Dr. Bharati, PhD, MIPHA, FRSPH (London) Kaushik

Dr. Bharati, PhD, MIPHA, FRSPH (London) Kaushik

Senior Program Officer

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute
496, Udyog Vihar Phase III, Gurgaon, Haryana, India, Gurgaon, India, 122 016

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Nationality: Indian

Early Education: GCSE (Cambridge), Rhyl High School, Denbighshire, Wales, UK

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biology & Immunology: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

PhD  (Physiology); Specialization in Immunology: Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, University of Calcutta, India

MSc (Physiology); Specialization in Biochemistry: Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta, India

BSc (Honours) (Physiology) with Chemistry and Zoology: City College, University of Calcutta, India

Professional Diploma in Clinical Research: Catalyst Clinical Services, Delhi, India

Animal Licensee Training Certification: University of Liverpool, UK

Academic positions:

Scientist - III: National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India

Scientist - II: National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India

Visiting Professor: Departments of Physiology and Microbiology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India

Scientific Consultant: DBT Cell for UNESCO Regional Center for Biotechnology and Translational Health Science & Technology Institute (THSTI), NII Campus, New Delhi, India

Project Associate: Virology Laboratory, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India

Research interests:

Infectious Diseases, Virology, Public Health, Health Policy

Any other information:


1. WHO HQ, Geneva, Switzerland

2. WHO-SEARO, New Delhi, India

3. Sanofi Pasteur, Lyon, France

4. Global Health Strategies, New Delhi, India

5. Policy Cures, London, UK


1. Initiative against Diarrheal and Enteric diseases in Asia (IDEA), Lyon, France

2. Sanofi Pasteur Directory of Scientific and Medical Experts in the field of Vaccines and Vaccination, Lyon, France

3. The Science Advisory Board, Arlington, Virginia, USA

4. Expert Group on Adult Immunization in India, Association of Physicians of India, New Delhi, India

5. Indian Immunology Society, New Delhi, India

6. Physiological Society of India, Kolkata, India

7. Indian Science Congress Association, Delhi Chapter, New Delhi, India

8. Executive Council, Institute of Science, Education & Culture, Kolkata, India

9. Board of Examiners for PhD (Medical Physiology), Lincoln University College, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

10. Board of Examiners for PhD (Zoology), University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

11. Indian Public Health Association, Kolkata, India

12. Indian Science News Association, Kolkata, India

Founder Member

Asia Oceania research organisation for Genital Infections and Neoplasia – India Chapter (AOGIN-INDIA), New Delhi, India

Member, Editorial Board

1. Senior Editor, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, New Delhi, India

2. Editor (Biotechnology), WebmedCentral plus, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

3. Editor, International Journal of Health Research and Education, Mumbai, India

4. Editor, Indian Science Cruiser, Kolkata, India

5. Section Editor, Medindia, Chennai, India

6. Associate Editor, National Journal of Laboratory Medicine, New Delhi, India

7. Associate Editor, Journal of Advanced Medical and Dental Sciences Research, Amritsar, India

8. Assistant Editor, International Journal of Medical Research and Review, Bhopal, India

Member, Journal Reviewer Panel

1. Pediatric Research (Nature Group), USA

2. Medical Science Monitor, USA

3. Cancer Nanotechnology, USA

4. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, USA

5. Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, UK

6. Therapeutic Advances in Vaccines, UK

7. Drug Discovery Today, UK

8. Key Opinions, UK

9. Archives of Medicine, UK

10. Current Science, India

11. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, China

12. Journal of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Nigeria

Awards and Distinctions

1. Top Peer Reviewer Award (2019) (Category: Cross-Field): Awarded by the Web of Science Group, Clarivate Analytics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

2. Publons Global Peer Review Award (2018) (Category: Cross-Field): Awarded by Publons, Wellington, New Zealand

3. Dr. Murali Mohan Biswas Memorial Lecture (2018): Awarded by the Institute of Science, Education and Culture, Kolkata, India

4. Certificate of Appreciation (2018): Awarded by the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, New Delhi, India

5. Publons Global Peer Review Award (2017) (Category: Medicine): Awarded by Publons, Wellington, New Zealand

6. Publons Global Peer Review Award (2017) (Category: Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology): Awarded by Publons, Wellington, New Zealand

