Education
Educational Qualifications
BSc (Honours) Biophysics

-1983

Panjab University (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

MSc (Honours) Biophysics

1984-1985

Panjab University (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

Ph.D.

-1990

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education And Research (PGIMER) (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

Certificate Course on safe uses of Radioisotopes

-1986

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education And Research (PGIMER) (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

Professional Experience
Tutor

1987 -to- 1992

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education And Research (PGIMER)

Responsibilites:
Research Officer

1992 -to- 1993

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education And Research (PGIMER)

Responsibilites:
Senior Demonstrator

1993 -to- 1994

Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, PGIMER

Responsibilites:
Lecturer

1995 -to- 1999

Department of Physics, Panjab University

Responsibilites:
Senior Lecturer

1999 -to- 2004

Department of Physics, Panjab University

Responsibilites:
Reader

2004 -to- 2007

Department of Physics, Panjab University

Responsibilites:
Associate Professor

2007 -to- 2010

Department of Physics, Panjab University

Responsibilites:
Professor

2010 -to- Till Now

Department of Physics, Panjab University

Responsibilites:
Achievements
Awards & Honours
Awarded the 2nd prize in poster presentation in Symposium on Natural Products in Health and Disease: Biochemical and Molecular Mechansims, March 5-6, 2010

in 2010

Awarded the 1st prize in poster presentation in National Conference on Mastering in Molecules and Materials, 16-17th Oct, 2014

in 2014

Awarded the 3rd prize in poster presentation in International symposium on recent advances in biophysics. Nov 3-5, 2014, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

in 2014

Awarded first prize in oral presentation in 7th National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences on 30- 31st January, 2015 at M.M. Modi College, Patiala

in 2015

Seminars
Attended a One-Day Seminar on “Integration of Teaching and Research in Biophysics at Undergraduate level” held at AIIMS, New Delhi on 11‟February‟2014

in February

, 2014

Attended National Seminar cum workshop on “Bamboo as wood and food for the 21st century. Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Sept 18-19, 2014.

in September

, 2014

Workshops/Training
Attended Orientation Course

on Orientation Course at Academic Staff College Panjab University, Chandigarh, in 1998 for 29 Days

Attended Refresher Course

on Refresher Course in Biomedical Sciences at Academic Staff College Panjab University, Chandigarh, in 2001 for 19 Days

Attended Refresher Course

on Refresher Course in Biosciences at Academic Staff College Panjab University, Chandigarh, in 2002 for 21 Days

Attended Refresher Course

on Refresher Course at Academic Staff College, P.U. Chandigarh, in 2008

Books/Chapters of Book Published
Edited: Current Issues and Solutions in Environmental Sciences. (eds Rai DV, Behari J, Koul A) Ideal Ideas Graphics, Chandigarh, India (2009)

Koul A, Binepal G: Environmental pollutants: current problems and perspectives. In: Environmental Biophysics-Facts and Issues in Human Health. eds Rai, DV; University Press, Panjab University, Chandigarh. 2006, pp 184-207.

Gangar SC, Rai DV, Koul A. 2009. Cancer: Targetting Carcinogen Biotransformation : An Emerging Cancer Control Strategy In: Emerging Trends in Biomedical Science and Health [ed. Rai DV, Sobti RC, Bahadur R], IK International Publishers, New Delhi, India

Research Paper/Articles Published
Effects of large doses of ascorbic acid on the hepatic and extra-hepatic drug metabolising enzymes in guinea pig.

Journal: Biochem Int. 13: 659-670; 1986

Effect of excessive intake of ascorbic acid on hepatic and extra-hepatic phase I and phase II drug metabolism in rat.

Journal: Biochem Int. 14:135-144; 1987.

A comparative study of the reliability of total sialic acid and lipid associated sialic acid as markers for the transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.

Journal: Med Sci Res. 15:1341-42; 1987.

Effect of phenobarbital and 3-methylcholanthrene treatment on thyroid hormones in rat.

Journal: Ind J Med Res. 86:375-381; 1987.

Stabilization of ascorbic acid in plasma.

Journal: Clin Chem Acta. 174:351; 1988

Effect of ascorbic acid on the inducibility of pulmonary arlhydrocarbon hydroxylase by cigarette smoke in guinea pig.

