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Dr. S. S. Mohanty

Designation : Scientist-'E'

Research Interest: Haemoglobinopathies & Molecular Genetics ,Molecular Epidemiology and Vector Biology & Control.

Email : mohanty.s@dmrcjodhpur.nic.in

Phone : +91-291-

Brief Introduction:

Dr. S. S. Mohanty has 23 years of research experience in vector borne diseases and haemoglobinopathies. He successfully completed 10 basic, applied and operational research projects funded by ICMR, Govt of Rajasthan, MoHFW and presently handling 3research projects. Dr. Mohanty has to his credit 41 research articles in Journals of National and International repute including Lancet Global Health , Lancet Infectious Disease, Lancet Microbes.

Academic Qualifications & Training:

  • B.Sc. from Utkal University : Zoology (Hons), Botany, Chemistry
  • M.Sc. from Dayalbagh Educational Institute : Zoology (Specialization-Biochemical Genetics)
  • Ph.D. from Dayalbagh Educational Institute : Zoology

Publications:

Sr. No. Publications
1. Murhekar, M., Kamaraj, P, Kumar MS, Khan SA, Allam RR, Barde P, Bhagirathi Dwibedi, B, Kanungo S, Mohan, U, Mohanty, SS et al., 2021. Immunity against diphtheria among children aged 5–17 years in India, 2017–18: a cross-sectional, population-based serosurvey. Lancet Infectious Disease. https://doi.org/10.1016/ S1473-3099(20)30595-8.
2. Kumar MS, Khan SA, Allam RR, Barde P, Bhagirathi Dwibedi, B, Kanungo S, Mohan, U, Mohanty, SS et al., 2021. Seroprevalence of chikungunya virus infection in India, 2017: A cross-sectional population-based Serosurvey. Lancet Microbes, Vol: 2 (1), e41-e47.
3. Kumar MS, Khan SA, Allam RR, Barde P, Bhagirathi Dwibedi, B, Kanungo S, Mohan, U, Mohanty, SS et al., 2021. Seroprevalence of chikungunya virus infection in India, 2017: A cross-sectional population-based Serosurvey. Lancet Microbes, Vol: 2 (1), e41-e47.
4. Murhekar M., Kumar MS, Kamaraj, P, Kumar MS, Khan SA, Allam RR, Barde P, Bhagirathi Dwibedi, B, Kanungo S, Mohan, U, Mohanty, SS et al., 2020. Hepatitis-B virus infection in India: Findings from a nationally representative serosurvey, 2017-18. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 100 (2020) 455–460.
5. Murhekar M., Kamaraj, P, Kumar MS, Khan SA, Allam RR, Barde P, Bhagirathi Dwibedi, B, Kanungo S, Mohan, U, Mohanty, SS et al., 2019. Burden of dengue infection in India, 2017: results from across-sectional population based sero-survey. Lancet Global Health.Vol-7, 8, 1065-1073.
6. Mohanty SS, Meena S, Kanojia PC. 2018. A Comparative Study of Energy Contents in Mosquito Vectors of Malaria and Dengue Prevailing in Jodhpur City (Thar Desert) of Rajasthan State, India. Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases, 12 (3), 286-295..
7. Mohanty S. S., Kumar N., Kanojia P. C., Singh, K. V., (2018) A possibleeffectof the phenoloxidase level on developmental stages of Aedesaegypti (Diptera: Culicidae), a vector of dengue and chikungunya in Thar desert, India. Israel Journal of Entomology, Vol. 48 (1), pp. 7–15
8. Dwivedi, S., Gonmei Z., Dixit, A., Bansal, P. G., Mohanty, S. S.,Toteja, G. S. (2017).Stability of glucose in human serum and plasma stored for a longer period of one year at different temperatures. International Journal of Scientific Research, 6(12), 21-219. SJIF-4.7.
9. Meena, C., Rathore, S., Dwivedi, S., Gonmei, Z., Toteja, G. S., Bala, K., Mohanty. S. S.(2017) Assessment of dental fluorosis in children of Jaipur district, Rajasthan, India. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 10 (8), 161-164. SCI-0.49
10. Meena, C., Rathore, S., Dwivedi, S., Gonmei, Z., Toteja, G. S., Bala, K., Mohanty. S. S.(2017) Assessment of dental fluorosis in children of Jaipur district, Rajasthan, India. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 10 (8), 161-164. SCI-0.49
11. Rathore, S, Meena, C, Dwivedi, S, Toteja GS, Bala K, Mohanty, SS. 2017. Prevalence of dental fluorosis in relation with different fluoride levels in drinking water among children of Jodhpur district, Rajasthan, India.Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sc. 19 (3), 767-771.
12. Rathore, S, Meena, C, Dwivedi, S, Toteja GS, Bala K, Mohanty, SS. 2017. Prevalence of dental fluorosis in relation with different fluoride levels in drinking water among children of Jodhpur district, Rajasthan, India.Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sc. 19 (3), 767-771.
13. Meena, C., Toteja, G.S., Bala, K., Mohanty, S. S. (2016) Prevalence of dental, skeletal and non-skeletal fluorosis in children of Jaipur district of Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Applied Research. 6 (9), 8-11. SJIF=5.39.
14. Meena, C, Toteja, G. S., Bala, K., Mohanty, S. S., (2016) Association of COL1A2 gene polymorphism with dental fluorosis in children of Jaipur district of Rajasthan, India. Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences. 3(4), 249-255. GIF= 0.56
15. Meena, C., Toteja, G.S., Bala, K., Mohanty, S. S., (2016) Assessment of Non-skeletal fluorosis in children of Jaipur district of Rajasthan. India. International Journal of Scientific Research. 5(12), 3-5.SJIF-4.7
16. Mohanty, S. S., Singh, K. V., Kanojia, P. C., Bansal, S. K. 2015. Variation in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activityin the adults and different immature stages of Aedesaegypti. Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences. 4, 139-142.
17. Mohanty, S. S., Singh, K. V., Bansal, S. K. 2012. Changes in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity in Indian desert malaria vector Anopheles stephensi during aging. ActaTropica, 123, 132-135.
18. Valecha, N., Mohanty, S. S., Srivastava, P., Sharma, S. K., Tyagi, P. K., Bergqvist, Y., Ringwald, P., 2012. Efficacy of Artemether- Lumefantrine in High Endemic State in India and its Correlation with Blood Concentration of Lumefantrine. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 86 (3), 395-397.
