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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Rohit Moharil

Assistant Professor

  • Master of Dental surgery (MDS, Oral pathology) - 2010, VSPM Dental College. Nagpur
  • Bachelor of Dental surgery (BDS) - 2002, SPDC Dental College, Sawangi, Wardha Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik.         
  1. Pathologic changes in radiographically normal impacted third molars
  2. Effect of temperature on dental structure and Restorative  materials
  3. Expression of nuclear proliferation marker Ki67 in premalignant & malignant lesions of oral cavity: An immunohistochemistry study
  4. Factors associated with refusal to treat HIV infected patients: Survey of dentists in India
  5. Estimation of nuclear proliferation marker P53 in Odontogenic Keratocysts, Dentigerous Cysts & Radicular Cysts.
  6. Predictive value of tumor thickness in oral squamous cell carcinoma.
  7. Knowledge, awareness and practices of hand hygiene in Dental teaching institute.
  8. Assessment of cheek flexibility in OSMF.
  9. Introduction of new Mentorship Module for the 1 st year BDS students.
  10. Evaluation of Role of Autophagy In Oral Submucous Fibrosis                                     
  11. Impact of tobacco cessation module on the knowledge and skills of third year BDS Students.

1) FAIMER Fellowship 2017 at GSMC, KEM Mumbai

2) Received Long Term Research grant of MUHS, Nashik  

3) Received “Emerging young talent of the year 2012 award” at VSPMDCRC, Nagpur

4) Jury for Croatian InternationalJournal (Acta Stomatologia Croatia)

5) Reviwer for “WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY”

6) Numerous National & International Publications

7) Incharge “ GARJANA –No Tobacco Division” of VSPMDCRC, Nagpur

Papers presented:

  1. “Effect of various temperatures on dental structure and Restorative materials” at VI th National conference on Forensic Odontology at Dharwad Karnataka. 0n 4-5th Oct 2008.
  2. “Pathologic changes in radiographically normal impacted third molars”at XVII national conference of IAOMP at Kolkata on 27-29th Dec 2008.
  3. “Oral Premalignancy-a review” at 62nd  IDC conference on 12th -14th Feb 2009 at  Nagpur.
  4. Nanodentistry, NIDACON, IDA Conf. in 2015.
  5. Paper presentation at World Immunology Congress at Dubai on 14-15 th Dec 2017 Topic“Molecular Biology of Oral Cancer and Role of Cyclin D1 in Oral Premalignant Lesions and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma – A review of original Study.”
  6. Paper presentation at Famdent, Nagpur on “Oral Cancer screening” On 24/3/2018.

Posters presented:

  1. “Steps in evidence collection” at XVI National Conference of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Khajuraho. 17-19 Dec 2007.
  2. Unicystic Ameloblastoma – A Case Report at VIIIth National PG Convention at Wardha
  3. “Stem cells” IX th PG convention on 26th -28th July  2009 at Vijaywada. 
  4. Poster presentation at “OKC –review of Dept.cases National PG convention at Vadodara on 11/7/15.
  5. Poster in MUHS level research competition AVISHKAR -15 at Nashik on 7/12/15. Topic –Knowledge, awareness of Hand Hygiene practices in Dental Teaching Institute.
  6. presented poster on “ Assessment of cheek flexibility in OSMF’ At Internatiional symposium on OSMF at Nagpuron 6th 7th feb 2016.
  7. co author in poster presented at vadodara .Int. Forensic conference 0n 10/3/16 
    Topic—Exfoliative cytology in age estimation.
  8. Presented poster on cancer stem cells at International Cancer congress on 9/7/16 at Nagpur.
  9. co author in poster presented at lucknow .Int. Forensic conference 0n 30/3/17
    Topic- Importance and application of genetics and molecular biology in forensic odontology: areview of literature.
  10. Co Author in Poster presented at Bhuwaneshwar. Conference of IAOMP on  17/11/17
    Topic—Role of Palliative care in cancers.

Research Activities

  1. Pathologic changes in radiographically normal impacted third molars.
  2. Effect of temperature on dental structure and Restorative  materials.
  3.  Expression of nuclear proliferation marker Ki67 in premalignant & malignant lesions of oral cavity: An immunohistochemistry study..
  4. Factors associated with refusal to treat HIV infected patients: Survey of dentists in India.
  5. Estimation of nuclear proliferation marker P53 in Odontogenic Keratocysts, Dentigerous Cysts & Radicular Cysts.
  6. Predictive value of tumor thickness in oral squamous cell carcinoma.
  7. Knowledge, awareness and practices of hand hygiene in Dental teaching institute.
  8. Assessment of cheek flexibility in OSMF.
  9. Introduction of new Mentorship Module for the 1 st year BDS students.
  10. Evaluation of Role of Autophagy In Oral Submucous Fibrosis.                                   
  11. Impact of tobacco cessation module on the knowledge and skills of third year BDS Students.
  1. Apoptosis – A review – Amalgam journal VSPMDCRC 2008.
  2.  Fibrous Dysplasia – Monostotic variant –A case Report JIDA Oct 2009 Vol 3 No 10 pg 348.
  3.  Metastatic lung malignancy to mandibular gingiva IJDR 2010;21 (3) PG 449-451
  4. Epidermoid cyst of the outer ear: A case report and review of Literature, Indian Journal of Otology, Jan 2012. Vol 18/Issue 1.
  5. Nanodentistry – A review, CIJDS, Vol3 (1), Jan-Mar 2012.
  6. A study of morphometrical differences. Between normal mucosa, dysplasia, squamous cell carcinoma and pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia of the oral mucosa.IOSR-JPBS. VOL 5, Issue 4; march-apr 2013, 66-70.
  7. Diagnostic Techniques of oral Candidosis: A review Vol 9. 2013Issue 1 (Jul-Aug) 63-67
  8. Effect of various temperature degrees on restored and unrestored teeth- a forensic study.  Journal of forensic sciences/ Jan-june 2014/vol 6/ issue 1.
  9. A case report--Desmoplastic ameloblastoma .Indian Journal of Applied Research.sept2015,vol5 Issue 9,20-21.
  10. Impact of tobacco use on Health .A review, CIJDS CIJDS, Vol3 (1), Jan-Mar 2016
  11. Enigmatic insights into collagen J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2016; 20:(2)76-83.
  12. Natural killer cells. Definning Functional dynamics.  A Review CIJDS vol 7 Issue 3 sept-dec 16.
  13. A Study of Complexity of Oral Mucosa Using Fractal Geometry Indian Journal of Dental Research | Volume 28 | Issue 4 | July-August 2017 362-366.
  14. Exfoiative cytology in Age estimation .CIJDS  Julu –dec 2017
  15. Cancer Stem Cells – An Insight . Oral Maxillofac Pathol   Volume 21 Issue 3 209-214  2017
  16. Mucocele- a case report.IJCRT. vol 6 isssue 1pg no. 956-961.2018