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Senior Scientist, Infectious Diseases Division, icddr,b.
2011 - 2012
Scientist, Centre for Communicable Diseases, icddr,b.
2007 - 2010
Associate Scientist, Laboratory Science Division, icddr,b.
2003 - 2006
Assistant Scientist, Laboratory Science Division, icddr,b.
2000 - 2003
National Research Fellow, Laboratory Science Division, icddr,b.
1998 - 2000
Post Graduate Trainee, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
1995 - 1997
Research Student, Department of Microbiology, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
1994 - 1995
Trainee in Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
1991 - 1992
Research Fellow, Clinical Sciences Division, icddr,b.
1990 - 1991
In-service trainee (majoring in Gynaecology & Obstetrics), Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
I, Dr. Sayera Banu am presently working as a Senior Scientist in the Enteric and Respiratory Infections, Infectious Diseases Division, icddr,b. I completed my graduation in Medical Sciences in 1989 and have obtained a Master’s in Microbiology in 1997 and PhD in 2003. I had postgraduate training in mycobacteriology at Pasteur Institut under the direct supervision of Prof. Stewart Cole, a leading scientist in mycobacteriology. I also worked as a Visiting Scientist with Prof. William Jacobs at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA in 2007 on TB diagnostics. Based on my above mentioned education and trainings, I have contributed to the development in the field of TB and leprosy research at icddr,b and has helped to set up a tuberculosis laboratory. I have also contributed to some sophisticated work in this area which includes both microbiological and molecular biological techniques. I have published a number of papers on my research work in various peer reviewed journals. I have developed a number of research projects on tuberculosis as well as leprosy. Currently I am involved in six projects both on TB and leprosy as principal investigator and in six projects on TB as co-PI and Co-investigator. I have also supervised a good number of students, both local and coming from abroad, who completed their thesis work in our laboratory or were placed in our laboratory as interns. I vow to continue my contributions to icddr,b and my services to humanity through my works as long as I can.