Dr Priyadarshi Sahu

Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu

PhD

Associate Professor

Microbiology and Immunology

Biography:

Dr Sahu is a Medical Microbiologist and Immunologist with many years of experience in academics, research, clinical laboratory services and consultancy. He completed his Master’s in Microbiology (Gold medallist) followed by a PhD (Faculty of Medicine - Microbiology) from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (India).

After this, Dr Sahu relocated to the USA and started working as a post-doctoral fellow in a neuroimmunology laboratory at University of Texas at San Antonio. He is trained and approved by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta (USA), to work in a high security containment facility (Division of Select Agents and Toxins).

Subsequently, he accepted a position to teach and has since undertaken various academic positions. So far, he has worked in different countries in Asia and the Americas. In the year 2016, he obtained a visiting fellowship from Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (USA), and has also visited JHU’s study centres in South America. He has been teaching students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels under medicine as well as other health science course programs.

In the year 2017, he obtained a certification for completing a basic teaching licensing course in medical education (awarded by the International Medical University, Malaysia). Currently, he is working as an associate professor (full-time) teaching pre-clinical medicine at Medical University of the Americas at Nevis. He is primarily attached to the Microbiology and Immunology department. He has been actively engaged in the day-to-day academic and associated operations and is also familiar with modern classroom technology; he is keen to develop effective learning materials and also to explore newer methods of teaching to integrate the basic sciences knowledge into clinical applications

Dr Sahu has been associated with many international research networks, associations and/or scientific societies. He is recognized as an expert in the field of Neglected tropical diseases (cysticercosis) by the World Health Organization (Western Pacific Region).

He has also been listed under the Welcome Trust Research Funding Panel of Reviewers. He has been engaged in reviewing and/or editorial activities for many scientific journals:Gut Pathogens (ISSN: 17574749); Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research (ISSN: 0973-709X; 2249-782X); Austin Journal of Clinical Neurology (ISSN: 2381-9154); Journal of Tropical Pediatrics (ISSN: 14653664; 01426338); Journal of Helminthology (ISSN: 14752697; 0022149X); Tropical Medicine and Health (ISSN: 13494147; 13488945); Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ISSN: 0035-9203; 1878-3503); Neurology Asia (ISSN 1823-6138)- previously known as Neurological Journal of South East Asia (ISSN 1394-780X); BMC Infectious Diseases (ISSN: 14712334); Tropical Parasitology (ISSN: 22297758; 22295070); International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science (ISSN: 2229-5151); International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences (ISSN : 2277– 4505); International Journal of Research & Development of Health (ISSN 2321 – 1431); Journal of Medical Biotechnology; Austin Tropical Medicine & Care; Advances in Vaccines & Vaccination Research (SciTech Central Inc, USA) (ISSN: 2688-6545).

