Nalin Rastogi was born on August 16th, 1955. He received his Ph.D. and D.S. degrees from the University of Paris, France in 1981 and 1984. On the permanent scientific staff of the Pasteur Institute, Paris since 1983, he moved to the Pasteur Institute of Guadeloupe to establish the Tuberculosis and Mycobacteria Unit in 1993, which was designated as the Supranational Reference Laboratory (SRL) for Tuberculosis by the World Health Organization in 2009. He served as the elected General Secretary of the European Society for Mycobacteriology (ESM) during 1993 and 1998, and is currently a Member of the ESM steering committee. He was officially nominated as a Country Liaison by the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) in January 2008. Rastogi was appointed as an Editor to the journal Infection, Genetics & Evolution (Elsevier) in 2009. In addition, he is the author of more than 250 papers; Rastogi is currently involved with research on diagnostics, drug resistance, and molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis.
Biography Updated on 14 January 2010