Journal: Med Sci Res . 16: 1119-1120; 1988.

Effect of ascorbic acid on antioxidant defence system in guinea pig.

Journal: J Clin Biochem Nutr. 6: 21-27; 1989.

A radiorespirometric study on the metabolism of 14C - Ascorbic acid in guinea pig. Effect of pretreatment with a potent chemical carcinogen N-nitrosodieethylamine.

Journal: Ind J Nucl Med. 4 (4): 84; 1989.

Inhibition of arylhydrocarbon hydroxylase and cytochrorme P-450 by N-nitrosodiethyl amine in guinea pig on excessive doses of ascorbic acid.

Journal: Med Sci Res. 18: 109-110; 1990

Differential effect of fat deficiency of hepatic and pulmonary drug metabolising enzymes in rat and mouse.

Journal: Biochem Int. 20: 979-989; 1990.

Inhibition of arylhydrocarbon hydroxylase and cytochrome P-450 by 20-methylcholanthrene and phenobarbital in guinea pig on excessive doses of ascorbic acid.

Journal: Biochem Int. 21: 715-724; 1990.

Effect of Nnitrosodiethylamine on the carcinogen activating and detoxifying enzymes in guinea pigs on excessive doses of ascorbic acid.

Journal: J Clin Biochem Nutr. 8: 269-278; 1990.

Effects of rantidine alone and in combination with chlorpheniramine on histimine induced wheal and flare and psychomotor performance.

Journal: Ind J Physiol Pharmacol. 37 (2): 132-134; 1993.

Modulation of Oxidative Stress by Ascorbic Acid and/or alpha-Tocopherol.

Journal: J Nutr Env Med. 10: 233-238; 2000.

Effect of alpha-tocopherol on pulmonary antioxidant defence system and lipid peroxidation in cigarette smoke inhaling mice.

Journal: BMC Biochem. 2 (1): 14; 2001.

Antioxidant defence system and Atherogenic lipids in cigarette smoked expose mice.

Journal: Inhal Toxicol. 15: 513-522; 2003.

Long term smoking and ethanol exposure accentuates oxidative stress in hearts of mice.

Journal: Cardiovas Toxicol. 3(2):135-40; 2003.

Pitfalls in journey from traditional to modern medicine

Journal: Nat Prod Rad. 4 (1): 6-14; 2005.

Role of salmonella surface components in immunomodulation of inflammatory mediators.

Journal: Mol Cell Biochem. 270: 167–175; 2005.

Cigarette smoke induced alterations in lens morphology

Journal: Int. J. Mend. 22 (1-2): 59-60; 2005.

Modulatory effect of different doses of alphatocopherol on benzo(a)pyrene-DNA adduct formation in the pulmonary tissue of cigarette smoke inhaling mice.

Journal: Indian J Exp Biol. 43: 1139-1143; 2005.

Inhibition of DMBA-induced skin carcinogenesis by aqueous Azadirachta indica leaf extract in Balb/c mice.

Journal: Mol Cell Biochem. 283:47-55; 2006.

Chemomodulatory effects of Azadirachta indica on the hepatic status of skin tumor bearing mice.

Journal: Phytother Res. 20: 169-177; 2006.

Modulatory effects of Azadirachta indica on benzo(a)pyrene induced forestomach tumorigenesis in Balb/c mice.

Journal: World J Gastroenterol. 12: 2749-2755; 2006.

Is the increased liver damage, observed in Salmonella typhimurium infected mice preexposed to starvation, assessed by increased local TNF and lipid peroxidation.

Journal: Microb Infect. 8:1695-701; 2006.

Preventive effects of Azadirachta indica on benzo(a)pyrene-DNA adduct formation in murine forestomach and hepatic tissues.

Journal: Phytother Res. 20:889-895; 2006

Impediment of diethylnitrosamine induced hepatotoxicity in male Balb/c mice by pretreatment with aqueous Azadirachta indica leaf extract.

Journal: Indian J Exp Biol. 45:359-366; 2007.

Azadirachta indica leaf extract modulates initiation phase of murine forestomach tumorigenesis.

Journal: Indian J Biochem Biophys. 44: 209-215; 2007.

Amelioratory Effects of Zinc Supplementation on Salmonella-induced Hepatic Damage in the Murine Model.

