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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Jes Paul

Post-doctoral associate scientist

I have a doctorate’s of science degree in neuroscience and have worked in the field of research under many international universities and hospitals for more than five years while staying current with all the latest advances in the research technologies. In my past position, it was my responsibility to research on the cellular and molecular pathology related to pulmonary hypertension. I have conducted theoretical research using computer simulations and have also conducted laboratory experiments on tissue samples.

I have pursued every available opportunity to research both in clinical and cellular and molecular biology field. My crowning achievements in the field of clinical research are my works on Parkinson’s, Spinal cord Injury and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I attempted to bridge my ideas on cellular and molecular research too by involving in the research on pulmonary hypertension while in Albany medical college. As a feather to my cap I have completed my medical degree too from the international American university. As a part of that I have also done clinical rotations in various medical departments in the Milton Cato Memorial hospital which added colours to my research abilities and also furnished my knowledge. I have excellent understanding on almost all medical subjects such as Cell Physiology, Pathology Anatomy, Biochemistry etc.  Through all these I was able to succeed and increase productivity in my research.

Being an Editorial Board Member and Reviewer Member in many international journals, I have a thorough knowledge in the field of modern medicine and research. When necessary, I have overseen both clinical tests and trial and have also written scientific papers that were published in the international journals .I have always envisioned my future self as a clinical researcher. My work is immediately engaging, novel as well as easily accessible to those new to research. I can work with advanced equipments, and use deductive reasoning and critical thinking skills to solve complex problems. I  am completely aware of novel business skills and industry trends.

Besides that my computer skills are also excellent which allow me to research previous studies in order to interpret results from my current studies. I am also well versed with many different types of microscopes, cell counters and other complex devices that are utilized when working in a laboratory setting. Some of my technical skills include Confocal Microscopy, statistical analysis, cell based assays, mass spectrometry, ELISA, molecular cloning, western blot, gel electrophoresis, PCR, Tissue culture(mortal &immortal) and next generation sequencing. I also bring excellent communication skills which are vital when collaborating with others on complicated studies. Many times this type of collaboration is vital to reaching the conclusions that are necessary in controlled study. I also believe in team work and on the basement of through understanding of legal and regulatory matters, I am very talented in relationship building and communication.

 

 

 

Current Research

  •  Functional importance of signal transduction elements in the development of pulmonary hypertension, asthma, diabetes and hypertension and their molecular geneses, regulatory mechanisms, signaling processes, and physiological roles in vascular, airway, and other muscle cells

Interested topics

  • Cellular molecular degeneration and regeneration
  • Stem cells
  • Clinical and behavioural Neuroscience
  • Memory disorders research
  • MBBS             Oct2016   
  • Ph D in Molecular Neurobiology    2011
  • Master of Medical Bio Chemistry      2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology   2002
  • Best Poster -  7thAnnual Research Colloquium, Texas Tech    University, USA
  • 2nd Rank      - Ph D Qualifying Exam, Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India
  • ISN / APSN Travel Award
  • Travel Grant - 7th Congress of SNCA/SFN Annual Meeting and  symposium of Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Punjab, India
  • 1st Rank    -  Department Admission Test (DAT), Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India
  • 4th Rank     -  M.Sc. (Medical Biochemistry), Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Membership

  • Society for Biotechnologists, India
  • Society for Neurochemistry (SFN)
  • Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN)
  • Cochin University Research Scholars Association (CURSA)
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • American Medical Students Association(AMSA)

Acheivements

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Research and Development, IIMT, India
  • Diploma in Medical Clinical Research, NIH, USA, 
  • Diploma in Clinical Research, PDCR, INDIA
  •  Post Graduate Diploma in Nano Biotechnology (PG DNB, INDIA)
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • AMSA (American Medical Students Association) Clinical Experience


 

 Editorships

  • Over 27 peer-review publications
  • Editorial Board Member, International Research Publication House (IRPH)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Addiction Research
  • Editorial Board Member and Reviewer Member, Research advances in brain disorders and therapy
  • Editorial Board Member and Reviewer Member, Journal Of Translational Neurosciences
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of cell biology and Genetics

