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List of Faculty Members eligible for Guiding Ph.D.

LIST OF FACULTY MEMBERS ELIGIBLE FOR GUIDING PH.D STUDENTS WITH THEIR SPECIALIZATIONS AND AREAS OF RESEARCH

 

1.   DR. SANJAY CHHIBBER, Professor

     SpecializationApplied Microbiology

Areas of Research:   

·            Bacteriophages: Therapeutic potential in treating burn wound and respiratory tract infections.

·            Depolymerase enzyme and phage lysins: Their antibiofilm potential

·            Novel delivery systems : Liposomes as delivery vehicles at burn wound site.

·            Metagenomic studies: On microorganisms isolated form cold habitats

 

2.   DR. PRINCE SHARMA, Professor

     Specialization:  Molecular Microbiology

 

Areas of Research:

·            Metagenomics: for thermostable, novel industrially relevant enzymes like restriction endonucleases, laccases, xylanases and lipases applicable in Molecular Biology and paper industry

·            Nanobiotechnology: Development of biosensors for the detection of opiate drugs and bacterial pathogens.

·            Biodiversity of novel laccases in natural and artificial eco-systems

·            Reverse Vaccinology: In silico analysis of Acinetobacter baumannii genome and proteome to identify potential vaccine candidate proteins and in vivo validation of their immunoprotection efficacy.

3.   DR. (MRS) VIJAY PRABHA, Professor

     Specilaization:  Medical Microbiology

 Areas of Research:  

·            Bacterial infections: Role in infertility.

·            Development of receptors to be an effective  therapeutic intervention for infertility.

·            Profertility effect of probiotics.

·            Microbial metabolites as vaginal contraceptives.

·            Molecular mimicry between bacteria and spermatozoa.

·            Exploitation of bacteria-spermatozoa interactions at receptor ligand level to be developed as immunocontraceptives.

4.   DR. (MRS) PRAVEEN RISHI, Professor

     Specialization: Medical Microbiology & Immunology

 Areas of research:

Medical microbiology and immunology in the field of  Salmonella infections and hepatotoxicity with special reference to:

·            Host parasite interactions- Pathogenesis, innate and adaptive immunity

·            Epidemiological studies: genotyping and phenotyping

·            Biotherapeutics and Nanobiotechnology- Probiotics,   phytochemicals, antimicrobial peptides alone or in   conjunctions with antibiotics against Salmonella  infections and hepatotoxicity.

·            Biosensors- Immunobiosensors for the detection of  S. typhi.

 

5.   DR. SANJEEV KUMAR SONI, Professor

      Specialization: Food and Fermentation Technology

 Areas of Research:

·            Industrial Enzymes:  Co-Production of multiple carbohydrases including  cellulases, xylanases, mannanases, amylases, pullulanases, inulinases and pectinases  on  municipal solid waste and agro-industrial  residues for use in Bioconversion of food and agro-industrial waste residues into sugars.  

·            Biofuels & Bioenergy:  Biorefinery   development for bioconversion of Biodegradable municipal solid waste and agro-waste residues including rice straw, corn stover, defatted rice bran  into ethanol

·            Process development for simultaneous bioconversion of starchy and non-starchy carbohydrates of cereals into ethanol

·            Food Microbiology: Production of non-traditional herbal wines from Aloe vera and Syzygium cumini with protective and therapeutic efficacies

6.   DR. (MRS) KUSUM HARJAI, Professor

      Specialization:  Medical Microbiology & Immunology

  Areas of Research:

·            Sociomicrobiology: Quorum sensing signal molecules and microbial communications.

·            Biofilms : Formation and their eradication.

·            Quorum Quenching: AHL degrading enzymes, Phytochemicals form fruit, herbs and spices.

·            Therapeutics & Prophylaxsis: Biotherapy, Phytotherapy, Apitherapy, Vaccinology.

·            Immunobiology & Nanotechnology: As anti-infective approach.

7.   DR. (MRS) GEETA SHUKLA, Professor

     Specialization: Medical Microbiology & Parasitology

Areas of Research:

·            Materno-foetal relationship in murine malaria during pregnancy with special reference to molecular mechanism of placental pathology.

·            Modulation of murine giardiasis by the supplementation of probiotics in normal /malnourished/ renourished mice.

·            Experimental assessment of probiotics/synbiotic as the natural biointervention in the colon cancer.

8.   DR. DEEPAK KUMAR RAHI, Assistant Professor

     Specialization:  Mycology

 Areas  of Research:

·            Bioprospecting Fungal Diversity from Newer Biotopes    

·            Production & Industrial and Environmental  Applications for Fungal Metabolites (Exopolysaccharides Enzymes, Mycoproteins),

·            Fungal Endophytes from different Plant Hosts for Metabolites & their Potential Applications

·            Fungal Nanotechnology (Fungal mediated synthesis of metal nanoparticles & Potential Applications)

·            Fungal Germplasm Conservation

9.   DR. NAVEEN GUPTA, Assistant Professor

     Specialization: Applied and Molecular Biology

 Areas of Research:

·            Industrial Enzymes: Isolation of novel  bacterial enzymes like Xylanases, Laccases, Mannanases, Proteases for applications in pulp and paper, leather, detergent, food and cosmetic industry .

·            Molecular Biology: Cloning of genes for over expression of enzymes and analyzing the basis of their novel properties at molecular level

·            Bioremediation: Development of process for bioremediation of industrial waste using microorganisms.

10.  DR. SEEMA KUMARI, Assistant professor

      Specialization: Medical Microbiology

 Areas of research:

·          Bacteriophages as alternate strategy to combat antibiotic resistance among bacteria.

·          Phytochemicals as antimicrobial agent for the treatment of various bacterial diseases

·          Role of resolvins as immunomodolators for various bacterial diseases

·          Probiotics as an alternative treatment of septic arthritis

 

  Dated: 11/08/2015
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