immunologist seeks research position
Prasad S. Turaga
turaga at THORIN.UTHSCSA.EDU
Wed Apr 26 18:59:37 EST 1995
I am an immunologist with five years of postdoctoral experience and am
interested in a research position in a challenging environment. My
background is in host-pathogen interactions, vaccine development,
diagnostic assay development, immunopathology, ontogeny of B lymphocyte
development. I am interested in the areas of lymphokine biology,
inflammation/immune response, diagnostic assay and vaccine development.
Following is my resume and a complete copy of my CV will be furnished upon
request. Please feel free to contact me for further information at 210-567-
Prasad S. D. Turaga, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology
U. T. Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX - 78284
(210) 567-3963 (work)
(210) 341-8987 (home)
e mail: turaga at thorin.uthscsa.edu
Personal: Permanent Resident of USA, married, willing to relocate
Education: 1989 Ph. D. Microbiology. Oregon State University,
Corvallis, OR - 97331
1982 M. Pharm. Andhra University, Waltair, India
1979 B. Pharm. Kakatiya University, Warangal, India
Trained in cellular immunology, molecular immunology,
immunochemistry and host-pathogen interactions.
Nov 1989- Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Microbiology, The University of
present Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX - 78284
-Determined the frequency of cells expressing transcripts for
interleukins and immunoglobulins using in situ hybridization
-Developed assays (ELISA and bioassay) to estimate
the levels of different interleukins in T cell lines generated from
mice infected with cestode parasite.
-Performed studies involving fractionation of B cells depending on density
and size (elutriation) and characterized their phenotype using FACS.
-Functional studies were done on such cells for the expression of
germline transcripts for different immunoglobulins.
-Developed hamster anti-mouse monoclonal antibodies against T cells in
pursuit of novel markers.
-Estimated frequencies of cells expressing germline gamma1 transcripts
from FACS sorted B cell populations utilizing RT-PCR technique.
Apr 84-89 Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Microbiology, Oregon
State University, Corvallis, OR - 97331
-Performed physical and functional characterization of soluble
antigen derived from a bacterial pathogen.
-Developed sensitive diagnostic assays for the disease (ELISA and Western
Blot) using the soluble antigen as the marker.
-Characterized the protease activity associated with the bacterial antigen
and its role in biological activity.
-Developed assay system to demonstrate for the first time in salmonids,
antigen:antibody complexes in infected animals, both in serum and in
-Developed a vaccine candidate with soluble antigen coupled to different
adjuvants via chemical coupling methods.
-Developed assays(chemiluminescence) to assess the phagocytic capacity
of cells from animals.
American Association of Immunologists
American Association for the Advancement of Science
References will be submitted upon request
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