7. Dr. Siddhartha Debnath Memorial Oration (2012): Awarded by the Physiological Society of India, Visakhapatnam, India

8. Bharat Jyoti Award (2012): Awarded by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, India

9. Dr. P.N. Berry Educational Trust Scholarship (2001-2002): London, UK

10. Vidyasagar University Young Scientist Award (2002): Awarded by the Physiological Society of India, Serampore, India

11. ISCA Young Scientist Award in Medicine (2001): Awarded by the Indian Science Congress Association, New Delhi, India

12. Professor B.B. Sarkar Memorial Research Prize (2000): Awarded by the Physiological Society of India, Kolkata, India

13. Certificate of Merit (1982): Awarded by Rhyl High School, Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales, UK

Selected Publications

1. Jain H, Bharati K, Garg A, Das S. Will the COVID-19 pandemic have a silver lining? An Indian perspective. J Clin Diagn Res 2020; 14(5): AB04-AB07.

2. Bharati K. COVID-19 pandemic: Will a vaccine be available soon? J Clin Diagn Res 2020; 14(5): AB01-AB03.

3. Bharati K, Garg A, Das S. Medical peer reviewing: Key points to keep in mind. J Clin Diagn Res 2020; 14(3): AB01-AB03.

4. Bharati K. Why is the oral cholera vaccine underused in India? J Clin Diagn Res 2019; 13(12): AB01-AB03.

5. Jain H, Bharati K. Why did chikungunya return with a vengeance? Int J Med Rev Case Rep 2019; 3(9): 609-612. 

6. Bharati K. Journey to a healthy life. J Clin Diagn Res 2019; 13(11): AB01-AB02.

7. Bharati K, Das S. Has violence against doctors become the norm in India? J Clin Diagn Res 2019; 13(10): AB06-AB09.

8. Bharati K. Tuberculosis vaccine development: Current status and future directions. J Clin Diagn Res 2019; 13(9): AB01-AB04.

9. Bharati K, Das S. Malaria vaccine development: Challenges and prospects. J Clin Diagn Res 2019; 13(8): AB01-AB03.

10. Bharati K, Jain H. Dengue vaccines: Current status and future prospects. J Clin Diagn Res 2019; 13(6): AB01-AB02.

11. Bharati K. Snake, snakebite and its management. Indian Science Cruiser 2018; 32(6): 45-53.

12. Bharati K. About Nipah virus. Science & Culture 2018; July-August: 248-50.

13. Bharati K. Kerala vaccination policy: Is it feasible for other states too? Ideas for India 26 September, 2018.

14. Bharati K. The resurgence of chikungunya in India: How should we tackle it? Ideas for India 1 March, 2018.

15. Bharati K. Recognition of snakebite as a neglected tropical disease: What does it mean for India? Ideas for India 10 October, 2017. 

16. Bharati K. Japanese encephalitis in Gorakhpur: Why has vaccination failed to make an impact? Ideas for India 18 September 2017.

17. Bharati K. Zika virus: Is it a potential threat to India? Ideas for India 9 June, 2017.

18. Gupta SS, Bharati K, Sur D, Khera A, Ganguly NK, Nair GB. Why is the oral cholera vaccine not considered an option for prevention of cholera in India? Analysis of possible reasons. Indian J Med Res 2016; 143: 545-551.

19. Vrati S, Bharati K. Chapter 110: Japanese encephalitis. In: Textbook of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Allied and Molecular Medicine. Talwar GP, Hasnain SE, Sarin SK (Editors). Fourth Edition; 2016. p. 1280-1290. PHI Learning Eastern Economy Edition, Delhi, India.

20. Bharati K. 3rd Meeting of the Initiative against Diarrheal and Enteric diseases in Asia (IDEA), Tagaytay City, the Philippines. January 14-17, 2014. Available at: http://www.idea-asia.info/index.php/documents/cat_view/15-idea-publications/56-asian-meeting-publications

21. Bharati K, Ganguly NK. Chapter 18: Status of biotherapeutics development in India. In: Biotechnology Volume 7: Drug Discovery. Bhutani KK (Guest Editor), Govil JN (Executive Editor), 2014; p. 487-501. Studium Press LLC, USA.

