Yogendra Shah

National Zonosis and Food Hygience Research Center

Dr. Yogendra Shah, born in Kanchanpur, Nepal, received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 2017 from Hokkaido University, Japan. At present, he is working in the capacity of Senior Research Microbiologist and Lecturer position at National Zoonoses and Food Hygiene Research Center and Kathmandu College of Science and Technology, Nepal. He has worked more than seven years at different research centers as a research microbiologist (Everest international clinic and research Center /National Zoonoses and Food Hygiene Research Center) in the field of infectious diseases in Nepal. He has been involved in several research works on Dengue virus, Hepatitis C virus, Herpes simplex virus-2, Japanese encephalitis virus, HIV, Tuberculosis, Toxoplasmosis, Brucellosis, Toxoplasmosis, Leptospirosis, Echinococcosis, Cysticercosis, Leishmania (Kalazar), Chylamida and Nesseria. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Veterinary Medicine (Bacteriology) at Division of Bioresources, Research center for Zoonosis control, Hokkaido University, Japan. The main focus during his PhD research study was to better understand the molecular epidemiological features and transmission dynamics of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) Beijing/CAS families isolates from Nepal i.e. spoligotyping, mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit-variable number tandem repeat (MIRU-VNTR), DNA sequencing and whole genome sequencing (Miseq). He had also worked as visiting researcher position after he completed his PhD on leprosy control project, at Division of Bioresources, Research center for Zoonosis control, Hokkaido University, Japan from October 2017 to March 2018. The main purpose of research leprosy control project was to build the capacity in drug resistant leprosy research and also to work on collaborative research for zoonosis control in Nepal. He had been offered with leading role in planning laboratory work and diagnosis based on serological and molecular techniques. He received Japanese government scholarship award (2013) to (2017) for PhD study. His research interests include infectious diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases and vector borne diseases. He has published 34 research articles and 3 books.