tuberculosis, pediatrics, children, pathogenesis, imaging, central nervous system, mycobacteria
Experiences & Accomplishments
I am a Pediatrician and a Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. My research interests include pathogenesis of TB disease, especially related to children - including central nervous system TB. I am also interested in developing novel, and optimizing current diagnostics for the diagnosis of TB in young children. This includes development of imaging technologies for evaluation of TB disease in animal models and human beings.
Honors & Awards
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award 2009
Named amongst the Maryland’s Innovator of the Year, The Daily Record 2008
Named amongst the Best and the Brightest 2007, Esquire Magazine Dec 2007
Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University 2005-07
Program Choice Award at the IDSA 2005
Bill and Melinda Gates' Foundation Education scholarship. Tuberculosis: Integrating Host and Pathogen Biology 2005
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Award at the IDSA 2005
IDSA Special citation for fellow-in-training 2005
Fellows Travel Award at the IDSA 2005
American Pediatric Society & Society for Pediatric Research. Young Investigator’s Travel Award 2005
Baurenschmidt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2003-04
Be NA, Bishai WR, Jain SK. Role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pknD in the Pathogenesis of Central Nervous System Tuberculosis. BMC Microbiol. 2012, 12:7. Highly accessed.
Harper J, Skerry C, Davis SL, Tasneen R, Weir W, Kramnik I, Bishai WR, Pomper MG, Nuermberger EL, Jain SK. Mouse model of necrotic TB granulomas develops hypoxic lesions. J Infect Dis. 2012 Feb;205(4):595-602. Epub 2011 Dec 23.
Be NA, Klinkenberg LG, Bishai WR, Karakousis PK, Jain SK. Strain-dependent CNS dissemination in guinea pigs after Mycobacterium tuberculosis aerosol challenge. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2011 Sep;91(5):386-9.
Vidal C, Beggs D, Younes L, Jain SK, Jedynak B. Incorporating user input in template-based segmentation. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Images 2011.
Dutta NK, Mehra S, Didier PJ, Roy CJ, Doyle LA, Alvarez X, Ratterree M, Be NA, Lamichhane G, Jain SK, Lacey MR, Lackner AA, Kaushal D. Genetic requirements for the survival of tubercle bacilli in primates. J Infect Dis. 2010 Jun 1;201(11):1743-52.