Sanhita Roy

Sanhita Roy

Dr Sanhita Roy

Designation: Scientist, Biochemistry Laboratory Specialisation: Immune response; Host-pathogen interactions; Ocular immunology Email: Location: Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, Hyderabad

Sanhita Roy received her PhD from CSIR - Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, India. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA and worked on innate immune responses, cell signaling and host-pathogen interactions. Her broad areas of research interests are ocular immunology, cell biology, and antimicrobial resistance. She has presented in several national-international meetings, conferences and published her work in high impact international peer-reviewed journals. She is present as an academic editor in the editorial board of international journals and also serves as a reviewer of several peers reviewed journals. Member of the prestigious Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS), Dr Roy has received funding through several research grants from national and international agencies. She also serves on the Institutional Committee for stem cell research. Sanhita's work focuses mainly on understanding the host-pathogen interactions and innate immunology in microbial keratitis. Her other research interest is in deciphering the pathogenesis of corneal endothelial dystrophy.

Dr Sanhita Roy’s research team’s area of interest is in understating the host-pathogen interactions and innate immune responses during corneal infections, with the focus on both; the pathogen that causes disease and the host response to infection, signaling pathways. It also focuses on understanding the structure-function relationship of proteins responsible for corneal endothelial diseases. Currently, this lab is studying antimicrobial peptides and its various properties to eradicate increasing antibiotic resistance among disease-causing pathogens. Another focus area is the role of oxidative stress in several infections and corneal endothelial disorders and how to activate antioxidant signaling pathways to combat stress.