- Research Focus
- Community Engagement
PhD commenced: September 2019
Supervisors: Associate Professor Sarah Vreugde, Professor Peter-John Wormald, Associate Professor Alkis Psaltis
Thesis title: Synthetic phage and phage lysins as potential antibacterial agents against multi-drug resistant pathogens
Scholarships: The Hospital Research Foundation Postgraduate Research Scholarship and The University of Adelaide Full Fee Waiver Scholarship
Roshan Nepal graduated in Biotechnology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has a keen interest in phage therapy, antimicrobial stewardship and AMR research. Currently, he is working on novel ways to use phage(s) against clinical isolates and also aims to explore its anti-CRISPR (ACR) protein functionalities.
2012 – 2016: Master of Science (Biotechnology), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
2013 – 2014: Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counseling, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
2007 – 2010: Bachelor of Science (Microbiology), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Previously Roshan has worked as a Research Associate at Centre for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (cmdn.org) and also as an adjunct-faculty at Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
In addition to his research Nepal also volunteers as a ‘Young Ambassador of Science’ at the American Society for Microbiology (asm.org), and as a Journal Social Media Editor at FEMS (https://fems-microbiology.org) and advocates for open access, effective science communication and evidence-based policies to fight against anti-science practices.