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Dr. Pushkar SharmaDr. Pushkar Sharma is a Senior Scientist at the National Institute of Immunology (NII) with an additional charge as the Director of the institute. He has been a faculty at NII since 2001 and is currently Staff Scientist VII. Dr. Sharma obtained his Ph.D from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in Biophysics. Subsequently, he joined the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA for his post-doctoral training in cell signaling and neurochemistry. 

He was an International Senior Research Fellow of  The Wellcome Trust, UK and a recipient of the Swarnajayanti  fellowship. He has been bestowed with awards like the Shanti  Swarup Bhatnagar Prize and the National Bioscience Award and is a Fellow of  the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) and Indian National Science Academy (INSA).

His research group at NII is  interested in dissection of signal transduction pathways in diverse systems like apicomplexan parasites Plasmodium falciparum and Toxoplasma gondii and mammalian cells like neurons.  Investigating signaling pathways will not only unravel novel molecular mechanisms that guide the  fascinating the biology of these organisms but may also be useful for devising novel strategies for diseases like malaria and neurodegenerative disorders. 

For more details please see: http://www.nii.res.in/research/pushkar-sharma

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