Research Team



Dr. P. K. Tiwari
Principal Investigator, Centre for Genomics,
Professor, School of studies in Zoology, Jiwaji University
Coordinator, School of studies in Neuroscience
Email: pk_tiwari@hotmail.com, pktiwari.ju@gmail.com
Ph.D.: Banaras Hindu University, 1986
His main research interest is in deciphering the molecular pathogenesis of complex diseases such as Tuberculosis and Gallbladder Cancer

Dr. Meenu Jain, PhD
Young Scientist (SERB, DST)
M.Sc. Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali, Rajasthan
Ph.D. Biotechnology, Jiwaji University & DRDE, Gwalior
She is currently working on : Study on the interactive role of heat shock proteins & cytokines/chemokines, the important immunomodulators of immune system, in Gall bladder cancer and Gall bladder diseases

Dr. Ashish Kumar, PhD
Dr DS Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow
M.Sc. Molecular & Human Genetics, Jiwaji University 2005
Ph.D BHU, Varanasi, 2014
He is currently working on: Epigenetic modifications of candidate genes underlying sexual dimorphism in major depressive disorder
E- mail: ashishgenomics@rediffmail.com

Shushruta Bhunia

Ph.D. Student (Junior Research Fellow)
M.Sc in Molecular & Human Genetics, Centre for Genomics, Jiwaji University, 2008.
She is currently working on the functional validation of candidate genes in Gallbladder Cancer for identification of early biomarkers. 
Email: shushruta.bhunia@gmail.com

Rahul Gupta
Junior Research Fellow 
M. Sc. in Bio-Medical Genetics, VIT, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, (2009).He is currently working in the area of characterization of novel molecular targets in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Email: rahulgupta2007@vit.ac.in

Jyotsna Singh
Junior Research Fellow
M.Sc. in Zoology, KRG College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (2009).
M.Phil in Zoology, School of studies in Zoology, Jiwaji university (2011).
She is currently working on the epidemiology of gall stone disease and gallbladder cancer in North Central India.
Email: jyotsnagenetics@gmail.com

Anshu Agarwal
Ph.D Student
M.Sc. Zoology, SLS, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Agra 2012 
M.Phil. Zoology, SLS, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Agra 2014
She is currently working on validation & expression analysis of differentially methylated genes to identify potential biomarker in gallbladder carcinogenesis.
E-mail: anshuagarwal112@gmail.com

Kalu Ram Kushwah (CSIR NET JRF)
Ph. D student
M.Sc. Biotechnology 2014, Barkatullah University
“Study of differentially methylated microRNAs and their targets to identify potential biomarkers for early disease diagnosis and thrapeutic application in Gallbladder Cancer”.
E-mail:- kushwahakr91@gmail.com

Ashish Kumar Yadav (UGCNET JRF)
Ph. D student
M.Sc. Biotechnology 2014, MDS University, Ajmer
Identification and Analysis of Immunogenetic factors during Mycobacterial Infection in Sahariya Tribe: Development of Potential Diagnostic and Therapeutic Markers
E-mail:- yashish293@gmail.com

Anjali Tomar
Ph.D Student
MSc. School of Studies in Zoology, Jiwaji University 2017
She is currently working on expression profiling of methylated gene in GBC
E-mail: anjalitomar752@gmail.com

Nivedita Sharma
Ph.D Student
MSc. Molecular & Human Genetics, Jiwaji University 2013
She is currently working on study on the role of non-coding RNAs in GBC
E-mail: sharmanivedita05@gmail.com

DBT-Ramalingaswami fellow

Dr. A. Rabbind Singh

Principal Investigator – Ocular melanoma project, Centre for Genomics
Email: rabbind@gmail.com
Ph.D. Madurai Kamaraj University 2012
Post-Doctoral fellowship: Universite de Picardie, Faculty of Medicine, FRANCE
His major research interest is to Study the role of SLAMF receptors and Toll like receptors and their associated signal transduction pathways in Ocular Melanoma and other tumors.
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Past members of the research team at Centre for Genomics


