Dr. Souvik Ghosh


Dr. Ghosh has an interdisciplinary teaching and research experience, encompassing the fields of Veterinary and Medical Virology, Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, and Zoonosis/One-Health. Dr. Ghosh joined Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) as an assistant professor in 2014, and was promoted to associate professor in 2015.  Before joining RUSVM, he worked as a lecturer at Sapporo Medical University (Japan). 


  1. Ahmed, R., S. K. Paul, M. A. Hossain, S. Ahmed, M. C. Mahmud, S. A. Nasreen, F. Ferdouse, R. H. Sharmi, F. AhamedSGhosh, N. Urushibara, M. S. Aung and N. Kobayashi, 2016: Molecular Detection of Rickettsia felis in Humans, Cats, and Cat Fleas in Bangladesh, 2013-2014. Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.), 16, 356-358. 
  2. Aida, S., S. Nahar, S. K. Paul, M. A. Hossain, M. R. Kabir, S. R. Sarkar, S. Ahmed, S. Ghosh, N. Urushibara, M. Kawaguchiya, M. S. Aung, A. Sumi and N. Kobayashi, 2016: Whole genomic analysis of G2P[4] human Rotaviruses in Mymensingh, north-central Bangladesh. Heliyon, 2, e00168. 
  3. Aung, M. S., S. Nahar, S. Aida, S. K. Paul, M. A. Hossain, S. Ahmed, N. HaqueS. Ghosh, Y. S. Malik, N. Urushibara, M. Kawaguchiya, A. Sumi and N. Kobayashi, 2016: Distribution of two distinct rotavirus B (RVB) strains in the north-central Bangladesh and evidence for reassortment event among human RVB revealed by whole genomic analysis. Infect Genet Evol, 47, 77-86. 
  4. Malik, Y. S., Kumar, N., Sharma, K., Saurabh, S., Dhama, K., Prasad, M., Ghosh, S., Banya, K., Kobayashi, N., Singh, R.K., 2016: Multispecies reassortant bovine rotavirus strain carries a novel simian G3-like VP7 genotype. Infect Genet Evol  
  5. Gallagher, C. A., Navarro, R., Cruz, K., Aung, M. S., Ng, A., Bajak, E., Ghosh, S. (2017). Detection of picobirnaviruses in vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus sabaeus): Molecular characterization of complete genomic segment-2. Virus Res, 230, 13-18. doi:10.1016/j.virusres.2016.12.021 
  6. Kattoor, J. J., Saurabh, S., Malik, Y. S., Sircar, S., Dhama, K., Ghosh, S., Singh, R. K. (2017). Unexpected detection of porcine rotavirus C strains carrying human origin VP6 gene. Vet Q, 37(1), 252-261. doi:10.1080/01652176.2017.1346849 
  7. Navarro, R., Aung, M. S., Cruz, K., Ketzis, J.Gallagher, C. A., Beierschmitt, A., Ghosh, S. (2017). Whole genome analysis provides evidence for porcine-to-simian interspecies transmission of rotavirus-A. Infect Genet Evol, 49, 21-31. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2016.12.026 
  8. Navarro, RyanNair, RajeevPeda, Andrea, Aung, Meiji SoeAshwinie, G. S., Gallagher, Christa A.Ghosh, Souvik. (2017). Molecular characterization of canine parvovirus and canine enteric coronavirus in diarrheic dogs on the island of St. Kitts: First report from the Caribbean region. Virus Res, 240(Supplement C), 154-160. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2017.08.008 
  9. Deol P, Kattoor JJ, Sircar S, Ghosh SBányai K, Dhama K, Malik YS. (2017). Avian Group D Rotaviruses: Structure, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Perspectives on Future Research Challenges. Pathogens. 6(4). pii: E53. doi: 10.3390/pathogens6040053. 
