Professor - Microbiology
Melaka Manipal Medical College
Director, MU-FAIMER International Institute
Ciraj A.M., the Course director of MUFIILIPE is a Professor of Microbiology at Manipal University. He is a fellow and global faculty of the FAIMER (Foundation for advancement of International Medical Education and Research) Institute, Philadelphia. He is a recipient of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) - Early Career award (2006), Honorable Mention award (2010), UNESCO award for International Educators (2011) and Outstanding Mentor award (2012). He is a Fulbright visiting scholar at the Department of Molecular biology and Infectious diseases, Florida International University, Miami and a recipient of the International fellowship in medical education (IFME), currently pursuing Master’s program in Health Professions education (MHPE) specializing in assessment and accreditation. Dr. Ciraj has authored articles and chapters in medical education and medical microbiology and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Microbiology and Biology education, published by American Society for Microbiology since 2012. For the innovative student centered pedagogic approaches in medical microbiology, he was awarded the “Good Teacher Award” six times by the Manipal University. He is also the Deputy Director of the Manipal Centre for Professional and Personal Development, Manipal University.