Mr. Timalsina is a passionate researcher and serves CHDS-Nepal as the core scientific team member. He is also working as lecturer in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Nobel College (Pokhara University). Mr. Timalsina obtained his undergraduate medical microbiology degree from Nobel College, Pokhara University in 2011. After teaching for high school students, Mr. Timalsina moved to the New Delhi where he obtained MS by research in Biotechnology from South Asian University (University run by 8 SAARC nations), New Delhi in 2014. His research work “Identification of potent maturation inhibitors against HIV-1 clade C” was published in the Scientific Report, Nature publication in 2016. After graduation, he has been working as lecturer in Nepal and actively coordinating various conference, workshop, and seminar. He is actively supervising undergraduate and graduate research dissertation/thesis.
His research interests are in infectious diseases for diagnosis and treatment strategies. The major area is in deciphering host-pathogen interaction of viral diseases (HIV, Influenza, and Dengue).
Mr. Timalsina is a member of Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC), Nepal. He is also a member of American Society for Microbiology (ASM), European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN). He was the recipient of Silver Jubilee Scholarship for two successive year from India during his graduate studies. He has received Research Grant from University Grant Commission, Nepal and Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Nepal. He is the member of the TWAS funded project of CHDS.