Dr. Dinakar Salunke

Senior Scientist, Structural Biology Unit, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi


Dr. Dinakar Salunke is a Senior Scientist at the Structural Biology Unit of the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. His main focus of research is on the elucidation of the structural basis of functional mimicry and the structural biology of immune recognition. These studies have been further extended for developing designer immune epitopes by exploiting the structural knowledge of immune recognition.

Structural issues pertaining to innate immunity are also being addressed. A distinguishing characteristic of his work has been the judicious combination of structural, biochemical and immunological techniques. He has co-authored more than 60 research articles and is a recipient of various national and international awards for his research.