Murali Muniraju

Murali Bagalur Muniraju, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Experimental Therapeutics

Murali Bagalur Muniraju, Ph.D.

Research Focus :
  • Understanding the herpesvirus viral and host protein-protein interactions
  • Development of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for oncogenic herpesvirus-associated cancers
  • 2017 – present, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2009 – 2010, Research Associate, Department of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
  • 2008 – 2009, Research Associate, FMDV Research Center, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bengaluru, India


  • 2016, Ph.D., Biological Sciences (Virology), University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • 2008, M.Sc., Biotechnology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India
  • 2005, - B.Sc., Agricultural Sciences, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • Muniraju M, Mahapatra M, Buczkowski H, Batten C, Banyard AC, Parida S. 2015. Rescue of a vaccine strain of peste des petits ruminants virus: In vivo evaluation and comparison with standard vaccine. Vaccine 33(3):465-471
  • Muniraju M, Munir M, Parthiban AR, Banyard AC, Bao JY, Wang ZL, Ayebazibwe C, Ayelet G, El Harrak M, Mahapatra M and others. 2014. Molecular Evolution of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus. Emerg Infect Dis 20(12):2023-2033
  • Muniraju M, Mahapatra M, Ayelet G, Babu A, Olivier G, Munir M, Libeau G, Batten C, Banyard AC, Parida S. 2016. Emergence of Lineage IV Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus in Ethiopia: Complete Genome Sequence of an Ethiopian Isolate 2010. Transbound Emerg Dis 63(4):435-442
  • Muniraju M, Munir M, Banyard AC, Ayebazibwe C, Wensman J, Zohari S, Berg M, Parthiban AR, Mahapatra M, Libeau G, Batten C, Parida S. 2014. Complete genome sequences of lineage III peste des petits ruminants viruses from the Middle East and East Africa. Genome Announc 2(5), pii: e01023-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01023-14
  • Muniraju M, El Harrak M, Bao J, Ramasamy Parthiban AB, Banyard AC, Batten C, Parida S. 2013. Complete Genome Sequence of a Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus Recovered from an Alpine Goat during an Outbreak in Morocco in 2008. Genome Announc 1(3), pii: e00096-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00096-13
  • Murali BM, Mahato U, Bhat G, Bhat S, Kuruvinashetti MS. 2009. Expression and antifungal activity of Trichoderma virens ech42 in tobacco. J Mycol Pl Pathol 39(3):367-373
  • Parida S, Muniraju M, Mahapatra M, Muthuchelvan D, Buczkowski H, Banyard AC. 2015. Peste des petits ruminants. Vet Microbiol 181(1-2):90-106
  • Parida S, Muniraju M, Altan E, Baazizi R, Raj GD, Mahapatra M. 2016. Emergence of PPR and its threat to Europe. Small Ruminant Res 142:16-21
  • Buczkowski H, Muniraju M, Parida S, Banyard AC. 2014. Morbillivirus vaccines: recent successes and future hopes.Vaccine 32(26):3155-61
  • Abubakar M, Mahapatra M, Muniraju M, Arshed MJ, Khan EH, Banyard AC, Ali Q, Parida S. 2017. Serological Detection of Antibodies to Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus in Large Ruminants. Transbound Emerg Dis 64(2):513-519
  • Mahapatra M, Sayalel K, Muniraju M, Eblate E, Fyumagwa R, Shilinde S, MaulidMdaki M, Keyyu J, Parida S, Kock R. 2015. Spillover of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus from Domestic to Wild Ruminants in the Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania. Emerg Infect Dis 21(12):2230-2234
  • Kumar KS, Babu A, Sundarapandian G, Roy P, Thangavelu A, Kumar KS, Arumugam R, Chandran NDJ, Muniraju M, Mahapatra M and others. 2014. Molecular characterisation of lineage IV peste des petits ruminants virus using multi gene sequence data. Vet Microbiol 174(1-2):39-49
  • 2012-present, The Microbiology Society, United Kingdom
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