Post Doc in Infectious and Tropical Microbiology (Kyorin University, Japan) Post Doc in Molecular Microbial Epidemiology (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, USA) Ph.D. in Tropical Medicine (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK) Masters in Tropical Medicine (Mahidol University, Thailand)

Dr. Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand is a Public Health Laboratory specialist and Tropical Microbiologist. He is a Professor and the head of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Public Health Research Laboratory as well as the chair of Ph.D. Research Committee at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University. Dr. Serchand is a leading researcher on diarrheal diseases with a major focus on rotavirus infections in children. His outstanding contribution to diarrheal disease includes extensive collaboration with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta to investigate the effect of diarrheal disease on bivalent oral polio vaccine response in Nepal. Dr. Serchand also has a broad range of research experiences in areas of infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, filariasis, encephalitis and enteric infections, in Nepal and abroad. Dr. Serchand is the recipient of several national awards for his scholarly contributions in the areas of tropical medicine and infectious diseases, including the Royal Nepal Academy Award, Nepal Health Research Council Outstanding Research Award, Dirgh Sewa Padak, Mahendra Vidya Bhusan, Chitra Pahari Scientific Medical Award. He is an International member of the World Federation of Parasitology, Life member in different associations such as Nepal Professors Association, Nepal Biotechnology Association, Nepal Public Health Association, Britain Aluminium Association, Nepal Japan Aluminium Association and Nepal Anti-tuberculosis Association. He has more than 200 research papers published in national and international journals.