immunologist seeks research position

Prasad S. Turaga turaga at THORIN.UTHSCSA.EDU
Wed Apr 26 18:59:37 EST 1995

Dear netters,
   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 Turaga

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

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

Research/Professional Experience: 
 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 
tissues (immunohistochemistry).   
 -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.

Professional Affiliations:

 American Association of Immunologists
 American Association for the Advancement of Science
 Sigma Xi

References will be submitted upon request

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