Santhosh Nadipuram, MD, is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist and a physician-scientist. After completing his clinical fellowship in 2013, Nadipuram joined the lab of Peter J. Bradley, PhD, at UCLA, as a postdoctoral fellow. There, Nadipuram studied the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, focusing on the organism's secreted proteins and their roles in pathogenesis. He used genetic and protein purification techniques to identify and characterize several of these secreted proteins and discovered the role of these proteins in the parasite's survival and metabolism. Nadipuram joined Cedars-Sinai in 2018 and studies in the Arditi Lab with the goal of understanding the host response to Toxoplasma infection, specifically in immune-privileged compartments, such as the brain and the eye (chorioretinitis), using experimental mouse models of acute and chronic toxoplasmosis. Nadipuram received the Cedars-Sinai Clinical Scholars Award in July 2019. He also partners with the Koronyo-Hamaoui Lab in the Department of Neurosurgery to study the effects of Toxoplasma infection on Alzheimer's disease. Nadipuram is an active clinician, caring for children in the hospital and outpatient clinic settings. In his spare time, Nadipuram co-publishes a podcast called Travel Medicine Podcast, discussing current medical topics as well as medical trivia and history. He also loves to rock climb with his two daughters.