Rajesh Grover

ANA Board Member

Dr. Grover is a Sr. Staff Scientist in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), La Jolla working with Dr. Richard A. Lerner. He received his MS in Chemistry and Biomaterials from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a PhD as a CSIR fellow in Drug Discovery and Biomedical Magnetic Resonance from the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. He conducted his postdoctoral studies as a Skaggs Fellow at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla.

His current work is focused on B-cell related cancers, autoimmune diseases, vaccine development and human aging research. Among his major research contributions, he discovered anti-bacterial molecule active against Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), described the molecular mechanism, of modified nucleobase J interaction with J binding protein (JBP) that plays a significant role in the immune escape of kinetoplastids, causative organisms for Leishmanisasis, Chagas and African Sleeping Sickness, microbial origin behind chronic kidney transplant rejection.