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Dr. Neeru Singh

Dr. Neeru Singh

Assistant Professor

Contact:-9979546621

Email:-neeru.singh@iar.ac.in

Details Related to Educational Qualification:-

Ph.D.: Genetics (University of Delhi South Campus, N. Delhi), 2012

Post Graduation: M.Sc. Biotechnology (Jamia Hamdard, N. Delhi), 2005

Graduation: B.Sc. Biology (Gargi College, Delhi University, N. Delhi), 2003

Work Experience: 3 years (Post PhD) and 2 years (Pre-PhD)

2 years CSIR JRF, School of life sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, N. Delhi

3 Years DST women Scientist, Department of Biological Engineering, IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Florence

Current Research interest and area working on

· 1. Cancer molecular biology

· 2. DNA repair mechanisms in cancer development and therapy

· 3. Drug resistance and combating drug resistance in cancer

· 4. RNA interference

Latest Publications:

Neeru Singh, Rashmi Bhakuni, Sivapriya Kirubakaran (2017). “Validation of NFBD1 as a novel molecular target in cervical cancer therapy utilizing advanced molecular approaches” Canadian Journal of Biotechnology 1:178. 2560-8304.

Neeru Singh, Rashmi Bhakuni and Sivapriya Kirubakaran (2018). “High MDC1 expression in cervical cancer cells can affect the chemo and radio- therapeutic response as its inhibition leads to increased cell death” Cancer Res (78) 772; DOI: 10.1158/1538-7445.

Neeru Singh, Rashmi Bhakuni, Sivapriya Kirubakaran (2020). “MDC1 depletion promotes Cisplatin induced cell death in Cervical cancer cells”. BMC Research notes (accepted).

Neeru Singh and M V Rajam (2020). “Silencing of the Ornithine Decarboxylase Gene of Fusarium oxysporum by Host-induced RNAi Confers Resistance to Fusarium Wilt”. Plant Mol Bio reports (Accepted).

Awards &Achievements

  • DST women Scientist fellowship to support Post -doctoral project (2016-2019). Department of science and technology (DST), N. Delhi.
  • Post- doctoral research work selected for presentation at 72ndAmerican association for cancer research annual meeting (2018) held at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • Awarded certificate on successful completion of Biotechnopreneur program (2014) sponsored by DST and GSBTM at Entrepreneurship development institute of India (EDI), Ahmedabad.
  • Council for scientific research (CSIR) Senior Research Fellowship during PhD(2009 – 2012).
  • CSIR for Lectureship and junior Research Fellowship.(2007 – 2009).
  • Qualified for Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (SPM) fellowship for top 20% CSIR fellowship awardees.
  • Awarded medal for outstanding PhD research work in a national conference (2010).

Additional Information

  • Active Member of American association for cancer research (AACR)

Courses Taught at UG / PG / PhD

  • Life sciences, Molecular Biology, Cell biology, Genetics