19. Anvikar, A. R., Sharma, V, Sharma, S. K., Ghosh, S. K., Bhatt, R. M., Kumar, A., Mohanty, S. S., Pillai, C. R., Dash, A. P., Valecha, N. 2012.Drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum in five states of India: An in vitro assessment. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 135, 494-499.
20. Nagpal, B. N., Saxena, R., Srivastava, A., Singh, N., Ghosh, S. K., Sharma, S. K., Kumar, A., Kumar, H., Sharma, A. S., Chand, S. K., Ojha, V. P., Mohanty, S. S., Mohanty, A. K., Dasgupta, R. K., Dhillon, G. P. S., Dash, A. P., 2012. Retrospective study of chikungunya outbreak in urban areas of India. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 135, 351-358.
21. Mohanty, S. S. Singh, K. V., Fotedar, R., Lakshminarayana, J., Parihar, R. S., 2011.Prevalence of Duffy blood groups among the population of the desert region of India. Journal of Rural and Trpical Public Health, 10, 53-56.
22. Mohanty S. S., Prakash, S. 2010. Comparative efficacy and pathogenicity ofkeratinophilic soil fungi against Culexquinquefasciatuslarvae. Indian Journal of Microbiology.50, 299-302.
23. Mohanty S. S., Prakash, S. 2009. Effects of culture media on larvicidal property of secondary metabolites of mosquito pathogenic fungus Chrysosporiumlobatum (Moniliales: Moniliaceae). ActaTropica. 109, 50-54.
24. Sharma, S. K., Upadhyay, A. K., Haque, M. A., Tyagi, P. K., Mohanty, S. S., Raghavendra, K., Dash, A. P. 2009. Field evaluation of Olyset nets: a long-lasting insecticidal net against malaria vectors Anopheles culicifacies and Anopheles fluviatilis in a hyperendemic tribal area of Orissa, India. Journal of Medical Entomology. 46, 342-50.
25. Swain, V., Setha, R. K., Raghavendra, K., Mohanty, S. S.2009. Impact of temperature on susceptible and resistant strains of Culexquinquefasciatus to synthetic pyrethroids. ActaTropica.112, 303-307.
26. Sharma, S. K., Upadhyay, A. K., Haque, M. A., Tyagi, P. K., Mohanty, S. S.,Mital, P. K., Dash, A. P. 2009. Field evaluation of ZeroFly--an insecticide incorporated plastic sheeting against malaria vectors & its impact on malaria transmission in tribal area of northern Orissa. Indian Journal of Medical Research.130, 458-66
27. Sharma, S. K., Tyagi, P. K., Upadhyay, A. K., Haque, M. A., Mohanty, S. S., Raghavendra, K., Dash, A. P. 2009. Efficacy of permethrin treated long-lasting insecticidal nets on malaria transmission and observations on the perceived side effects, collateral benefits and human safety in a hyperendemic tribal area of Orissa, India. ActaTropica. 112, 181-7
28. Valecha, N., Srivastava, P., Mohanty, S. S.,Mittra, P., Sharma, S. K., Tyagi, P. K., Pradhan, K., Dev, V., Singh, R., Dash, A. P., Sharma, Y. D. 2009. Therapeutic efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine in uncomplicated falciparum malaria in India. Malaria Journal.8: 107.
29. Mohanty, S. S.,Raghavendra, K., Dash, A. P., Mittal, P. K. 2008. Efficacy of culture filtrates of Metarhiziumanisopliae against larvae of Anopheles stephensi and Culexquinquefasciatus. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 35, 1199-1202.
30. Mohanty, S. S.,Raghavendra, K., Dash, A. P. 2008. Induction of chymoelastase (Pr1) of Metarhiziumanisopliae and its role in causing mortality to mosquito larvae. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 24, 2283-2288.
31. Mohanty, S. S.,Raghavendra, K., Rai, U., Dash, A. P., 2008. Efficacy of female Culexquinquefasciatus with entomopathogenic fungus Fusariumpallidoroseum. Parasitology Research. 103, 171-174.
32. Mohanty S. S., Prakash, S. 2008. Laboratory and field evaluation of the fungus Chrysosporiumlobatumagainst larvae of the mosquito Culexquinquefasciatus. Parasitology Research.102, 881-886.
33. Mohanty S. S., Prakash, S. 2008. Laboratory and field evaluation of the fungus Chrysosporiumlobatumagainst larvae of the mosquito Culexquinquefasciatus. Parasitology Research.102, 881-886.
34. Swain, V., Seth, R. K., Mohanty, S. S., Raghavendra, K., 2008. Effect of temperature on development, eclosion, longevity and survivorship of malathion-resistant and malathion-susceptible strain of Culexquinquefasciatus. Parasitology Research. 103, 299-303.
35. Swain, V., Seth, R. K., Raghavendra, K., Mohanty, S. S., 2008. Characterization of biochemical-based insecticide resistance mechanism by thermal bioassay and the variation of esterase activity in Culexquinquefasciatus.Parasitology Research.104, 1307-1313
36. Swain, V., Mohanty, S. S.,Raghavendra, K., 2008. Sunlight exposure enhances larval mortality rate in CulexquinquefasciatusSay. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases45, 70–72.
37. Singh, S. P. Raghavendra, K., Singh, R. K., Mohanty, S. S. , Dash, A. P. 2008. Evaluation of TribulusterrestrisLinn (Zygophyllaceae) acetone extract for larvicidal and repellence activity against mosquito vectors.Journal of Communicable Diseases. 40, 255-261.
38. Mohanty S. S., Prakash, S. 2004. Extracellular metabolites of Trichophytonajelloi against Anopheles stephensi andCulexquinquefasciatuslarvae. Current Science. 86, 323-325.
39. Mohanty S. S.,Prakash, S. 2003. Efficacy of microbes against Anopheles stephensi and their effect on ion transport. Proceedings of National Symposium on Biochemical Sciences, Health and Environment Aspects. 274-277.
40. Mohanty S. S., Prakash, S. 2002. Efficacy of Chrysosporiumlobatum against larvae of malaria vector, Anopheles stephensi in the laboratory. Current Science. 83,1585-1588.
41. Mohanty S. S., Prakash, S. 2000. Laboratory Evaluation of Trichophytonajelloi a fungal pathogen of Anopheles stephensi and Culexquinquefasciatus.Journal of American Mosquito Control Association. 16, 254-257.

