Rakesh H. Basavalingappa

Rakesh Basavalingappa

Specialization: The aim of my research project is to delineate the mechanisms of post-infectious myocarditis induced by Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3). My focus is to identify the immunogenic epitopes of putative cardiac antigens like adenine nucleotide translocator 1, and β-adrenergic receptor 1, which have been implicated in the immune pathogenesis of CVB3 infection. I also work on the creation of novel CVB3 mutants as vaccine candidates.
Dr. Jay Reddy
Office: 205 VBS
Phone: 402-472-8298
Email: rakesh@unl.edu


2010—B.V.Sc & A.H. (DVM), Veterinary College, Bangalore, India

2012—M.V.Sc., Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India

Immunology, Molecular Biology, In vivo disease models in mice, and Cell culture

Veterinary Council of India

Karnataka Veterinary Council

2016 Milton E. Mohr Fellowship Award, Center for Biotechnology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE

2016 Spring Graduate Research Fair Best Poster Award, Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE

2015 Widaman Trust Distinguished Graduate Assistant Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE

2010–2012 Junior Research Fellowship, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India

2011 Seven University’s Gold Medal Awards, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University - Bidar, India

2006–2010 Merit Fellowship, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Veterinary College, Bangalore, India