Journal: Dig Dis Sci. 53:1063-1070; 2008.

ultrastructural and biochemical evidences for Azadirachta indica induced apoptosis in benzo(a)pyrene induced murine forestomach tumors.

Journal: J Env Pathol Toxicol Oncol. 27:219–232. 2008.

Phytomodulatory potentials of Aloe vera against Salmonella OmpR-mediated inflammation.

Journal: Phytother Res. 8:1075-82; 2008.

Inhibition of EndotoxinInduced Hepatotoxicity by Melatonin in Rats.

Journal: Int. J Biomed Sci. 4:103-112; 2008.

Azadirachta indica modulates carcinogen biotransformation enzymes and reduced glutathione at peri-initiation phase of benzo(a)pyrene induced murine forestomach tumorigenesis.

Journal: Phytother Res. 22:1229-38; 2008.

Potential of Azadirachta indica against salmonella induced inflammation in Balb (C) mice.

Journal: Inflammopharmacol. 17:29-36; 2009.

Celecoxib administration exhibits tissue specific effect on 3H- Benzo (a ) pyrene-DNA adduct formation in cigarette smoke inhaling mice.

Journal: Indian J Exp Biol. 47:83-90; 2009.

Effect of Plasmodium and Salmonella co-infection in a murine model.

Journal: Cent Eur J Med. 4 (3); 340-347; 2009.

Lycopene mediated modulation of 7, 12 dimethylbenz(a)anthracene induced hepatic clastogenicity in male Balb/c mice.

Journal: Nutr Hosp. 25(2): 304-310; 2010.

Anti-clastogenic activity of Azadirachta indica against benzo(a)pyrene in murine forestomach tumorigenesis bioassay.

Journal: Acta Pol. Pharm. Drug. Res. 67 (4):381-390; 2010.

Celecoxib mitigates cigarette smoke induced oxidative stress in mice.

Journal: Indian J Biochem Biophys. 47: 285-291; 2010.

Studies on the development of a non-genetic type 2 diabetic rat model: amelioration by (+)-catechin hydrate.

Journal: Am J Biomed Sci. 2(4):352- 364; 2010.

Effects of Azadirachta indica on certain hematological parameters during benzo(a)pyrene induced murine forestomach tumorigenesis.

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 14 (12): 1055-72, 2010.

Chemopreventive activity of Azadirachta indica on two stage skin carcinogenesis in murine model.

Journal: Phytother Res. 25(3) 408-16, 2011.

Azadirachta indica exerts chemopreventive action against murine skin cancer: Studies on histopathological, ultra structural changes and modulation of NF-kappa B, AP-1 and STAT1.

Journal: Oncol Res. 19(5): 179-91, 2011.

Catechin suppresses an array of signaling molecules and modulates alcohol-induced endotoxin mediated liver injury in a rat model.

Journal: PLoS One. 6(6):e20635. 2011.

Evaluation of Amoebicidal Potential of Paneth Cell Cryptdin-2 against Entamoeba histolytica.

Journal: PLoS Negl Trop Dis; 5(12): e1386, 2011.

Azadirachta indica exhibits chemopreventive action against hepatic cancer: Studies on associated Histopathological and Ultrastructural changes.

Journal: Microsc Res Tech. 75(5); 586-595, 2012.

Histopathological, enzymatic and molecular alterations induced by cigarette smoke inhalation in the pulmonary tissue of mice and its amelioration by Aqueous Azadirachta indica.

Journal: J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol; 31(1); 7-15. 2012.

Azadirachta indica acts as a pro-oxidant and modulates cell cycle associated proteins during DMBA/TPA induced skin carcinogenesis in mice.

Journal: Cell Biochem funct. 31(5):385-94. 2013

Spectroscopic characterization of lycopene extract from Lycopersicum esculentum (tomato) and its evaluation as a chemopreventive agent against experimental hepatocarcinogenesis in mice.

Journal: Phytother Res, 27(3):448- 56, 2013.

Evaluating the effect of lycopene from Lycopersicum esculentum on apoptosis during N-nitrosodiethylamine induced hepatocarcinogenesis.

Journal: Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 434 (3); 479-485, 2013.

Modulatory effects of Azadirachta indica leaf extract on cutaneous and hepatic biochemical status during promotion of DMBA/TPA induced skin tumorigenesis in mice.

