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Dr Siddhartha Mahanty

Dr Siddhartha Mahanty

Dr Siddhartha Mahanty

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Honorary Associate Professor; Department of Infectious Diseases
Malaria, Immunology, Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Discovery Research, Global Health, Indigenous Health, Clinical and health systems research
The University of Melbourne, Department of Infectious Diseases, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
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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 a Master of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma, USA. After clinical specialisation, 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 and the Royal Melbourne Hospital's Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS), where he served as an expert on human parasitic infections and agents that cause viral haemorrhagic fever. His research interests are in the mechanisms of immunity against malaria and immunopathology of intestinal helminths.

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    • 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.

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