Dibesh KarmacharyaChairman / Executive Director
Chairman / Executive Director
Dibesh Karmacharya has a conservation biology degree from Wayne State College (US). He worked on transgenic animal models as a Research Associate for Caliper Life sciences of Princeton, New Jersey (USA). He also promoted GE Healthcare’s Genomics and Proteomics platforms as consultant in New England (US) and Toronto (Canada). He is one of the founders of the Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal, a Kathmandu based Clinical epidemiology and wildlife genetics research center. He also heads Intrepid Nepal Private Limited, a biotechnology company based in Nepal that focuses on molecular diagnosis. He served as Principal Investigator to several research projects such as Nepal Tiger Genome Project and Snow Leopard Genetics. He has published several papers on HIV/AIDS, conservation genetics and molecular diagnosis. He has extensive experience building modern laboratories in resource strapped countries like Nepal.
Dr. Sameer DixitDirector of Research
Dr. Sameer Dixit
Director of Research
Sameer M Dixit, PhD, is a research scientist with a background of working on biomedical research in public health sector. He has been working for almost a decade in Public Health, and has over 15 years’ experience in basic/applied science, in various forms of academic and programmatic research of public health importance- usually as Team Leader/ Principle Investigator. He was previously an academician in Nepal’s reputed university (4+ years), is currently a visiting faculty in School of Biotechnology and Life Sciences at South Asian University, India. He has worked as national consultant in various projects in the area of communicable diseases. He has published a reference text book and has authored numerous international and national peer reviewed scientific journal articles. His work experience has allowed him to help CMDN and its affiliates develop working relationships with various national and international organizations including those in India, Pakistan, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Dr. Dixit’s strength is in planning and implementing biomedical health research in infectious/communicable diseases of public health importance in developing countries.
Prachanda SakyaCEO- INPL & ICD
CEO- INPL & ICD
Rajesh Man RajbhandariProgram Director
Rajesh Man Rajbhandari
Rajesh BajracharyaInternational Coordinator
Rajesh Bajracharya is our International Coordinator based out of Toronto, Canada and one of our founding members of CMDN. He has over 20 years of progressive experience in project management and information technology successfully leading project teams deliver complex quality products and services in different industry sectors including healthcare. With his expertise in the IT field, he supports executive team to make decisions on leveraging the latest innovative technologies to improve on existing tools and platforms and ensure maximum business efficiency and growth of both CMDN and INPL. He provides his strong leadership and management skills with his expertise in developing highly productive teams that can effectively liaise with cross functional groups building strong team relationships.