Journal: Indian J Biochem Biophys. 50: 105-113, 2013.

Changes in the electrical properties at an early stage of mouse liver carcinogenesis.

Journal: Bioelectromagnetics. 34(6):429-436, 2013.

Phytomodulatory potential of lycopene from Lycopersicum esculentum against doxorubicin induced nephrotoxicity.

Journal: Indian J Exp Biol, 51: 635-645, 2013.

Effect of (+)-catechin hydrate on oxidative stress induced by high sucrose and high fat diet in male Wistar rats.

Journal: Indian J Exp Biol, 51(10): 823-827, 2013.

Lycopene modulates initiation of N Nitrosodiethylamine induced hepatocarcinogenesis: Studies on chromosomal abnormalities, membrane fluidity and antioxidant defense system.

Journal: Chemico Biol Interact, 206(2):364-374, 2013

Azadirachta indica exerts phytopreventive action in initial stages of skin and hepatic tumorigenesis.

Journal: Pb Univ Res J (Sci).2013. 63:77-89

Azadirachta indica mitigates DMBA-Induced Hepatotoxicity: a Biochemical and Radiometric study.

Journal: Indian J Biochem Biophy. 51 (1); 37 – 45, 2014

Protective effect of Azadirachta indica against Doxorubicin-induced cardiac toxicity in tumour bearing mice.

Journal: Indian J Exp Biol. 52: 323-331, 2014.

Azadirachta indica modulates electrical properties and type of cell death in NDEA-induced hepatic tumors.

Journal: Cell Biochem Biophys. 2014. 70(1): 383-390.

A „complex solution‟ to a „complex problem‟: Tackling the complexity of cancer with botanicals.

Journal: Eur J Cancer Prev. 2014. 23(6):568-578

Deviation in the predefined calibration factors of the dose calibrators and the associated inaccuracy in the radioactivity measurements of beta-gamma emitters.

Journal: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2015; 30(2):122-7.

Aloe vera Affects Changes Induced in Pulmonary Tissue of Mice Caused by Cigarette Smoke Inhalation.

Journal: Environ Toxicol, 2015. 30(9): 999-1013

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Studies on Modulation of N-Nitrosodiethylamine-induced Hepatocarcinogenesis by Azadirachta indica.

Journal: JEPTO; 34(3): 227-236, 2015.

Mechanistic studies of lycopene mediated chemoprevention in hepatocellular carcinoma: Assessment of hypoxia, angiogenesis and metastasis.

Journal: Nutrition and Cancer (In press, 2015)

Safety evaluation of Aloe vera extract based on histoarchitectural and biochemical alterations in mice.

Journal: Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (Communicated, 2015)

Modulatory effect of lycopene extracted from Lycopersicum esculentum on hepatic ultra-structure, cell proliferation, and aerobic glycolysis during hepatocellular carcinoma

Journal: Food Research International

Folic acid modulates DMBA/TPA induced changes in skin of mice: A study relevant to carcinogenesis.

Journal: Cell Biology International

Potential of Aloe vera in modulating the altered membrane physiology, oxidative stress and histoarchitecture during NDEA induced hepatotoxicity.

Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Research (Communicated, 2015)

Pro-oxidant role of Silibinin in DMBA/TPA induced skin cancer: 1H-NMR Metabolomic and Biochemical Study.

Journal: Plos One (Communicated, 2015)

Azadirachta indica prevents chemical induced genotoxicity & carcinogenesis.

Journal: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants: Phytopharmacology and Therapeutic Values -III. Vol.- 21, Stundium Press, New York, USA. pp 304-316

Lack of inducibility of pulmonary arylhydrocarbon hydroxylase by cigarette smoke in guinea pig on excessive doses of ascorbic acid.

Journal: Anticancer research, 8 (5b) 1056, 1988. Annual International Cancer Conf. at Athens (Greece).

Effects of ascorbic acid on antioxidant defence system and lipid peroxidation in guinea pig.

Journal: Anticancer research, 8 (5b) 1979, 1988. Annual International Cancer Conf. at Athens, Greece).

Effect of Cigarette smoke inhalation on 3H-Benzo (a) pyrene DNA binding in lungs of guinea pig fed on different doses of ascorbic acid.

