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Rojeet Shrestha, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Clinical Biochemistry


  • BS, Medical Laboratory Sciences: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences, Bangalore, India (2005)
  • MS, Clinical Biochemistry: Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal (2010)
  • PhD, Health Sciences, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (2015)
  • Post-doctoral research fellow, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (2016)


  • 2017 IFCC Distinguished Award - Young Investigator Award
  • 2017 Travel award” by Korean Endocrine Society
  • 2016 The Young Scientist Award” by Asia-Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (APFCB) (2016)
  • 2016 Young Scientist Investigator Travel Award” by The Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine
  • 2016 Abstract Award for Outstanding Research in Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases
  • 2016 AACC Division Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2015 Best Paper award by Japanese Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
  • 2013 National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) Distinguished Abstract Award

Editorial and academic society responsibility

  • Executive member, Committee on Internet and e-learning (C-IeL) of International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine [IFCC] (2017 – Present)
  • Executive member, Committee on communication and publication of Asian-Pacific Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine [APFCB] (2017 – Present)
  • Social Media Coordinator, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine [IFCC] (2017 – Present)
  • Secretary, Lipoprotein and Vascular Disease Division [LVDD] of American Association for Clinical Chemistry [AACC] (2016 – Present)
  • Editor, “Annals of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine [ACCLM]”. (2016- Present)
  • Editor, “ International Journal of Microbiology and Allied Sciences [IJMAS]”. (2016 – Present)
  • Editor, “eBook on Advances in Biochemistry & Applications in Medicine”.
  • Editor, “Austin Journal of Cardiovascular disease and Atherosclerosis” (2014–Present)


