humans and farm animals.
CAMPUS: Medical Research Centre, Medicine & Health Sciences, Kattankulathur - Chennai