Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge
Lalita Ramakrishnan is Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge. Her research focus is on tuberculosis, including antibiotic tolerance and the basis of host susceptibility to infection and disease. Her research team has identified new insights into tuberculosis pathogenesis, that are providing new strategies for intervention in humans.
Lalita attended Baroda Medical College, India, before receiving a PhD in immunology from Tufts University, USA. After completing her medical residency and a clinical fellowship in infectious diseases, she did her postdoctoral research at Stanford University in the laboratory of Stanley Falkow. As a professor at the University of Washington, her lab developed the zebrafish as a model host for TB . This work has continued at the University of Cambridge, which she joined in 2014.