Areas of focus:Microbiology Diagnostics for the patients. Teaching Undergraduate Medical, Dental and Paramedical courses in Microbiology. Research guide for the MD, MSc and PhD students.
Research:Mycology Standardization of PCR for diagnosis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis using IS6110 gene target. Scientific Experience: Thorough knowledge in handling the process of PCR and handling Sophisticated instruments associated with it.
Membership:1.Life member of Indian Association Of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM) 2.Life member of Society of Indian Human and Animal Mycologists(SIHAM) 3.Life member of Academy of Clinical Microbiologists (ACM) 4.Member of International society for Human and Animal Mycologists(ISHAM) 5.Member of the International working group in fungal sinusitis 6.Member of International working group on Dermatophytes
Grants / Patents:
a) ICMR grants: 1.Development of a biological identification kit for clinical isolates of Malassezia species based on tween 40 based precipitate production observed on modified chromogenic agar and confirmation of the results by molecular biological analysis at a tertiary care center. 2.Utility of Molecular Sequence Analysis of the ITS rRNA region for the Identification of Medically Important Fusarium species from clinical isolates – An epidemiological tool. 3.Antifungal susceptibility of Malassezia species and MLST studies. 4.Grant of 30 Lakhs from ICMR Research Grant. b) Chancellor Grants 1.Speciation and characterization of dermatophytes from clinical specimens using novel markers. 2.Molecular Strain typing of Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes clinical isolates, Isolation and characterization of Dipeptidyl Peptidase – 5 (DPP-V). 3.Grant of 5 Lakhs from IADVL Research Grant.
1. ICMR-FERCAP Standard Operating Procedures training course for Ethics committee at the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai 3-5th June 2013. 2.Surveyor trainee in the International Course on Surveying and Evaluating Ethical Review Practices. Chennai, India October 3-5th 2013
1.Clinical Microbiologist & Mycologist 2.has undergone a training in Medical Mycology from March 3rd to March 14th 2019 at The Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Award and other information:
1.Membership: Vice President of SIHAM. 2.Started a six month Fellowship program in Mycology.
Oct12From 12th to 14th October 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM