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Reena Agrawal-Rajput

Dr. Reena Agrawal-Rajput did her M.Sc in Biotechnology from Guru
Ghasidas University, Bilaspur. She did her PhD in Biotechnology from National
Centre for Cell Sciences and Pune University, Pune, India on understanding the role
of dendritic cells expressed CD40 during leishmanial infections. She later joined
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research-Ahmedabad for her
post-doctoral research.
She is currently serving as a Professor in Institute of Advanced Research,
Gandhinagar, India as a Professor of Immunology. The research in her lab focuses
on deciphering the innate immune mechanisms of infectious and non-infectious
diseases. The major focus of the group is to balance the skewed macrophage
subsets and aberrant inflammasome activation/inhibition.
One of the focus of her research lies in studying the mechanism of antibiotic-induced
immunosuppression in the model of bacterial infection and devising strategies
against the same. She is actively engaged in studying the L-arginine metabolism and
its manipulation to develop novel therapeutics against the immunosuppressive TME.
Her group is making efforts to develop novel bioadjuvant for the delivery of peptide
vaccines as cancer immunotherapeutics.