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Bijal Parikh, MD, PhD

Fellow, Molecular Genetic Pathology
Instructor, Pathology & Immunology



  • BS: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (1998)
  • PhD: Graduate School - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2004)
  • MD: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ (2006)
  • Clinical Pathology Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO (2010)

Research Interests

My scientific interests are focused on understanding the mechanisms governing host-pathogen interactions. As a Research Instructor in the lab of Dr. Wayne Yokoyama, my current research objectives are centered on understanding natural killer cell control of murine cytomegalovirus infection.


Parikh, B.A., Piersma, S.J., and Yokoyama, W.M., 2016. NK Cells in Antiviral Defense. In: Ratcliffe, M.J.H. (Editor in Chief), Encyclopedia of Immunobiology, Vol. 4, pp. 243–252. Oxford: Academic Press
Parikh BA, Piersma SJ, Pak-Wittel MA, Yang L, Schreiber RD, Yokoyama WM: Dual Requirement of Cytokine and Activation Receptor Triggering for Cytotoxic Control of Murine Cytomegalovirus by NK Cells. PLoS Pathog. 2015 11:e1005323
Parikh, B.A., Beckman, D.L., Patel, S.J., White, J.M., and Yokoyama, W.M. Detailed phenotypic and molecular analyses of genetically modified mice generated by CRISPR-Cas9-mediated editing. PLoS One. 2015; 10:e0116484
Leong, J.W., Schneider, S.E., Sullivan, R.P., Parikh, B.A., Anthony, B.A., Singh, A., Jewell, B.A., Schappe, T., Wagner, J.A., Link, D.C., Yokoyama, W.M., and Fehniger, T.A. PTEN regulates natural killer cell trafficking in vivo. PNAS. 2015; 112:E700-9
Memon I., Parikh, B.A., Gaudreault-Keener, M., Skelton, R, Storch, G.A., and Brennan, D.C. Progression from sustained BK-viruria to sustained BK-viremia with immunosuppression reduction is not associated with changes in the noncoding control region of the BK-virus genome. J. Transplant. 2012; 2012:761283. PMCID: PMC3373156
Parikh B.A., Siedlecki AM, and Scott MG. Specificity of a circulating antibody that interferes with a widely used tacrolimus immunoassay. Ther Drug Monit. 2010; 32:228-231. PMID: 20216109

Current Position

Fellow, Molecular Genetic Pathology

Current Institution

Washington University

Lab Phone: 314-747-1071
Office Location: CSRB, Room 10060