  1. Neopane P, Paudel D, Shrestha R, Maharjan S, Nepal HP. The association of biofilm formation with antimicrobial resistance in Acinetobacter baumanii complex isolated from hospital admitted. European Journal of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences (Accepted)
  2. Shrestha R, Miura Y, Hirano K, Chen Z, Okabe H, Chiba H, Hui SP. Microwave-assisted derivatization of fatty acids for its measurement in milk using high-performance liquid chromatography. Analytical Sciences 2018 (In-press)
  3. Neopane P, Nepal HP, Shrestha R, Uehara O, Abiko Y. In-vitro biofilm formation by Staphylococcus aureus isolated from wound of hospital admitted patients and their association with antimicrobial resistance. International Journal of General Medicine 2018;11:25-32. (doi:10.2147/IJGM.S153268)
  4. Shrestha R, Hirano K, Suzuki A, Yamaguchi S, Miura Y, Chen Y, Mizuta M, Chiba H, Hui SP. Change in plasma total, esterified and non-esterified capric acid concentration during a short-term oral administration of synthetic tricaprin in dogs. Analytical Sciences 2017; 33(11):1297-1303.  (doi: 10.2116/analsci.33.1297)
  5. Nepal HP, Neopane P, Shrestha R, Gautam R, Poudel R, Anshari S, Shrestha S, Thapa S. Biofilm formation and antimicrobial resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from patients visiting a tertiary care center of Nepal. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease 2017; 7(6):347-351. (DOI: 10.12980/apjtd.7.2017D7-15)
  6. Joko S, Watanabe M, Fuda H, Takeda S, Furukawa T, Hui SP, Shrestha R, Chiba H. Comparison of chemical structures and cytoprotection abilities between direct and indirect antioxidants. Journal of Functional Foods. Volume 35, August 2017, Pages 245 – 255. (
  7. Miura Y, Furukawa T, Kobayashi M, Shrestha R, Takahashi R, Shimizu C, Chiba H, Hui SP. Absolute quantification of cholesteryl esters using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry uncovers novel diagnostic potential of urinary sediment. Steroid, Volume 123, May 2017, Pages 43 – 49. (
  8. Shrestha N, Bhatt NP, Neopane P, Dahal S, Regmi P, Khanal M, Shrestha R*. Hepatic involvement with elevated liver enzymes in Nepalese subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review. 2017;16(1):1–8. (doi:10.9734/IJBCRR/2017/31935)
  9. Yagi A, Miyanaga S, Shrestha R, Takeda S, Kobayashi S, Chiba H, Kamiya H, Hui SP. A fatty acid profiling method using liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry for the improvement of assisted reproductive technology. Clinica Chimica Acta, Volume 456, May 2016, Pages 100-106. (doi:10.1016/j.cca.2016.03.001)
  10. Miura Y, Hui SP, Shrestha R, Hiruma T, Takeda S, Fuda H, Ikegawa S, Hirano K, Chiba H. Synthesis of (2β,3α,6-2H3) cholesteryl linoleate and cholesteryl oleate as internal standards for mass spectrometry. Steroid, Volume 107, March 2016, Pages 1-9. (doi:10.1016/j.steroids.2015.12.004)
  11. Takahashi Y, Ito Y, Wada N, Nagasaka A, Fujikawa M, Sakurai T, Shrestha R, Hui SP, Chiba H. Development of homogeneous assay for simultaneous measurement of apoE-deficient, apoE-containing, and total HDL-cholesterol. Clinica Chimica Acta, Volume 454, February 2016, Pages 135-142.  (doi:10.1016/j.cca.2016.01.013)
  12. Okabe H, Hui SP, Fuda H, Furukawa T, Takeda S, Shrestha R, Miura Y, Watanabe M and Chiba H. Mass spectrometric quantification of amphipathic, polyphenolic antioxidant of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea Gigas). Analytical Sciences 2015; 31(12):1341-4. (PubMed PMID: 26656828)
  13. Takeda S, Subagyo A, Hui SP, Fuda H, Shrestha R, Sueoka K, Chiba H. Elastic modulus of LDL as potential indicator of its oxidation. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry 2015; 52(6):647-53. (PubMed PMID: 25887969)
  14. Shrestha R, Hui SP, Miura Y, Yagi A, Yuji T, Seiji T, Fuda H, and Chiba H. Identification of molecular species of oxidized triglyceride in plasma and its distribution in lipoprotein. Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine 2015; 53(11): 1859-69. (PubMed PMID: 25781693)
  15. Shrestha R, Hui SP, Imai H, Hashimoto S, Uemura N, Takeda S, Fuda H, Suzuki A, Yamaguchi S, Hirano K, Chiba H. Plasma capric acid concentration in healthy subjects determined by high-performance liquid chromatography. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry 2015; 52(5): 588-96.  (PubMed PMID: 25587197)
  16. Shrestha R, Hui SP, Sakurai T, Yagi A, Takahashi Y, Takeda S, Jin S, Fuda H, Chiba H. Identification of molecular species of cholesteryl ester hydroperoxides in very low-density and intermediate-density lipoproteins. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry 2014; 51:662-71. (PubMed PMID: 24353240)
