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Jha, Bijay


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    Degree Institution Field Dates
    PhD  Kyungpook National University  Molecular Parasitology  2012 
    MS  Kathmandu University  Medical Microbiology  2003 
    BS  Tribhuvan University  Medical Laboratory Science  2000 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    City University of New York  Assistant Professor  Clinical Laboratory Science  2021- 
    Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal  Assistant Professor  Medical Microbiology  2007-2009 
    Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal  Lecturer  Medical Microbiology  2005-2007 
    Pokhara University, Nepal  Lecturer  Clinical Laboratory Science  2003-2005 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

  4. Non Academic Experience

    Place of Employment Title Date
    Ohio State University  Postdoctoral Researcher  2015-2021 
    Keimyung University, South Korea  Research Fellow  2013-2015 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:

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    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Dos Santos GP, Abukawa FM, Souza-Melo N, Alcântara LM, Bittencourt-Cunha P, Moraes CB, Jha BK, McGwire BS, Moretti NS, Schenkman S. "Cyclophilin19 secreted in the host cell cytosol by Trypanosoma cruzi promotes ROS production required for parasite growth." Cellular Microbiology. 23(4) 2021: e13295.

        Jha BK*, Sanjay Varikuti*, Erin A. Holcomb*, Jodi C. McDaniel, Manjula Karpurapu, Nidhi Srivastava, Bradford S. McGwire, Abhay R. Satoskar Narasimha L. Parinandi.. "Role of vascular endothelium and exosomes in human protozoan parasitic diseases." Vessel Plus. 4:28 2020: .

        Jha BK*, Sanjay Varikuti*, Gabriella R. Seidler, Greta Volpedo, Abhay R. Satoskar, Bradford S. McGwire. "MicroRNA-155 deficiency exacerbates Trypanosoma cruzi infection." Infection and Immunity. 88(7) 2020: e00948-19.

        Varikuti S, Singh B, Volpedo G, Ahirwar DK, Jha BK, Saljoughian N, Hamza O, Halsey G, Holcomb EA, Maryala RJ, Oghumu S, Ganju RK and Satoskar AR.. "Ibrutinib treatment inhibits breast cancer progression and metastasis by inducing conversion of myeloid-derived suppressor cells to dendritic cells." British Journal of Cancer. 122(7) 2020: 1005-1013.

        Jha BK*, Varikuti S*, Volpedo G*, Ryan N, Hasley G, Hamza O, McGwire B, Satoskar A. "Host-Directed drug therapies for Neglected Tropical Diseases caused by protozoan parasites." Frontiers in Microbiology. 30 (9) 2018: .

        Jha BK, Jung HJ, Seo I, Suh SI, Suh MH, Baek WK. "Juglone induces cell death of Acanthamoeba through increased production of reactive oxygen species." Experimental Parasitology. 159 2015: 100-106.

        Jha BK, Seo I, Kong HH, Suh SI, Suh MH, Baek WK. "Tigecycline inhibits proliferation of Acanthamoeba castellanii." Parasitology Research. 114 (3) 2015: 1189-1195.

        Jha BK, Jung HJ, Seo I, Kim HA, Suh SI, Suh MH, Baek WK. "Chloroquine has cytotoxic effect in encysting Acanthamoeba through modulation of autophagy." Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 58(10) 2014: 6235-6241.

        Park JY, Jung HJ, Seo I, Jha BK, Suh SI, Suh MH, Baek WK. "Translational suppression of HIF-1α by miconazole through the mTOR signaling pathway." Cellular Oncology. 37(4) 2014: 269-279.

        Seo I, Jha BK, Suh SI, Suh MH, Baek WK. "Microbial Profile of the Stomach: Comparison between Normal Mucosa and Cancer Tissue in the Same Patient." Journal of Bacteriology and Virology. 44(2) 2014: 162-169.

        Seo I, Jha BK, Lim JG, Suh SI, Suh MH, Baek WK. "Identification of lysosomotropic compounds based on the distribution and size of lysosomes." Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communicationsl. 450 (1) 2014: 189-194.

        Jung HJ, Seo I, Jha BK, Suh SI, Suh MH, Baek WK. "Minocycline inhibits angiogenesis in vitro through the translational suppression of HIF-1α." Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 545 2014: 74-82.

        Yang HW, Lee YR, Inoue N, Jha BK, Danne DB, Kim HK, Lee J, Goo YK, Kong HH, Chung DI, Hong Y. "Loop-mediated isothermal amplification targeting 18S ribosomal DNA for rapid detection of Acanthamoeba." Korean Journal of Parasitology. 51 (3) 2013: 269-277.

        Jeong S, Yang HW, Yoon YR, Lee WK, Lee YR, Jha BK, Sylvatrie-Danne DB, Kim S, Jeong C, Kong HH, Goo YK, Hong Y, Chung DI. "Evaluation of the efficacy of chloroquine chemoprophylaxis for vivax malaria among Republic of Korea military personnel." Parasitology International. 62 2013: 494-496.

        Lee JY, Song SM, Moon EK, Lee YR, Jha BK, Danne DB, Cha HJ, Yu HS, Kong HH, Chung DI, Hong Y. "Cysteine protease inhibitor (AcStefin) is required for complete cyst formation of Acanthamoeba." Eukaryotic Cell. 12 (4) 2013: 567-574.

        Song SM, Han BI, Moon EK, Lee YR, Yu SH, Jha BK, Danne DB, Kong HH, Chung DI, Hong Y. "Autophagy protein 16-mediated autophagy is required for the encystation of Acanthamoeba castellanii." Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology. 183(2) 2012: 158-165.

        Seok JW, Lee YS, Moon EK, Lee JY, Jha BK, Kong HH, Chung DI, Hong Y. "Expressed sequence tag analysis of the erythrocytic stage of Plasmodium berghei." Korean Journal of Parasitology. 49(3) 2011: 221-228.

        Song SM, Shin JW, de Guzman JV, Kim J, Yu HS, Jha BK, Kong HH, Hong Y, Chung DI. "Paragonimus westermani: identification and characterization of the fasciclin I domain-containing protein." Experimental Parasitology. 125(2) 2010: 76-83.

        Lee JY, Song SM, Seok JW, Jha BK, Han ET, Song HO, Yu HS, Hong Y, Kong HH, Chung DI. "M17 leucine aminopeptidase of the human malarial parasite Plasmodium vivax." Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology. 170(1) 2010: 45-48.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
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  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

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  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    Postdoctoral Research: 2015-2021.

    Best poster award- Korean Society of Parasitology: 2012.

    KNU Honors Scholarship- PhD (Parasitology): 2009.

    Merit Scholarship- MS (Medical Microbiology): 2001.

    Merit Scholarship- BS (Medical Laboratory Science): 1997.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department
    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College
    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
      CLS 353  Mycology & Parasitology 
      CLS 357  Clinical Bacteriology 
      CLS 358  Diagnostic Techniques in Molecular Pathology 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):