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Godfred A Menezes

Godfred A Menezes

Associate Professor
RAK College of Medical Sciences, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University
United Arab Emirates

Biography

Dr. Godfred A Menezes was born in 1977 in Sasthan, Karnataka, India, and graduated in Science from St. Aloysius College (Mangalore) in 1998. He received his Master’s in Medical Microbiology in 2003 at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India. He received his PhD in Medical Microbiology at JIPMER, a Post-graduate Medical Institute of National Importance, Pondicherry, India in 2011. He has been a scientist at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 2018, he was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at RAK College of Medical Sciences (RAKCOMS) RAKMHSU, Ras al Khaimah, UAE. He has worked in Ha’il University, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia as Assistant Professor & Scientist till 2016. He has worked as the In charge/ Scientist of Central Research Laboratory (CRL) and also as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital, Chennai, India for 3 years. He has set up Central Research Laboratories in couple of Institutes. He has worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology at SSR Medical College, Belle Rive Mauritius. He was as a Junior Research Fellow and Research Scholar in the Institute of National Importance, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India. He has worked as a short-term research worker on nanoscience in the renowned Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore, India). He has been working extensively on molecular characterization of Enterobacteriaceae members, particularly extended and expanded spectrum beta-lactamase producing bacteria and fluoroquinolone resistant bacteria. He has been a faculty of several Medical Institutes and a Para-Medical Institute. He has more than 50 research publications in reputed journals to his credit with more than 800 citations. He has a RG (Researchgate) score of 36.58. He is an editorial member of more than dozen journals. He has received research grants from Department of Biotechnology – (DBT), New Delhi, Govt. of India and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Government of Saudi Arabia. He has received International travel grant from CSIR, ICMR, DBT and RAKMHSU, Ras al Khaimah, UAE. For Recognition for medical teaching and research activities- Marquis Who's Who has printed his biography in 2011 to 2018 Edition of Who's Who in the World, the world-renowned reference directory by the publisher of Who's Who in America. (Marquis Who's Who VIP Number is: 35535126). He is a recognized PhD guide for Medical Sciences, under Bharathiar University (State Govt.), India. He is a life member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM); Emirates Medical Association (Emirates Society of Clinical Microbiology- ESCM) and The International Association of Medical and Biomedical Researchers (IAMBR).

Research Interest

Dr. Godfred A. Menezes has been working widely on molecular characterization of multidrug resistant Enterobacteriaceae; other Gram negative bacteria and Staphylococcus species. His focus of research mainly has been cephalosporin; fluoroquinolone and carbapenem resistant clinical Gram negative bacterial agents. He has also worked extensively on molecular epidemiology of the isolates, including Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE). He has couple of papers on human genetics to his credit. Diagnostic & Food Microbiology has also been his center of focus.