Journal of Microbiology and Immunology

Mahendra Pal

Mahendra Pal, PhD
Professor and Director, Microbiology
Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, Anand, India


Prof. Dr. Mahendra Pal, Ex-Professor of Veterinary Public Health (UNDP), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has 612 publications and 8 books. Prof. Pal also worked as Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Public Health, Anand Agricultural University, India. He is credited to develop Pal’s medium, APRM medium, PHOL stain and Narayan stain for the study of fungi, which are implicated in the clinical disorders of humans and animals.

He has established for the first time the prevalence of Cryptococcus neoformans in the environment of New Zealand, Nepal, and Djibouti. Prof.Pal has reported the first isolation of Candida albicans from mastitic milk,and Trichophyton verrucosum in dermatitis of camel in Ethiopia.

Prof. Pal is recipient of many award including “Distinguished Teacher Award”, “Jawaharlal Nehru Award”, “International Achievement Award”, and “ Life Time Achievement Award”. Prof. Pal is “Life Member” of several scientific societies. Very recently, he launched “Narayan Consultancy” on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology to give free technical advice to scientists of poor resource countries of the world.

Research Interest

Diagnosis of fungal infections, Infectious  diseases, Dermatology, Ecology of mycotic pathogens.

Food microbiology, Food safety, Occupational zoonoses.

Environmental health, Veterinary Public Health, Epidemiology of zoonoses, Food hygiene.

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