Arvind Kashyap, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Alisa Chebotarova, MD PhD

Previous Positions

  • Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology at Nepalgunj Medical College Nepal and MUA, Nevis
  • Consultant Immunologist and Molecular Biologist at Jaipur Fertility and Microsurgery Research Centre, India

Contact Information

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  • Biography

    Dr.Kashyap is a researcher, author, advisor, and teacher. Throughout his career , he has brought strategy concepts to bear on many of the most challenging problems in health care. His extensive research is widely recognized in academic circles around the globe. Dr. Kashyap has joined AUIS School of Medicine in 2016 and has served in academic posts throughout his career.

    Dr. Arvind Kashyap has a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from Faculty of Medicine Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute University of New Delhi, India. He holds awards for Junior and Senior Research Fellowship of Indian National Science Academy and Indian council of Medical Research Projects, June 1981-1983 in the Department of Biochemistry, All india Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Awardee of National Biotechnology fellowship from Govt of India at Indian Institute of Science,( I.I.Sc.) Bangalore, India. Dr. Kashyap has an interest in drug discovery and has managed several scientific projects from product discovery to clinical relevance in India and Canada. He spent several years as the Consultant Immunologist and Molecular Biologist at a Fertility and Microsurgery Research Centre for Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Medical Sciences, India

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Kashyap’s research has focused on human immunological response to viral particles. He worked on gene analysis of immunoglobulin variable region of autoantibodies by employing basic recombinant DNA technology in the 1990s. Using CD34 cells purified from human cord blood he evaluated anti-HIV-I Potential of retroviral vectors expressing anti-HIV-I genes.

    His other field of interest has been the evaluation of host responses to allergens. He has published several research articles on the in vivo expression of IL-2, IL-4 and IFN-y mRNA expression after primary sensitization with genetically modified allergens.

  • Presentations

    2013 - NO-dependent pathway of the adaptation to ischemic damage of lower limb tissue under an experimental injection of mesenchymal stem cells. Second mini symposium "Stem cell day". Kyiv. Uk

    2014 - Dynamics of changes in a content of free nitric oxide metabolites in kidney tissue in the transient acute renal ischemia under experimental conditions. All-Ukrainian scientific and practical conference with international participation "Aspects of pharmaceutical and medical research at the present stage", Lugansk, Uk

    2016 - Content of adenyl nucleotides in a culture of rat mesenchymal stem cells. International scientific conference of the young scientists in medicine, Kursk-Voronezh-Kazan, Russia

  • Publications

    Sahu, A., Saha, K., Kashyap, A., Chakrabarty., A.K., Interaction of anti-leprosy drugs with the rat serum complement system. IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY: 15, 143-150 (1988).

    Chakrabarty, A.K., Kashyap, A., Sehgal, V.N., Saha, K Solubilization of preformed immune-complexes in Type-I and Type-II ENL reaction. INT. J. LEPR.& MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASES: 56 (4), 559-565 (1988).

    Saha, K., Rao, K.N., Kashyap, A., Sehgal, V.N., Agarwal, B., Raised serum ferritin levels in lepra reactions. INT.J.LEPR. & MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASES: 57 (4), 867-870 (1989).

    Kashyap, A., Sehgal, V.N., Sahu,A., Saha, K., Anti-leprosy drug inhibits the complement mediated solubilization of preformed immune complexes in-vitro. INT. J. IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY: 14(2), 269-273 (1992).

    Kashyap, A., Saha,K.,V.N. Sehgal, Reconstruction of anti leprosy drug depleted complement haemolytic activity by addition of zymosan-treated sera(a source of C 142) and Crat EDTA (a source of C3-C9). INT.J.IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY : 14(8), 1409-1414(1992).

    Kashyap,A.,Saha ,K.,Sahu A., Chakarbarty ,A.K, Chattopadya,D., delayed clearance of circulating immune-complexes in mice following administration of anti-leprosy drugs. INT.J.LEPR.& MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASES: 60(3) 404-409(1992).

