Lona Dash Lona Dash  
US Training at Einstein: Jul. - Sep., 2010
Position: Visiting Scientist
Home Country: India
Position in Home Country: Associate Professor, Dept of Microbiology, TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, India
India Mentor: Dr. Jayanthi Shastri
US Host Lab Mentor: Dr. David Goldman
Current Position: AITRP Trainee (CRTP Summer Course, 2010), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York

Dr. Lona Dash's research project entitled "Chitinase and specific antibody in the cerebrospinal fluid and serum of patients with cryptococcal meningoencephalitis" is aimed at determining if correlations exist between immunological parameters such as serum and CSF chitinase and specific antibody responses on the one hand and clinical/ laboratory characteristics on the other, in patients with Cryptococcal Meningoencephalitis. She learned advanced techniques during her stay in AECOM and also successfully completed the CRTP Summer Course, 2010. She will apply the techniques learned and the skills acquired during her stay in AECOM for further study and research in India.

Publication Related to AITRP research:
  1. Research work is to be initiated upon return to home country.

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