Prof. (Dr.) Shailendra K. Saxena is a Vice Dean and Professor at King George's Medical University, Lucknow. His primary research interest is to understand the molecular mechanisms of host defense during human viral infections and to develop predictive, preventive and therapeutic strategies against these diseases. Prof. Saxena's work has been published in various high impact factor reputed international journals. He has been honored by several prestigious National and International Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships in India and abroad, including Young Scientist Awards, BBSRC India Partnering Award and named as the Global Leader in Science by The Scientist magazine (USA) and International Opinion Leader/Expert that are involved in the vaccination for JE by IPIC (UK). He has been elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology UK (FRSB), The Royal Society of Chemistry UK (FRSC), The Academy of Environmental Biology, India (FAEB), Indian Virological Society (FIVS), The Biotech Research Society, India (FBRS); and Fellowship of the (European) Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals, Austria (FacadTM). He has been awarded Dr. JC Bose National Award of Department of Biotechnology (DBT, Min. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) in Biotechnology and has an active collaboration with various US universities.