Educational Qualifications
M.Sc. (H.S.)


Punjab University (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

Professional Experience

1983 -to- Till Now

Research Associate

1976 -to-


Punjab University

Awards & Honours
Holder of University Scholarship (1978-1983)

in 1983

Vision: Foster the promotion of science through service with professional bodies and funding agencies.
Vision: Focus on the importance of strong disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in research and teaching
Research Highlights: Chromosome studies of birds and Lepidoptera
Research Highlights: Study of genetic diversity in Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Isoptera
Research Highlights: Phylogenetic studies in different species of termites based on mitochondrial and nuclear genes using bioinformatics tools and DNA STAR laser gene software
Research Highlights: Protective effects of green tea and white tea against benzo(a)pyrene induced oxidative stress and DNA damage in murine model
Research Highlights: Toxic effects of chemicals/drugs and their amelioration by herbal extracts using multiparametric approach
Research Highlights: Molecular and biochemical characterization of parasite host factors in different clinical outcomes of falciparum malaria in Orissa, India
Research Highlights: Genetic polymorphism and susceptibility to prostate cancer, urinary bladder cancer and HIV cases
Research Highlights: Molecular characterization of ATP1A1, Na+K +ATPase in Riverine buffaloes
Field of Specialization: Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics and Phylogeny
Project Work
Completed Major Research Project (UGC): Genetic diversity in termites based on some mitochondrial genes

Professional Association
Member, Indian Science Congress Association
Member, All India Congress of Cytology and Genetics
Member, Society of Bionaturalists
Member, Society of Cytologists and Geneticists
Member, Punjab academy of Science
Member, Indian Public Health association
Deputy Coordinator, CAS programme of the Deptt. of Zoology (2007-2011)
Co-Ordinator, Centre for Public Health, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Editor-in-chief, Panjab University, Research Journal (Science) 2012
Editor, Campus Reporter , Panjab University (2008-2012)
Co-Ordinator, OCET (2009, 2011) examination of Panjab University, Chandigarh
Co-Ordinator, CET (2012, 2013) examination of Panjab University, Chandigarh