About Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti

Dr. Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti began her career in research as a PhD student studying plant pathogens and fungal toxins. She went on to do postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Wisconsin and the Ohio State University studying fungal genetics, plant innate immunity, and a form of plant cell death called the hypersensitive response. She then transitioned to study mammalian innate immunity at University of Michigan. From there, Dr. Kanneganti joined St. Jude as an Assistant Member in the Immunology Department in 2007, where she has focused on studying inflammasomes and inflammatory cell death in innate immunity, infections, inflammatory diseases, and cancer. She became a full Member in 2013 and Vice Chair of the Immunology Department in 2016. Dr. Kanneganti was then endowed with the Rose Marie Thomas Endowed Chair in 2017.

Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti speaking at podium

Meet the Team

Yogalakshmi Baskaran, PhD
  • Yogalakshmi Baskaran, PhD
  • Senior Researcher
Ratnakar Bynigeri, PhD
  • Ratnakar Bynigeri, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Sk Mohiuddin Choudhury, PhD
  • Sk Mohiuddin Choudhury, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Katie Combs
  • Katie Combs
  • Senior Researcher
Meng Hu, PhD
  • Meng Hu, PhD
  • Scientist
Balabhaskararao Kancharana, PhD
  • Balabhaskararao Kancharana, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Lauren Kneeland
  • Lauren Kneeland
  • Senior Researcher
Prasanth Kumar, PhD
  • Prasanth Kumar, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Jianlin Lu, PhD
  • Jianlin Lu, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
R.K. Subbarao Malireddi, PhD
  • R.K. Subbarao Malireddi, PhD
  • Senior Scientist
Hadia Mohammad
  • Hadia Mohammad
  • Scientist
Vinod Nadella
  • Vinod Nadella
  • Scientist
Eswara Kumar Nadendla, PhD
  • Eswara Kumar Nadendla, PhD
  • Scientist
Omkar Indari, PhD
  • Omkar Indari, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ankit Pandeya, PhD
  • Ankit Pandeya, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Nagakannan Pandian, PhD
  • Nagakannan Pandian, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Qiang Qin, PhD
  • Qiang Qin, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Roman Sarkar, PhD
  • Roman Sarkar, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Anu Sharma, PhD
  • Anu Sharma, PhD
  • Science Research Writer
Bhesh Raj Sharma, PhD
  • Bhesh Raj Sharma, PhD
  • Scientist
Balamurugan Sundaram, PhD
  • Balamurugan Sundaram, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Rebecca Tweedell, PhD
  • Rebecca Tweedell, PhD
  • Lab Operations Manager
Yaqiu Wang, PhD
  • Yaqiu Wang, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Wen Chen, PhD
  • Wen Chen, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate