WELCOME TO
       DISEASE BIOLOGY AND CELLULAR IMMUNOLOGY LAB

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple
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Prof. (Dr.) Avinash Sonawane, FRSB, FMAS

ABOUT PI

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Professor

Department of Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering,

Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore)

Madhya Pradesh, India

            

Alexander von Humboldt Visiting Professor 

Research Centre Borstel

Leibniz Center for Medicine and Biosciences, Borstel, Germany

ABOUT US

                         

                        asonawane@iiti.ac.in

                       +91-7324-306 745

                        https://twitter.com/LabSonawane

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Welcome to the Disease Biology and Cellular Immunology research group at Indian Institute of Technology Indore. Our research is broadly focussed on understanding the molecular mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis in bone marrow stem cells and lung macrophages, host immune evasion mechanisms, development of active small drug compounds and antimicrobial peptides, and targeted drug delivery systems to improve tuberculosis therapy. In addition to this we are also developing novel asparaginase enzyme based therapy for the treatment of primary and relapsed acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL).

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EDUCATION

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D. in Human Medicine, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany (2004)

  • M.Sc. in Microbiology, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India

  • B.Sc. in Microbiology, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS

  • Humboldt Fellow (Experienced Researcher): Research Center Borstel, Germany (2017)

  • EMBO Fellow: Karolinska Institute, Sweden (2014)

  • Swiss National Science Fellow:  University of Zurich, Switzerland (2014)

  • EMBO Fellow: University of Ulm, Germany (2012)

  • Swedish Institute Fellow: University of Lund, Sweden (2010)

  • JSPS Fellow: NARA Institute for Science and Technology, Japan (2006)

  • Dean International Affairs and Outreach (2020-Present), IIT Indore

  • Dean (2016-2018), School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar

  • Associate Dean (2012-2016), School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar

  • Professor (2019-Present)Biosciences & Biomedical Engineering, IIT Indore, India.

  • Associate Professor (2018-2019), Biosciences & Biomedical Engineering, IIT Indore, India.

  • Professor (2015-2018), School of Biotechnology, KIIT University,Bhubaneswar, India.

  • Associate Professor (2010-2014), School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India.

  • Assistant Professor (2009-2010), School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India.

  • Post Doctoral Fellow (2007-2008), European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany.

  • Post Doctoral Fellow (2006 - 2007), Max-Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany.

  • Post Doctoral Associate (2004-2006), Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases,University of Florida, Florida, USA.