Dr. Cecil Antony
Dr. Cecil Antony

Assistant Professor

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Room no 304-2, Bioscience and Engineering, East Campus NITC Kozhikode- 673 601

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  • PhD-University of Delhi

  • Postdoc-University of Washington Medical Centre, Seattle, WA, USA

  • Postdoc-Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

  • Educational Qualifications

    • PhD-University of Delhi

    • Postdoc-University of Washington Medical Centre, Seattle, WA, USA

    • Postdoc-Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


    1. Cecil Antony, Subhash Mehto, Brijendra K Tiwari, Yogendra Singh, and Krishnamurthy Natarajan “Regulation of L-type Voltage Gated Calcium Channel CACNA1S in macrophages upon Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection” PLos ONE 2015;10(4): e0124263

    2. Subhash Mehto, Cecil Antony, Nabab Khan, Rahul Arya, Arti Selvakumar, Brijendra Tiwari, Yogendra Singh, Sahid Jameel, and Krishnamurthy Natarajan “Mycobacterium tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus type 1 cooperatively modulate macrophage apoptosis via Toll Like Receptor 2 and calcium homeostasis” PLoS ONE, 2015; 10(7): e0131767

    3. Aneesh Chandran, Cecil Antony, Leny Jose, Sathish Mundayoor, Krishnamurthy Natarajan and Ajay Kumar “Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection induces HDAC1 mediated suppression of IL-12B gene expression in macrophages” Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 2015, 5:90

    4. Arti Selvakumar, Cecil Antony, Jhalak Singhal, Brijendra K. Tiwari, Yogendra Singh and Krishnamurthy Natarajan "Reciprocal Regulation of Reactive Oxygen Species and phospho-CREB Regulates Voltage Gated Calcium Channel Expression During Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection” PLos ONE, 2014; 9(5): e96427

    5. Deepti Gupta, Sachin Sharma, Jhalak Singhal, Akash T. Satsangi, Cecil Antony and Krishnamurthy Natarajan. “Suppression of TLR2 Induced Interleukin-12, Reactive Oxygen Species, Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression by Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigens Expressed Inside Macrophages During the Course of Infection” Journal of Immunology, 2010;184;5444-5455

    6. Deepika Sharma, Subhash Mehto, Brijender Tiwari, Cecil Antony, Yogendra Singh and Krishnamurthy Natarajan. “Suppression of protective responses upon activation of L-type Voltage Gated Calcium Channel in macrophages during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. PLoS One. 2016 Oct 10;11(10):e0163845


    ICMR- Human macrophages and Klebsiella pneumoniae interactionsApproved

    DST- Immune modulatory role of Klebsiella pneumoniae antigens with human macrophages- Under revision

    Looking for Interested Candidates

    SRF or RA in Immunology/Microbiology

    I am looking for candidates who are interested for submitting SRF/RA fellowship grants in infection immunology to various funding agencies (DBT, ICMR, DST, CSIR).

    Candidates who have obtained SRF can register for PhD in the same topic.

    Eligibility for SRF- M.Sc/M.Tech/M.VSc in any area of Life Sciences with 2 years work experience in Immunology/Microbiology or related areas with atleast one journal published in SCI/SCOPUS.

    Eligibility for RA- Should have provisionally submitted the PhD thesis in any area of Life Sciences with atleast one journal published in immunology/Microbiology or related areas in SCI/SCOPUS.

    Interested candidates may send maximum one page write up on the research topic they would like to carry-out at my lab, along with your detailed CV to the email :

    (Please send your applications and CV to the above mentioned email for timely response to the queries)

    Currently, there are no vacancies for summer training or dissertation programs. Candidates with publications will be most preferred and references are not mandatory.



    As an infection immunologist I have been studying the host-pathogen interaction to elucidate the suppressor responses induced by intracellular pathogen Mtb. I am also interested in isolating high affinity peptides/antibodies against viral/bacterial antigens by harnessing combinatorial peptide/antibody libraries.

    Currently, the pathogens in which I am interested to explore the host-pathogen interactions are as follows,

    • Klebsiella pneumoniae

    • Staphylococcus aureus

    • Enterococcus spp

    • Enterobacter spp

    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    • Acinetobacter baumannii