PhD (1990) Zoology
Hindu University, Varanasi.
M.Sc.(1982) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
B.Sc.(1980) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
Since July 05 Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
September, 03-05 Reader, University of Delhi.
March, 01-August, 03 Research Assistant, Wellcome Trust, University of Dundee,UK.
May, 00-March, 01 Research Associate, University of Delhi.
Jan, 99-April, 00 Guest Scientist*, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
May, 97-Dec, 98 Young Scientist, DST, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Jun, 94-April, 97 Pool, Officer, CSIR, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Apr, 93-Nov, 93 Visiting Scientist, National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan.
Aug, 92-Oct, 92 Postdoctoral Fellow, Sonderforschungbereich: 156 Univ. of Konstanz, Germany.
Sep, 92-Mar, 93 Postdoctoral, DBT Fellow, Indian Institute of Science.
Apr, 90-Jul, 90 Research Associate, UGC, Banaras Hindu University.
*(Worked as a guest researcher in JNU in Prof. Samar Chatterji’s lab without any financial support).
Area of Research
Pattern formation and
differentiation program in Dictyostelium.
cAMP and calcium signaling in Dictyostelium.
Caspase independent cell death pathway in Dictyostelium.
Cell death in Dictyostelium discoideum, DST, India, 1995-1998.
Analysis of Caspase independent Cell death pathway: The role of Transglutaminase enzyme using Dictyostelium discoideum as a model system, DBT, India, 2005-2008.
Autophagy in Dictyostelium discoideum: The role of the Tor (target of rapamycin) gene, CSIR, India, 2005-2008.
Awards and honours
Stood second in the order of merit in MSc Zoology, Banaras Hindu University.
Awarded Swami Pranavananda Science Award for Young Scientist by the Indian Society for Developmental Biologists, 1992.
Reader at University of Delhi, 2003.
Research Assistant, Wellcome Trust Biocentre, University of Dundee, Scotland, 2001-2003.
DST Young Scientist, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1995-1998.
Visiting scientist, National Institute for basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan, 1993.
Postdoctorsl Fellow, University of Knostanz, 1992.
Postdoctoral fellow, Indian Institute of Science, 1990-1993.