Dr Mandar Bawadekar
Consulting Editor: Mandar Bawadekar (PhD)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Rheumatology - Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Veterans Administration Hospital, Madison, WI, USA
Mandar Bawadekar, Ph.D., is specialized in inflammatory mechanisms in autoimmune diseases and is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. His work is focused on B-cell biology and antibody formation during Rheumatoid Arthritis, with special focus on citrulinating enzymes and neutrophil function in disease pathogenesis.
In 2014, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Clinical and Experimental Medicine from Interdisciplinary Research Center for Autoimmune Diseases (IRCAD), University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara – Italy. He is a recipient of an International Ph.D. fellowship on Innovative Biomedical Technologies (IBT) 2010 through Cariplo Foundation, Milan-Italy and is an active member of International Cytokine and Interferon Society. His graduate research was focused on studying the role of Interferon-Inducible 16 (IFI16) protein in the development of autoimmunity and as restriction factor for Human cytomegalovirus replication. He discovered extracellular IFI16 as a circulatory protein in systemic autoimmune diseases, with inflammation stimulating properties.