Dr Anupkumar R Anvikar is a senior scientist at the ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, New Delhi and Head of the division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research. His research has revolved around operational research for improving the diagnosis and treatment of malaria. He is involved in introducing the quality assurance programme for malaria rapid diagnostic kits and pharmacovigilance of antimalarials in the national programme. He has also been engaged in studies on antimalarial drug resistance and the clinical development of antimalarials.
He has also expanded his research interest on biology behind Plasmodium vivax hepatic invasion. The outcome of his work has been published in more than 90 research articles in peer reviewed national and international journals. He is a medical graduate with specialisation in microbiology.