The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital

People

Associate Professor Siddhartha Mahanty

Associate Professor Siddhartha Mahanty

Associate Professor Siddhartha Mahanty

(03) 8344 1972 | [email protected]

Position:
Associate Professor; Department of Medicine
Theme(s):
Host Pathogens Interactions , Malaria, Immunology
Discipline(s):
Clinical Research, Discovery Research, Global Health
Unit(s):
Doherty Directorate, Department of Medicine
Lab Group(s):
Mahanty group

Dr Mahanty is an infectious diseases specialist and physician-scientist whose research focuses on host-parasite interactions in the pathogenesis of parasitic infections.  He received his medical training at UNSW, Sydney and Infectious Diseases training and an MPH at the University of Oklahoma in the U.S.A.  After clinical specialization, he pursued a career in research on parasite immunology, working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, McGill University, Montreal, Canada and the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.  After 13 years at the NIH as a Physician-Scientist, he joined the University of Melbourne in January, 2017 as an Associate Professor at the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (RMH).  His current research interests are in the mechanisms of immunity against malaria and immunopathology of intestinal helminths.

  • Key Achievements
    Publications
    Loading ORCID data...
    Research Groups
    • Mahanty group

      Malaria is a disease of global importance and a major threat to health security in endemic regions. The focus of the Mahanty group's research is on the pathogenesis and immunology of malaria. The goal of their research studies is to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the clinical severity of illness caused by human infections with Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite responsible for the majority of cases of severe malaria, and to better understand protective immune mechanism in the human host.


      Lab Team

Full University of Melbourne profile