International Journal of Immunology is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of immunology. Immunology is a diverse and growing discipline that can be defined as the study of the tissues, cells and molecules involved in host defense mechanisms. Immunologists attempt to understand how the immune system develops, how the body defends itself against disease, and what happens when it all goes wrong. Priority is given to work that provides fundamental insight into the workings of the immune system. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, innate immunity and inflammation; development; immune receptors, signaling and apoptosis; antigen presentation; gene regulation and recombination; cellular and systemic immunity; vaccines; immune tolerance; autoimmunity and tumor immunology, microbial immunopathology; and transplantation.

The great advances in immunology in recent years make this field one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing in biological sciences. This remarkable growth is stimulated by the influx of investigators from other disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, virology and various medical disciplines. These disciplines are so well interlinked with immunology that no immunological challenge can now be properly addressed without sophisticated applications of expertise of combinations of these disciplines. As a consequence, immunology has become a vast and rich field encompassing discoveries and outlooks that range from the highly clinical to the highly molecular. Although such perspectives may appear diverse, they are, in fact, extremely interdependent. The journal seeks to present a balanced overview of contemporary immunology and melds together different aspects of molecular immunology, immunobiology and clinical immunology.

Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that deals with the response of an organism to antigenic challenge and its recognition of what is self and what is not. It deals with the defense mechanisms including all physical, chemical and biological properties of the organism that help it to combat its susceptibility to foreign organisms, material, etc

Immunology has its origins in the study of how the body protects itself against infectious diseases caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and also parasitic organisms, such as helminth worms. Research / review articles deals with, among other things, the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo are of prime interest.


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MOHAMUDHA PARVEEN RAHAMATHULLA

Assistant Professor

PhD in Medical Microbiology (Faculty of Medicine) | Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.
2007 – 2012
Highly Commendable.
Thesis title: “Antimicrobial Resistance of Blood Isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli- A Phenotypic and Genotypic Study.”

MSc- Master in Medical Microbiology | University of Madras, Dr.ALM Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chennai, India.
2003 – 2005
First class, University third Rank
Dissertation Title: Characterization of CTXφ phage genome in the clinical isolates of Vibrio cholerae and transduction studies with the environmental isolates.

Diploma – Diploma in Medical Lab Technician (DMLT) | AIIMLTA, New Delhi, India.
2000-2001
First class, Gold Medalist

B.Sc – Bachelor of Science in Microbiology | University of Madras, India.
2000 – 2002
First class, University Second Rank

My major research interests focuses on Drug resistance in Gram positive and Gram-negative bacteria especially Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, MRSA, VRE which are the potent pathogens that causes high burden in nosocomial settings.
 The various aspects research interest includes: identification and characterization of resistance plasmids, genomics of resistance, molecular mechanisms that lead to the dissemination of the resistance genes and silencing of antibiotic resistance genes.
 E-Health and Big data analytics in health care.

 Awarded "Excellence in University Teaching", Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, academic year 2015-2016.
 Completed the course “Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP)- National Institutes of Health (NIH)” and certified- 2016.
 Won Second prize at the University level for the project supervised in the Seventh Student Research Conference “Energy Drinks Consumption among University Female Students: Prevalence, Risk factors and Perceive awareness” -2016.
 Awarded “Best Faculty of the Department”, Department of Medical Lab Sciences, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University- 2015.
 100% results production continuously in various courses taught at university level since 2015 to till date. (Highly scored faculty in the department as per student’s evaluations).
 Qualified the Tamilnadu State Eligibility Test (SET) for Lectureship held on 12th Mar 2006 in Life Sciences Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
 University III rank in Master of Medical Microbiology, University of Madras
 University II rank in Bachelor of Microbiology, University of Madras
 University first in Immunotechnology subject in Bachelor of Microbiology, University of Madras
 Gold Medalist in DMLT, AIIMLTA, New Delhi.
 Best Oral presentation award in the 3rd National Conference of Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists (IAMM), Vellore, India- Jan 2005.

