Shailendra K Verma (PhD) is senior scientist at Defence Research and Development Establishment, Gwalior, India. Dr. Verma received his PhD in Biotechnology from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. Dr. Verma completed postdoctoral research at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska and University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, USA. His current research area focussed onto the pathogenesis of Y. pestis in small animal model and to develop subunit vaccine and therapeutics against plague.