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Biologist , researcher

Vas Dev, Indian biologist, researcher. Achievements include research in mosquito cytogenetics; produced a photomap of polytene chromosomes of the malaria vector species; description of the polytene chromosomes of the screw-worm fly; study of the cytogenetics of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti; evaluation of insecticide impregnated bednets to control/reduce malaria incidence.

Background

Dev, Vas was born on March 15, 1954 in Purkhali, Panjab, India. Son of Ram Sarup and Kala Wati (Bansal) Bindal.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, 1975. Master of Science with honors, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, University Notre Dame, 1983.

Career

Teaching assistant University Notre Dame, Indiana, 1982-1983. Research associate USDA/ARS, Fargo, North Dakota, 1983-1985. Senior research officer Indian Council Medical Research, 1986-1988, Malaria Research Center, Delhi, India, since 1988.

Officer-in-charge Malaria Research Center, Sonapur, Assam, since 1988. Consultant World Health Organization, Delhi, 1991, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India, 1992.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in mosquito cytogenetics. Produced a photomap of polytene chromosomes of the malaria vector species. Description of the polytene chromosomes of the screw-worm fly.

    Study of the cytogenetics of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. Evaluation of insecticide impregnated bednets to control/reduce malaria incidence.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Annals of Medical Entomology, 1994. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals. Contributor, reviewer Current Science Association, Bangalore, India, 1988.

Membership

Member management committee Central School Digaru, Assam, 1988. Fellow Indian Society for Malaria and Communicable Disease. Member Entomological Society of America, Indian Society for Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases, Indian Society for Parasitology, National Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Pinki Rani Mangal, June 8, 1986. 2 children.

father:
Ram Sarup Bindal

mother:
Kala Wati (Bansal) Bindal

spouse:
Pinki Rani Mangal