Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology
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Nisha Jain Garg, PhD
Nisha Jain Garg, PhD is currently Professor in the Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology. Dr.Garg has developed a strong and successful research program in the field of tropical infectious cardiomyopathy. Her research efforts have led to >45 peer-reviewed journal articles on the concept of Chagas disease, and >15 extramurally funded projects.She is currently member of the NIH PTHE study section, Associate editor of the American Journal of Pathology, and serving as Franklin Fellow at the Department of State.
Dr.Garg’s lab efforts are targeted to win the human fight against Trypanosoma cruzi that causes Chagasic cardiomyopathy.Chagas disease is a major public health threat in Latin America and Mexico, and recognized as an emerging infectious disease in the U.S. Her ongoing translational research with multiple international collaborations focuses on identifying the potential vaccine candidates, and using these candidates to develop multi-component vaccine(s) that provide protection against different T.cruzi strains in multiple animal hosts and humans. Working with young students and scientists in the lab, Dr.Garg utilizes innovative approaches to understand the pathomechanisms of oxidative stress in progressive Chagas disease, and develop adjunct therapies that can prevent or arrest the chronic heart failure.
Research Scientist, University of Georgia, Athens, GA