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Prof. Vinod Joshi

Prof. Vinod Joshi

Professor, Life Science


Dr Vinod Joshi, Ph. D., completed his doctoral degree from Jodhpur University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan on the “Epidemiology of Guinea Worm Disease in the year 1982.  He started his professional career in Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR, MoHFW, Govt of India), from its nodal Virology institute, National Institute of Virology, Pune in the year 1984. Later he joined as a scientist in another ICMR Institute i.e. Desert Medicine Research Centre (Present, National Institute of Implementation Research in Non- Communicable Diseases) at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Dr Joshi worked consistently for 33 years in ICMR and contributed important scientific research in the areas of Medical Parasitology and Medical Virology.  By virtue of his research contributions in the epidemiology of the Guinea worm disease he was nominated as “Member, National Commission of Guinea Worm Eradication Certification, India by Government of India. Besides working on Guinea worm disease till its eradication from the country, he devoted himself in research pertaining to other health problems like Dengue, Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and H1N1 viruses. He was the first to establish in Indian subcontinent that Dengue viruses undergo Transovarial Transmission (TOT) from parent to progeny of vector Aedes aegypti during 1996. Through his subsequent experimental studies on interaction of Aedes aegypti and dengue viruses he further reported in 2002 that phenomenon of transovarial transmission of dengue viruses can continue up to 7 mosquito generations and that this could be the mechanism of virus retention in nature during inter epidemic periods. Dr Joshi continued his quest to understand host virus interactions of Dengue versus Aedes aegypti and reported first whole genome study of Dengue-3 virus from Rajasthan elaborating the significant mutations observed in the genomic constitution. In 2009, during the pandemics of H1N1 virus, he established the first Reference Virology Laboratory of Rajasthan at DMRC, Jodhpur for undertaking research and providing assistance to state health department for molecular diagnosis of H1N1 viruses in Rajasthan. Dr Joshi has published number of research papers in the journals of international repute which have received numerous citations. His current areas of research revolves towards  Respiratory viral diseases, Hepatitis C virus, Hepatocellular carcinoma and Breast Cancer. In 2016, after taking voluntary retirement from the services at ICMR as Scientist-G and Head of Department, he joined Amity University, Noida, U.P. on the post of Professor & Deputy Director and served the Institute of Virology & Immunology for three years. He is presently the reviewer of many international journals and at present also contributing as Associate Editor for the well-known journal, Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, UK. By virtue of his international standing, Dr Joshi is one of the members of Executive Council of World Virology Society. 

  • 42 Years
  • Ph.D.
  • M.Sc.
Award & Recognition

  • Medical Research Innovation Award (ICMR) for Novel Research Conceptualization in 2006
  • Jodhpurs Gaurav Alankaran award for Contribution in the research for supporting public health in 2007
  • Jodhpurs Veer Durga Ji Award for excellence in scientific field in 2011