  17. Sigdel M, Kumar A, Gyawali P, Shrestha R, Tuladhar ET, Jha B. Association of high sensitivity C-reactive protein with the components of metabolic syndrome in diabetic and non-diabetic individuals. Journal of Clinical Diagnostics & Research 2014; 8(6):CC11-3. (PubMed PMID: 25120975)
  18. Regmi P, Malla B, Gyawali P, Sigdel M, Shrestha R, Shah DS, Khanal MP. Product of serum calcium and phosphorus (Ca x PO4) as predictor of cardiovascular disease risk in predialysis patients. Clinical Biochemistry 2014; 47:77-81. (PubMed PMID: 24064489)
  19. Dahal S, Baral BK, Baral S, Shrestha R, Khanal M. Study of fasting serum lipid and lipoproteins profile in type-II diabetic patients attending NMCTH. Nepal Med Coll J 2013; 15(1): 18-22. (PubMed PMID: 24592787)
  20. Poudel B, Yadav BK, Shrestha R, Mittal A, Jha B, Raut KB. Assessment of chronic kidney disease in Nepalese people with hypertension. Nepal Med Coll J 2012; 14(1):25-30. (PubMed PMID: 23441490)
  21. Poudel B, Mittal A, Shrestha R, Farooqui MS, Yadav NK, Shukla PS. Liver Involvement in Multiple Myeloma: A Hospital Based Retrospective Study. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2012; 13(5):2153-5. (PubMed PMID: 22901186)
  22. Poudel B, Mittal A, Shrestha R, Nepal AK, Shukla PS. Prostate biomarkers with reference to body mass index and duration of prostate cancer. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2012; 13(5):2149-52. (PubMed PMID: 22901185)
  23. Shrestha R*, Gyawali P, Yadav BK, Dahal S, Poudel B, Khanal M, Jha B, Sapkota B.  In-vitro assessment of cell-mediated immunity by demonstrating effector-T cells for diagnosis of tuberculosis in Nepalese subjects. Nepal Med Coll J 2011; 13(4):275-8. (PubMed PMID: 23016479)
  24. Bhola Rijal, Shrestha R, and Bharat Jha. Association of thyroid dysfunction among infertile women visiting infertility center of Om Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.  Nepal Med Coll J 2011; 13(4):247-9. (PubMed PMID: 23016472)
  25. Shrestha R*, Jha SC, Khanal M, Gyawali P, Yadav BK, Jha B. Association of cardiovascular risk factors in hypertensive subjects with metabolic syndrome defined by three different definitions. JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 2011; 51(184):157-63. (PubMed PMID: 22922894)
  26. Yadav BK, Gupta RK, Gyawali P, Shrestha R, Poudel B, Sigdel M, Jha B. Effects of long-term use of depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate on lipid metabolism in Nepalese women. Korean J Lab Med 2011;31(2):95-7. (PubMed PMID: 21474983; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3116007)
  27. Yadav BK, Adhikari S, Gyawali P, Shrestha R, Poudel B, Khanal M. Use of Protein: creatinine ratio in a random spot urine sample for predicting significant proteinuria in diabetes mellitus. Nepal Med Coll J. 2010;12(2):100-5. (PubMed PMID: 21222407)
  28. Lakhey M, Ghimire R, Shrestha R, Bhatta AD. Correlation of serum free prostate-specific antigen level with histological findings in patients with prostatic disease. Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2010;8(30):158-63. (PubMed PMID: 21209527)
  29. Shrestha R*, Sigdel M, Poudel B, Gyawali P, Shrestha M, Yadav BK, Sharma V, Khanal M, Jha B. Assessment of urinary VMA level in suspected padriatic cases of catecholamines producing neurochromaffin tumors. J NAMLS 2009;10:23-5.
  30. Tiwari BR, Mishra SK, Yadav BK, Shrestha R, Ghimire JP, Awal BK. Status of private pathology services in Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu, Nepal. J NAMLS 2009;10:7-9.
  31. Regmi P, Gyawali P, Shrestha R, Sigdel M, Mehta KD, Majhi S. Pattern of dyslipidemia in type 2 diabetic subjects in Eastern Nepal. J NAMLS 2009;10:11-3.
  32. Yadav BK, Chhetri GB, Poudel B, Sigdel M, Gyawali P, Regmi P, Shrestha R. Serum uric acid level in obese and non-obese individuals. J NAMLS 2009;10:27-30.
  33. Khanal M, Malla S, Sharma V, Gyawali P, Shrestha M, Shrestha R*. Assessment of thyroid functions in pregnant subjects. J NAMLS 2009;10:39-41.
  34. Shrestha R*, Neupane N, Gyawali P, Macdonald M. Evaluation of mycobacteriophage assay for rapid detection of M. tuberculosis in clinical specimen. J NAMLS 2008;9:13-17.
  35. Shrestha S. Gyawali P, Shrestha R, Poudel B. Sigdel M, Regmi P, Shrestha M, Yadav B. Serum urea and creatinine in diabetic and non-diabetic subjects. J NAMLS 2008;9:11-12.
  36. Mishra SK, Sah JP, Shrestha R, Lakhey M. Emergence of nalidixic acid resistant Salmonella: A confounding scene in antibiotic armamentarium. J NAMLS 2008;9:61-64.
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