Dr. Murali-Krishna Kaja received his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science in 1995. His graduate work focused on protective immunity to Japanese Encephalitis Virus. Following this, he received post-doctoral training at the laboratory of Dr. Rafi Ahmed at the Emory University. During this time he studied dynamics of immune responses to infection, mechanisms of T cell memory generation and maintenance requirements, and published some of the most highly cited papers that moved the field forward. Following this he spent a brief period at Emory University as Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology followed by extension of his studies as a faculty at the Department of Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle and the Washington National Primate Center, during which he served there as assistant professor, core staff and associate professor. In 2011 Dr kaja joined Emory University as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases and the Emory Vaccine Center. He is also director for the Joint Emory:ICGEB Center for translational human immunology program in India.



Murali-Krishna Kaja, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics


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