Serving as Editorial Board Member, Editorial advisory board in :
 Microbiology Research Journal International
 Human Journals
 Global Advanced Research Journal of Phamacy and Phamacology (GARJPP)
 Platinum Global Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
 International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology
Serving as Reviewer in:
 Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM)
 Innovations in Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacotherapy (IPP)
 International Journal of Medicine Medical Sciences (IJMMS)
 Global Research Journal of Microbiology (GRJM)
 British Biotechnology Journal (BBJ)
 African Journal of Biotechnology (AJB)
 Advances in Microbiology (AIM)
 Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology (JPVB)
 African Journal of Microbiology Research (AJMR)
 The Pharma Innovation Journal (TPI)
 Journal of Disease and Global Health (JDGH)
 Open Journal of Medical Microbiology (OJMM)
 African Journal of Food Science (AJFS)
 Journal of Advances in Microbiology (JAM)
 Journal of Microbiology Research and Reviews (JMRR)
 World Journal of Biology and Biological Sciences (WJBBS) and
 British Microbiology Research Journal (BMRJ)

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:
1. Mohamudha Parveen Rahamathulla. Carriage of integron classes in ESBL producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from blood stream infections. Journal of Medical Microbiology and Diagnosis. 2017; 6(2): 38. (Suppl)
2. Rahamathulla MP. Prevalence, side effects and awareness about energy drinks among the female university students in Saudi Arabia. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 2017; 33(2): 347-352.
3. Mohamudha P Rahamathulla, Belgode N Harish, Laura Mataseje and Michael R Mulvey. Carbapenem resistance mechanisms among blood isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 2016; 10 (2): 45-53.
4. Mohamudha P Rahamathulla and Narashima Harish. Molecular characterization of ESBL and AmpC β-lacatamases among blood isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli. British Microbiology Research Journal. 2016; 12 (2): 1-19.
5. Mohamudha Parveen R and Harish BN. Outcome of Cephalosporins treatment in patients with Extended Spectrum beta- lactamase (ESBL) producing bacterial infections. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 2015; 4 (4): 462-473.
6. Mandal J, Sangeetha V, Ganesan V, Parveen R, Preethi V, Harish B, Srinivasan S and Parija SC. Third-Generation Cephalosporin–Resistant Vibrio cholerae, India. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2012; 18: 1326-1328.
7. Mohamudha Parveen R, Harish BN and Parija SC. Molecular description of plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamases among nosocomial isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae from six different hospitals in India. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2012; 135: 114-19.
8. Mohamudha Parveen R, Manisa S, Harish BN and Parija SC “Neonatal Septicemia due to Listeria monocytogenes”, Indian Journal of Research and Reports in Medical Sciences,2012; 2(2): 33-35.
9. Mohamudha Parveen R, Khan MA, Menezes GA, Harish BN, Parija SC and Hays JP. Molecular Study of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase Producing Klebsiella Pneumoniae from Blood cultures in Puducherry. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2011; 134: 392-95.
10. Mohamudha Parveen R, Subha M, Harish BN and Parija SC. Study of CTX-M type of Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase among nosocomial isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in South India. Indian Journal of Microbiology. 2011; 1-6.
11. Mohamudha Parveen R, Harish BN and Parija SC. Emerging carbapenem resistance among Nosocomial isolates of Klebsiella Pneumoniae in South India. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 2010; 2: 1-11.
12. Mohamudha Parveen R, Harish BN and Parija SC. AmpC Beta Lactamases among Gram negative clinical isolates from a tertiary hospital, South India. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology.2010; 41: 596-602.
13. Mohamudha Parveen R, Ayesha Begum J. Production and effect of killer toxin by Saccharomyces cerevisiae on sensitive yeast and fungal pathogens. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research. 2010; 3 (1): 127-129.
14. Jayabarathi P, Mohamudha Parveen R. Biochemical and Histopathological analysis of aflatoxicosis in growing Hens fed with commercial poultry feed. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research. 2010; 3 (2): 127-130.
15. Mohamudha PR, Srinivas AN, Rahul D, Harish BN and Parija SC. Molecular epidemiology of Multidrug resistant Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit. International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health. 2010; 2: 226-37.
16. Gene Bank Submissions: The nucleotide sequences of some novel research findings of gene sequences of bacteria were submitted to the Gen Bank under the following accession numbers (JN255858, JN255859, JN255860, JN255861, HQ588905 andHQ588906)

