Sasmita Panda, PhD

Department Affiliations
Postdoctoral Trainee, Thomas Lab

Education and Training
BS, Regional Institute of Education Ajmer (NCERT), MDS University, Ajmer, India, 2007
MS, Biotechnology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India, 2009
PhD, Biotechnology, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India, 2016

Honors and Awards
Best Research Work Presentation, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India, 2015
International Travel Support to attend ASM Conference in Chicago, IL, USA, SERB-DST, Government of India,  2015 
Best Research Work Presentation, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India, 2013
ICMR Senior Research Fellowship, Indian Council for Medical Research, Government of India, 2013
Qualified National Eligibility Test, Conducted by CSIR and UGC, Government of India, 2008 

Notable Publications
Panda S, Singh DV. Biofilm formation by ica-negative ocular isolates of Staphylococcus haemolyticus. Frontiers in Microbiology 2018; 9: 2687.

Jena S, Panda S, Nayak KC, Singh DV. Identification of major sequence types among multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis strains isolated from infected eyes and healthy conjunctiva. Frontiers in Microbiology 2017. 

Jha G, Sahu PK, Panda S, Singh DV, Patole S, Mohapatra H, Sarkar M. Synthesis, photophysical studies on some anthracene–based ionic liquids and their application as biofilm formation inhibitor. ChemistrySelect 2017; 2:2426- 32. 

Panda S, Jena S, Sharma S, Dhawan B, Nath G, Singh DV. Identification of novel sequence types among Staphylococcus haemolyticus isolated from variety of infections in India. PLoS ONE 2016; 11: e0166193. 

Panda S, Kar S, Sharma S, Singh DV. Multidrug resistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus isolates from infected and healthy eyes. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance 2016; 6: 154-159. 

Panda S, Singh DV. Whole genome sequence of Staphylococcus haemolyticus isolates from infected and healthy eyes from Bhubaneswar, India. Genome Announcements 2016; 4: e00099.

Panda S, Kar S, Choudhury R, Sharma S, Singh DV. Development and evaluation of hexaplex PCR for rapid detection of methicillin, cadmium/zinc and antiseptic-resistant staphylococci, with simultaneous identification of PVL- positive and -negative Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase negative staphylococci. FEMS Microbiology Letters 2014; 352: 114-122. 

Kar S, Panda S, Sharma S, Singh DV, Das S, Sahu SK, Das T. Comparison of type of species and antibacterial susceptibility profile of staphylococci isolated from normal healthy conjunctiva and ocular infections. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology 2013; 2: 365-371. 

Choudhury R, Panda S, Singh DV. Emergence and dissemination of antibiotic resistance: A global problem. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2012; 30: 384-390. 

Book Chapters
Choudhury R, Panda S, Sharma S, Singh DV. Staphylococcal infection, antibiotic resistance and therapeutics. In: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria-A Continuous Challenge in the New Millennium, 2012 ed. Pana M, pp247-272, InTech Publishers, Croatia, 247-272.