Noteworthy: Ojha is the senior author of a study at the University of Pittsburgh that pinpoints an enzyme that could help foster more sensitive and faster tests for tuberculosis. Some tests can leave as many as 25 percent to 30 percent of tuberculosis cases undiagnosed. The Journal of Biological Chemistry published the results in January.
Residence: Franklin Park
Family: Wife, Pallavi Ghosh; two children, ages 5 and 2
Occupation: Ojha is an assistant professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Pitt's School of Public Health.
Background: Researchers will need to work with clinics in Africa and Asia to evaluate the enzyme and its practical effectiveness.
Education: Doctorate in philosophy in 2002 at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India. He came to Pitt that year for a postdoctoral fellowship and became an assistant professor in 2009.
Quote: “Microbacteria are one of the very common species found in the environment and everywhere, and yet we know very little about them in terms of how they're able to survive in extreme conditions and what they're made of.”
— Adam Smeltz
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