Cell and Molecular Biology

Research Focus

Vaccine against enteric pathogens

  • Vaccine against enteric pathogens by using different approaches such as
    • a. Oral mucosal vaccine
    • b. DNA based vaccine
    • c. Epitope based vaccine
  • Expression of biotherapeutic proteins in bacterial and mammalian expression system

Cancer Therapy

  • Targeted induction of apoptosis in lung cancer cells
  • Modulation of transcription and translation factors as therapy against lung cancer
  • Cancer cell metabolism and stemness factors

Nanoparticle targeted drug delivery system

  • Drug Delivery and Drug targeting "in to cancer" cells using Therapeutic Nanoparticles
  • Isolation and characterisation of endocytic "organelles"
  • Electromagnetic purification and characterisation of endosomes from mammalian cells

Mechanism of gene transfer in eukaryotic cells through endocytosis

Genetic variation and its association with complex diseases

  • CNV Genetic Variations in Indian population: Implication for Health
  • Molecular Biomarkers for Cancer Chemotherapy in Indian Population
  • Infectious Diseases and Genetic Polymorphism in Indian Population

Lab Group Photograph

Ph.D. Students

Ms. Anuroopa Gupta
CSIR-SRF
Mr. Bhrugu Yagnik
Lady Tata Memorial Fellow
Ms. Drashya
PERD JRF

Post Doctoral Student

Dr. Suhani Almal
CSIR-RA

Alumni

Dr. Sonia Guha
Staff Scientist,
Department of Ophthalmology,
University of California,
Los Angeles
Dr. Bhavesh Vats
AGM,
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Hydrabad India
Dr. Neelam Chauhan
Assistant Professor
NIPER-Ahmedabad
Dr. Priti Desai
Scientist-B,
Cell and Molecular Biology lab,
B.V. Patel PERD centre
Dr. Nidhi Vats
Dr. Milee Agarwal
Scientist-B,
Department of Pharmacology,
B.V. Patel PERD centre
Dr. Dipali Dhawan
Team Leader- Medical Genetics
Xcelris Labs Ltd.,
Ahmedabad.
Dr. Niraj Sakharani
Research Officer
Zydus Cadila
Ahmedabad