Vas Dev

National Institute of Malaria ResearchIndia

Vas Dev has superannuated from services from the National Institute of Malaria Research, a premier research organization for malaria research, and served as Officer-in-Charge of one of its field stations based in Assam, north-eastern region of India for over 25 years. He was actively involved in operational research for evaluation of newer technologies for vector control, routine surveillance of antimalarial medicines for treatment of malaria, diagnostics and human resource development. His primary research interests are in vector biology with special reference to epidemiology and control of malaria. His research efforts have culminated in number of technologies, viz., long-lasting insecticidal nets, artemisinin-based combination therapy for treatment of drug-resistant malaria, rapid diagnostic test kits that all have been incorporated for benefit of State healthcare services of north-eastern states, major public and private sectors, and defense establishments alike resulting in substantial disease transmission reduction. He has over 150 research publications in index journals and serves as the member of editorial board of several scientific journals. He is the recipient of numerous coveted fellowships, awards and distinctions in his field of research, and is currently an active member of learned societies

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