Research Activities

Sr. No.

Name of the Project

Project sanctioning authority


“Evaluating Essential Sexually Transmitted Infection Service Package for Sex Workers in India”

National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Family Health International, Centre for Operational Research and Training


The V3 Loop: A conserved structure of gp120 that can induce broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV-1”

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

   Current Research Activities of Postgraduate students:

  • Prevalence of Metallo-b-lactamase (MBL) producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species in various clinical isolates in a tertiary care hospital.
  • Correlation of CD4 counts with clinical profile in HIV infected paediatric cases.
  • Pattern of CD4 counts in HIV seropositive adult patients on Anti-retroviral treatment (ART).
  • Detection of AmpC Beta-Lactamases in Gram-negative bacteria with their predisposing factors and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern.
  • Oppportunistic intestinal parasites in HIV infected individuals and its correlation with CD4 count.
  • Diagnostic utility of rapid tests in malaria.
  • Comparison of lysis centrifugation method with conventional blood culture method in cases of septicaemia in a tertiary care hospital.
  • Spectrum of fungal infections in paediatric patients.
  • A Mycological Study of Tinea corporis and Tinea cruris with Comparison of Trypsination Technique with Conventional Technique for Recovery of Fungi.
  • A study of Incidence, Risk factors, outcome and associated pathogens in patients with central venous catheters in Medical Intensive Care Unit.
  • Study of Ascitic fluid and comparison of two culture methods for diagnosis of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP) in adult patients with cirrhosis.
  • Comparative study of detection of cryptosporidium in fecal specimens by commercially available ELISA and modified acid fast stain.

Research Projects

  • Dr. Sujata Baveja and Dr. Anuradha De – Active Surveillance of Invasive Pneumococcal infection (ASIP Project); A multicentric study in collaboration with CMC, Vellore and GSK, Mumbai.
  • Dr. Sujata Baveja – Rotavirus Project; Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.
  • Dr. Sujata Baveja, Dr. Desma D’Souza - A 3 year program to study the Impact of Training on the knowledge, attitude and practices of health care workers on infection prevention at tertiary care hospital (in collaboration with Americares India)
  • Dr. Sujata Baveja, Dr. Anuradha De,  Dr. Desma D’Souza - Surveillance study on antibiotic susceptibility pattern of bacterial isolates at various Indian hospitals  (in collaboration with Wockhardt)
  • Dr. Sujata Baveja, Dr. Desma D’Souza – Modified resazurinmicrotitre assay for in  vitro assessment of different antimicrobials against laboratory pathogens (in collaboration with NIRRH)
  • Dr. Sujata Baveja, Dr. Anuradha De and Dr. AlkaShinde – In vitro antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Propionibacterium acnes isolated from acne patients