Kanury V. S. Rao
  • Immunology Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India
Research focus
  • Biochemistry
Personal information


Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Baroda, India, 1983

Current position

Senior Scientist and Head, Immunology Group, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India (2004-present)


  1. Mehrotra, P., Jamwal, S. V., Saquib, N., Sinha, N., Siddiqui, Z., Manivel, V., Chatterjee, S. and Rao, K. V. (2014). Pathogenicity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is expressed by regulating metabolic thresholds of the host macrophage. PLoS Pathog 10(7): e1004265.
  2. Singh, V., Jamwal, S., Jain, R., Verma, P., Gokhale, R. and Rao, K. V. (2012). Mycobacterium tuberculosis-driven targeted recalibration of macrophage lipid homeostasis promotes the foamy phenotype. Cell Host Microbe 12(5): 669-681.
  3. Jailkhani, N., Ravichandran, S., Hegde, S. R., Siddiqui, Z., Mande, S. C. and Rao, K. V. (2011). Delineation of key regulatory elements identifies points of vulnerability in the mitogen-activated signaling network. Genome Res 21(12): 2067-2081.
  4. Kumar, D., Nath, L., Kamal, M. A., Varshney, A., Jain, A., Singh, S. and Rao, K. V. (2010). Genome-wide analysis of the host intracellular network that regulates survival of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Cell 140(5): 731-743.
  5. Jayaswal, S., Kamal, M. A., Dua, R., Gupta, S., Majumdar, T., Das, G., Kumar, D. and Rao, K. V. (2010). Identification of host-dependent survival factors for intracellular Mycobacterium tuberculosis through an siRNA screen. PLoS Pathog 6(4): e1000839.
  6. Kumar, D., Srikanth, R., Ahlfors, H., Lahesmaa, R. and Rao, K. V. (2007). Capturing cell-fate decisions from the molecular signatures of a receptor-dependent signaling response. Mol Syst Biol 3: 150.
  7. George, A. A., Sharma, M., Singh, B. N., Sahoo, N. C. and Rao, K. V. (2006). Transcription regulation from a TATA and INR-less promoter: spatial segregation of promoter function. EMBO J 25(4): 811-821.
  8. Sethi, D. K., Agarwal, A., Manivel, V., Rao, K. V. and Salunke, D. M. (2006). Differential epitope positioning within the germline antibody paratope enhances promiscuity in the primary immune response. Immunity 24(4): 429-438.
  9. Singh, D. K., Kumar, D., Siddiqui, Z., Basu, S. K., Kumar, V. and Rao, K. V. (2005). The strength of receptor signaling is centrally controlled through a cooperative loop between Ca2+ and an oxidant signal. Cell 121(2): 281-293.
  10. Manivel, V., Bayiroglu, F., Siddiqui, Z., Salunke, D. M. and Rao, K. V. (2002). The primary antibody repertoire represents a linked network of degenerate antigen specificities. J Immunol 169(2): 888-897.
  11. Chaturvedi, A., Siddiqui, Z., Bayiroglu, F. and Rao, K. V. (2002). A GPI-linked isoform of the IgD receptor regulates resting B cell activation. Nat Immunol 3(10): 951-957.
  12. Manivel, V., Sahoo, N. C., Salunke, D. M. and Rao, K. V. (2000). Maturation of an antibody response is governed by modulations in flexibility of the antigen-combining site. Immunity 13(5): 611-620.
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