infoshare@chds- 3rd Series


CHDS-Nepal is pleased to announce the third series of infoshare@chds on 5th June 2018. This is a regular event organized by CHDS-Nepal, featuring Nepalese and foreign biomedical researchers.  


1) Bikash Shakya, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fello

w,,Stanford University, California, USA

Investigating the functions of erythrocyte CD55 in Plasmodium falciparum invasion using CRISPR-Cas9

Dr. Bikash Shakya is a 

postdoctoral fellow at Dr. Elizabeth Egan’s lab in Stanford University School of Medicine. Studying host-pathogen interaction has been his long-standing research interest. His current research focuses on 1) Investigating the function of erythrocyte CD55 during Plasmodium falciparum invasion 2) Understanding the role of P. falciparum NMT and ACBD6 in parasite development. He uses the advanced technologies like CRISPR/Cas9, ex vivo culture of red blood cells, and proximity based proteomic tagging to answer his research questions. Before joining Stanford, as a graduate student in Dr. Douglas LaCount’s lab at Purdue University, he investigated the protein-protein interaction between P. falciparum exported proteins and erythrocyte cytoskeletal proteins. Currently, he is funded by Non-malignant Hematology & Stem Cell Biology Training Grant from NIH.


2) Jivan Shakya, PhD


ovel Target for Immunotherapy in Cancer

Dr. Jeevan Shakya graduated in 2018 from the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology under the sup

ervision of Dr. Michal Rahat. Dr. Shakya studied how an EMMPRIN protein might mediate the interaction between the tumor cells and the macrophages and its regulation. Given the importance of EMMPR

IN mediated interaction, their team targeted EMMPRIN by vaccination to see its effect on tumor growth. Currently, Dr. Shakya is back in Nepal to explore research opportunities.

Research Interests: Tumor-macrophage interactions, Immunotherapy, Anti-cancer properties from medicinal plants

3) Susmita Ghimire, B.Sc.

Investigating the Effect of Metformin on the Growth of the Gut Bacteria and the Non-Gut Bacteria

Susmita Ghimire is a research associate, currently working at Frost and Sullivan (Transformational Health Department). She graduated with B.Sc. Biology degree from University of Brighton, UK. She has gained various research skills through her work as well as her undergraduate dissertation. She completed International Baccalaureate in 2013, for IB she did Biology, Chemistry and Economics for higher level and Spanish, English Literature and Math for standard level. 

Venue: CHDS-Nepal office

Date: 5th June 2018, Tuesday;   Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

Location Map:

Yata Paun Margh, Sankhamul,


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