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Dr.Girish J. Kotwal

Dr.Girish J. Kotwal

Professor
Univ. of Med. and Health Sci (UMHS)
USA

Biography

Girish J. Kotwal, received his Ph.D. from the Biochemistry department, McMaster University, Canada in 1985. He did his post doctoral work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, USA in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases from 1984-1990 and co-discovered the vaccinia virus complement control protein (VCP) along with Dr. Bernard Moss, member of the US National Academy of Science (NAS). During the 90s he established a structural biology program which included overexpression of VCP, a heavily disulphide bonded protein and directed the preclinical program to evaluate the therapeutic potential of VCP. In 2002 he founded Kotwal Bioconsulting, LLC, in 2004 he founded kbiotech pvt. ltd., in South Africa, in 2005 he co-founded InFlaMed Inc. in USA. In 2010 he assisted in founding Icelandic Cardio Pharma (IceCP) in Iceland. He is currently Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology at UMHS, WI, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, UMass medical school, Worcester, MA and Adjunct Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Henan University, China. He has authored over 100 publications, 97 of which are found on pubmed.

Research Interest

Medical Microbiology, Dental Microbiology and Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Intracellular signaling mechanisms in lymphoid cell activation, Cytolytic mechanisms of CTLs and NK cells, Complement pathways & complement regulatory proteins, Immune responses against tumors, Mechanisms of apoptosis in the immune system, transgenic and knockout mice, Modern vaccine design & immunization, HLA & TCR genes in autoimmunity, cellular and molecular mechanisms of autoimmunity, Fundamental Virology, Molecular Virology,