Fellows

Sanchita KarSanchita Kar

GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOW 

sanchita.kar@ideshi.org

Sanchita Kar is the Global Health Fellow at ideSHi. She joined ideSHi in 2021. Her academic qualifications include B.Sc. (Hons) and MSc. in Microbiology from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. She recieved an Award of Excellence for brilliant academic result MS (Thesis) from University of Chittagong in 2016. She did her Master’s thesis on multi-drug resistant urinary-catheter-associated biofilm-producing bacteria and the inhibition by bacteriocin-like substance. She received National Science and Technology Fellowship for her thesis.

After completing her MS, Ms. Kar worked as a Microbiologist at Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) from 2015 to 2021. At CHRF, she supported clinical researches working to improve the knowledge of etiological causes of pediatric infections in Bangladesh. She also worked in research projects measuring the impact of Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine using different modalities among the pediatric populations of Bangladesh.

At ideSHi, she is developing a research protocol for improving knowledge of etiological causes of community-acquired Pneumonia in Bangladesh. She also involved in genotypic and phenotypic characterization of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Her other focus is supporting the ideSHi laboratory in building a state-­of-the-art setup for clinical microbiological research. Outside of work, she enjoys fishkeeping, gardening and watching movies. She loves spending time with family.