Jagat Kanwar

Deakin UniversityAustralia

Professor Jagat R Kanwar is the Head of Nanomedicine-Laboratory of Immunology and Molecular Biomedical Research (LIMBR). He received his Master’s degree in Medical Biochemistry and PhD in Molecular Immunology.  He has an international reputation and expertise in investigating fundamental and applied molecular signaling aspects of pathogenesis of cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases, thereby, leading to the development of treatment strategies from bench to bedside. He has more than 110 publications in peer reviewed international journals, 17 book chapters and 3 edited books. He serves as an Editor, Reviewer and Editorial Advisory Board Member of more than 45 international journals, invited speaker in more than 50 conferences and chaired conferences sessions on Cancer, Immunology, Vaccines, Microbial infections, Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology.

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Immunology is the branch of biomedical sciences to study of the immune system physiology both in healthy and diseased states. Some aspects of autoimmunity draws our attention to the fact that it is not always associated with pathology. For instance, autoimmune reactions are highly useful in clearing off the excess, unwanted or aged tissues from the body. Also, generation of autoimmunity occurs after the exposure to the non-self antigen that is structurally similar to the self, aided by the stimulatory molecules like the cytokines. Thus, a narrow margin differentiates immunity from auto-immunity as already discussed. Hence, finding answers for how the physiologic immunity turns to pathologic autoimmunity always remains a question of intense interest. However, this margin could be cut down only if the physiology of the immune system is better understood. The individual chapters included in this book will cover all the possible aspects of immunology and pathologies associated with it. The authors have taken strenuous effort in elaborating the concepts that are lucid and will be of reader's interest.

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