Current Projects:

Sr. No. Project Name
1. Assessment of Neonatal Screening Approaches for Sickle Cell Disease and the Effect of Early Intervention in Management of the Disease in Tribal Population. Extramural-ICMR
2. Establishment of a network of ICMR COVID-19 Biorepositories in India. Extramural-ICMR..
3. Mapping of Sickle Cell Anemia, β-thalassemia and G6PD deficiency among the population of Rajasthan and its importance for therapy and management. Intramural

Completed Projects:

Sr. No. Completed Projects
1. Consumption pattern of food and food products/ items high in fat, salt and sugar among selected cities/ towns and rural population of India.
2. A multi-centric study to estimate the sero-prevalence of dengue, chikungunya and Japanese encephalitis virus infection in India.
3. Assessment of tribal students under the Tribal Sub-Plan Districts of Rajasthan for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) and development of appropriate Intervention model.
4. Operational Research project on Identifying and Implementing various Strategies for Screening, Management and Prevention of Sickle Cell Disease in Tribal Sub-Plan Districts of Rajasthan. (Intramural)
5. Use of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) in alternative forms for the protection against malaria transmission in the desert region.(Intramural).
6. Polymorphisms in Duffy blood group genes of Plasmodium vivax malaria patients and control population. Intramural
7. Study on the age determination of field collected mosquitoes by quantitative reverse transcriptase-PCR (qRT-PCR). (Intramural)
8. Use of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) in alternative forms for the protection against malaria transmission in the desert region.(Intramural).
Sr.No. Co-Principal Investigator
1. Bioinformatics Centre.
2. Improving Health & Nutritional Status of Sahariya Tribal Population of Rajasthan by Intersectoral Convergence as a Sustainable Model of Intervention.
3. Screening of Tribal population in blocks having high prevalence for Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA) in Tribal Sub Plan districts of Rajasthan and implementation of intervention/counselling to affected population through existing health system (Phase II).
4. Annual Health Survey: Clinical, Anthropometric & Bio-chemical (CAB) Tests.

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