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Nagendra N. Mishra, Ph.D.

Nagendra N. Mishra, Ph.D. Harbor UCLA Infectious Diseases

Nagendra N. Mishra, Ph.D.

Dr. Mishra is Associate Professor of Medicine at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He earned his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Allahabad in India. In addition, he completed his post-doctoral training in infectious diseases at The Lundquist Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. His lab studies the adaptations associated with membrane lipids of Candida, Staphylococci, Enterococci and Streptococci that confer resistance to certain antibiotics in vitro and in vivo. He also discovered the significance of Staphylococcal carotenoid augmented membrane fluidity/rigidity and its implications in resistance to host defense peptides and in vivo virulence in an endocarditis model. Further understanding microbial adaptation to the host in the setting of anti-infective agents aims to open new doors to anti-infective strategies addressing the current challenge of conventional antibiotic resistance. Dr. Mishra has been reviewer of many prestigious scientific journals, academic editor of reputed journals and   research grants of international grant agencies. He has an excellent funding records of getting pharmaceutical grants and Co-Investigators on NIH R01 grants. Dr. Mishra was honored by the American Society of Microbiology with a 2015 ICAAC (Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy) Young Investigator Award.The award recognizes early career scientists for research excellence and potential in microbiology and infectious disease. He has contributed more than 45 research articles, reviews and chapters in peer-reviewed journals.