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Anand K. Tiwari

Present Position Associate Professor
Contact No. +91-79-30514250
Ph.D. Genetics (Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 2008)
Post Graduation Biotechnology (VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, UP, 2001)
Work Experience 15 Years
Additional Responsibilities Assistant Registrar (University Affairs)

Current Research Interests

  • Study of the role of Miro, a mitochondrial outer membrane protein during axonal transport in AD model in Drosophila.
  • Identification of the neuroprotective potential of selected Indian medicinal plants using Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease model in Drosophila melanogaster.


  • Junior Research Scholarship (2004-2005) from Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Mumbai.
  • Senior Research Fellowship (Oct 2005-Sept 2008) from Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.
  • Prof. B. R. Sheshachar award for best paper presentation in the XXIX All India Cell Biology Conference & Symposium on Gene to Genome organized by Industrial toxicological Research Centre (ITRC), Lucknow, 2006.
  • Certificate of appreciation award in “All India Light and Shades of Science 2006” for the entry entitled ‘Retinal floor of Drosophila eye’ in the category of ‘Science Close-Up’ of National Science Photography contest organized by Shri. R. R. Mehta Trust and RVPSP, Department of Science and Technology, India.
  • Winner of “Zeiss Microimage Contest 2007” from India for the entry entitled ‘Drosophila Retina Brain Complex’ (
  • Winner of Zeiss “Application library 2008” (
  • Honorable Mention Award in “Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition” 2008.
  • Image of distinction “Nikon digital image competition” 2009.
  • Research Associate fellowship (2010) from CSIR, New Delhi
  • “DST” Young Scientist” 2011.
  • Image of distinction “Nikon digital image competition” 2011.
  • Best Poster Award (Third) in “National Conference on New Frontiers in Medicinal Plant Research” at Sikkim University, Sikkim, 2013.
  • Best Poster Award in Life science “Gujarat Science Congress” 2015.


  • Life member, Indian Society of Cell Biology, India.
  • Member, Indian Society of Developmental Biologist, India.
  • EC member of Indian Society of Cell Biology, India.

Latest Five Publications

  • Panchal K, Tiwari AK. (2017). Drosophila melnaogaster “a potential model organism” for identification of pharmacological properties of plants/plant-derived components. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 89:1331-1345.
  • Kumar A, Christian P, Panchal K, Guruprasad BR, Tiwari AK. (2017). Supplementation of Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) Improves Lifespan and Locomotor Activity in Paraquat-Sensitive DJ-1βΔ93 Flies, a Parkinson's Disease Model in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Dietary Supplements. 14:573-588.
  • Sonani R, Rastogi R, Singh NK, Thadani J, Patel PJ, Kumar J, Tiwari AK, Devkar RV, Madamwar D (2017). Phycoerythrin averts intracellular ROS generation and physiological functional decline in eukaryotes under oxidative stress. 254 (2):849-862. Protoplasma. DOI 10.1007/s00709-016-0996-5.
  • Panchal K, Patel K, Tiwari AK (2016). Dietary Supplementation of Citric acid (monohydrate) Improves Health Span in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology Vol. 4 (02), pp. 060-066.
  • Shukla AK, Pargya P,Singh HC, Tiwari AK, Patel D K, Abdin MZ and Chowdhuri DK (2014). Heat shock protein-70 (HSP70) suppresses paraquat-induced neurodegeneration by inhibiting JNK and Caspase-3 activation in Drosophila model of Parkinson`s disease. Plos One, 9:6: 1-6.
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Additional Information

  • Recognized PhD. Guide Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar
  • Coordinator Students/Teachers Training Program at IAR.
  • Member: Board of Studies, Board of Management, Finance & Budget Committee, IAR IQAC cell.

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