Name: Dr. Santosh Kumar C M
Known as: Santosh
Place: University of Birmingham
Career Level: Postdoc
Research Keywords: Tuberculosis, Zebrafish, Molecular chaperones
Likes: Zebrafish as an excellent model system for tuberculosis
Dislikes: Adaptive immunity not in complete tune.
C. M. Santosh Kumar*, Kritika Chugh, Anirban Dutta, Vishnuvardhan Mahamkali, Tungadri Bose, Sharmila S. Mande, Peter A. Lund, and Shekhar C. Mande. (2019) Chaperonin Abundance Boosts Bacterial Fitness. bioRxiv 2019.12.31.891820. (DOI 10.1101/2019.12.31.891820).
Profile: I am working on understanding the molecular mechanisms of granuloma formation, a critical event in the establishment of tuberculosis causing bacteria in the human lungs. We are using Zebrafish model system for this.
Languages: English, Hindi (Urdu for speaking and understanding) and Telugu
Perfect research partner: I do not want to limit to any quality - but open to any enthusiastic researcher interested in knowing and being a partner in what we are doing.