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
1. Mohamudha Parveen Rahamathulla. “Carriage of integron classes in ESBL producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from blood stream infections”. Invited Speaker in International Conference on Medical and Clinical Microbiology, July 03-04, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand.https://clinicalmicrobiology.conferenceseries.com/asiapacific/2017/scientific-program.php?day=2&sid=3390&date=2017-07-04
2. Mohamudha Parveen Rahamathulla and Mohemmed Sha. “Identification of Suitable Web Services to Enhance the E-Health Portal of Saudi Arabia”. Presentation in 2nd International Saudi Health Informatics Conference (ISHIC 2017). King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, April 15-20, 2017. https://saudi-ishic.com/accepted_abstracts.html
3. Reem Abdul Qannam and Mohamudha Parveen R. “Multidrug Resistant Extended Spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) Detection in Gram-Negative Bacilli of Nosocomial Origin in Wadi Al Dawaser Region of Saudi Arabia”. 3rd Undergraduate Research Forum (URF) 2017, Prince Sultan University., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. February 20 - 21, 2017.
4. Fatima, Kakul Husain and Mohamudha Parveen R. “Saudi Arabia 2030 – Ways to Achieve – A Futuristic Approach”. 3rd Undergraduate Research Forum (URF) 2017, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. February 20 - 21, 2017.
5. Noorah Abdullah, Sarah and Mohamudha Parveen R. “The Spectrum of Dermatological Disorders and Associated Socio-Economic Factors among Primary School Children in Wadi Al Dawasir Region, Saudi Arabia”. 3rd Undergraduate Research Forum (URF) 2017, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. February 20 - 21, 2017.
6. Mohamudha Parveen R. Oral presentation “ Analysis of litter decomposition by earthworm, Eisenia Foetida”, National Symposium on “Prospects and Retrospects in Microbial Technology , Cauvery College for Women, Tiruchirapalli, 17th & 18th February-2012
7. Mohamudha Parveen R. Paper Presentation “Extended Spectrum beta lactamase producing Escherichia coli from environmental sources in Pondicherry”, in State level seminar on “Emerging Advances in Biosciences”, Jamal Mohamed College, Trichy, 17th March 2012.
8. Mohamudha Parveen R Poster Presentation in 1st Global forum on Bacterial infections. Balancing treatment access and antibiotic resistance. India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India. October-2011
9. Mohamudha Parveen R. Oral presentation in XXXIV National Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (MICROCON 2010), Kolkata, November -2010
10. Mohamudha Parveen R. Poster presentation in XXXIV National Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (MICROCON 2010), Kolkata, November -2010
11. Mohamudha Parveen R. Poster presentation “ Extended Spectrum beta lactamase producing strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae in Pondicherry”, in the Ninth Sir Dorabji Tata symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 10th & 11th March -2008
12. Mohamudha Parveen R. Oral presentation in the 3rd National Conference of Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists (IAMM), Vellore, 5th to 7th January – 2005

BOOK AND CHAPTERS PUBLISHED:
 Mohamudha Parveen Rahamathulla and M.Mohemmed Sha. “Emerging Trends in E-Health”, 2017. Creative Space Independent Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1548131197.
 Mohamudha Parveen Rahamathulla. “Biological Control of Aquatic Snail Borne Diseases (Schistosomiasis)”. In: Microbial Control of Vector-Borne Diseases. Edited by, Brij Kishore Tyagi, Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 978-1138055810 (In press- release on 13th Feb 2018).