Journal: All India Symposium on Biophysical aspects of cell structure and function (Nov., 6-8, 1989)

Effects of treatment with nnitrosodiethylamine on body status of ascorbic acid in guinea pigs.

Journal: All India symposium on biophysical aspects of cell structure and function (Nov 6-8, 1989).

Change in pattern of induicibility of arylhydrocarbon hydroxylase and Cyt. P450 byinducers of drug metabolism in guinea pig on excessive doses of ascorbic acid.

Journal: 2nd international conference on mechanism of antimutagenesis and Anticarcinogenesis. Ohito, Japan. (Dec. 4-9, 169, 1988).

Effect of chemical carcinogenesis on mixed function oxidases in guinea pigs excessively fed with ascorbic acid.

Journal: XIV All India symposium in Biophysics, Varanasi, (P-69, Mar. 11-13, 1989).

Why inducers of MFO system act as inhibitors in hyperascorbic acid fed guinea pigs: A challenge to solve the problem.

Journal: VIIIth Annual convention of Indian Association for cancer Research at Ahmedabad (Feb. 10-12, 1989)

A study on the effects of N-Nitrosodiethyl amine on the gastrointestinal absorption and metabolism of C14- Ascorbic acid.

Journal: 9th annual convention of Indian Association for cancer Research and National symposium on cancer research, Mysore, (P-37, March 14-16, 1990).

Effect on NNitrosodiethyl amine on the carcinogen metabolism enzymes in guinea pigs on excessive doses of ascorbic acid.

Journal: 15th International Cancer congress, Hamburg, Cancer Research Clinical Oncology. (Aug. 16-22, 1990)

Aging and Lipid Peroxidation.

Journal: National Conference on Gerontology and Symposium on Molecular Markers of aging Gwalior. (April 7-9, 1997).

Radioisotope technique in medical diagnostics.

Journal: National Conference of Society of Medical Research Technology, (2001).

Alpha-Tocopherol Supplementation Protects Heart from Cigarette Smoke Induced Oxidative Stress

Journal: National Symposium on Molecular modulation by oxidative stress and cell function, at Panjab Univ Chandigarh, (Nov 20-22, 2003).

Modulatory Effect of Neem on Peroxidative Damage in Small Intestine of Cigarette Smoke Inhaling Mice.

Journal: National Symposium on Molecular modulation by oxidative stress and cell function, at Panjab Univ Chandigarh, (Nov 20-22, 2003).

Peroxidative Damage in Eye Lens of Mice Exposed to Cigarette Smoke.

Journal: National Symposium on Molecular modulation by oxidative stress and cell function, at Panjab Univ Chandigarh (Nov 20-22, 2003).

Cigarette Smoke and Ethanol Co-exposure: Perturbations in Antioxidant Defense System and Neurobehavioral Functions

Journal: NCBS Neurobiology Symposium, (Jan 3-6, 2003).

Thermodynamic properties of bone

Journal: National Conference on Biomechanics, at IIT Delhi, (Nov 19-21, 2004).

Effect of alcohol on mechanical properties of bone,

Journal: National Conference on Biomechanics, at IIT Delhi, (Nov 19-21, 2004).

Alcohol induced bone marrow cytotoxicity: An evaluation of osteogenic potential.

Journal: 28th All india Cell Biology Conference & Symposium on Genome Biology, at Panjab Univ. Chandigarh, (Dec 1-3, 2004).

Effects of Azadirachta indica on benzo(a)pyrene induced forestomach tumorigenesis in female mice.

Journal: International Conference on Toxicology, Environmental and Occupational Health - 2005 (ICTEOH- 2005), ITRC Lucknow, India, (Nov 14-17, 2005).

Chemoprevention of diethylnitrosamine induced hepatotoxicity in male Balb/c mice by aqueous Azadirachta indica leaf extract.

Journal: Symposium on Emerging Trends in Biochemistry, Panjab Univ. Chandigarh, (Feb 9-10, 2006).

Azadirachta indica prevents benzo(a)pyrene induced forestomach tumorigenesis in mice by modulating carcinogen-DNA binding.

Journal: Symposium on Emerging Trends in Biochemistry, Panjab Univ. Chandigarh, (Feb 9-10, 2006).

