Dr. Sandeep Upadhyay received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Allahabad and his M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the University of Indore (DAVV), India. He joined Dr. Vinay Nandicoori’s laboratory at the National Institute of Immunology (NII) for his doctoral research in 2008 and earned his Ph.D from Jawaharlal University, New Delhi, India in 2014. His graduate research involved studying the role of eukaryotic-like Serine/Threonine protein kinase G in growth and survival of M. tuberculosis inside the host. He was awarded fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), government of India, to support his doctoral research at NII. He received Global health travel award from Bill and Melinda gates foundation to attend and present his graduate research work at Keystone symposium, New Mexico, USA. He relocated to Washington University School of Medicine St Louis, USA in summer of 2015, and have since been a postdoctoral research associate of the Philips Lab to investigate dynamic cellular events associated with the subversion of host innate immune response by M.tb virulence determinants. He is a postdoctoral member of American society for Microbiology and has served as reviewer on several peer–reviewed national and international journals.
Dr. Sandeep Kumar Upadhyay Research interest are Infectious diseases, Host-pathogen interaction, Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis, Bacterial signaling, Autophagy, Innate immunity, Phagocytosis, Mtb genetics