Courses:
  • Infection
  • Defence & Response
  •  Systems & Disease IV
  • Foundations of Clinical Medicine 
  • Research: Literature Review and Analysis. 
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Infectious diseases
  • Diagnostic development
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Parasitology
  • infectious disease epidemiology
  • Global health
  • Dr. Sahu has received extensive recognition as a national and international author and presenter. His research has been published in various journals/periodicals. Publications from last five years only are appended below chronologically. [from 2016 till date] 
  • Abraham A, Bustos JA, Carabin H, De Meijere R, Sahu PS, Rajshekhar V, Singh G, White C, Chiodini P, Gabriel S, Homeida M, Nash T, Ngowi B, Zhou XN, Coyle C, Garcia HH, Winkler AS. The effectiveness of anti-inflammatory and anti-epileptic medication for individuals with single enhancing lesion neurocysticercosis: a meta-analysis and expert group-based consensus recommendations. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2021 (Provisionally accepted).
  • Ho JY, Yeo BS, Yang XL, Thirugnanam T, Muhammad FH, Jacob PS, Sahu PS. Local and Systemic Expression Profile of IL-10, IL-17, IL-27, IL-35 and IL-37 in Periodontal Diseases: A Cross Sectional Study. The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, 2021 (Provisionally accepted).
  • Shrivastava AK, Panda S, Kumar S, Sahu PS. Two novel genomic DNA sequences as common diagnostic targets to detect Cryptosporidium hominis and Cryptosporidium parvum: Development of quantitative polymerase chain reaction assays, and clinical evaluation. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2020 Jul-Dec;38(3 & 4):430-439. doi: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_20_114. PMID: 33154258.
  • Shrivastava AK, Mohakud NK, Panda S, Patra SD, Kumar S, Sahu PS. Major enteropathogens in humans, domestic animals, and environmental soil samples from the same locality: prevalence and transmission considerations in coastal Odisha, India. Epidemiol Health. 2020;42:e2020034. doi: 10.4178/epih.e2020034. Epub 2020 May 26. PMID: 32512665; PMCID: PMC7644938.
  • Abraham A, Schmidt V, Kaminski M, Stelzle D, De Meijere R, Bustos J, Sahu PS, Garcia HH, Bobić B, Cretu C, Chiodini P, Deksne G, Dermauw V, Devleesschauwer B, Dorny P, Fonseca A, Gabriël S, Gómez-Morales MA, Kucsera I, Laranjo-González M, Trevisan C, Vilhena M, Walker NF, Zammarchi L, Winkler AS. Epidemiology and surveillance of human (neuro)cysticercosis in Europe: is enhanced surveillance required? Trop Med Int Health. 2020 May;25(5):566-578. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13384. Epub 2020 Mar 20. PMID: 32083787.
  • Mahakud N, Patra SD, Kumar S, Sahu PS, Shrivastava AK. Detection and molecular typing of Campylobacter isolates from human and animal faeces in coastal belt of Odisha, India. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2019 Jul-Sep;37(3):345-350. doi: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_19_394.
  • Shrivastava AK, Reddy NS, Giri S, Sahu PS, Das M, Mohakud NK, Das RR. Burden and Molecular Epidemiology of Rotavirus Causing Diarrhea among Under-Five Children: A Hospital-based Study from Eastern India. J Glob Infect Dis. 2019 Oct-Dec;11(4):147-152. doi: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_16_19.
  • Bhattamisra SK, Kuean CH, Chieh LB, Yan VLY, Lee CK, Hooi LP, Shyan LP, Khoon LY, Candasamy M, Sahu PS. Effect of geraniol and clarithromycin combination against gastric ulcers induced by acetic acid and Helicobacter pylori in rats. Pharmacognosy Research, 2019; 11(4): 356-362.
  • Mishra S, Mohanty DP, Sahu PS, Mohapatra S. Prebiotics and synbiotics: Recent concepts in nutrition. Food Bioscience. 26., 2018; DOI: 10.1016/j.fbio.2018.10.008.
  • Bhattamisra SK, Kuean CH, Chieh LB, Yan VLY, Lee CK, Hooi LP, Shyan LP, Khoon LY, Candasamy M, Sahu PS. Protective activity of geraniol against acetic acid and Helicobacter pylori-induced gastric ulcers in rats. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2018; Jul 10;9(3):206-214; doi: 10.1016/j.jtcme.2018.05.001.
  • Bhattamisra SK, Kuean CH, Chieh LB, Yan VLY, Lee CK, Hooi LP, Shyan LP, Khoon LY, Candasamy M, Sahu PS. Antibacterial Activity of Geraniol in Combination with Standard Antibiotics against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Helicobacter pylori. Natural Product Communications. 2018; 13(7): 791-793.
  • Sheshala R, Quah SY, Tan GC, Meka VS, Jnanendrappa N, Sahu PS. Investigation on solution-to-gel characteristic of thermosensitive and mucoadhesive biopolymers for the development of moxifloxacin loaded sustained release periodontal in situ gels. Drug Delivery and Translational Research, 2018; https://doi.org/10.1007/s13346-018-0488-6.
  • Shrivastava AK, Mohakud NK, Kumar S, Sahu PS. Enteropathogen profile in humans and domestic animals in coastal district of Odisha, India: Possible zoonotic transmission and concerns. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2017; 97 (5), 140-140.
