Vishukumar Aimanianda received his Ph.D. from Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore University, India. He joined Pasteur Instiute in 2007, obtained faculty position as Assistant – Charge de recherche in 2010 and currently holding the position as Charge de recherche (Expert). His main research interests are fungal cell wall organization and host-pathogen interaction with focus on Aspergillus fumigatus and Cryptococcus neoformans.
MOOC Medical Mycology
Welcome to the fascinating world of fungi, agents of major infectious diseases! Registration on: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/medical-mycology/ At the end of this course, you will be able to: Know the basic concepts of fungal taxonomy […]
ANR-DFG project : Proteome and polysaccharidome of Aspergillus fumigatus at early stage of infection
The project addresses the important unsanswered question : how can an airborne fungus become a human pathogen? Characterizing the infectious propagules (spores) in their dormant and early germinating stage is a key for the […]
Pathogenic Aspergillus: Interaction with innate immune cells
This project aims at comparing the pathogenesis of two Aspergillus species, A. fumigatus and A. flavus, which are the major aerial fungal pathogens in France and India. The focus of our project is to […]
Hydrophobin: functional amyloids from the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus
Proteins from the hydrophobin family are produced by filamentous fungi in a soluble form, which spontaneously self-assemble at air/water or hydrophobic/hydrophilic interfaces to produce amphipathic layers and accomplish their biological role. Hydrophobin layers consist […]
2022Genetics and immunity of Anopheles response to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae overlap with immunity to Plasmodium., Sci Rep 2022 Apr; 12(1): 6315.
2022Characterization of Blood Mucosal Associated Invariant T (MAIT) cells in Axial Spondyloarthritis and of resident MAITs from control axial enthesis., Arthritis Rheumatol 2022 Feb; (): .
2022CT295 Is Chlamydia trachomatis’ Phosphoglucomutase and a Type 3 Secretion Substrate., Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2022 ; 12(): 866729.
2022Protective role of host complement system in Aspergillus fumigatus infection., Front Immunol 2022 ; 13(): 978152.
2021Wnt-β-Catenin Signaling in Human Dendritic Cells Mediates Regulatory T-Cell Responses to Fungi via the PD-L1 Pathway., mBio 2021 Nov; (): e0282421.
2021Biochemically deleterious human NFKB1 variants underlie an autosomal dominant form of common variable immunodeficiency., J Exp Med 2021 11; 218(11): .
2021Pleiotropic Effects of the P5-Type ATPase SpfA on Stress Response Networks Contribute to Virulence in the Pathogenic Mold Aspergillus fumigatus., mBio 2021 Oct; 12(5): e0273521.
2021Cryptococcus extracellular vesicles properties and their use as vaccine platforms., J Extracell Vesicles 2021 08; 10(10): e12129.
2021Aspergillus fumigatus Acetate Utilization Impacts Virulence Traits and Pathogenicity., mBio 2021 Aug; 12(4): e0168221.
2021Species-Specific Immunological Reactivities Depend on the Cell-Wall Organization of the Two Aspergillus, Aspergillus fumigatus and A. flavus., Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2021 ; 11(): 643312.
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