I received my PhD in Immunology from the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India. My work was focused on studying role of cell intrinsic factors in regulating T-cell behavior at steady state. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Pasare lab at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Here my work focuses on studying the cell intrinsic and extrinsic factors that regulate control of T-cell responses in different model systems. I am currently working on the following projects:
Role of the microenvironment cues in determining CD8 T cell responses against.
Innate control of the adaptive immune system in Allo-reactivity
I am interested in understanding cellular and molecular basis of T cell differentiation. My project focuses on understanding how different pathogens induce and regulate transcriptional programming of T helper cells. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China and joined the graduate school at UT Southwestern in 2013.
Viral G. Jain, MD, completed his pediatric residency at Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth) program, and his Neonatology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with a research interest in neonatal endocrinology and immunity. He is currently pursuing further research training under the mentorship of Dr. Louis Muglia & Dr. Chandrashekhar Pasare. His current interest is in studying the inflammatory pathways involved in preterm birth - specifically the role of IRAK1 in pre-term birth and the importance of myeloid cells in regulating immune tolerance during pregnancy with the goal of developing better interventions to reduce preterm birth.