Dr. Bijay Ranjan Mirdha
Professor of Microbiology
In Charge Section of Parasitology (Presently on Sabbatical) AIIMS,
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi
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MBBS MD; FAMS,
Fellow, National Academy of Medical Sciences (2015)
Fellow, Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology (2013)
Fellow, Indian Society of Malaria and other Communicable Diseases (2007)
Research Area of Interest:
- Molecular epidemiology of Cryptosporidiosis and other Coccidiosis
- Molecular epidemiology pf Free-Living amaoeba
- Epidemiology of Luminal parasites
- Molecular epidemiology of Malaria and other parasitic diseases of public health importance
ADDITIONAL SPECIALTY WORK:
Molecular diagnosis and Genomic studies of Pneumocystis jirovecii
Prof. Bijay Ranjan Mirdha, MD, FAMS, FIATP, FISCOD, is heading the parasitic research facility and laboratory diagnostic services of the Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He completed his MD Microbiology in 1990, from AIIMS, New Delhi and joined as Assistant Professor on 2nd September 1993 after completion of senior residency from the parent institution
His major area of research is primarily on Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PcP) and Human Cryptosoporidiosis. His team is working on molecular aspects Pneumocystis pneumonia for more than a decade and has been successful in delineating the prevalence of PcP, circulating genotypes and drug resistant strains of P.jirovecii for the first time in the country. His team has also developed a Dot –blot hybridization technique for detection of cryptosporidiosis. His other research areas are on Free-Living amaoebae, Malaria and Luminal parasites He has many extramural projects to his credit and guided 11 PhD and many MD students.
He has been awarded the “AIIMS Excellence Award -2013 “ for his significant contribution to research besides numerous other national (Bharat Jyoti Award-2008” The Best Citizens of India Award-2008 ) and international awards . He is a member of many International societies and was secretary of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology (IAMM) Delhi Chapter for a period of three years (2011-2013) and Joint Secretary of Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology (2011-2012)
He has published over 101 papers in peer reviewed, indexed, national and international journals and has contributed 12 chapters in books and some in monographs.