Joveeta Joseph

Joveeta Joseph

Dr Joveeta Joseph

Designation: Head of Microbiology Services – LVPEI Network Specialisation: Medical Microbiology Email: Location: Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, Hyderabad

Dr Joveeta Joseph is Head of Microbiology Services for the entire LVPEI network. She is the incumbent of Dr Savitri Sharma Chair of Ocular Microbiology. She completed her masters in Microbiology from Osmania University, Hyderabad and thereafter her PhD in medical microbiology from BITS-Pilani for characterization of Microsporidial Keratitis In India, done at L V Prasad Eye Institute in 2007. She has made significant contributions in the field of ocular microsporidiosis and was awarded the Junior Best Paper Award, at the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists 2006 for describing the first report on 16S rRNA gene based PCR assay for identification of microsporidia in ocular samples. She also obtained the G P Agarwal Young Scientist Award, 2006 for her work on fungal keratitis and wound healing. Her post-doctoral work at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, during which she was also awarded the DST - Fast Track Scheme For Young Scientist grant in 2008 and the DST-Women Scientist Scheme grant, in 2013 for her work on antimicrobial resistance.

Since joining LVPEI as faculty in August 2014, she is involved in diagnostic and research activities pertaining to ocular infections. Her lab research interests are to understand the immune response and pathogenesis of endophthalmitis while also focusing on characterization of microbiome by next generation sequencing in culture negative endophthalmitis. The other project in which she is interested is HSV-1 Keratitis. She has been awarded several grants from the DST-SERB, ICMR etc for her research work and is a recognised PhD guide with the Manipal University. In addition to research, she is also involved in monitoring the infection control activities of the hospital. During the course of her research career, she has published over 100 manuscripts in peer‐reviewed journals and is on the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. Her scientific achievements include, the Dr C.S. Bhaskaran Gold Medal at the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, 2015 and the Young Scientist Award, 2016 and Associate Fellow 2018 by the Telangana Academy of Sciences and she has made several presentations at various national and international conferences as well.

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