Ashok Chopra, CSc, PhD

Ashok Chopra, CSc, PhD

Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, UTMB Health
Member, UTMB Center for Tropical Diseases
Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development
Member, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases


Dr. Chopra's research focuses on host-parasite interactions; molecular pathogenesis of pathogenic microorganisms; structure-function relationships of bacterial virulence determinants; regulation of virulence gene expression, cell signaling, oxidative stress responses, expression of genes under simulated microgravity conditions, in vivo expression of virulence genes, host responses to microbial agents and bacterial vaccines; antiviral agents; regulation of inflammation in inflammatory bowel, pulmonary, and cardiovascular diseases, role of antioxidants in burn patients, and studies on anthrax and plague.

Education & Training

  • B.Sc.
    Kurukshetra University, India
  • M.Sc.
    Kurukshetra University, India
  • Ph.D.
    Kurukshetra University, India
  • C.Sc.
    Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia