Post-doctoral research officer
QIMR Berghofer Research Institute, Australia
Arboviruses Ecology, Dengue virus, Xenodiagnosis, Tuberculosis
I am a Nepali national, currently working in Australia where I am a post-doctoral researcher involved in collaborative projects between WHO Collaborative Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology and the Mosquito Control Laboratory, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane. I recently (2018) graduated from the Central Queensland University, Australia with a PhD in arbovirology. During my PhD I examined the relationship between Australian zoonoses, their reservoirs and their vectors. I have already published more than 25 peer-reviewed papers including some from my PhD thesis. Currently, I am working on the development of xenodiagnostic tools that will help characterise disease-transmission pathways. I work on marsupial and human systems and on the mosquito vectors of Ross River virus, especially defining the ecology of Ross River virus and methods for vector incrimination (including the identification of anti-bodies in mosquito blood meals).
Before commencing my PhD in Australia in 2014, I was a Clinical Microbiologist in a reputed medical institute of Nepal, Nepal Medical College. I have extensive experiences of teaching undergraduate medical students and researching on a varieties of pathogens those causing neonatal sepsis, tuberculosis, urinary tract infection and pneumonia.
Hugo, L.E., Darbro, J., Kho, E., Gyawali, N., & Devine, G. (2017, November). Detection of mammalian antibodies against Ross River virus in mosquito blood meals and potential for arbovirus surveillance. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95(5), 451-452.
Gyawali, N., Bradbury, R. S., & Taylor-Robinson, A. W. (2016). Knowledge, attitude and recommendations for practice regarding dengue among the resident population of Queensland, Australia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 6(4), 360-366.
Gyawali, N., Bradbury, R. S., & Taylor-Robinson, A. W. (2016). Do neglected Australian arboviruses pose a global epidemic threat? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(6), 596.
Gyawali, N., Bradbury, R. S., Aaskov, J. G., & Taylor-Robinson, A. W. (2017). Neglected Australian Arboviruses and Undifferentiated Febrile Illness: Addressing Public Health Challenges Arising From the ‘Developing Northern Australia’ Government Policy. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 2150.
Gyawali, N., Bradbury, R. S., Aaskov, J. G., & Taylor-Robinson, A. W. (2017). Neglected Australian arboviruses: quam gravis? Microbes and Infection, 19, 388–401.
Gyawali, N., Bradbury, R. S., & Taylor-Robinson, A. W. (2016). The epidemiology of dengue infection: Harnessing past experience and current knowledge to support implementation of future control strategies. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases, 53(4), 293–304.
Gyawali, N., Bradbury, R. S., & Taylor-Robinson, A. W. (2016). The global spread of Zika virus: is public and media concern justified in regions currently unaffected? Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 5(1), 37.
Gyawali, N., Gurung, R., Poudyal, N., Amatya, R., Shrestha, R., Khanal, L., Bhattacharya, S. (2013). Tobacco and alcohol: the relation to pulmonary tuberculosis in household contacts. Nepal Medical College Journal, 15(2), 125-128.
Gyawali, N., Gurung, R., Poudyal, N., Amatya, R., Niraula, S., Jha, P., & Bhattacharya, S. (2012). Prevalence of tuberculosis in household contacts of sputum smears positive cases and associated demographic risk factors. Nepal Medical College Journal, 14, 303-307.
Nepal, A., Gyawali, N., Poudel, B., Mahato, R., Lamsal, M., Gurung, R, Majhi, S. (2012). Adenosine deaminase in CSF and pleural fluid for diagnosis of tubercular meningitis and pulmonary tuberculosis. Nepal Medical College Journal, 14(4), 275-277.