Research Interests

Fungal Infections

Fungi are eukaryotic, single cell or multicellular organisms which cause a wide range of human diseases ranging from superficial skin to invasive life-threatening infections. Over the last couple of decades the incidence of life- threatening fungal infections has increased seriously as the patients of AIDS, cancer, organ transplant and immune compromised population has increased. Though a significant progress has been made in the discovery of antifungal agents in the form of polyenes, azoles and allylamines yet the antifungal therapy poses severe challenge because of the side effects, narrow spectrum of activity and recently development resistance among patients against the present antifungals. We are working for the following:

In vitro and in vivo evaluation of antifungal activity of synthetic/peptides/plant extracts/marine extracts/compounds.
Development of monoclonal antibodies against Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus .