Dinesh S. Chandel, PhD

assistant professor

Center for Global Health and Development
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2010-Present: Research Asst. Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health, UNMC
  • 2007-2010: Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • 2002-2007: Research Officer, Indo-US NIH Global Network Project,  All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • 2001-2002: Research Fellow, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi


  • PhD Medical Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, 2004
  • MS Microbiology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1994
  • BS Life Sciences, University of Jodhpur, India, 1990 

Research interests

  • Human gut microbiome and environment exposures at birth
  • Clinical trials and gut-immunomodulation by probiotics
  • Molecular diagnostics and epidemiology of enteric pathogens
  • Antimicrobial resistance surveillance and prevention of newborn infections in the community
  • Lab informatics and public health

Selected Publications

  • Chandel DS, Braileanu GT, Chen JH, Chen HH, Panigrahi P. Live Colonocytes in Newborn Stool: Surrogates for Evaluation of Gut Physiology and Disease Pathogenesis.  Pediatr. Res. 2011. (Ahead of print online): Doi:10.1203/PDR.0b013e3182225ac9.
  • Chandel DS, Johnson JA, Chaudhry R, Sharma N, Shinkre N, Parida S, Misra PR, Panigrahi P. Extended-spectrum β-Lactamase producing Gram-negative bacteria causing Neonatal sepsis in India in Rural and Urban settings. J Med Microbiol. 2011;60(4):500-507.
  • Chandel DS, Chaudhry R, Dey AB, Malhotra P. Molecular typing reveals a unique clone of Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhi among Indian strains. J. Clin. Microbiol; 2006; 44(7):2673-75
  • Chandel DS, Chaudhry R. Enteric fever treatment failures: A global concern. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 2001; 7(4):762-63
  • Chandel DS, Chaudhry R, Dhawan B, Pandey A, Dey AB. Drug resistant Salmonella enterica serotype paratyphi A in India. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 2000; 6(4):420-21.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Indian Immunological Society (IIS)
  • Indian Association of Mycoplasmology (IAM)
  • Alumni Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMSONIANS)

contact dinesh S. chandel

UNMC College of Public Health
984385 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4385
Phone: 402-559-2245/402-552-7247
Email: dinesh.chandel@unmc.edu