  • Odisha, India. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2019 Jul-Sep;37(3):345-350. doi: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_19_394. 7. Shrivastava AK, Reddy NS, Giri S, Sahu PS, Das M, Mohakud NK, Das RR. Burden and Molecular Epidemiology of Rotavirus Causing Diarrhea among Under-Five Children: A Hospital-based Study from Eastern India. J Glob Infect Dis. 2019 Oct-Dec;11(4):147-152. doi: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_16_19.
  • Bhattamisra SK, Kuean CH, Chieh LB, Yan VLY, Lee CK, Hooi LP, Shyan LP, Khoon LY, Candasamy M, Sahu PS. Effect of geraniol and clarithromycin combination against gastric ulcers induced by acetic acid and Helicobacter pylori in rats. Pharmacognosy Research, 2019; 11(4): 356-362.
  • Mishra S, Mohanty DP, Sahu PS, Mohapatra S. Prebiotics and synbiotics: Recent concepts in nutrition. Food Bioscience. 26., 2018; DOI: 10.1016/j.fbio.2018.10.008.
  • Bhattamisra SK, Kuean CH, Chieh LB, Yan VLY, Lee CK, Hooi LP, Shyan LP, Khoon LY, Candasamy M, Sahu PS. Protective activity of geraniol against acetic acid and Helicobacter pylori-induced gastric ulcers in rats. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2018; Jul 10;9(3):206-214; doi: 10.1016/j.jtcme.2018.05.001.
  • Bhattamisra SK, Kuean CH, Chieh LB, Yan VLY, Lee CK, Hooi LP, Shyan LP, Khoon LY, Candasamy M, Sahu PS. Antibacterial Activity of Geraniol in Combination with Standard Antibiotics against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Helicobacter pylori. Natural Product Communications. 2018; 13(7): 791-793.
  • Sheshala R, Quah SY, Tan GC, Meka VS, Jnanendrappa N, Sahu PS. Investigation on solution-to-gel characteristic of thermosensitive and mucoadhesive biopolymers for the development of moxifloxacin loaded sustained release periodontal in situ gels. Drug Delivery and Translational Research, 2018; https://doi.org/10.1007/s13346-018-0488-6.
  • Shrivastava AK, Mohakud NK, Kumar S, Sahu PS. Enteropathogen profile in humans and domestic animals in coastal district of Odisha, India: Possible zoonotic transmission and concerns. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2017; 97 (5), 140-140. record based study. International Journal of Tropical Disease and Health, 2016; 20(3): 1-10.
  • Jada S, Jayakumar K, Sahu PS, Raja. Incidence of intestinal parasitic infestation and anemia among school children in Ammapettai. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research. 2016; 7 (11): 14312-14316. 
  • Pappala BC, Indugula JP, Talabhatula SK, Kolli RS, Shrivastava AK, Sahu PS. Diagnosis of Neurocysticercosis among Patients with Seizures in Northern Coastal Districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2016, 6(11): 903–908. 26.
  • Selvaretnam A, Sahu PS, Sahu M, Ambu S. A Review of Concurrent Infections of Malaria and Dengue in Asia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2016; 6(7): 633–638.
  • Sahu PS, Romano N, Lim YAL, Rohela M. Serological evidence of possible Taenia solium larval infection in Orang Asli communities of Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 2016; 33(1): 170-179.
  • Jada S, Jayakumar K, Sahu PS, Prabakaran E, Subramanian VA. Serological study of Cysticercosis in Tribal population of rural Kancheepuram. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016; 9(1): 1-6
  • Neuro-infections, inflammation and pathology 
  • Diseases of poverty and neglected tropical infectious diseases including cysticercosis/neurocysticercosis
  • Infectious disease epidemiology and global health
  • Diagnostic development and microbial source tracking

He has chaired sessions, as well as delivered talks, and has been invited to be a speaker/keynote speaker/distinguished speaker at numerous medical/scientific conferences.

His latest (Nov 2020) talk was about ‘Advancement in Biomedical Science: Diagnostic Research, Career Opportunities & Prospects’ which was webcasted in an international webinar on ‘Opportunities and Research Trends in Biotechnology’.

Other events featuring Dr Sahu include;

  • Congress of the Central American and Caribbean Association of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (St Kitts & Nevis, 2019)
  • Himalayan Cysticercosis Conference (Nepal, 2018)
  • International Conference of Health Science (Thailand, 2018)
  • International Congress of Parasitology (South Korea, 2018)
  • International Conference on Cellular and Molecular Biology of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Thailand, 2018)
  • WHO-WPO collaborative explorative meeting in conjunction with the Annual Convention of the Neurology Society of the Philippines (Philippines, 2017)
  • Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting, and Food- and Water- Borne Parasitic Zoonoses (Thailand, 2014)
  • International Conference on Tropical Medicine & Infectious Diseases (Malaysia, 2012)
  • Annual Conference of the Indian Public Health Association (India, 2012). Besides that Dr Sahu has been presenting his research data in many more scientific and/or medical conferences (not listed).
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