Manish Sadarangani (Active) - University of British Columbia
|Award Type:||Career Development Award|
|Supervisor(s):||Dr. David Scheifele|
|Project Title:||Prevention of severe bacterial infections in children by optimizing protection through vaccination|
Dr Manish Sadarangani is Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, UBC Department of Pediatrics. He completed his undergraduate medical training and pediatric residency in Cambridge, Oxford and London in the UK. He then completed his DPhil with the Oxford Vaccine Group in the UK, developing novel vaccine candidates for protection against capsular group B meningococcal disease, and completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Vancouver in 2013 before returning to Oxford to work as a Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician. His research links clinical trials with basic microbiology, immunology and epidemiology to address clinically relevant problems related to immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases. Specific research interests include meningococcal disease and meningococcal vaccines, bacterial conjugate vaccines, understanding vaccine-induced immunity using systems biology approaches, meningitis and encephalitis, maternal immunization, the microbiota and antibiotic resistance.