Satish Poojary
Post Doctorate
SERB’s National postdoctoral fellow,
Amity Institute of Molecular Medicine and Stem Cell Research (AIMMSCR)
Amity University Uttar Pradesh Campus Sector 125, Noid 201313, India

DSC02592 Tekcham Dinesh Singh

Post Doctorate
Research centre for Translational Medicine & Molecular Biology
Department of Biotechnology
Dailan Institute of Chemical Physics
Chinese Academy of Science, Daian, China

DSC02579 Ravi Prakash Bhatia

Post Doctorate
Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology
Minstry of Eductation and Ministry of Health School of Basic Medicine
Fundan University, Shanghai, China
Email: ravi.82@outlook.com

DSC01191 Gunja Mishra

Post Doctorate
SERB’s National postdoctoral fellow
Room No. 205, 2nd Floor Tumor Biology Lab
National Institute of Pathology, ICMR
Safdarjung Hospital Campus Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India


Manish Kumar Singh,
Research Associate,
Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, India
Email: manishbiochem@gmail.com

Ph.D.: Thesis Submitted 2013
Thesis: Structural and Functional characterization of hsp60 chaperonin and small hsp related gene sequences in Sheep blowfly Lucila cuprina during development and heat stress.
M.Sc. in Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, 2006

Dr. Mustafa Ahmed Barbhuiya ( Postdoctoral Research Scholar )
Institute of Cell Engineering & Institute of Genetic Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Email: mustafa@jhmi.edu
Cell No. +1443-540-9072

PhD.: Jiwaji university, 2013
Thesis.: Molecular pathogenesis of gallbladder cancer and gall stone diseases: A functional genomic analysis.
M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Jiwaji University, 2005

Dr. Shweta Singh ( Postdoctoral Fellow )
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Email: shweta_hg@rediffmail.com

PhD.: Jiwaji University, 2013
Thesis.: Studies on candidate gene polymorphisms and its association with genetic susceptibility to tuberculosis in some North Indian population.
M.Sc. in Biotechnology, VBS Purvanchal University, UP


Dr. Prithvi Raj Sharma
Assistant Instructor,
Department of Immunology,
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX), USA
Email: Prithvi.Raj@utsouthwestern.edu

Ph.D.: Jiwaji University, 2009
Thesis: Genetic polymorphism in the tribal population of North Madhya Pradesh in relation to genome diversity and susceptibility to Tuberculosis.
M.Sc. in Zoology, Jiwaji University, 2003

Dr. Manoj Singh Rohilla
Scientist ‘C’
Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India,
New Delhi
Email: manojsrohilla@gmail.com

Ph.D.:      Jiwaji University, 2008
Thesis: Molecular Genetic Characterization of Freshwater Turtle, Lissemys  punctata.
M.Sc. in Zoology, Jiwaji University, 2001

Dr. PV Janardhan Reddy
Sawai Man Singh Medical College,
Jaipur, India
Email: janardhanreddypv@gmail.com
Ph.D.: Jiwaji University, 2007
Thesis: Molecular characterization and functional analysis of certain major heat shock protein genes of Sheep Blowfly, Lucilia cuprina.
M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Nagarjuna University

Dr. Sunita Sharma
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biotechnology,
Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior.

Ph.D.: Jiwaji University, 2005
Thesis: Studies on major heat shock proteins (HSP 60 and HSP70) during developmental stresses in Lucilia cuprina and Musca domestica.
M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Jiwaji University

 Dr. Archana Joshi
Guest Faculty,
Centre for Genomics,
Jiwaji University, Gwalior

Ph.D.: Jiwaji University,1998
Thesis: Physiological responses to thermal and other environmental stresses in Musca domestica and Lucilia cuprina.
M.Sc. in Zoology, Jiwaji University

 Dr. D. Ravi Krishna Mohan
Associate Professor,
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
UC Davis School of Medicine,
University of California, USA

Ph.D. Jiwaji University, 1997
Thesis: Studies on heat shock gene activity in Lucilia cuprina­ (Diptera Calliphoridae) and Musca domestica (Diptera Muscidae)
M.Sc. in Zoology, Hyderabad University, 2001