    Saha,K.,Chattopadya.D.,Kashyap,A.,agarwal,U., Chakarbarty,A.K., enhanced response of serum IgG class of anti-PGL-1 antibodies in leprosy patients during onset and following clinical remission of type-1 and type-2 reactions INT.J.LEPR. & MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASES: 63(1), 105-109 (1995).

    Modi.P.,Kashyap,A.,Mishra.R.K., Modulation of brain catecholamine(CATNAP) absorbing protiens by dopaminergic agents. EUROPEAN.J. PHARMACOLOGY:229:213-220(1996).

    Kashyap , A.,Wang,Y.,Mohapatra,S.S., Differential expression of IL-2,IL-4,and IFN mRNA in vitro after primary sensitization with allergens and immunology annual meeting , March 12-17, 1993, Chicago. J.ALLERGY & CLIN. IMMUNOLOGY:91(1) PART2 (1993)

    Mohapatra,S.S.,Senoh, A.H.,Kashyap,A.,Chong,p., Introduction of tolerence by recombinant allergens and their Epitopes. AA/CIS Meeting, bethesda, USA, MAY 21-25,1993. J.IMMUNOLOGY : 150(8),PART 2, P63A(1993).

    Kashyap, A., Modi,P.,Mishra, RK., Identification of Dopamine transporters antibodies ECL., Biomedical science research day (1993),McMasters UNIV.,Hamilton,ON.

    Kashyap, A., Modi ,P., Mishra R.K., Recognition of Dopamine Transporters using novel Technique,Canadian Psychiatry Research day (1994),Hamilton,ON.

    Shekhar,M., Kashyap, A.,Soni, SS,Gupta, P.D., and FISH.(2012), Abstract submitted to deptt of zoology,PG centre,Kavali, Andhra Pradesh.India

  • Activities

    I believe the fundamental goal of teaching is to foster learning. Learning takes place in many different circumstances and contexts. Although everyone is capable of learning, a student's desire to learn is a vital pre-condition to effectively mastering new concepts and skills. Humans have multiple learning styles: some learn best in lecture atmospheres, some are motivated by discussion, and others absorb best when they read and reflect on what they have read. The classroom setting can encourage or inhibit learning depending on the dominant learning style of each student. Accommodating different learning styles creates an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Students take many of their learning habits from the instructor. If the instructor doesn't show interest in the subject and a passion for learning, students are less likely to put forth the effort to learn in that class. An instructor must convince students of his or her knowledge and expertise before they will show a willingness to learn.

    My job, as an instructor, is to create an atmosphere that fosters learning. I am an instructor because I have a passion for guiding students through the learning process, in addition to a passion for the material I present. One of the best ways to foster learning is to demonstrate those feelings to my students. I encourage learning by creating a relaxed environment for students, stimulating conversation about concepts being presented and organizing material in a way that makes it easiest to understand. I treat subject matter as interconnected, emphasizing that everything students are learning fits together into a holistic understanding of the world, from which they develop their personal worldview. I believe this is best accomplished when I am demonstrating general teaching methodology. I demonstrate that learning how to find information applies to all areas of life and I use topics and examples that are multidisciplinary. Finally, I believe that respect for my students is one of the most important things I can show - not only to encourage their openness to the material I am presenting, but also to inspire them to respect each other and all other humans.

    One of the most important concepts I hope to impart to students is that learning is a process that never ends. For me, the learning process includes improving myself professionally. I want to read more about formal learning theories to expand my understanding of how learning takes place. Finally, I plan to experiment with different methods and means of presenting information to classes in order to improve the learning atmosphere I create for my students.

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Education & Training

  • PhD: Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of New Delhi 1990
  • Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Manitoba, Canada University of Toronto, Canada

Departments & Committees

  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Histology and Cell Biology
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Chair Research Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Examination committee