Niladri joined the lab in May 2019. Niladri did his Masters in Biotechnology and PhD in infection biology from KIIT University, India. His expertise are involved in the areas of infection biology, gut immunology, vaccine and therapeutics. Niladri was a research fellow at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. He worked in the field of Salmonella biology in Hardt group. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship from University of Giessen, Germany, where he was studying neonatal infection with MDR strains. Further, he continued his postdoctoral fellowship at University of Oslo focusing on a novel approach of customized antigen processing and presentation using invariant chain. Currently, Niladri studies the functional variability between IgA secreted from different subsets of intestinal plasma cells and their specificity towards gut microbiota.