Azadirachta indica Prevents 3H-Benzo(a)pyrene-DNA Adduct Formation by Modulating Carcinogen Biotransformation Enzymes in Forestomach and Hepatic Tissues of Balb/c Mice.

Journal: National Symposium Biophysics :Trends in Biomedical Research, AIIMS, New Delhi, (February 13 – 15, 2007).

Chemomodulatory effects of aqueous Azadirachta indica leaf extract on the hepatic status of skin tumor bearing mice.

Journal: First Chandigarh Science Congress, Panjab Univ. Chandigarh, (Mar 10-11, 2007).

Aqueous Azadirachta indica leaf extract modulates the initiation phase of benzo(a)pyrene induced forestomach tumorigenesis in Balb/c mice.

Journal: First Chandigarh Science Congress, Panjab Univ. Chandigarh, (March 10-11, 2007).

Benzo(a)pyrene-DNA adduct modulation with differential doses of Alphatocopherol in Cigarette Smoke inhaling mice.

Journal: First Chandigarh Science Congress, Panjab Univ. Chandigarh, (Mar 10-11, 2007).

Certain Mechanisms involved in Aqueous Azadirachta indica Leaf Extract Mediated Chemoprevention Against Benzo(a)pyrene Induced Forestomach Tumorigenesis in Balb/c Mice.

Journal: “International Conference on Research Advances in Traditional Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities”, Foundation for Promotion of Natural Products, New Delhi (Oct 27-28, 2007).

Certain mechanisms involved in aqueous Azadirachta indica leaf extract mediated chemoprevention against benzo(a)pyrene induced forestomach tumorigenesis in Balb/c mice.

Journal: “International Conference on Research Advances in Traditional Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities”, Foundation for Promotion of Natural Products, New Delhi, India, (Oct 27-28, 2007).

Tissue specific effect of celecoxib on DNA adduct formation in cigarette smoke inhaling mice: A study in relation to carcinogenesis.

Journal: National Symposium on Biophysics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, (Nov 15-17, 2007)

Studies on aqueous Azadirachta indica (A.Juss) leaf extract mediated modulation of certain early events of chemically induced forestomach tumorigenesis in female balb/c mice.

Journal: National Symposium on Biophysics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Evidences for chemopreventive effects of Azadirachta indica leaf extract against benzo(a)pyrene induced murine forestomach tumorigenesis.

Journal: “National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology Engineering, Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori, Punjab, India, (Nov 22-23, 2007).

Aqueous Azadirachta indica leaf extract prevents benzo(a)pyrene induced murine forestomach tumorigenesis by modulating carcinogen biotransformation enzymes, reduced glutathione and DNA adduct formation

Journal: “ 2 nd International Symposium on Translational Research: Natural Products and Cancer” Society for Translational Cancer Research, Lonavla, Mumbai, India, (Dec 09-12, 2007).

Lycopene mediated modulation of 7,12- dimethylbenz(a)anthracene induced hepatic clastogenecity in male balb/c mice

Journal: National Symposium on Cellular and Molecular Biophysics, CCMB, Hyderabad, India, (Jan 22-24, 2009).

Chemopreventive potential of Azadirachta indica: Studies on forestomach and skin tumorigenesis.

Journal: 13th Punjab Science Congress, Panjab University, Chandigarh, (7-9 Feb, 2010).

Chemopreventive activity of Azadirachta indica on two stage skin carcinogenesis model in murine model.

Journal: Indian Biophysical Society, Banares Hindu University, Banares, (13-15 Feb, 2010).

Involvement of apoptosis in Azadirachta indica mediated chemoprevention: Studies on skin and forestomach tumorigenesis.

Journal: Symposium on Natural Products in Health and Disease: Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms, (March 5-6, 2010).

Phytopreventive action of Azadirachta indica on skin carcinogenesis and related hepatic alterations.

Journal: Symposium on Natural Products in Health and Disease: Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms, (March 5-6, 2010).

Phytomodulatory effects of Azadirachta indica against experimentally induced skin tumors: Studies on histopathological, ultrastructural changes and modulation of certain transcription factors.

Journal: Biotechnica Chandigarh-2010 (November 16-18, 2010)

Chemopreventive role of Azadirachta indica: A study in relation to carcinogenesis

Journal: Biotechnica Chandigarh-2010 (November 16- 18, 2010)

Azadirachta indica exerts phytomodulatory activity against murine skin cancer: Modulation of cell cycle regulatory proteins.

