Anmol Chandele, PhD
Emory Vaccine Center
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine/ICGEB-EVC, New Dehli
Joint ICGEB-Emory Vaccine Center
International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi - 110067
Dr. Anmol Chandele received her PhD at the National Center for Cell Science, India followed by her postdoctoral training at Dr. Susan Kaech’s laboratory at Yale University. Her research interests focus on the signals and factors that dictate the formation of Immunological memory and why in certain cases the body fails to generate long-lived immunity. In 2009 she joined Dr. Rafi Ahmed’s group as a Research Scientist and is currently an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at the New Delhi component of the Emory Vaccine Center – Joint ICGEB-Emory Vaccine Center.
Her lab focuses on human immunity to vector-borne (mosquito), neglected tropical diseases such as Dengue and Malaria that primarily afflict the developing world. Both of these diseases are complex, with regard to both the pathogen and the host. In either of the two diseases, a confluence of reasons ultimately results in the lack of long-lived protective immunity even after multiple exposures to the pathogens. Therefore, Dr. Chandele is interested in defining the roles of the innate signals and antigen-specific B and T cells responses during acute Dengue and Malaria infections. Since there are currently very few reliable small animal models available for both these diseases, her lab in New Delhi is actively involved in developing and establishing cutting edge state-of-the-art immunology platforms for quantitating innate and antigen-specific effector B and T cell responses in humans. In collaboration with scientists at EVC and clinicians in India, she is putting forth a coordinated holistic approach for a clear understanding of the immunobiology of Dengue and Malaria infections.