Samendra Sherchan is an environmental health microbiologist. His specific research interests include water quality, emerging contaminants of concern, mechanisms of pathogen inactivation, advanced detection techniques for emerging contaminants, microbial source tracking, metagenomics, risk assessment, water treatment, water reuse and challenges associated with safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.
Sherchan has served as a subject matter expert in the areas of onsite wastewater treatment and water quality for the National Environmental Health Association. He is also a registered environmental health specialist (REHS).
Sherchan currently teaches survey of environmental health science course, water quality management and environmental health microbiology.
Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, he was an assistant professor at California State University-Fresno. He received his BS and MS from Georgia College and his PhD in soil, water and environmental science from the University of Arizona.