22. Book: Hati AK, Roy S, Saha B, Bharati K. Basic Concepts in Immunology. First Edition. January 2014. Allied Book Agency, Kolkata, India.

23. Bharati K, Bhattacharya SK. Cholera outbreaks in South-East Asia. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol 2014; 379: 87-116.

24. Bharati K. Medical diagnostics scenario in India. J Clin Diagn Res 2013; 16: 3.

25. Bharati K, Vrati S. DNA vaccines: getting closer to becoming a reality. Indian J Med Res 2013; 137:1027-1028.

26. Bharati K, Ganguly NK. Does India need an indigenous HPV vaccine and why? J Public Health Policy 2013;34:272-287.

27. Bharati K, Ganguly NK. Tackling the malaria problem in the South-East Asia Region – Need for a change in policy? Indian J Med Res 2013;137(1):36-47.

28. Gupta S, Dudha N, Appaiahgari MB, Bharati K, Gupta D, Gupta Y, et al. Molecular cloning and characterization of chikungunya virus genes from Indian isolate of 2006 outbreak. J Pharm Res 2012; 5 (7): 3860-3863.

29. Bharati K, Vrati S. Viral vaccines in India: An overview. Proc Natl Acad Sci India 2012; 82(1): 181-198.

30. Bharati K, Ganguly NK. Cholera toxin: A paradigm of a multifunctional protein. Indian J Med Res 2011; 133:179-87.

31. Bharati K, Vrati S. Japanese encephalitis vaccines: current status and future prospects. Proc Natl Acad Sci India 2010; 80 (Section-B; Part III): 179-89.

32. Expert Group of the Association of Physicians of India on Adult Immunization in India. The Association of Physicians of India evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on adult immunization. J Assoc Physicians India 2009; 57: 345-56.

33. Bharati K. Japanese encephalitis. In: Yu VL, Merigan TC, Barriere SL (Eds.) Antimicrobial Therapy and Vaccines. Vol. I Microbes. 2009. Available at www.antimicrobe.org

34. Bharati K, Vrati S. Japanese encephalitis. In: Sharma SK, Singal RK, Agarwal AK (Eds.) Monograph on Adult Immunization. The Association of Physicians of India. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 2009: 104-10.

35. Bharati K, Rani R, Vrati S. Evaluation of Japanese encephalitis virus DNA vaccine candidates in rhesus monkeys [Macaca mulatta]. Vaccine 2009; 27 (1): 10-16.

36. Bharati K, Vrati S. Development of recombinant vaccines against Japanese encephalitis. In: Raghunath D, Durga Rao C (Eds.). Arthropod Borne Viral Infections: Current Status and Research. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi, 2008: 259-83.

37. Alka, Bharati K, Malik YPS, Vrati S. Immunogenicity and protective efficacy of the E.coli – expressed domain III of Japanese encephalitis virus envelope protein in mice. Medical Microbiol Immunol 2007; 196 (4): 227-31.

38. Bharati K, Vrati S. Japanese encephalitis: development of new candidate vaccines. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2006; 4: 313-24.

39. Bharati K, Appaiahgari M, Vrati S. Effect of cytokine-encoding plasmid delivery on immune response to Japanese encephalitis virus DNA vaccine in mice. Microbiol Immunol 2005; 49: 349-53.

40. Bharati K, Hasson SS, Oliver J, Theakston RDG, Harrison RA. Molecular cloning of phospholipases A2 from venom glands of Echis carpet vipers. Toxicon 2003; 41: 941-7.

41. Harrison RA, Oliver J, Hasson SS, Bharati K, Theakston RDG. Novel sequences encoding venom C-type lectins are conserved in phylogenetically and geographically distinct Echis and Bitis viper species. Gene 2003; 315: 95-102.

42. Bharati K, Hati AK. Snake vaccines around the globe. Ind J Physiol Allied Sci 2001; 55: 43-62.

43. Hati AK, Bharati K, Basu D, Banerjee A, Mukherjee H, Hati RN, et al. Active immunization of a rhesus monkey with gamma irradiated Russell’s viper venom toxoid. The Snake 1998; 28: 11-13.

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