Souvik Ghosh, BVSc & AH (Gold Medalist), MVSc, PhD
P.O. Box 334
Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies
Location: Faculty Offices IV
Phone: +1 869-465-4161 Ext. 401.1202
Dr. Ghosh has an interdisciplinary teaching and research experience, encompassing the areas of Veterinary and Medical Virology, Molecular Epidemiology, Viral genomics, and Zoonosis/One-Health. He has published more than 100 research papers and review articles in peer-reviewed international journals with over 2600 citations. Dr. Ghosh serves as the section/associate editor of research journals Archives of Medical Science, Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences (review editor), and in the editorial board of Pathogens and epidemiologia (MDPI). He is a member of the ICTV Picobirnaviridae study group, distinguished member of World Society for Virology, and fellow of Indian Virological Society. He is a recipient of Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence. He was involved in research capacity building and training in developing tropical countries, and instrumental in establishing the molecular virology laboratory at RUSVM. He is the course director of DVM-Virology at RUSVM, teaches the online MSc one-health course, and received twice the CARE award for his contributions to teaching.
B.V.Sc & A.H (Gold Medalist, 1st class 1st ), India
M.V.Sc (Veterinary Medicine and Public Health), India
PhD (Animal Virology), India
Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence, 2021
Member, ICTV Picobirnaviridae Study Group
Indian Virological Society Fellow Award (FIVS), 2018
Editorial board (Pathogens, MDPI)
Editorial board (Epidemiologia, MDPI)
Associate Editor (Frontiers in Microbiology, Section: Virology)
Section editor, Archives of Medical Science (Infectious Diseases/Microbiology)
Associate editor, Veterinary Medicine and Science (Wiley) [until 2018]
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
Principles of Infectious Diseases (DVM)
Diagnostics and Surveillance (MSc One-Health, VETPG144)
Zoonoses (MSc One-Health, VETPG145)
Veterinary & Medical Virology; Molecular Epidemiology of Viruses; Zoonosis; Whole Genome Analysis, Genetic Diversity & Evolution of Viruses; One-Health in Tropical countries; Public Health; Viruses in Wildlife.
For complete list of publications, please use the following link:
Gainor K, Becker AAMJ, Malik YS, Ghosh S. First Report on Detection and Molecular Characterization of Adenoviruses in the Small Indian Mongoose (Urva auropunctata). Viruses. 2021 Oct 30;13(11):2194
Gainor K, Malik YS, Ghosh S. Novel Cyclovirus Species in Dogs with Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis. Viruses. 2021 Oct 26;13(11):2155
Gainor K, Becker AAMJ, Malik YS, Ghosh S. Detection and Complete Genome Analysis of Circoviruses and Cycloviruses in the Small Indian Mongoose (Urva auropunctata): Identification of Novel Species. Viruses. 2021 Aug 27;13(9):1700
Gainor K, Bowen A, Bolfa P, Peda A, Malik YS, Ghosh S. Molecular Investigation of Canine Parvovirus-2 (CPV-2) Outbreak in Nevis Island: Analysis of the Nearly Complete Genomes of CPV-2 Strains from the Caribbean Region. Viruses. 2021 Jun 6;13(6):1083.
Ghosh S, Malik YS. The True Host/s of Picobirnaviruses. Front Vet Sci. 2021 Jan 20;7:615293.
Ghosh S, Malik YS. Drawing Comparisons between SARS-CoV-2 and the Animal Coronaviruses. Microorganisms. 2020 Nov 23;8(11):1840.
Joycelyn SJ, Ng A, Kleymann A, Malik YS, Kobayashi N, Ghosh S. High detection rates and genetic diversity of picobirnaviruses (PBVs) in pigs on St. Kitts Island: Identification of a porcine PBV strain closely related to simian and human PBVs. Infect Genet Evol. 2020 Oct;84:104383
Kleymann A, Soto E, Illanes O, Malik YS, Fuentealba C, Ghosh S. High rates of detection and complete genomic analysis of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) in the Lesser Antilles island of St. Kitts: Identification of PCV2b-PCV2d recombinants. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2020 Nov;67(6):2282-2289.
Kleymann A, Becker AAMJ, Malik YS, Kobayashi N, Ghosh S. Detection and Molecular Characterization of Picobirnaviruses (PBVs) in the Mongoose: Identification of a Novel PBV Using an Alternative Genetic Code. Viruses. 2020 Jan 15;12(1):99.