Ketevan Sidamonidze

Ketevan Sidamonidze

MD, PhD

Senior Specialist, Department of Virology, Molecular Biology and Genome Research,

R.G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research at National Center for Disease Control & Public Health

Professional education and experience

05/2002- M. D., Tbilisi Medical Academy

06/2005. M. D.Residency at Tbilisi State Medical University 

06/2008-06/2009- Postdoctoral training Albany, NY, Fogarty Fellowship

2018-  PhD — I.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

2011–present  Researcher, Genomic Laboratory, Virology and Molecular Biology Division of R. Lugar Center / National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC&PH)

 2009-2011      Main Specialist, Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, NCDC&PH

 2007-2008     Chief Specialist, Department of Malaria and other parasitical, NCDC&PH

 2006-2007     Probationer, Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, NCDC&PH

  2005—2006              Probationer, Department of Malaria and other parasitical diseases, NCDC&PH

Research Interests

Antimicrobial resistance

Biological safety

Emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases

Especially Dangerous Pathogenes

 One health approach

Microbiota

Membership in a professional society and activities as a scientific journal editor or reviewer

2014-2015           Member of Probiotic Society of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan

2011-2015            Member of Bioethics committee at the National Center of Disease Control And Public Health (NCDC&PH)

2011-Present       Contact Person, Rabies Team, Poxvirus and Rabies Branch, CDC, Atlanta

2015-2016           Member of the Center for Life Sciences International Partner’s Advisory Board, Nazarbayev University, Astana.

2017-present         Steering committee member of Bat One health Research Network

Publications and Research Products

  • Real-Time PCR Assay for Identification of Blastomyces dermatitidisin Culture and in Tissue. by Ketevan Sidamonidze, Marcia Peck, Michael Perez, Dennis Baumgardner, Gerald Smith, Vishnu Chaturvedi, and Sudha Chaturvedi, publication, JCM00310-12R1
  • Development of three quantitative real-time PCR assays for the detection of Rickettsia raoultii, Rickettsia slovaca, and Rickettsia aeschlimanniiand their validation with ticks from the country of Georgia and the Republic of Azerbaijan. JuJianga, Brian J. Youa, Evan Liua, AnishaAptea, Tamasin R. Yarinaa, Todd E. Myersa, John S. Leeb, Stephen C. Francesconia, Monica L. O’Guinnb, Nikoloz Tsertsvadze, Nino Vephkhvadzed,Giorgi Babuadze, Ketevan Sidamonidze, Ticks and tick born Diseases 3 (2012) 236-330; Elsevier
  • Molecular Phylogeny of Hantaviruses Harbored by Insectivorous Bats in Côte d’Ivoire and Vietnam. Viruses HunGu Se., Lim B. K., Kadjo B., Ara S., Kim J., Nicolas V., AudeLalis, Denys C., Cook J. A., Dominguez S. R., Holmes K. V., Urushadze L., Sidamonidze K., Putkaradze D., Kuzmin I. V.,. Kosoy M. Y., Jin-WonSong, Yanagihara R; 2014, 6
  • Expansion of brucellosis detection in the country of Georgia by screening household members of cases and neighboring community members Lia Sanodze, Christian T Bautista, Natalia Garuchava, Svetlana Chubinidze, Ekaterine Tsertsvadze, Mariam Broladze, Nazibrola Chitadze, Ketevan Sidamonidze,Shota Tsanava, Tamar Akhvlediani, Robert G Riva,Rupal Mody, Matthew J Hepburn, Philip H Elzer, Mikeljon P Nikolich and Nino Trapaidze*
  • Epidemiology and Molecular Typing of Brucella Strains Circulating in Georgia. [Journal Article] Sidamonidze K, Ramishvili M, Kalandadze I, et al. Georgian Med News 2015 Oct; (247):58-63.
  • Genome Sequences of Human and Livestock Isolates of Brucella melitensis and Brucella abortus from the Country of Georgia. Sidamonidze K, Hang J, Yang Y, et al. Genome Announc. 2017 Feb; 5(6): e01518-16.
  • Seroepidemiology and molecular diversity of Leishmania donovani complex in Georgia Parasit Vectors; 2016 May 13; 9 (1):279.
  • Prevalence, diversity, and host associations of Bartonella strains in bats from Georgia (Caucasus) Urushadze L, Bai Y, Osikowicz L, McKee C, Sidamonidze K, Putkaradze D, Imnadze P, Kandaurov A, Kuzmin I, Kosoy M (2017) Prevalence, diversity, and host associations of Bartonella strains in bats from Georgia (Caucasus). PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11(4): e000542 Pilot surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections among patients with diarrhoea in medical facilities of Tbilisi, Georgia TSERETELI, K. SIDAMONIDZE, M. TSERETELI, G. CHAKHUNASHVILI, E. ZHGHENTI, L. MALANIA, G. DUMYATI, D. L. MORSE. Croatian Journal of Infection 36:3-4, 99–104 (2016)

Contact details

E-mail: k.sidamonidze@ncdc.ge

 ksidamonidze@gmail.com

Mob.: +995 599497787

 

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