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microbiologist

Chetana Vithaldas Vaishnavi, Indian microbiologist. Achievements include patents for clostridium difficile toxin assay; development of rapid tests for diagnostic use. Member of Gastrointestinal Infection Society India (president elect), American Society for Microbiology, National Academy Medical Sciences (life), Indian Association Leprologists (life), Indian Society Gastroenterology (life), Indian Association Medical Microbiologists (life).

Background

Vaishnavi, Chetana Vithaldas was born on February 14, 1953 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Daughter of Vithaldas Purushottam and Sitadevi Vithaldas.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer College, India, 1975. Master of Science, Kasturba Medical College, India, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Postgraduate Institute Medical Education & Research, India, 1986.

Career

Research fellow Postgraduate Institute Medical Education and Research, India, 1980—1981, from tutor to associate professor India, 1986—2003, professor India, since 2003, incharge Leprosy Laboratory dermatology India, 1980—1989, incharge flow cytometer section experimental medicine India, 1990—1993, head microbiology section gastroenterology India, since 1993. Organizing committee for conference Collegium Deans Health Ministry. Lecturer in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for clostridium difficile toxin assay. Development of rapid tests for diagnostic use.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Reflections, 1993, Ripples, 1999, Dhadkan, 1999, Hilarious Moments, 2001, Fragile Realm, 2001, Guldasta, 2002, Rhyme and Reason, 2002, Gunjan, 2005, Better for Verse, 2005, Laughing Stock: Jokes Apart, 2006. Editor: Kashmir-The Gordian Knot, 2006. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

      Author, editor (medical reference book) Gastrointestinal Tract Infections, 2008.

Membership

Member of Gastrointestinal Infection Society India (president elect), American Society for Microbiology, National Academy Medical Sciences (life), Indian Association Leprologists (life), Indian Society Gastroenterology (life), Indian Association Medical Microbiologists (life).

Connections

Married Vijay Kumar Vaishnavi, August 16, 1978. Children: Navneet, Gehna.

father:
Vithaldas Purushottam

mother:
Sitadevi Vithaldas

spouse:
Vijay Kumar Vaishnavi

child:
Navneet Vaishnavi

child:
Gehna Vaishnavi