Sonali Khanduja Kalra

Assistant Professor / Applied Sciences and Biotechnology
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.


Sonali Khanduja Kalra

Assistant Professor at Shoolini University, Dr. Sonali Khanduja Kalra teaches Microbiology. She completed her Ph.D. from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow in Parasitology.

Her research interest involves studying the molecular genetics of protozoan parasites infecting children and immunocompromised patients with special focus on Cryptosporidium, Microsporidia and Giardia. A major area of research is concerned with studies on molecular ecology and epidemiology of variety of parasites and parasitic diseases. The emphasis is on development and application of appropriate molecular tools to understand the transmission of parasites and control parasitic diseases.


  1. Khanduja, S., Ghoshal, U., & Ghoshal, U.C. (2017). Phylogenetic analysis of geneticallydistinct Enterocytozoon bieneusi infecting renal transplant recipient. Acta Parasitologica, 62(1), 63-68. doi: 10.1515/ap-2017-0007.
  2. Khanduja, S., Ghoshal, U., Agarwal, V., Pant, P., & Ghoshal, U.C. (2017). Identification and genotyping of Enterocytozoon bieneusi among immunodeficiency virus infected patients. Journal of Infection & Public Health, 10(1), 31-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2016.01.005.
  3. Ghoshal, U., Khanduja, S., Pant, P., & Ghoshal, U.C. (2016). Evaluation of Immunoflourescence antibody assay for the detection of Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon intestinalis. Parasitology Research, 115(10), 3709-3713. doi: 10.1007/s00436-016-5130-2.
  4. Ghoshal, U., Dey, A., Ranjan, P., Khanduja, S., Agarwal, V., & Ghoshal, U.C. (2016). Identification of opportunistic enteric parasites among immune-competent patients with diarrhea from northern India and genetic characterization of Cryptosporidium and Microsporidia parasites. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 34(1), 60-66. doi: 10.4103/0255-0857.174114.
  5. Ghoshal, U., Khanduja, S., Pant, P., Prasad, K.N., Dhole, T.N., Sharma, R.K., & Ghoshal, U.C. (2015). Intestinal microsporidiosis in renal transplant recipients: Prevalence, predictors of occurrence and genetic characterization. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 33(3), 357-363. doi: 10.4103/0255-0857.158551.
  6. Ghoshal, U.,Khanduja, S., Agarwal, V., Dhole, T.N., & Ghoshal, U.C. (2015). Comparative evaluation of staining techniques and polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of intestinal microsporidiosis in immunocompromised patients. Tropical Parasitology, 5(2), 101-105. doi: 10.4103/2229-5070.162491.
  7. Singh, A., Ahmed, A., Prasad, K.N., Khanduja, S., Singh, S.K., Srivastava, J.K., & Gajbhiye, N.S. (2015). Antibiofilm and membrane damaging potential of cuprous oxide particles (Cu2O-NPs) against vancomycin reduced susceptible Staphylococcus aureus.Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy, 59(11), 6882-6890. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01440-15.
  8. Ghoshal, U., Jain, V., Tejan N., Kalra, S.K., Ranjan, P., Sinha, R., Gangwar, D., & Ghoshal, U.C. (2018). A road less traveled: clinical comparison of HIV seropositive and seronegative patients with cystoisosporiasis, an 11-year experience from a tertiary care center in northern India. Indian Journal Medical Microbiology, 36(4), 508-512. doi: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_18_99.

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