Pritesh Desai

Advanced Concentration

Immunology & Microbiology


Shahram Salek-Ardakani, Ph.D.


Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine


August 2012

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M.S., Biology, Georgia State University, 2012
B. Technology, Biotechnology, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University, India, 2009

Dissertation Research


Abboud G, Tahiliani V, Desai P, Hutchinson TE, Varkoly K. Driver J, Hutchinson TE, Salek-Ardakani S. (2015) Natural killer cells and innate IFN-γ participate in host defense against respiratory vaccinia virus infection. J Virol Oct 14. pii: JVI.01894-15.

Goulding J, Abboud G, Tahiliani V, Desai P, Hutchinson TE, Salek-Ardakani S. (2014) CD8 T cells use IFN-gamma to protect against the lethal effects of a respiratory poxvirus infection. J Immunol 192: 54155425. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1400256

 Desai P & Harmalkar M. (2011) Comparative assessment of antibacterial activity of ginger extracts with antimicrobial agents. Int'l J of Pharm & Bio. (ISSN - 0973-6808)

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Honors & Awards

Abstract Award from American Association of Immunologists (AAI) to attend their annual national meeting and give a research talk + poster presentation (including $600 travel award).

1st place Research Poster Presentation at Center for Inflammation and Mucosal Immunology (UF) - 3rd Annual Research Retreat.

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