Naveen Suryadevara, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Dr. Suryadevara received his M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Andhra University in 2007, and doctorate in Biotechnology in 2015 from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, India. His dissertation was focused on identifying susceptible SNP’s in Toll like receptors (TLR’s) and correlation of cytokines in Mycobacterium Lepra infection which resulted in 5 primary research publications. After graduation he worked as a Sr. Technical officer at Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD, Hyderabad, India). In 2015 Dr. Suryadevara joined Dr. Joyce’s laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a postdoctoral trainee. His research was focused on lung-resident memory CD8+ T cells, developed recombinant proteins to install antigen specific CD8+ T cell memory in lungs and mechanisms of MHC class II antigen presentation. During this tenure he contributed to a review and a publication. He was awarded AAI Trainee Abstract Award in 2019 and best Poster Award, North American Comparative Immunology Workshop in 2017. Dr. Suryadevara is now occupying staff scientist position in the laboratory of Dr. James E. Crowe, Jr. and is involved in developing methods pertaining to rapid identification of therapeutic antibodies against viral infections (DARPA’s Pandemic Protection Platform program).