Dr. Yogendra Shah is a consultant microbiologist and lecturer at Seti Provincial Hospital COVID-19 PCR Lab and Kathmandu College of Science and Technology, Nepal. He completed his Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine (Bacteriology) from the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Japan in 2017. His research entails investigating the molecular epidemiological features/transmission dynamics of infectious diseases and zoonotic infectious diseases in Nepal using molecular techniques like ELISA, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), RT-PCR, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), DNA sequencing, and whole genome sequencing (WGS). He was awarded the 2019 Young Science and Technology Award from the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and the 2021 Sudarpaschim Province Youth Scientist Award from the Province Youth Council. His research interests include infectious diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases, and vector-borne diseases. He has published more than forty-one research articles in peer-reviewed journals and twelve books.