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Dr. Uma Basavanna

Dr. Uma Basavanna

Scientific Review Officer


Division of Physiological and Pathological Sciences DPPS
Infectious Diseases and Immunology B IDIB
Study Section:
Fellowships: Infectious Diseases and Immunology B F07B

Dr. Uma Basavanna received her Ph.D. in biochemistry at University of Mysore, India where her graduate work was focused on characterizing snake venom toxins, along with testing and the production of antivenom therapeutics. She continued her postdoctoral trainings at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, where she studied the role of T cell signaling and the effect of polycystin-1 on kidney diseases. She then accepted a research microbiologist position at CFSAN/FDA to develop rapid detection methods to manage microbial contamination associated with food borne illnesses. Before joining CSR, Dr. Basavanna was a civilian microbiologist at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), where she was involved in the management of the Select Agent Program for the Department of Defense facility.