Research Projects :

  • Extramural :
  1. Setting up of Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) at AIIMS, Rajkot.

                Principal Investigator : Dr. Ashwini Agarwal

  • Intramural :
  1. Correlation between Anti Cyclic Citrulinated Peptide (Anti-CCP) titre and disease severity in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

            Principal Investigator : Dr. Anil Chaudhary

 Publications :

  1. Singh P, Sharma K, Singh P, Bhargava A, Negi S, Sharma P, Bhise M, Tripathi M, Jindal A, Nagarkar N. Genomic characterization unravelling the causative role of SARS-COV -2Delta variant of Lineage B.1617.2 in 2nd wave of COVID -19 pandemic in Chhattisgarh India Elsevier Microbial Pathogenesis 164 (2022) 105404
  2. Thosani P, Agarwal A, Karade S, Sen S, S. Katoch CDS, Jindamwar P, S. Shergill S P. Assessment of resistance to second line anti-tubercular drugs by line probe assay at a tertiary care hospital. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth. [Epub ahead of print].
  3. Sharma A, Agarwal A, Katoch CDS, Sen S, Gupta RM. Evaluation of a novel sputum processing ReaSLR methodology for improving sensitivity of smear microscopy in clinical samples. Med J Armed Forces India 2022, 78:277-282.
  4. Soni K, Das A,Agarwal Aet al.. Surgical & Medical Management of ROCM (Rhino-Orbito-Cerebral Mucormycosis) Epidemic in COVID-19 era and its Outcomes – a Tertiary Care Center Experience. Journal of Medical Mycology 2022; 32:DOI
  5. Bhatnagar T, Agarwal A, Murhekar MVet al., Effectiveness of BBV152/Covaxin and AZD1222/Covishield Vaccines Against Severe COVID-19 and B.1.617.2/Delta Variant in India, 2021: A Multi-Centric Hospital-Based Case-Control Study. International Journal ofInfectious Diseases (2022), doi:
  6. Kaur N, Agarwal A, Rao GG. Role of 16S Ribosomal RNA in Etiological Diagnosis of Pyogenic Liver Abscess. Journal of Gastrointestinal Infections. 2021 Jan;11:1-2.
  7. Sharma, Neha1,; Desai, Heena R.2; Chaudhary, Anil3; Shrivastava, Ajit K.1; Hasan, Anjum A.4. Resurgence of diphtheria in Northern Gujarat: A retrospective study done in Banas Medical College and Research Centre, Palanpur, Gujarat. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 11(11):p 7163-7167, November 2022. | DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_960_22
  8. Bhise M, Das P, Nayak N, Mehta R. Polymicrobial Cerebellar Abscess Due to Streptococcus Constellatus and Spingobacterium multivorum: A Case Report European Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine Volume 13 Issue: 1 – 2023
  9. Padhi, A., Agarwal, A., Saxena, S.K. et al. Transforming clinical virology with AI, machine learning and deep learning: a comprehensive review and outlook. VirusDis. 34, 345–355 (2023).
  10. Agarwal A, Padhi A, Chaudhary A, Bhise M, Chauhan K, Sharma M, et al. Case Series on Trichomonas vaginalis Infections: Impact of Proper Sample Collection and Diagnostic Stewardship. Access Microbiology [Internet]. 2023; Available from: