Shibali Das, PhD
Instructor in Medicine
- Phone: 314-362-8369
- Undergraduate: Microbiology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
- Graduate: Microbiology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
- PhD: Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Dr. Das has done research focusing on testing different vaccines for efficacy studies. During her previous work with the Washington University School of Medicine Khader lab, she demonstrated critical role of Innate lymphoid cells in immunity to tuberculosis and also defined immune landscape that contributed to the disease outcome during tuberculosis. Her primary research interest will be to define immune mechanisms that contribute to the pathogenesis and progression of myocarditis and heart failure. Specifically, she is interested in studying the role of macrophage subsets in myocarditis and resultant heart failure, elucidating the role of trained immunity against Cardiac disease using cutting edge mice model and development of vaccine strategy against cardiac infections. Her key interests are innate and adaptive immunity, innate lymphoid cells, vaccine induced immunity, infectious diseases and cardiac disease. Her research areas are elucidating the mechanism that contribute to the pathogenesis and progression of myocarditis and heart failure and developing vaccination strategies to improve host immunity.