Dr. B. Ravindran, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Immunobiology of metazoan parasites

I am a Microbiologist trained in JIPMER Pondicherry and Delhi University and later in Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK and University of Connecticut Health Centre, USA. I worked as a scientist with Indian Council of Medical Research for more than two decades and currently heading the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, an autonomous research institution under Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India. My Scientific interests include Immunology of infectious diseases such as Malaria, Filariasis and Sepsis, regulation of inflammation and macrophage biology in infectious diseases, evolution of immune system in mammals. My laboratory uses experimental animals as well as pathogen exposed humans as model systems. I have been an active member of a large global consortium of investigators from Universities and Research institutions in UK, USA, Germany, France, Netherlands, Malaysia and Indonesia for nearly a decade working on Immuno-biology of Metazoan pathogens. I have been a visiting Professor/Visiting Scientist at University Edinburgh, University of Bonn, Pasteur Institute at Lille during the last 10 years. My group has published about 90 scientific papers in International journals. Over the last three decades 18 PhD and 16 MD students worked with me and successfully completed their degrees. Current the strength of my laboratory is 3 PhD students, 2 post doctoral fellow and one woman scientist. In recent years I have been spending much of time serving as a member of Board of Governors and in Scientific Advisory Committees of several Research institutions and functioning as a peer-reviewer for several scientific journals and funding agencies in India and abroad. Know More →