Post-Doctoral Fellows

Rajesh Kumar Jha, PhD (2008-2010)

Dr. Rajesh Jha was a DST SERC Fast Track Young Scientist in my laboratory. He worked on assessing the mechanism of Tansforming gowth factor ß1 release from its latent complex duirng embryo implantation

Lini Nirmala, PhD (2009-2010)

Dr. Lini was an ICMR-RA during Feb 2009-Aug 2010. She worked on the functional significance of Elk1in embryo implantation.
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram snce 2012

Sushma Padmaja, PhD, Research associate (DBT) (July 2015-June 2017)

Dr. Sushma worked on deciphering the Role of SFRP4 (Secreted Frizzled-Related Protein 4) in mice uterus during early pregnancy.


Saguna Verma, PhD (1989-1994) [Devi Ahilya University]

Saguna obtained her Ph .D. in 1993. She worked on redox biology in thyroid and adrenal steroidogenesis and identified the superoxide anion radical-mediated active I radical form - the intermediate that is incorporated onto tyrosine.
Current Position:
Associate Professor (tenure-track), Department Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Monzy Thomas, PhD (1993-1997) [Devi Ahilya University]

Monzy was awarded his Ph. D. in 1998. His seminal work led to the discovery of superoxide mediated embryo hatching and membrane perturbations prior to embryo implantation.
Current Position:
Scientist at Aptagen, LLC, 250 North Main Street, Jacobus, PA, USA.

Sudhir Jain, PhD (1992-1997) [Devi Ahilya University]

Sudhir obtained his Ph. D. in 1999. His thesis work identified superoxide mediated increased lipid fluidity due to dienyl radical formation in uterine membrane at embryo implantation.
Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Pathology, New York Medical College
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, New York-10595
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Deeksha Saxena, PhD (1997-2002) [Devi Ahilya University]

Deeksha worked on Characterization of Implantation Specific Proteins in the mouse uterus.
Current Position:
PDF and Lab Manager in Csiki Lab, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , USA.

Jaya Nautiyal, PhD (1999-2005) [Devi Ahilya University]

Jaya obtained her Ph. D in 2005. She identified novel molecular markers regulated during the Window of Implantation. She showed the nulear translocation of CrkL (an oncogene) in the uterus during the implantation period.
Current Position:
Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Hammersmith Campus, Imperial College of London, UK.

Rajesh Kumar Jha, PhD (2001-2007) [Devi Ahilya University]

Rajesh was awarded his Ph.d. in 2007. He Characterized the NAD(P)H Oxidase Components and its Signaling Mechanism during Embryo Implantation. [Devi Ahilya University, Indore]
Current Position:
Scientist & Assistant Professor in Division of Endocrinology, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India.

Shiny Titus, PhD (2002-2007) [Devi Ahilya University]

Shiny obtained her Ph. D. in 2007. She worked on Identifying Transcription Factors Involved in Embryo Activation and Implantation.
Current Position:
Associate Research Scientist
Yale University School Of Medicine
Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
FMB Room # 224, 310 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Lab# 2037855103
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Zyju D.P, PhD (2005-2010)

Thesis Title: Evaluation of Neuclear presence and DNA bindingability of Son of sevenless 1 to elucidate itsfunction in pregnency
Current Position:
Field Application Scientist
Thermo Fisher Scientific Middle East
Laboratory Complex Building, Floor 3 (Suite 307-308)
Dubai Science Park, Al Barsha South 2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Renjini A.P, PhD (2006-2011)

Thesis Title: Elucidation of Membrane - Initiated and Nucleus - Initiated Steroid Signaling Pathways in an EarlyImplantation Mouse Uterus
Current Position:
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Malini Laloraya Lab, Division of Molecular Reproduction
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
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Jasna J Mohan, PhD (2006-2011)

Thesis Title: Understanding the 'modus operandi' of DOCKmediated signaling at embryo implantation.
Current Position:
Laboratory Manager
Molecular Genetics
Fetomed laboratories
Lifecell international Pvt ltd
Vandalur kelambakkam road, chennai-127
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Meera Krishna B , PhD (2008-2014)

Thesis Title: Evaluation of Molecular Defects in PolycysticOvary Syndrome
Current Position:
Post Doctoral Fellow, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University, Dubai.
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Soumya V, PhD (2010-2018)

Thesis Title: Molecular and Functional analysis of Autoimmune regulator in female reproduction

Annu Joseph,PhD (2019)

Thesis Title: Molecular Determinants in Pancreatic Sustenance: Implications in Type 1 Diabetes
Current Position:
Post Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Raghu Padinjat Lab
National Centre for Biological Sciences
GKVK Post, Bellary Road, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560065, India
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Prashanth Narayan,PhD (2019)

Thesis Title: Evaluating the Role of FOXP3 (SCURFIN) During Embryo Implantation, An Immune Previleged Instance

Philip Litto Thomas, PhD (2019)

Thesis Title: Molecular Mechanisms of cell differentiation and pluripotency
Current Position:
Assistant Professor in Zoology
St. Berchmans College (Autonomous)
Changanacherry, Kottayam
Kerala-686 101