Dr. Shrestha received his MHS (Infectious disease/Genetic Epidemiology) and PhD (Genetic Epidemiology) from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University and MS (Biotechnology) from Kreiger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, NCI-Frederick before joining the School of Public Health faculty in 2005. Dr. Shrestha holds an appointment in the Minority Health Research Center, Center for AIDS Research and the Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. He is also a faculty of Genetics and Genomic Sciences. He is an Associate Editor of American Journal of Epidemiology and serves in the editorial board of Genes and Immunity. He is the recipient of the 2013 Graduate School Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship.
Dr. Shrestha's research interests include epidemiology, infectogenomics, vaccinogenomics, pharmacogenetics, and immunogenetics of outcomes and sequelae of HIV, other viral infections and immune-related complications:
HPV related outcomes and cancers
Immunogenetics of HPV persistence/clearance - association studies in REACH, HERS, ALTS & HIM cohorts
Biomarkers of HPV-related pre-cancer disease progression - gene expression studies