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Sulochana Manandhar

Sulochana Manandhar

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Sulochana Manandhar

DPhil Student of Clinical Medicine


MSc Medical Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, 2007

BSc Microbiology, Tri Chandra College, 2005

Previous experience

Molecular biologist, OUCRU-Nepal, Nov 2017– present

Research consultant, Centre for molecular dynamics Nepal, Nov 2017– present

Laboratory Manager/ Senior research associate, Intrepid Nepal Laboratory, April 2007-Oct 2017

Lecturer, Golden Gate college & NIST college Nepal, April 2007-Oct 2015


The molecular epidemiology of bacteraemia and associated antimicrobial resistance in a clinical setting: The incidence, bacterial aetiology and risk factors for neonatal sepsis in an NICU of a tertiary care hospital of Nepal

Chapter 1: A high prevalence of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacilli in a Nepali tertiary care hospital and associated widespread distribution of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemase encoding genes: Complete (manuscript in press)

Chapter 2: An assessment of risk factors for the development of neonatal sepsis in an NICU of a tertiary care hospital in Nepal: A prospective cohort study on the incidences, predictors and aetiologies of neonatal sepsis: Complete (manuscript in press)

Chapter 3: A high definition genome analysis of bacterial etiological agents causing neonatal sepsis in NICU of a tertiary care hospital of Nepal: A resolved look into the determinants of antimicrobial resistance, virulence and phylogenies: Dry lab analysis in progress

Chapter 4: Whole genome sequence analysis of the clinical isolates of Enterobacter spp. causing bacteraemia in a tertiary care centre of Nepal: A genomic comparison and phylogenetic analysis with the isolates causing hospital acquired neonatal infection. Dry lab analysis in progress

Chapter 5: The association between Gram negative pathogens colonization neonatal gut and causing neonatal sepsis: A prospect from bacterial whole genome sequence analysis. Dry lab analysis in progress.

Other Achievements

  • Studentship by the Oak Foundation, UK for PhD study in Oxford University