Pawan Sharma

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology India

Pawan Sharma (b. 1951) earned his Ph.D. (Parasite Immunology) from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow (India) in 1980. He was a post-doctoral scientist at the Scripps Clinic Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (USA), and a Visiting Scientist at the Agouron Institute, La Jolla, CA. He served as a senior level Staff Research Scientist at ICGEB, New Delhi (India) from Feb 1989 - Aug 2011, his area of research being Medical Microbiology and Molecular Immunology. His professional expertise is in molecular immunology; cell biology of host-pathogen interaction; synthetic peptide vaccines; molecular cloning, expression and purification of recombinant proteins; DNA vaccines; animal experimentation in TB vaccine and drug discovery research. He has established a state-of-the-art, DBT-funded national aerosol challenge facility for tuberculosis research in India. He has more than 85 research papers in journals of international repute (PNAS-USA, J Immunol, PLoS ONE, PLoS Pathogens, Infection & Immunity, JID, MAI, Tuberculosis (Edin.), Imm Cell Biol, IJMR, IJEB etc) addressing scientific problems in tuberculosis, malaria, leishmaniasis, and amebiasis. He is currently a Senior Consultant-Healthcare with the North Eastern Region Biotechnology Program Management Cell (NER-BPMC) of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India. He also serves on several Task Force Committees of DBT. For his scientific contributions, Pawan Sharma was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (London) in 1983, and the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) (Allahabad) in 2002. Specialties Medical Microbiology (Tuberculosis and Malaria); Molecular biology; Immunology and Cell Biology of Host Cell: Pathogen interaction; Vaccine Discovery; Research Programme Development Supervision and Management; Higher Education/ Career counseling

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