Dr. Shrestha is a cancer geneticist, currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA. Dr. Shrestha obtained his undergraduate medical laboratory degree from Manipal University, India in 2003. After working in the field of laboratory medicine for few years in Kathmandu, Dr. Shrestha moved to the UK where he obtained MS by Research in Medical Bioscience from Northumbria University, Newcastle in 2007 and Ph.D. in Genetics from Department of Genetics, Cambridge University, Cambridge in 2014. He then worked for a few months as a Postdoctoral research assistant at Dept of Genetics, Cambridge University before moving to the USA.
Dr. Shrestha is a member of Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC), Nepal and a Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), India. He is also a member of the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) and the Biochemical Society, UK. He was the recipient of the CamBridgeSens Award, UK in 2010 and NIH Post Doctoral fellowship award in 2015. He has authored and co-authored the number of peer-reviewed research papers on cancer and cell biology. His research work focuses on understanding the mechanism of chromosomal instability that leads to the formation of tumor and development of genetic disorders. He is interested in developing diagnostic and therapeutic tools targeting candidates responsible for tumorigenesis.
Dr. Shrestha serves CHDS-Nepal as the core scientific team member.