Affiliation : Scientist-D, Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneshwar, India
Title of the Talk/Lab :Characterization of T cell Subsets using Flow Cytometry
Satish Devadas obtained his PhD in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Madras, working at the Central Leather Research Institute, Madras, India (1999) in Osteoarthritis. From 1998 to 2001, he was at the American Red Cross, Rockville, MD as a post Doctoral Fellow and later at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Piscataway, New Jersey. He worked on the role of Reactive Oxygen species and T cells apoptosis and eventually focused on T helper Type 2 death while also establishing a new T helper phenotype.
At the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India he then went on to develop the T cell Immunology laboratory. Using cell lines, primary mouse and human T cells and mouse and human pathology models he and his group have established that human and mice are different at least in immune pathologies! The group has defined that multiple factors can convert a physiologically relevant T cell to an aberrant one and both Helpers and Cytotoxic T cells are highly plastic.
Dr. Devadas has organized cytometry workshops at ILS, BBSR and was a member of “The International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC)” and was part of their workshops in Miami, FL. His interests apart from T cell Biology include Apoptosis, flow cytometry and an oddity Astrophysics.
Lecture and Lab: Characterization of T cell Subsets using Flow Cytometry: In this lecture and wet lab we will give a brief talk on T helpers subsets and their functions in physiology and pathology.