Umadevi Sajjan

I developed one step method to isolate guar gum in relatively pure form.
I have a patent on the use of xylitol to inhibit bacterial binding to airway mucosa
I have developed a mouse model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which recapitulates all the aspects of this disease, including innate and adaptive immune responses to bacterial and viral infections.
I have developed a mouse model of rhinovirus lung infection, which is one of the challenge the pharmaceutical companies are facing to test the antiviral drugs. I am consultant for one of the companies who is planning to use this model.
I am an expert in culturing primary airway epithelial cells at air/liquid interface which mimic the airway mucosa in vivo. I have cultured cells successfully from normal donors as well as from cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.