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Girish Neelakanta

  • Girish Neelakanta
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • 202l Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3453
  • gneelaka@odu.edu
  • Web Page
  • BS and MS from Bangalore University, India in Microbiology and PhD in Microbial Genetics and Genomics from University of Cologne, Germany. Postdoctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine, USA.
  • Education

    University of Cologne, 2005
    Major: Microbial Genetics & Genomics
    Degree: Ph. D.
  • Research Interests

    Vector-borne diseases, Microbial pathogenesis, Infectious diseases, host-pathogen interaction, Cold tolerance in arthropods,
  • Expertise

    Infectious diseases, Vector-borne diseases, microbial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interctions, symbiosis, microbial genetics and genomics,
    cold tolerance and adaptation in arthropods, Gene regulation, Arthropod physiology, genomics,
  • International Ph.D. dissertation fellowship award (2001-2004), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg "Genetik zellulärer Systeme" Germany
  • 2010: First authored Publication selected as Editor Choice article, Science
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Postdoctoral Fellowship award
    Sponsoring Organization: Arthritis Foundation
    Date: June, 2007 - May, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Neelakanta, G.