  10. Bhat, S., Kattoor, J. J., Malik, Y. S., Sircar, S., Deol, P., Rawat, V., Ghosh, S, Kobayashi, N. (2018). Species C Rotaviruses in Children with Diarrhea in India, 2010-2013: A Potentially Neglected Cause of Acute Gastroenteritis. Pathogens, 7(1). doi:10.3390/pathogens7010023 
  11. Delmas B, Attoui H, Ghosh S, Malik YS, Mundt E, Vakharia VN, Ictv Report Consortium. ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Picobirnaviridae. J Gen Virol. 2018 Nov 28. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.001186. 
  12. Navarro R, Yibin C, Nair R, Peda A, Aung MS, Ketzis J, Malik YS, Kobayashi N, Ghosh S. Molecular characterization of complete genomic segment-2 of picobirnavirus strains detected in a cat and a dog. Infect Genet Evol. 54:200-204. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2017.07.006. 
  13.  Ghosh S, M. Y., Kobayashi N, (2018) Therapeutics and immunoprophylaxis against Noroviruses and Rotaviruses: The Past, present, and future Curr Drug Metabolism 19(3):170-191. doi: 10.2174/1389200218666170912161449. 
  14. Kattoor, J. J., Saurabh, S., Sircar, S., Vinodhkumar, O. R., De, U. K., Dhama, K., Ghosh, S., Malik, Y. S. (2018). Frequency distribution of porcine rotavirus-A and capsid protein gene based sequence and phylogenetic analysis indicating marked heterogeneity among prevailing strains, India. Virusdisease, 29(1), 96-102. doi:10.1007/s13337-018-0435-7 
  15. Kattoor, J. J., Malik, Y. S., Saurabh, S., Sircar, S., Vinodhkumar, O. R., Bora, D. P., Ghosh, S., Singh, R. K. (2018). First report and genetic characterization of porcine astroviruses of lineage 4 and 2 in diarrheic pigs in India. Transbound Emerg Dis. doi:10.1111/tbed.13058 
  16. Kumar, N., Malik, Y. S., Sharma, K., Dhama, K., Ghosh, S.Banyai, K., Singh, R. K. (2018). Molecular characterization of unusual bovine rotavirus A strains having high genetic relatedness with human rotavirus: evidence for zooanthroponotic transmission. Zoonoses Public Health, 65(4), 431-442. doi:10.1111/zph.12452 
  17. Malik, Y., S., Sircar, S., Dhama, K., Singh, R., Ghosh, S.Banyai, K., Singh, R. K. (2018). Molecular epidemiology and characterization of picobirnaviruses in small ruminant populations in India. Infect Genet Evol, 63, 39-42. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2018.05.011
  18. Malik, Y Sircar, S., Saurabh, S, Kattoor, J., Singh, R., Ganesh,B., Ghosh, S., Dhama, K., Singh, R.. (2018). Epidemiologic Status of Picobirnavirus in India, A Less Explored Viral Disease. The Open Virology Journal, 12, 99-109. doi:DOI: 10.2174/1874357901812010099 
  19. Saurabh, S., Sircar, S., Kattoor, J. J., Ghosh, S., Kobayashi, N., Banyai, K., Malik, Y. S. (2018). Analysis of structure-function relationship in porcine rotavirus A enterotoxin gene. J Vet Sci, 19(1), 35-43. doi:10.4142/jvs.2018.19.1.35 
  20. Ghosh, S., K. S., Meijisoe, A., Malik, Y., Kobayashi, N. (2018). High detection rates of picobirnaviruses in free roaming rats (Rattus spp.): Molecular characterization of complete gene segment-2. Infection Genetics Evolution. 65:131-135 DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2018.07.024 
  21. Ghosh S, Soto E, Illanes O, Navarro R, Aung MS, Malik YS, Kobayashi N, Fuentealba C. High detection rates of Torque teno sus virus in co-infection with important viral pathogens in porcine kidneys on St. Kitts Island, Lesser Antilles. Transbound Emerg Dis. 66(1):47-53. doi: 10.1111/tbed.13058. 
  22. Delmas, B., Attoui, H., Ghosh, S., Malik, Y. S., Mundt, E., Vakharia, V. N., & Ictv Report, C. (2019). ICTV virus taxonomy profile: BirnaviridaeJ Gen Virol, 100(1), 5-6. doi:10.1099/jgv.0.001185