PRAGYA D. YADAV
SCIENTIST E

  PRAGYA D. YADAV

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2016

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY
20-A, DR.AMBEDKAR ROAD P.B. NO.11
PUNE - 411001 .
Telephone (off): 91-20-25870640, 020-26006332
Fax : 91-20-26006348
Email : yadavpd@icmr.org.in, hellopragya22@gmail.com
Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. Biotechnology: University of Pune [2004].
  • M.Sc. Biochemistry: First class. Dr. R. M. L. Avadh University, UP

  • Discipline:
    BIOTECHNOLOGY
    BIOLOGY


    Research Experience:
    Field of specialization:
    Molecular biology, Virology, Biocontainment
    • 10-years post-doctoral working experience on Arboviruses [Dengue, Chikungunya, Bunya viruses, Kyasanur forest disease] and Zoonotic diseases [CCHF, Nipah and NSDV]
    • Experience of working in Biosafety level-2, -3 and -4 laboratories.
    • Experience ofteaching and training program of BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratory and Biosafety in India.
    • Currently working in BSL-4 laboratory of MCC, NIV, Pune as a core member.
    • Current major activities: providing laboratory diagnosis [CCHF, Hanta, KFD virus, Nipah virus, Buffalo pox and other highly infectious viral diseases] and viral discovery by developing new diagnostic tools.
    Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
    1. Life Member National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases (2013)
    2. Life Member of Virology Society of India (2013)
    3. Fellow Award 2012 of Society for Applied Biotechnology
    4. Life member of Society for Biosafety
    5. Student Membership of American Society of Microbiology (2005-06)
    6. Full member of American Society of virology.
    7. Life member of NIV Research Foundation

    Awards:
    1. Young Scientist Awards [Molecular Biology, 2013] National Academy of Vector Borne disease association.
    2. Zoonosis Control Training program Fellow [2012], Global COE Office at Hokkaido University, Japan.
    3. JICA fellows [2011], Group training Course in Zoonosis Control, Japan International Corporation Agency, Japan
    4. Travel award [2010] from Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) to present paper in Asian Pacific Biosafety Association conference in Manila
    5. Travel Award [2006] from American Society of Virology in ASV Conference.
    6. International Emerging Infectious Disease laboratory training fellowship program (2005-2006) by APHL and CDC collaboration in Center for Disease Control and prevention, Atlanta, USA 
    7. ICMR-JRF [2001] Biomedical Sciences by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. 
    8. ICAR NET [2001] by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, PUSA, New Delhi.

    Administrative Experience

    • Establishment of laboratory facilities for handling emerging infectious viruses.
    • Operation and management BSL-4 laboratory.

    Teaching Experience

    • M.Sc. Virology (Virology curriculum) at NIV, Pune. Course coordinator, Faculty, Guide, co-guide for M.Sc., Ph.D. programmes.
    • Guided 10 MSc Virology students for 6 months dissertation work.
    • Faculty in National and International workshops and training programmes.

    Training of BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratory

    1. BSL-4 Training program[One month] National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories, Boston during 8th June to 10th July 2011.
    2. Executive professional Biosafety Level 3 Safety trainers training [2009] Emory University, Onsite Applied BSL-3 facilityTraining Program. 
    3. Initial Training of Working BSL-4 lab, “High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal”, 29thSeptember 2003 - October 13th, 2003.
    Foreign Visits:
    1. "2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRIMEAN-CONGO HEMORRHAGIC FEVER (CCHF)" TO GREECE
      FROM 2017-09-10 TO 2017-09-12

    2. TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO EVALUATE AND CERTIFY BSL3 TO BHUTAN
      FROM 2016-10-17 TO 2016-04-21

    3. REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON POLIOVIRUS LABORATORY CONTAINMENT. TO BANGKOK
      FROM 2015-11-23 TO 2015-11-24

    4. TO ATTEND A GROUP TRAINING COURSE IN ZOONOSIS CONTROL. TO JAPAN
      FROM 2011-08-15 TO 2011-09-15

    5. TO PARTICIPATE IN BSL-4 TRAINING PROGRAM AT NATIONAL EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES LABORATORY. TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2011-06-01 TO 2011-06-30

    6. TO AVAIL INTERNATIONAL EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE(IEID) ADVANCED LABORATORY TRAINING FELLOWSHIP. TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2005-08-08 TO 2006-08-07


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