Conference Organization

  • Attended 31 st annual national conference of association of clinical biochemists of India as a delegate at J.N. Medical College, Belgium, Karnataka on December 2004
  • Attended the national symposium on Inborn Metabolic Disorders and Regional Conference of the ACBI organized by the Department Of Biochemistry, Faculty Of Medicine on September 9, 10, 2005 at the Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, India.
  • Attended the symposium on medical sciences as a Resource person organized by, Department of Medical Microbiology, SME (School Of Medical Education), Kottayam, Kerala, India, 2005.
  • Attended the 2nd annual conference of association of medical biochemistry teachers on the topic “ABC Of Hepatitis” organized by Department Of Biochemistry, medical college, Kottayam, India on January 2006.
  • Attended Seminar on “Total Pure Water Solutions” by Millipore at Cochin University Of Science And Technology, India on 26, September 2007.
  • Attended National Seminar on ‘Biomedical Applications of Chitosan’ organized by Kerala State Cooperative Federation for Fisheries Development Ltd. (MATSYAFED) & the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin, India on October 2007.
  • Attended the International Conference on Current trends in Stem Cell Biology. Organized by Rajeev Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology Trivandrum, India (December 2007)
  • Attended Hands-on Workshop on Basic Neurochemical Techniques for Young Neuroscientists. Department of Biotechnology Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India November (2008).
  • Attended the symposium on medical sciences as a Resource person organized by, department of medical microbiology, SME (school of medical education), Kottayam, Kerala, India, 2005.
  • International conference on neuroscience updates. Jointly organized by Centre for Neuroscience, Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala (2009).
  • International Conference on Advances in Neuroscience & XXVI Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neurosciences. Centre for Neuroscience, Department of Biotechnology. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala (2008).
  • Participated in DST sponsored workshop for young scientists on live cell functional imaging and neurotransmitters receptors functional regulation. Organized by Centre for Neuroscience, Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala (2008).
  • International Symposium on molecular aspect of brain aging and neurological disorders & annual meeting of the society for neurochemistry (India). Department of Biotechnology Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. (2008).
  • NBNI Workshop on Neurobiology and Neuroinformatics, Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology. (December 2008)
  • Attended pre-conference workshop entitled on topic clinical proteomics in the 36th national conference of association of clinical biochemists of India on November 2009
  • Attended national seminar cum workshop on evidence-based laboratory medicine organized by Lakshmi Hospital, at Hotel Abad Plaza, Cochin, India on February 2010.
  • DST Sponsored the workshop for Young Scientists on Live cell Functional Imaging and Neurotransmitters receptors functional regulation. Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology. (March 2010).
  • International Conference on Neurosciences updates & ISN, APSN, IBRO & SNCI School, Cochin University of Science and Technology. (December 2009).
  • Participated 36th National Conference of Association of Clinical Biochemists of India, Amritha University, Cochin (November 2009)(AIIMS).
  • ISN/APSN School and 10th Biennial Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN) Mahidol University, Department of Neurology, Bangkok Thailand (October 2010).
  • Invited as a speaker to 2nd International Conference on Sleep Disorders and Medicine (Dual Diagnosis 2016 and Addiction Therapy 2016) on November 2016, Atlanta, USA.
  • Dopamine d1 and d2 receptor subtype functional regulation in unilateral rotenone lesions Parkinsons rat model: effect of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. In the 2nd international conference on Parkinson's movement and disorders (December 2016), Phoenix, USA.
  • Attended International Summit on Neurology and Brain Disorders; “Exploring the innovations in Neurology & Encephalon Disorders” on June 14-15, 2017 in Sydney, Australia 
  • Attended Third International Conference on “Bioresource and Stress ManagementICBSM)” during  8th-11th Nov.2017, at Pink City Jaipur; VisvaBharati (Santiniketan), ICAR (New Delhi), Society for Bioresource and Stress Management (Kolkata) and RKM Foundation (Kolkata) were the organizers in this mega event.