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Next Update On : 01/05/2017
Last Updated On : 27/03/2017

Reena Agrawal Rajput

Present Position Associate Professor
Contact No. +91-79-30514252
Ph.D. Biotechnology (NCCS, Pune University, 2007)
Post Graduation Subject (Guru Ghasi Das University; 2001)
Work Experience 17 Years
Additional Responsibilities Research Programme coordinator

Current Research Interests

  • Inflammasome directed immune response during chronic and acute infection/injuries.
  • Cellular reprogramming


  • Young Investigator award under the Dept. of Biotechnology, India - Rapid Grant for Young Investigator’s (RGYI’s) scheme.
  • Juniora nd Senior Research Fellowship (2002-2006)-Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India.
  • Gold Medalist for M.Sc. Biotechnology from Guru Ghasi Das University, Bilaspur.
  • Gold Medalist for B.Sc. from Guru Ghasi Das University, Bilaspur


  • Life Member: Indian Immunology Society
  • Life member: The Indian Society of Cell Biology

Latest / Selected Five Publications

  • Gaikwad S, Patel D, Agrawal-Rajput R.CD40 Negatively Regulates ATP-TLR4-Activated Inflammasome in Microglia. Cell Mol. Neurobiol. 2017 Mar;37(2):351-359
  • Naveen CR, Gaikwad S, Agrawal-Rajput R.Berberine induces neuronal differentiation through inhibition of cancer stemness and epithelial-mesenchymal transition in neuroblastoma cells. Phytomedicine. 2016 Jun 15;23(7):736-44.
  • Gaikwad S, Agrawal-Rajput R. Lipopolysaccharide from Rhodobactersphaeroides Attenuates Microglia-Mediated Inflammation and Phagocytosis and Directs Regulatory T Cell Response.Int J Inflam. 2015;2015:361326
  • Murugaiyan G, Agrawal R, Mishra GC, Mitra D, Saha B. Differential CD40/CD40L expression results in counteracting antitumor immune responses. J Immunol. 2007 Feb 15;178(4):2047-55.
  • Martin S, Agarwal R, Murugaiyan G, Saha B. CD40 expression levels modulate regulatory T cells in Leishmania donovani infection. J Immunol. 2010 Jul 1;185(1):551-9.
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Additional Information

  • Recognized PhD guide, UIAR, Gandhinagar
  • Research Programme coordinator , UIAR, Gandhinagar
  • Reviewer for journals from Elsevier and Springer Publications.
  • Recognized PhD, M.Phil and M.Sc. guidance committee member at Central University of Gujarat and Nirma University.
  • Coordinator Mammalian Cell culture workshop, UIAR, Gandhinagar
  • Member: Board of Studies, UIAR, Gandhinagar
  • Member: Academic Council, UIAR, Gandhinagar
  • Member: Institution Biosafety Committee UIAR, Gandhinagar

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Koba Institutional Area, Gandhinagar, Gujarat - India, 382 007

Phone 079-30514100

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