Designation / Role: Scientist ‘B’ Medical, Department of Health Research at ICMR-NIRT
  • Dr. Vignes Anand Srinivasalu is a distinguished clinician and researcher, recognized for his meritorious achievements, including receiving a gold medal during his undergraduate studies at Thanjavur Medical College, Tamil Nadu.
  • He has completed fellowships in Diabetology, Clinical Cardiology, and Infectious Diseases.
  • Dr. Srinivasalu commenced his tenure at the ICMR-National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis in 2017 and is currently working as Scientist ‘B’ (Medical), equipped with over a decade of clinical experience and seven years of dedicated research expertise.
  • He embarked on his research journey as an investigator in the STREAM Stage 2 trial, a large multinational multicenter study aimed at standardizing treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
  • His research portfolio encompasses a wide spectrum of methodologies, ranging from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to observational studies and epidemiological surveys.
  • Noteworthy among his recent contributions are his engagements with Cochrane's Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviews on tuberculosis and his involvement with the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of the guideline development group focusing on molecular methods for TB diagnosis.
  • His research interests are primarily centered around infectious diseases, particularly tuberculosis, reflecting his dedication to addressing critical healthcare challenges.
  • His academic contributions are underscored by his substantial publication record, a testament to his scholarly endeavors and commitment to advancing scientific knowledge in the field.
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