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Nisha Jain Garg
Nisha Jain Garg
The University of Texas

Professor in the Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology, Dr. Nisha J Garg holds the Robert E. Shope, MD Distinguished Chair in Global Health, and serves as the UTMB Associate Research Officer in Basic Sciences and Associate Director of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity. She is a world renowned expert in cardiomyopathy of infectious etiology and has conducted pioneering research on understanding the pathogenesis of Chagas disease and on strategies for early diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Dr. Garg serves on external review committees of the NIH, American Heart Association, and other international funding agencies, as well as editorial boards of numerous journals, including American Journal of Pathology, American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease, NPJ Vaccines, and Infection and Immunity. She has recently completed the The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) program. She served as Senior Scientific Advisor to the U.S. Agency for International Development, engaged in implementing the Neglected Tropical Diseases Initiative in Latin America. Dr. Garg has made substantial contributions as an investigator, educator, and mentor. She has conducted pioneering research on understanding the pathogenesis of chagasic disease of the heart that afflict millions of people, and developing unique strategies for early diagnosis and prevention of cardiac disease. Dr. Garg’s research program has been consistently funded by extramural sources. She currently has NIH R01 research grant and is a collaborator on a number of NIH small grants. She has authored or co-authored >75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the J Am Coll Cardiol, Mol Cell Proteomics, Am J Pathol, Internatl J Cardiol, and J Immunol. As a mentor, Dr. Garg has an outstanding track record promoting the scientific careers of junior faculty. As Chair of the ARM, she and her collaborators continue to enhance mentoring and team research by helping investigators develop skills, setting standards for excellence, promoting innovation, and recognizing and rewarding achievement.

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