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DR. RAMESH CHANDRA RAI, Ph D, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi  

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M Sc. Biotechnology, University of Pune, Pune


Interested in understanding the interfeace of host-pathogen interactions, particularly immunological and inflammatory responses during viral and bacterial infections.

1. *Ramesh Chandra Rai1, Pankaj K Bagul1 and Sanjay Kumar Banerjee*. NLRP3 inflammasome drives inflammation in high fructose fed diabetic rat liver: Effect of resveratrol and metformin. Life Sci. 2020 Jul 15;253:117727. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2020.117727. Epub 2020 May 1. PMID: 32371063 (*co-correspondence).

2. Nayak K, Jain V, Kaur M, Khan N, Gottimukkala K, Aggarwal C, Sagar R, Gupta S, Rai RC, Dixit K, Islamuddin M, Khan WH, Verma A, Maheshwari D, Chawla YM, Reddy ES, Panda H, Sharma P, Bhatnagar P, Singh P, Raghavendhar B S, Patel AK, Ratageri VH, Chandele A, Ray P, Murali-Krishna K. Antibody Response Patterns in Chikungunya Febrile Phase Predict Protection Versus Progression to Chronic Arthritis. JCI Insight. 2020 Apr 9;5(7):e130509. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.130509. PMID: 32155134

3. Ramesh Chandra Rai. Host Inflammatory Responses to Intracellular Invaders: Review Study. Life Sci. 2019 Nov 21;240:117084. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2019.117084. PMID: 31759040.

4. Gunisetty S*, Nayak K*, Chandra Rai R, Chawla Y, Elluri SR, Aggarwal C, Maheshwari D, Panda H, Ansari NA, Singh P, Kaur M, Dixit K, Sharma P, Bhatnagar P, Priyamvada L, Bhaumik SK, Ahamed SF, Vivek R, Ray P, Shet A, Coshic P, Lodha R, Kabra SK, Afroze D, Yousuf A, Ahmed R, Murali-Krishna K, Chandele A.Analysis of dengue specific memory B cells, neutralizing antibodies and binding antibodies in healthy adults from India. Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 15. pii: S1201-9712(19)30029-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.01.018. PMID:30658170 (*equal contribution).

5. *Shyamashree Dasgupta and *Ramesh Chandra Rai. PPAR-γ and Akt regulate GLUT1 and GLUT3 surface localization during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2017. DOI10.1007/s11010-017-3161-3 (*equal contribution/ co-correspondence).

6.*Sneh Lata Singh, *Ramesh Chandra Rai, Sudisht Kumar Sahand Sneha Sudha Komath. The catalytic subunit of the first mannosyltransferase in the GPI biosynthetic pathway affects growth, cell wall integrity, and hyphal morphogenesis in Candida albicans, Yeast. 2016 Aug;33(8):365-83. doi: 10.1002/yea.3179) (*equal contribution).

7.*Ramesh Chandra Rai, *Ved Prakash Dwivedi, *Samit Chatterjee, Durbaka Vijaya Raghava Prasad and Gobardhan Das. Early secretory antigenic target-6 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Enigmatic factor in pathogen-host interactions. Microbes and Infection, Aug. 9, 2012 (PMID:22909901); (*equal contribution).

1. Ramesh Chandra Rai. Convergence of host immune mechanisms in Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis. (Book chapter in the book- Trends in Infectious Diseases, 2014; ISBN: 978-953-51-1312-6, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/58319).

2. Ramesh Chandra Rai, Debapriya Bhattacharya and Gobardhan Das. Stem cells in Infectious diseases (Book chapter in the book “Insight and Control of Infectious Disease in Global Scenario” 2012, InTech open access publisher; ISBN 978-953-308-441-1).

3. Ashutosh Paliwal, Rekha Gahtori, Amrita Kumari, Ankita H. Tripathi, Himani Tewari, Ramesh C. Rai, Yogesh Joshi, Lalit M. Tewari, Penny Joshi and Santosh K. Upadhyay. “A survey of studies on ethnic use and medicinal potential of Himalayan Lichens” book chapter in the book- Natural products and their utilization pattern. 2020 (Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, ISBN-9781536182118).

4. Santosh K. Upadhyay, Ramesh C. Rai, Rekha Gehtori, Ashutosh Paliwal, Poonam Gautam, Penny Joshi. (Book chapter “Drug Resistance in Cancer” in the book Drug Resistance in Bacteria, Fungi, Malaria, and Cancer. pp 449-473, 22 March 2017; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-48683-3_20;Print ISBN 978-3-319-48682-6, Online ISBN 978-3-319-48683-3;Springer International Publishing Switzerland).

1. Department of Biotechnology scholarshipfor M. Sc., Government of India.

2. Awarded junior and senior research fellowship and eligibility for lectureship (NET) by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India-2003.

3. Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering-2003; All India Rank-62 (Percentile 98.21).

4. Life member- Indian Immunology Society.

5. Associate editor- Virology and Immunology Journal.

6. Bursary for oral and poster presentation at Immunocon-2018.

7. International travel award to attend the IEDB user workshop 2018, USA.

8. Travel award to attend the IEDB user workshop 2018 from Immunology Foundation, USA.

9. International travel award for poster presentation at the JITMM-2018, Thailand.

10. Oral presentation at Immunocon-2018, THSTI, India.

11. Global health travel award- Keystone symposium 2019, Sao Paulo.

Conference and workshop participations- 18