Dr. Bechan Sharma is presently working as a Professor (Cadre) and Head, Department of Biochemistry Allahabad University, Allahabad. Prof. Sharma’s earlier services include as an Assistant Professor (Cadre) at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural sciences and Technology-J&K, Kashmir and as a Associate Professor (Cadre) and Professor (CAS) at Dr. RML Avadh University Faizabad. He has completed his higher educations such as B.Sc (Honours)-1980; M.Sc. (Biochemistry)-1982 and Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1988) from BHU-Varanasi. He qualified GATE in 1983 and CSIR (JRF-NET) in 1984 and then joined Central Drug Research Institute-Lucknow for completing his doctoral research. The areas of his research interests include Molecular Biology of HIV/AIDS, Tropical Diseases (Filariasis/Malaria) and Biochemical Toxicology. He has received number of Awards/ Honors and successfully completed numerous important Academic/ Administrative Assignments. He has twenty eight years of teaching / research experience. He has carried out several research projects and published over 137 research papers including book chapters, molecular methods in peer reviewed International and National Journals/ Books of repute with high impact factors. He has one US patent on HIV-1 genome structure based antiHIV-1 drugs design to his credit. He has supervised 10 PhDs and 5 Post Doctoral Research Fellows and 4 are continuing research under his supervision. He is member/life member of several national/international scientific societies and attended number of symposia/conferences in India and abroad and presented his research papers there in. He is Chief-Editor/Associate Editor/Executive Editor and Member Editorial Board of over 85 peer reviewed International and National Journals. He has been acting as honorary reviewer for over 130 International/National scientific journals. His 4 books have been published by International publishers and 2 are in print. He has worked as a visiting scientist in USA for over three years and visited different prestigious labs at Italy, France, Iran, Thailand, Germany and Brazil for two to four months in similar capacity to conduct different collaborative research projects related to HIV-1 molecular biology, molecular epidemiology, bioinformatics and HIV-1 genome structure based antiHIV-1drug design etc. Prof. Sharma has recently been awarded with ICMR’s Senior Scientist Fellowship 2014-15 in Biomedical Sciences under Indo-USA joint research programme, which he availed at NIEHS-NIH, NC,USA with Prof. Samuel Wilson on DNA repair.
Prof. Bechan Sharma research interests are Molecular Biology of HIV-1, Biochemistry and Biochemical Toxicology.