Dr. Bechan Sharma is presently working as a Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry Allahabad University, Allahabad. Prof. Sharma’s earlier services include as an Assistant Professor at Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural sciences and Technology-J&K, Kashmir and as Associate Professor at Dr. RML Avadh University Faizabad. He has completed his higher educations such as B.Sc (Honours)-1980; M.Sc. (Biochemistry)-1982 and Ph.D. in Biochemistry(1988) from BHU-Varanasi.He has worked as a visiting scientist in USA for over three years and visited different labs at Italy, France, Iran, Thailand, Germany and Brazil for three to four months in similar capacity to conduct different collaborative research projects related to HIV-1 molecular biology, molecular epidemiology, bioinformatics and HIV-1 genome structure based antiHIV-1drug design etc.
He is actively involved in educating people about different infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, environmental pollution and water conservation etc through lectures, power point presentations and audio visual aids, which has generated enough awareness in the society about such burning issues.
MD in Preventive Medicine (Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2001); Ph.D. in Epidemiology (Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia); Postdoctoral Fellowship of Fulbright Scholar program (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, CO, USA, 2010)