• Krishna Kumar Ganta Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow-Research

    • Center for Precision Medicine Research
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. 1R3 Marshfield, WI 54449
    • (715) 221-7349


2013 to 2019:
Ph.D., Mitochondrial dysfunction in HIV infection, University Of Calcutta, India
2008 to 2010:
M.sc, Bio-technology, University Of Madras , India
2005 to 2008:
B.Sc, Bio-technology, PSG College of Arts & Science, India

Work Experience

2018 to 2019:
Senior Research Fellow, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research , India
2015 to 2016:
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Biotechnology, India
2011 to 2012:
Junior Research Fellow, Department of Biotechnology, India


Dr Krishna Ganta received his Ph.D. degree from university of Calcutta under Prof Binay Chaubey. He worked on evaluating mitochondrial dysfunctions in HIV infected and antiviral drug treated cells. Dr Ganta has strong background in the field of cell biology and virology. He joined the MCRI as post-doctoral fellow under Dr Sanjay K. Shukla with an interest in i) genetics of host-pathogen interactions, ii) how Staphylococcus aureus regulates its virulence genes with different antibiotic pressure, and iii) how dysbiosis of the gut microbiome may play a role in chronic diseases. Dr Ganta’s long-term goal in research is to understand complex interactions between host and pathogen that leads to a disease.

Research Interests

1. Role of host genetics in infectious diseases.
2. Immune response during host pathogen interactions.

Select Publications

  • Mandal A, Ganta KK, Chaubey B. Combinations of siRNAs against La Autoantigen with NS5B or hVAP-A Have Additive Effect on Inhibition of HCV Replication. Hepat Res Treat. 2016 June; 2016 :9671031. PMCID: PMC4942654.
    PubMed ID: 27446609
  • Ganta KK, Mandal A, Debnath S, Hazra B, Chaubey B. Anti-HCV Activity from Semi-purified Methanolic Root Extracts of Valeriana wallichii. Phytother Res. 2017 March; 31(3):433-440.
    PubMed ID: 28078810
  • Ganta KK, Mandal A, Chaubey B. Depolarization of mitochondrial membrane potential is the initial event in non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor efavirenz induced cytotoxicity. Cell Biol. Toxicol.. 2017 February; 33(1):69-82.
    PubMed ID: 27639578
  • Ganta KK, Chaubey B. Mitochondrial dysfunctions in HIV infection and antiviral drug treatment. Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol. 2019 December; 15(12):1043-1052.
    PubMed ID: 31715109
  • Ganta KK, Chaubey B. Endoplasmic reticulum stress leads to mitochondria-mediated apoptosis in cells treated with anti-HIV protease inhibitor ritonavir. Cell Biol. Toxicol.. 2019 June; 35(3):189-204.
    PubMed ID: 30386960