Vikram Misra, PhD, University of Saskatchewan

Vikram Misra, PhD
Vikram Misra, PhD

Research in the Misra laboratory focuses on two areas: (1) Pathogenesis of Pseudogymnoascus destructans, a fungus that has killed millions of bats in North America since its introduction in 2007, and the effect of fungal infection, as well other stressors, on the reactivation of a bat coronavirus closely related to viruses that have spilled over from bats into humans and other species. (2) The role of Luman (CREB3) and Zhangfei (CREBZF) in herpesvirus biology, stress responses and neuronal repair.



  1. Subudhi, S., Rapin, N., Dorville, N., Hill, J.E., Town, J., Willis, C.K.R., Bollinger, T.K., Misra, V., 2018. Isolation, characterization and prevalence of a novel Gammaherpesvirus in Eptesicus fuscus, the North American big brown bat. Virology 516, 227-238.
  2. Banerjee A, Rapin N, Bollinger T, Misra V. Lack of inflammatory gene expression in bats: a unique role for a transcription repressor. Sci Rep. 2017 May 22;7(1):2232. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01513-w. PubMed PMID: 28533548; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5440382.
  3. Banerjee A, Rapin N, Miller M, Griebel P, Zhou Y, Munster V, Misra V. Generation and Characterization of Eptesicus fuscus (Big brown bat) kidney cell lines immortalized using the Myotis polyomavirus large T-antigen. J Virol Methods. 2016 Sep 14. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2016.09.008.