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Souvik   Ghosh BVSc & AH (Gold Medalist), MVSc, PhD

Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases. DIRECTOR, ONE HEALTH CENTER FOR ZOONOSES AND TROPICAL VETERINARY MEDICINE


Dr. Ghosh has an interdisciplinary teaching and research experience, encompassing the fields of Veterinary and Medical Virology, Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, and Zoonosis/One-Health. Dr. Ghosh joined RUSVM as an assistant professor in 2014, and was promoted to associate professor in 2015.  Before joining RUSVM, he worked as a lecturer at Sapporo Medical University (Japan).


Education:

Courses Taught/Teaching:

BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry) West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, India Semester 3, VPP 5355: Virology
MVSc (Veterinary Medicine and Public Health) West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, India VMA 5114: DVM Principles of Infectious Diseases
PhD (Animal Virology) National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases (NICED) [WHO referral center], Jadavpur University, India VETPG144: MSc One-Health, Surveillance and Diagnostics
VETPG145: MSc One-Health, Zoonoses

RESEARCH

RESEARCH AREAS:

Veterinary & Medical Virology; Molecular Epidemiology of Viruses; Interspecies transmission of viruses including Zoonosis; Whole Genome Analysis, Genetic Diversity & Evolution of Viruses; One-Health in Tropical countries; Rotavirus; Picobirnavirus; Parvovirus; Coronavirus; Norovirus; Respiratory viruses; Torqueteno virus.

RECENT RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

Navarro R, Yibin C, Nair R, Peda A, Aung MS, Ketzis J, Malik YS, Kobayashi N, Ghosh S*. 2017. Molecular characterization of complete genomic segment-2 of picobirnavirus strains detected in a cat and a dog. Infect Genet Evol. 54:200-204.

Gallagher CA, Navarro R, Cruz K, Aung MS, Ng A, Bajak E, Beierschmitt A, Lawrence M, Dore KM, Ketzis J, Malik YS, Kobayashi N, Ghosh S*. 2017. Detection of picobirnaviruses in vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus sabaeus): Molecular characterization of complete genomic segment-2. Virus Res. 230:13-18.

Navarro R, Aung MS, Cruz K, Ketzis J, Gallagher CA, Beierschmitt A, Malik YS, Kobayashi N, Ghosh S*. 2017. Whole genome analysis provides evidence for porcine-to-simian interspecies transmission of rotavirus-A. Infect Genet Evol. 49:21-31.

Ghosh S*, Malik YS, Kobayashi N. 2017. Therapeutics and Immunoprophylaxis against Noroviruses and Rotaviruses: The Past, Present, and Future. Curr Drug Metab.  [Accepted, in press]

Saurabh S, Sircar S, Kattoor JJ, Ghosh S, Kobayashi N, Banyai K, Kumar OR, De U, Sahoo NR, Dhama K, Malik YS. 2017. Analysis of porcine rotavirus A enterotoxin gene for structure-function relationship. J Vet Sci. (in press)

Kattoor JJ, Saurabh S, Malik YS, Sircar S, Dhama K, Ghosh S, Bányai K, Kobayashi N, Singh RK. 2017. Unexpected detection of porcine rotavirus C strains carrying human origin VP6 gene. Vet Q. 37(1):252-261.

Aung MS, Nahar S, Aida S, Paul SK, Hossain MA, Ahmed S, Haque N, Ghosh S, Malik YS, Urushibara N, Kawaguchiya M, Sumi A, Kobayashi N. 2017. Distribution of two distinct rotavirus B (RVB) strains in the north-central Bangladesh and evidence for reassortment event among human RVB revealed by whole genomic analysis. Infect Genet Evol. 47:77-86.

*Corresponding author

For complete list of publications, please use the following link:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=r4BRrkIAAAAJ&hl=en

ACHIEVEMENTS

Member, ICTV Birnaviridae and Picobirnaviridae Study Group
Associate Editor (Frontiers in Microbiology, Section: Virology)
Section editor, Archives of Medical Science (Infectious Diseases/Microbiology)
Associate editor, Veterinary Medicine and Science (Wiley)
RUSVM SCAVMA/SGA Leadership and Excellence Award (Teaching), 2017
RUSVM CARE award for teaching excellence, RUSVM, 2015
Young Scientist Award, Association of Public Health Veterinarians, India, 2004
University Gold Medal for securing 1st rank, BVSC&AH, 2000
Pfizer Scroll of Honor for topping final exams, BVSC&AH, 2000
Dr. D.K. Biswas Gold Medal for excellence in Poultry Scs, 2000
JSPS Post-doctoral fellowship (Govt. of Japan), 2008-2010
NIH (USA) Visiting Fellowship (did not avail), 2008
Research Associate, CSIR, Govt. of India, 2008
Senior Research Fellowship, ICMR, Govt. of India, 2005-2008

Current projects

Molecular Epidemiology, Genetic Diversity and Interspecies Transmission of Enteric and Respiratory Viruses of Animals and Humans

INTEREST

Veterinary & Medical Virology; Molecular Epidemiology of Viruses; Zoonosis; Whole Genome Analysis, Genetic Diversity & Evolution of Viruses; One-Health in Tropical countries; Public Health.