Dr. Prasad Paradkar is a research scientist at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity. Prasad's primary focus is understanding the complex molecular mechanisms during mosquito-borne infections. Although current research is focused on mosquito immune response to viral infections such as dengue and West Nile viruses; his previous research was aimed at dengue pathogenesis in mammals.
He completed his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University at Buffalo. His postdoctoral training was at University of Utah studying iron dependance of bacteria, following which he did fellowship at Duke-NUS (Singapore) studying dengue pathogenesis.
Overall aim of his research is to reduce the health burden of mosquito-borne diseases using novel interventions.