Post-doctoral Fellows

Manish Nivsarkar, PhD (1994) [Devi Ahilya University]

Worked on the effect of secondary plant metabolites on sperm motility
Current Position:
Director, PERD Centre, Ahmedabad (2013-present)

Sunita Agnihotri, PhD (1998-2000 and 2002-2006) [Devi Ahilya University]

Identified and characterized NAD(P)H-dependent speroxide production in spermatozoa. Mapped the distribution and reorganizations in the distribution of this protein on the spermatozoa in relation to epididymal maturation, capacitation and acrosome reaction. Cloned and partially sequenced testis-expressed NOX-5.
Current Position:
Visiting Scientist at Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Anugya Mehta, PhD (2006)

Post-doctoral assignment involved the characterization of Erk1/2 activation and downstream signaling pathways during sperm development.
Current Position:
Scientist at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram (2008-present)

C. Jasmin, PhD (2008-2009)

Involved in the cloning and expression of full-length clp-2 and clp-3 from mouse and human testicular germ cells. Also involved in the cloning and expression of cyclin b2 and a few polyubiquitins.
Current Position:
DST Woman Scientist at National Institute of Oceanography Regional Centre, Kochi

Indu S, PhD (2013-2015)

Evaluated the genome stability in testicular germ line stem cells in a mouse model.
Current Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Toledo, Ohio

Susha Kuttiyil, PhD (2018-2021)

AS a DBT-RA, Susha worked on elucidating the transcriptional regulation of Cnnm1 expression in SPG cells in order to validate and further analyze the function of the protein.

Soumya A, PhD (2019-2021)

As a CSIR-RA, Soumya attempted to identify the functional promoter region and cis-acting elements that regulates the expression of TDP 43 and its spatio-temporal expression in the testis.


Aparna Singh, PhD (1989-1993) [Devi Ahilya University]

Thesis Title: Role of free radicals and superoxide dismutase in the modulation of sperm membrane conformation
Current Position:
Deputy Registrar
Centre for Continuing Education
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Sumita Sinha, PhD (1990-1994) [Devi Ahilya University]

Thesis Title: Biochemical and biophysical studies of human spermatozoa with special reference to oligospermia
Current Position:
Research Scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital from 2003.

Suvro Chatterjee, PhD (1994-1999) [Devi Ahilya University]

Thesis Title: Biophysical and biochemical perturbations in spermatozoa during infertility induction in males
Current Position:
Scientist, Anna University-KBC Research Centre (2004-present). Leading a group working on vascular biology.

Prem Prakash Singh, PhD (1990-1995) [Devi Ahilya University]

Thesis Title: Iodine activation, peripheral conversion of thyroxine to triiodothyronine and biological alterations in thyroid follicular membranes with special reference to temperature in Columba livia
Current Position:
Assistant Professor at Govt. College, Balrampur, Chhattisgarh

Sharad Purohit, PhD (1994-2000) [Devi Ahilya University]

Thesis Title: Distribution of surface saccharides and egg binding proteins on the surface of sperm cells of normal and oligospermic human subjects
Current Position:
Assistant Professor at Georgia Regents University, Augusta (2012-present)

Deeksha Saxena, PhD (1997-2002) [Devi Ahilya University]

Thesis Title: Characterization of implantation specific proteins and protein encoding genes in the mouse uterus
Current Position:
Research Scientist at University of Pennsylvania (2013-present)

Kumar Chandrakuntal , PhD [Devi Ahilya University]

Thesis Title: Blue light signal transduction in plant coleoptile tips: involvement of active oxygen species in phototropism
Current Position:
Post-doctoral fellow at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia (2011-present)

Mopidevi Brahmaraju, PhD(2002-2007) [Devi Ahilya University]

Thesis Title: Evaluation of the role of testis expressed proteins with reference to sperm development and fertilization
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Mohammed Shoeb, PhD (2002-2010)

Thesis Title: Identification and characterization of membrane lipid rafts in mammalian spermatozoa
Current Position:
Govt. LCS College, Ambagarh Chowki, Rajnandgaon, Chattisgadh

Ambika Chandrasekhar, PhD (2004-2011)

Thesis Title: Molecular and functional characterization of testis expressed Nox5 in relation to sperm development
Current Position:
Post-doctoral Fellow in University of Alberta (2014-present) with special focus on diabetic neuropathy

Uma Chandran, PhD(2005-2012)

Thesis Title: Identification of testis expressed cell cycle regulating molecules with special reference to meiosis
Current Position:
Post doctoral fellow on 'Exploring Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants for Phosphodiesterase Inhibitory Activity' under the Mentorship of Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan at Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences at Savitribai Phule Pune University

Indu S, PhD (2005-2012)

Thesis Title: Identification and functional evaluation of factors regulating testicular germ line stem cell division and differentiation
Current Position:
Post Doctoral Fellow at Dept. of Pathology
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Sreesha Sree, PhD (2008-2013)

Thesis Title: Role of MicroRNA in male germ cell differentiation
Current Position:
Post Doctoral ResearcherUniversity of Helsinki

Divya Saro Varghese, PhD (2008-2013)

Thesis Title: Functional Analysis of TDP-43 in Regulation to Spermatogenesis.
Current Position:
Researcher at United Arab Emirates University, College of Medicine and Health SCiences, Department of Biochemistry, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates.

Bhagya K.P , PhD(2008-2013)

Thesis Title: Functional Analysis of AIRE (Autoimmune in Regulator) Germ Cell Development.

Karthika Radhakrishnan , PhD(2010-2017)

Thesis Title: H3K4 methylation and Spermatogenesis.
Current Position:
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

Anil Kumar T.R, PhD (2010-2017)

Thesis Title: Evaluation of Protocadherin Expression in Relation to Human Male Factor Infertility.
Current Position:
Guest FacultyThe Inter-University Centre for Evolutionary and Integrative Biology (iCEIB)
University of Kerala

Devi A.N, PhD (2013-2019)

Thesis Title: Expression Profiling and Functional Characterization of Nephrocystin in relation to Spermatogenesis.
Current Position:
Post-Doctoral Researcher University of Calgary

Soumya A, PhD (2013-2019)

Thesis Title: Molecular Evaluation of Interactions between Sperm Membrane Rafts and ZonaPellucida Proteins.

NomeshYadu, PhD (2009-2017)

Thesis Title: Profiling of mouse testicular proteome in relation to germ cell development vin first wave of spermatogenesis and busulfan-induced germ cell deplection models.

Mahitha Sahadevan, PhD (2022)

Thesis Title:MicroRNA-mediated regulation of gene expression in the division and differentiation of spermatogonial cells in mouse testis
Current Position:
ICMR-SRF in the Molecular Reproduction Division at RGCB.

Irfan Khan, PhD (2023)

Thesis Title: Deciphering the role of CNNM1 in male germ cell establishment, maintenance and differentiation.


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