Shivaprakash Rudramurthy


Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy is a Professor in Medical Mycology at Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. He completed his MD in Medical Microbiology from Mysore University, India and PhD from Radboud University, The Netherlands. He served as vice president of ISHAM from 2018 to 2022. During his microbiology career spanning >2 decades, he has been associated with clinical research in medical mycology. He oversees the National Reference Center and WHO Collaborating Center for Research on Fungi of Medical Importance and is the National Culture Collection of Pathogenic Fungi Curator. He has served as President, General Secretary and Treasurer of the Indian Society of Medical Mycology. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Medical Science (India), a member of the National Academy of Science (India) and a core member of the Fungal Infection Study Forum. His research interests are molecular epidemiology, typing, taxonomy of human pathogenic fungi, molecular diagnosis of fungal infections, and antifungal resistance. He has reported many rare fungi as agents of mycosis and identified new species of fungi pathogenic to humans, such as Malassezia arunalokei, Exophiala arunalokei and Cunninghamella arunalokei. One of the many interesting outcomes of his research has been identifying novel drug resistance mechanisms in Aspergillus flavus and Trichophyton indotinea. His team has been at the forefront of many fungal outbreak investigations in India. His research interests are borne out by a publication track record of >260 peer-reviewed research papers.


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