Dr. Mishra received his DVM and MS from India before completing his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from Oklahoma State University in 2011. Dr. Mishra completed his post-doctoral training from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), before joining as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.
With obesity increasing to epidemic levels, understanding the implications of caloric restriction and excess on immune responsiveness may better focus our therapeutic interventions towards obese asthmatics. While previous studies have offered a fundamental understanding of immunological pathways in airway inflammation, our lab is focused to better understand the contribution of progenitor cells to the molecular mechanisms cardinal to obesity-associated airway inflammation. A specific objective of his research theme is to identify novel endogenous signaling pathways and druggable targets in committed progenitors. His lab investigates obesity-associated changes in dendritic cell function and airway inflammation. Dr. Mishra’s lab is currently developing a new research line at the interface between immunology and metabolism.