  1. Kumbhat S, Gehlot R, Sharma K, Singh U, Joshi V. 2019. Surface plasmon resonance based indirect immunoassay for detection of 17βestradiol. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis.  163: 211-216.
  2. Abdel-Moneim AS, Varma A,  Pujol FH, Lewis JK, Paweska JT, Romalde JL, Söderlund-Venermo M, Moore MD, Nevels MM, Vakharia VN, Joshi V, Malik YS, Shi Z, Memish ZA. 2018. Launching a Global Network of Virologists: The World Society for Virology (WSV). Intervirology. (DOI: 10.1159/000488762) 017;60(6):276-277. 
  3. Joshi AP, Angel A, Angel B, Baharia RK, Rathore S, Sharma N, Yadav K, Thanvi S, Thanvi I, Joshi V. 2018. In-silico designing and testing of primers for Sanger Genome Sequencing of Dengue virus Types of Asian Origin. Journal of Genomics, 6:34-40. doi: 10.7150/jgen.22460
  4. Thanvi I, Angel A, Angel B, Joshi V, Bohra N, Chouhan R. 2017. Protein profiling of Nasopharyngeal cells of patients of Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus treated with Oseltamivir Oxalate. International Journal of Basic & Applied Medical Sciences, 7(2): 11-20.
  5. Angel A, Angel B, Yadav K, Sharma N, Joshi V, Thanvi I, Thanvi S. 2017. Age of initial cohort of Dengue patients could explain the origin of disease outbreak in a setting: A case control study of Rajasthan, India. Virus Diseases, 28 (2): 205-208. 
  6. Angel A, Angel B, Joshi AP, Baharia PK, Rathore S, Joshi V. 2016. First study of complete genome of Dengue -3 virus from Rajasthan, India: genomic characterization, amino acid variations and phylogenetic analysis. Virology reports, 6-32-40.
  7. Charan S, Pawar K, Gavhale S, Tikhe CV, Charan N, Angel B, Joshi V, Patole M, Shouche Y. 2016. Comparative analysis of midgut bacterial communities of three Stegomyia mosquito species from dengue-endemic and -non-endemic areas of Rajasthan, India. Medical & Veterinary Entomology 30 (3): 264-267.
  8. Angel A, Angel B, Joshi V. 2016. Rare occurrence of natural transovarial transmission of dengue virus and elimination of infected foci as a possible intervention method. Acta Tropica, 155, 1-5.
  9. Angel B, Angel A, Joshi V. 2015. Multiple dengue viruses harboured by individual mosquitoes. Acta Tropica, 150, 107-110.
  10. Angel A, Angel B, Joshi V, Kucheria K. 2014. Sequential emergence of serological responses of human hosts in a progressive outbreak of Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever in Rajasthan, India. Indian Journal of Applied Research.4 (5), 24-26.
  11. Angel A, Angel B, Bohra N, Joshi V. 2014. Structural study of mosquito ovarian proteins participating in Transovarial transmission of dengue viruses. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 3(4), 565-572.
  12. Joshi V, Angel A, Angel B, Kucheria K. 2013. Egg laying sites of Aedes aegypti and their elimination as the crucial etiological intervention to prevent dengue transmission in Western Rajasthan, India. International Journal of Scientific Research. 2 (12), 468-469.
  13. Joshi V, Angel B, Purohit A, Singhi M, Angel A, Bohra N. 2012. Studies on dengue outbreak in an arid town Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Journal of Communicable diseases.  44(2), 109-113.
  14. Joshi V, Angel B, Chauhan R, Bohra N, Angel A, Singhi M, Mathur A, Solanki A. 2012. Immunity in Dengue Haemorhagic Fever patients could be sensitized by Fresh blood transfusion. Ind. J. Med. Case Reports. 1(1), 13-14.  
  15. Joshi V, Angel B, Purohit A, Singh H, Bohra N, Angel A, Chouhan R, Singhi M, Mathur A. 2012. Cases of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 in Western Rajasthan, India.  Ind. J. Med. Res. 135 (3), 437-438.
  16. Joshi V, Chalga MS and Angel B. 2011. Development of a software module for forecasting malaria outbreak based on an equation derived from real-time parameters.  Internat. J. Comp. App. 35(4), 12-15.
  17. Kumbhat, S., Sharma, K., Gehlot, R., Solanki, A. and Joshi V. 2010. Surface plasmon resonance based immunosensor for serological diagnosis of dengue virus infection. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 52: 255-259.
  18. Angel B and Joshi V. 2009. Distribution of Dengue virus types in Aedes aegypti in Dengue endemic districts of Rajasthan, India. Indian J.  Med. Res. 129, 665-668.
  19. Joshi V. 2009. Guinea worm eradication in India. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India. Section B-Biological Sciences, Special Issue, 79, B, 161-166.
  20. Angel B and Joshi V. 2009. Distribution of dengue virus types in Aedes aegypti in dengue endemic districts of Rajasthan, India. Indian J Med Res. 129; 665-668.
  21. Angel B, Sharma K and Joshi V. 2008. Association of ovarian proteins with transovarial transmission of dengue viruses by Aedes mosquitoes in Rajasthan, India. Indian J of Med Res. 128; 181-184.
  22. Angel B and Joshi V. 2008. Distribution and seasonality of vertically transmitted dengue viruses in Aedes mosquitoes in arid and semi-arid areas of Rajasthan, India. J Vector Borne Dis. 45; 56–59.
  23. Sharma K, Angel B, Singh H, Purohit A and Joshi V. 2008. Entomological studies for surveillance and prevention of dengue in arid and semi-arid districts of Rajasthan, India. J Vector Borne Dis. 45; 140–149.
  24. Yadav SP, Sharma RC and Joshi V. 2007. Treatment seeking behaviour of malaria patients in desert parts of Rajasthan, India. J of Comm Dis. 39: 57-64.
