|DR. Tilak Chandra Nath|
|PhD Fellow (Parasitology); MPH (International Health); MS in Parasitology; DVM|
My field of specialization is Parasitology with a focus to public health research and capacity building. With the aim to become a biomedical researcher, I chose Veterinary Sciences for my graduate study where I studied about basic veterinary science courses like anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, biostatistics, microbiology, epidemiology, immunology and public health, and also the basic of parasitology. After completion, I did MS in Parasitology which not only given me a sound and firm grounding in the fields of parasitological laboratory research but also taught me the invaluable skills to manage, lead and collaborate effectively with people. In 2013, I was recruited as a lecturer in the Department of Parasitology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. This position provided me with the opportunity to get involved in the different aspects of biological research. From my first-hand experience during this period, I became aware of the ecology, epidemiology, isolation, identification various helminth, protozoa and their vectors. Then, I could shape up my career plan when I was awarded the first WHO-TDR fellowship from Bangladesh to complete my MPH course (Special Postgraduate Program of Implementation Research) from the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. There I learned about the real basics of research e.g. project implementation and management, data collection and analysis with data presentation. I have primary skills on both qualitative and quantitative research including collection, preservation and culture of field samples, isolation and identification, DNA/RNA works and other molecular techniques with the unique experience to work with animal model. Now, I am doing my PhD in Parasitology in Chungbuk National University, South Korea as KGSP scholar.