Dr. Nimesh is heading the Vaccine Immunology Laboratory at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. Dr. Nimesh is a virologist and immunologist by training.
His team works in the area of virus immunology, and the programs are at the interface of fundamental and translational immunology.
Major focus is to understand the biology of T cells, mainly Tfh cells, in the long- lasting protective humoral immunity after vaccination or virus infection in human.
Dr. Nimesh received several awards from prominent international societies for his significant and novel contribution in the field of T-cell immunology like European Federation of Immunological Societies, the American Association of Immunologist, the Martin Villar haemostasis global award and the ADVAC Fellow of Merieux foundation, France.
Dr. Nimesh has successfully established a “human immune monitoring and T-cell immunoassay platform” which has been highly instrumental in the COVID-19 research in the country.
Dr. Nimesh has contributed several high impact publications in the prominent journals like Science Translational Medicine, Nature Microbiology, Nature Communication, Lancet Infectious Disease, Cell Reports etc.
He has international and national patents on application of T cells in immunotherapy and vaccinology domain.
Dr. Nimesh is also serving as the virus immunology expert in several national and international taskforces related to human health.