Harindra Sathkumara

Harindra Sathkumara

Senior Lecturer in Parasite and Vector Biology

James Cook University, Australia

Email: harindra.sathkumara@jcu.edu.au






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Research Keywords: 

Novel TB vaccines, BCG  



Dr. Harindra Sathkumara is a highly dedicated postdoctoral researcher currently affiliated with Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University (JCU). With a strong background in immunology and infectious diseases, his current research endeavors revolve around understanding complex immune mechanisms underlying tuberculosis (TB); a highly infectious and potentially life-threatening disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).

As an early career researcher, he has made significant contributions to the field of TB immunology. His research focuses on unravelling the immune correlates of BCG vaccination and protection against tuberculosis (TB) in humans as well as understanding the intricate mechanisms underlying tuberculosis susceptibility, vaccine efficacy and disease interactions in high-risk populations, particularly in individuals with HIV/AIDS and type 2 diabetes, contributing to a deeper understanding of tuberculosis immunology. 

Harindra's research findings have featured in prestigious scientific journals such as PNAS and Science Advances and has also been presented at numerous national and international conferences, further contributing to the scientific community's knowledge and understanding. Driven by a passion for advancing knowledge and improving human health, Harindra has received several notable awards, and scholarships throughout his academic journey. These include the JCU's Dean's Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence and the prestigious Early Career Scientist Award from the CTVD-Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, highlighting the exceptional contributions to the field.


Related Websites: 

JCU Profile Page



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