Biography - Professor Sanjeev Krishna

Professor Sanjeev Krishna

Name:  Sanjeev Krishna
Position: Professor of Molecular Parasitology and Medicine
Clinical Role: Consultant
Research Institute: Infection and Immunity

Tel: +44(0)208 725 5836

Malaria, sleeping sickness, diagnostics, tuberculosis, pharmacokinetics, transport proteins


Sanjeev Krishna is Professor of Molecular Parasitology and Professor of Medicine. In 2007 he was awarded an ScD at the University of Cambridge . In 1994 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellowship at St George’s, University of London.

Professor Krishna read natural sciences at University of Cambridge and completed a medical degree at University of Oxford in 1982. He began clinical studies on malaria at the Wellcome Trust Unit in Thailand as a medical student and continued with laboratory studies while working towards a DPhil at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford.

Prof Krishna is also a consultant physician in infectious diseases at St George’s Hospital and chairs the Technical Advisory Group for sleeping sickness for the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). He sits on a Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Selection Panel and on the Editorial Boards of a number of journals including PLoS Medicine Journal of Infectious Diseases, section editor of BMC Infectious Diseases, Editorial Advisor the Lancet, Board for British Medical Bulletin. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.