Narayan Paul is a veterinary clinical microbiologist. He received his DVM from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh in 2005 and a Master's of Science in microbiology (virology) from Bangladesh Agriculture University in 2006. Soon after graduation, he worked as a research associate at a social enterprise called Dnet to develop web-based animal disease information that allowed farmers to consult with local veterinarians, in addition to delivering telemedicine services to clients. Later, he worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations as a veterinarian in a Highly Pathogenic Influenza Virus (H5N1) surveillance program. Narayan completed his Ph.D. in microbiology in 2013 from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. There, his research focused on antibiotic susceptibility patterns and molecular strain typing of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolates from dogs and humans and the extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) production in E. coli. That same year, Narayan joined at the Washington State University as a post-doctoral fellow and studied molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, bacterial pathogenesis, and food-safety utilizing molecular biology tools and next-generation sequencing technology. Since April 2019, Narayan has been working as the Bacteriology and Mycology Section head at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL), College Station, TX, where he leads a team of 12 members, and oversees day-to-day activities of the section including diagnostic consultation, new diagnostic test development, section budget, staff training and quality assurance. Narayan became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists with Bacteriology specialty in 2020. Narayan serves as a committee member of the microbiology residency program at TVMDL, and a board of governor member of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. Since 2020, Narayan has been an editor of the Veterinary Dermatology Journal.