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Sukanya Narasimhan, PhD

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Sukanya Narasimhan, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Internal Medicine

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8056

    United States



My research focus is on arthropod vector- host-pathogen interactions. I aim to understand at the molecular level how pathogen infection levels are sustained in arthropod vectors and what factors determine infection rates in arthropod vectors in endemic areas. Defining these factors might reveal ways to control vector-borne diseases.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Indian Institute of Science (1990)
  • MSc
    Bangalore University, Biochemistry (1984)


  • Invited talk
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2021
    Guest speaker at Department Seminar Series
  • International Meeting
    Weimar, Germany 2021
    International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
  • Search for a tick vaccine -will it be a sweet challenge?
    Farmington, United States 2020

Professional Service

NIH/NIAIDZRG1 IDM-V 02- Topics in bacterial pathogenesis and virulence2020
NIH/NIAIDZRG1 IDM-M (02) VM/ IAM Study Section (basic biology of microbes (excluding HIV), multicellular parasites and their vectors)2020
NIH/NIAIDZRG IDM-V81 and V-12: Topics in Non-HIV Microbial Diagnostics and Detection Research2019
NIH/NIAIDInfectious Diseases and Microbiology Study Section, IDM (12), (NIH/NIAID)2018
Nature CommunicationsReviewer2018 - Present
Journal of Infectious DiseasesReviewer2016 - Present
Frontiers Immunology and MicrobiologyReviewer2014 - Present
Frontiers in Microbial ImmunologyGuest Editor2012 - Present
Ticks and Tick-Borne DiseasesReviewer2010 - Present
Molecular MicrobiologyReviewer2006 - Present
PLoSReviewer2005 - Present
Journal of Eukaryotic MicrobiologyEditor2000 - 2004

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