Lalita Ramakrishnan received her M.B.B.S. from Baroda Medical College in India and her Ph.D. in immunology from Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA. After completing medical residency and clinical infectious diseases training, she did postdoctoral work with Stanley Falkow at Stanford University, California, USA, where she developed Mycobacterium marinum as a model for tuberculosis. She joined the faculty of the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, in 2001, where her laboratory developed the zebrafish model of tuberculosis that has enabled a detailed dissection of granuloma formation. Her lab has recently relocated to the Cambridge University. Her research focuses on the mechanisms of tuberculosis pathogenesis and antibiotic tolerance, and the genetics of host susceptibility to tuberculosis. She is also a practicing infectious diseases physician.
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