Neelima Mondal

Assistant Professor
School of Life Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi -110067, India.
Room No.      : 208
Off. Phone    : 26704507
Residence     : 26172476

E-mail           :


Ph.D:  Jawaharlal Nehru University1999.


1999-2003                   Postdoc, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

2003-Present               Assistant Professor School of Life Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University.       

Area of Research

Transcription regulation of p53 and its family members, Functional characterization of gyrase from Plasmodium falciparum.

Research Projects

1.      p53 regulation in prostate cancer cells, DST, 2005-2008.

2.      Functional characterization of gyrase Enzyme from Plasmodium falciparum, WHO, 2005-2008.

Awards and Honour

DAAD fellowship, Germany (June 1997 – Nov. 1997).


Selected Publications

1.  Mondal, N., and Parvin, J.D., (2005). The tumor suppressor protein p53 functions similarly to p63 and p73 in activating transcription in vitro. Cancer Biology & Therapy 4:  e33-e37 EPUB Ahead of Print.

2.  Zhang, Y., Mondal, N., Daniels, K., and Parvin, J.D., (2004). Phosphorylation of Histone H2A Inhibits Transcription on Chromatin Templates. J. Biol Chem. 279:21866-72 2.

3.  Mondal N, Zhang Y, Jonsson Z, Dhar S, Kannapiran M, Parvin JD. (2003) Elongation by RNA polymerase II on chromatin templates requires topoisomerase activity.  Nuc. Acids Res.; 31, 5016-5024.

4.  Dhar, S.K., Mondal, N., Soni, R.K., and Mukhopadhyay, G., (2002).  A~35 kDA polypeptide from beculovirus infected insect cells binds to yeast ACS like elements in the presence of ATP, BMC Biochemistry, 3: 1-12.

5. Mondal N, Parvin JD (2001) DNA Topoisomerase II is required for RNA polymerase II transcription on chromatin templates. Nature; 413, 435-438.