  25. Khumbhat S, Shankaran DR, Kim SJ, Gobi KV, Joshi V and Miura N. 2007. Surface plasmon resonance biosensor for dopamine using D3 dopamine receptor as a biorecognition molecule. Biosensors and bioelectronics. 23 (3): 421-427.
  26. Joshi V, Sharma RC, Sharma Y, Adha S, Sharma K, Singh H, Purohit A and Singhi M. 2006. Importance of socio-economic status and tree hole distribution in Aedes mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. J of Med Entomol. 43(2); 330-336.
  27. Kumbhat S, Shankaran DR, Kim SJ, Gobi KV, Joshi V and Miura N. 2006. A novel receptor-based Surface-plasmon –resonance affinity biosensor for highly sensitive and selective detection of dopamine. Chem letters. 35(6). 678-679.
  28. Joshi V, Sharma RC, Sharma Y, Adha S and Singhi M. 2006. Introduction, transmission and Aggravation of malaria in desert districts of Rajasthan, India. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases 43: 179–185. 
  29. Joshi V, Sharma RC, Singhi M, Singh H, Sharma K, Sharma Y and Adha S. 2005. Entomological studies on malaria in irrigated and non-irrigated areas of Thar desert, Rajasthan, India. J Vector Borne Dis. 42; 25-29.
  30. Yadav SP, Sharma RC and Joshi V. 2005. Study of social determinants of malaria in desert part of Rajasthan, India. J of Vector Borne Dis. 42: 141-146.
  31. Singhi M, Joshi V, Sharma RC, Adha S and Dixit AK. 2005. Larvicidal efficacy of Calotropis procera against vectors of dengue, malaria and lymphatic filariasis in arid zone of Rajasthan. Annals of Arid Zone. 44(2); 185-189.
  32. Singhi M, Joshi V, Sharma RC and Sharma K. 2004. Ovipositioning behaviour of Aedes aegypti in different concentrations of latex of Calotropis procera: Studies on refractory behaviour and its sustenance across gonotrophic cycles. Dengue Bull. 28; 184-188.
  33. Sharma RC, Joshi V. et al., 2003. A case study for the epidemiological approach development to investigate persistent malaria and suggest control measures in a desert ecosystem, Rajasthan, India. J of Arid Environ.
  34. Joshi V, Mourya DT and Sharma RC. 2002. Persistence of dengue-3 virus through transovarial transmission passage in successive generations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 67; 158-161.
  35. Joshi V and Sharma RC. 2001. Impact of vertically transmitted dengue virus on viability of eggs of virus inoculated Aedes aegypti. Deng Bull. 25; 103-106.
  36. Joshi V, Bansal SK and Mahapatra N. 1998. Entomological and parasitological studies  on Cutaneous Lieshmaniasis in a desert district, Bikaner, India. J of Parasitic Dis. 22; 48-52.
  37. Joshi V, Singhi M and Choudhary RC. 1997. Studies on Dracunculiasis in the Indian desert. J of Arid Environ. 37:181-191.
  38. Joshi V, Mathur ML, Dixit AK and Singhi M. 1996. Entomological studies in a dengue endemic area, Jalore, Rajasthan. Indian J Med Res. 104; 161-165.
  39. Joshi V, Dixit AK and Singhi M. 1996. Impact of water temperature on the developmental period of immatures of Aedes aegypti from a dengue affected area of western Rajasthan, India. Oikoassay. 13(1 & 2); 1-3.
  40. Joshi V, Singhi M, Choudhary RC. 1996. Transovarial transmission of dengue virus by Aedes aegypti. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg . 90; 643-644.
  41. Bansal SK, Joshi V and Singh KV. 1994. A survey of the mosquito fauna with special reference to vectors of Japanese Encephalitis (J.E.) in district Bikaner. Part I- The Culicine fauna. Proc Acad Environ Biol. 3(1); 9-15.
  42. Joshi V. 1992. Dracunculiasis in Jodhpur district: Studies on some epidemiological and parasitological aspects. J Comm Dis. 24(3); 191-193.
  43. Joshi V, Bansal SK and Verma KVS. 1992. Sandfly fauna of domestic and para domestic habitats in arid and semi-arid zones of Rajasthan. Indian J of Med Res. 93(A); 93-94.
  44. Verma KVS, Joshi V and Bansal SK. 1991. Studies on mosquito vector species in indoor habitats of desert and non-desert region of Rajasthan. J Comm Dis. 23(4); 263-269.
  45. Joshi V and Bansal SK.  1991. Occurrence of Culex vishnoi group of mosquitoes in the rural areas of a desert district (Bikaner). Indian J of Med Res. 93(A); 259-261.
  46. Namita M, Joshi V and Bansal SK. 1991. Host preference pattern of Phlebotomine sandflies of Bikaner city. Indian J Med Res(A). 93; 328-329.
  47. Soni GR and Joshi V. 1985. The systematics distribution and population dynamics of root knot Melidogyne with special reference to some attributes affecting its occurrence Z. Angrew. Zool. 72: 380-393.
  48. Jain AP, Joshi V and Soni GR. 1985. Adaptive association of mother and litters in some field rodents of Indian desert. Mammalia. T. 49 N1. 139-140.
  49. Johnson S and Joshi V. 1982. Dracontiasis in Rajasthan VI. Epidemiology of Dracontiasis in Barmer district, Western Rajasthan, India. Internat J Epidem. 11(1), 26-30.
  50. Johnson S and Joshi V. 1982. Dracontiasis in western Rajasthan, India. Trans of the Royal Soc of Trop Med and Hyg. 76(1), 36-40.
  51. Johnson S and Joshi V. 1979. Dracontiasis in Rajasthan IV. The incidence of Dracunculus medinensis in Jodhpur district. Trans. Isdt & Ucds.4(2); 79-83.


Area of Interest

  • Swine Flu
  • Dengue
  • Malaria
  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
  • Dracunculiasis
  • Respiratory viral diseases
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Breast Cancer