teacher and scientist
Dr. Uday Kishore
BSc (Hons), MSc, Ph.D., FHEA, FRSB, FRCPath
Dr. Uday Kishore is a teacher and a scientist with a special interest in innate immunity. He earned his BSc Honours from the S.P. Jain College, Sasaram, Bihar, MSc from the Hindu College and Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, and Ph.D. from the University of Delhi and CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India. After spending a year at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California as a NASA Fellow, he moved to the University of Oxford for the most part of his post-doctoral training, first at the MRC Immunochemistry Unit, Department of Biochemistry, and then at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital. His previous positions include NASA fellow, Wellcome Trust International Fellow, and Alexander Humboldt fellow. He is also the recipient of the MRC Investigator Prize, European Commission Young Scientist Prize, and Mother Teresa Excellence Award.
Dr. Kishore has several adjunct and professorial positions internationally. He was the Founder and Director of the Centre for Infection, Immunity, and Disease Mechanisms, at Brunel University London. Dr. Kishore has authored over 200 peer-reviewed research papers, 45 book chapters, 6 patents, and edited 10 books. He has also contributed chapters on Immune System for iconic books such as Gray’s Anatomy. His research team is currently trying to understand how the innate immune components deal with self, non-self, and altered self. Mostly revolving around complement proteins (specially C1q, factor H, and properdin) and C-type lectins (SP-A, SP-D, and DC-SIGN), (1) he is examining their importance in host-pathogen interaction using HIV-1, Influenza A virus, SARS-CoV-2, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Aspergillus fumigatus as model pathogens; (2) he is also trying to ascertain their role as immune surveillance molecules in allergy (ABPA, allergic rhinitis, and dust mite allergy); cancer (pancreatic, breast and ovarian cancers; leukemia, glioblastoma, and mesothelioma); and human pregnancy. He has a special interest in understanding the roles the immune system plays in neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation.