Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology (MBI), Department of Pathology and Anatomy
Morehouse School of Medicine, USA
Dr Kaur obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in 1999 from Government College for Girls, Chandigarh, India majoring Chemistry, Zoology and Botany. Dr Kaur was awarded a M.Sc. degree in Microbiology in 2001 from Guru Nanak Dev University majoring Microbiology, Genetics and Biochemistry. Dr Kaur’s studies demonstrated that the soil samples from various sites in Amritsar, India showed the presence of actinomyctes. Dr Kaur was awarded a Ph.D. degree from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the largest institute for patient care and medical research in Chandigarh, India. During this time, Dr Kaur identified and characterized acid-shock induced outer membrane proteins (ASP) in Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC), and elucidated the mechanisms by which these bacteria adapt and grow in the acid shock environment of stomach. Dr Kaur demonstrated for the first time the stress proteome in EAEC and found that these acid-shock proteins show cross reactivity with Heat Shock Proteins (HSP). The putative ASP with cell surface associated with an acid-tolerant phenotype provides new information regarding EAEC pathogenesis in humans.Dr Kaur has published 25 scientific articles, book chapters and reviews. Dr Kaur’s studies have been selected for poster presentations at 30 national and international conferences. More recently, Dr Kaur has been selected as an invited speaker to 6 international and national conferences. Dr Kaur has played major role in the advisory responsibilities in undergraduate (15), international undergraduate (53), graduate (2) postdoctoral (3) and medical residents (1) training, and in teaching at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Scott and White Hospital and Clinic, Temple College, Temple, TX and Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
Cancer Research, Hyperthermia, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases, Medicinal Plants, Proteomics