Public Service / University Service / Consulting Activity

  • 2014-continuing – External Member, School board, School of Life sciences, University of Hyderabad.
  • 2013-continuing – External Member, School Board, School of Life Sciences, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  • 2013- External member, Department Advisory Board (DAB) of Department of Education in Science and Mathematics , NCERT, New Delhi
  • 2013- continuing Governing Body member of Delhi College of Arts & Commerce
  • 2012- continuing – Governing Body member of Gargi College
  • 2012-14 - Chairman, International Hostel, University of Delhi
  • 2011-continuing, Member Managing Committee, VKRV Rao Hostel, University of Delhi
  • 2011-continuing – Member, Governing Body Scholl of Open Learning
  • 2011- 13 - Member, Governing Body Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College, University of Delhi
  • 2011-12 Member Governing Body, PGDAV Hostel, University of Delhi
  • 2007-10 – Guest Faculty, Department of Biological Science & Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
  • 2004 – 08 - Member, Management Committee, Jubilee Hall, University of Delhi.
  • 2007- 11 - Member, Management Committee, Meghdoot Hostel, University of Delhi.
  • 2007 Member, Book Writing Team for Biology XII, NCERT, New Delhi.
  • 2006-07 Guest Faculty, Dept. of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
  • 2004-06 Guest Faculty at Dept. of Human Genetics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • 2004 Guest Faculty at Centre for Molecular Human Genetics, School of Studies in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior. 
  • 2004 Guest Faculty at National Centre for Human Genome Studies and Research, Punjab University, Chandigarh.

Organization of a Conference / Workshop

  • National Organizer, 3rd International Symposium of Translational Cancer Research: Cell Signaling and Cancer Therapy at Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar (Orissa) from December 18-21, 2009.
  • Convener, 30th All Indian Cell Biology Conference, at Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, From Feb. 2-4, 2007.
  • Organizing Secretary, International Symposium International Symposium on Aging: A Challenge in the New Millennium & X Biennial Meeting of the Association of Gerontology (India), from November 10-12, 2000 at Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • Treasurer, Symposium on Frontier Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology being held during Feb. 9-11, 1996 in the Centre of Advanced Study in Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • Member - Organizing Committee, XVI All India Cell Biology Conference held during Jan. 1-3, 1993 in the Centre of Advanced Study in Zoology, B. H. U., Varanasi.
  • Treasurer, Symposium on Differentiation, Development & Senescence held during Oct. 19-21, 1989 in the Centre of Advanced Study in Zoology, Banaras Hindu University.


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Research Interest

1. Chromatin Remodeling and regulation of gene expression

2. Mechanism of Cytokine action and Signal Transduction, Inflammation and Cancer

3. Epigenetic regulation during liver regeneration

Subjects Taught

Teaching Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics at Postgraduate level since 1987

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

  • 2010-11: DST PURSE Project to University of Delhi “Development of in vivo system for studying inflammation: mechanism of oscillatory response of the key regulator, the Nuclear factor kappa B” for Rs. 40 Lakhs.
  • 2004-08: DST sponsored project on “Biochemical and physiological characterization of a novel histone H3-specific protease from chicken/mouse liver” for 21.54 lakhs.
  • 2001-04: UGC project on “Analysis of chromatin structure and gene expression: Role of chromatin Remodelling factors” (for Rs. 700,000) as Principal Investigator.
  • 2001-04: DBT project on “Expression of neuron-specific genes and proteins and their role in development and aging of the brain of mice” (for Rs. 1,500,000) as Co-investigator (PI-Prof. M.S. Kanungo, BHU).
  • 1995-98: UGC project on “Analysis of chromatin conformation and gene expression during aging-Role of histone H1” (for Rs. 235,000/-) as Principal Investigator.
  • 1995-99: AICTE project on “Mechanism of LPS-induced failure of blastocyst implantation and identification, cloning and characterization of sperm specific antigens involved in fertility regulation” (for Rs. 800,000/-) as Co- Principal Investigator (PI- Dr. Y.K. Jaiswal, Jiwaji Univ., Gwalior).
  • 1989-93: CSIR project on “Factors affecting chromatin conformation and function during aging of rat” (for Rs. 430,000/-) as Principal Investigator.
  • 1990-93: DST project on “Studies on the molecular mechanism of aging in the rat” (for Rs. 760,000/-) as Co- Principal Investigator (PI-Prof. M.S. Kanungo, BHU).
  • 1986-90: PL-480 project on “Effect of aging on egg production in avian species”(for Rs. 2,250,000/-) as Co-Principal Investigator (PI-Prof. M.S. Kanungo, BHU).

Research Guidance

Number of students guided for Ph.D.: 12

Number of students currently registered for Ph.D. : 5