Journal: Chandigarh Science Congress (Feb26-28, 2011), Panjab University, Chandigarh

Evaluation of chemopreventive action of lycopene extracted from tomato on N-diethylnitrosamine induced hepatocarcinogenesis in mice. New Horizons in Cancer Research: Biology to Prevention to Therapy

Journal: American Association for Cancer Research, New Delhi (Dec. 13-16, 2011).

Aqueous extract of Azadirachta indica modulates cell death in hepatic tumors. New Horizons in Cancer Research: Biology to Prevention to Therapy,

Journal: American Association for Cancer Research, New Delhi (Dec. 13-16, 2011).

Azadirachta indica inhibits proliferation in mouse skin tumors: An effect mediated by its pro-oxidant activity. New Horizons in Cancer Research: Biology to Prevention to Therapy

Journal: American Association for Cancer Research, New Delhi (Dec. 13-16, 2011).

alterations in Electrical properties of liver tissue in NNitrosodiethylamine exposed mice.

Journal: Indian Biophysical Society Conference, Chennai (Jan. 19-22, 2012)

Extraction and spectroscopic characterization of lycopene from Lycopersicum esculentum: Evaluation of its chemopreventive potential in experimental hepatocarcinogenesis.

Journal: Indian Biophysical Society Conference, Chennai (Jan. 19-22, 2012)

Doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity and its modulation by Azadirachta indica in tumor bearing mice.Symposium

Journal: Prospects & Perspectives in Biochemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh (February 10-11, 2012)

Evaluation of antioxidative and anticarcinogenic potentials of lycopene extracted

Journal: Lycopersicum esculentum Chascon 2012

Lycopene exhibits chemopreventive activity in NDEA induced hepatic carcinogenesis: Studies on associated altered ultrastructure and apoptosis in liver.

Journal: National symposium on frontiers of biophysics, biotechnology and bioinformatics, University of Mumbai, January 13-16, 2013

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic studies on structural organization of DNA from Hepatic cancer cells and modulatory effect of AAILE.

Journal: World journal of Nuclear medicine, 2013; 12 (supplement 1); pp. 98

Lycopene-the poster child of tomato-An excellent phytochemical with a potential to combat hepatocellular carcinoma

Journal: National Conference on Mastering in Molecules and Materials, 16-17th Oct, 2014

Pro-oxidant and pro-apoptotic potentials of Azadirachta indica in prevention of skin tumorigenesis

Journal: International symposium on recent advances in biophysics. Nov 3-5, 2014, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Azadirachta indica modulates molecular characteristics of N-nitrosodiethylamine induced-hepatic tumors.

Journal: International symposium on recent advances in biophysics. Nov 3-5, 2014, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Chemopreventive potential of lycopene against NDEA induced hepatic carcinogenesis: Studies on associated altered structure, chromosomal abnormalities, membrane fluidity and antioxidant defense system.

Journal: International symposium on recent advances in biophysics. Nov 3-5, 2014, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Mechanistic Studies on lycopene mediated chemoprevention of hepatocellular carcinoma: assessment of hypoxia, angiogenesis and metastasis.

Journal: International symposium on recent advances in biophysics. Nov 3-5, 2014, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Tc-99m mebrofennin clearance in DMBA-induced hepatotoxicity and its modulation by Azadirachta indica.

Journal: International symposium on recent advances in biophysics. Nov 3-5, 2014, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Ameliorative potential of lycopene in hepatocellular carcinoma: Studies on alterations in ultrastructure, cell proliferation and cell death.

Journal: 7th National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences on 30-31st January, 2015 at M.M. Modi College, Patiala

Research Papers/Articles Presented
Poster Presented on Azadirachta indica leaf extract impedes alterations during early stages of chemically induced skin carcinogenesis in mice

presented at Global Cancer Summit, Bengaluru on 2015-11-18

Poster Presented on Lycopene alleviates hypoxia, angiogenesis and metastasis during hepatocarcinogenesis in mice

presented at Global Cancer Summit, Bengaluru on 2015-11-18

Invited Lectures and Chairperson-ships
Invited For Lecture on Radioisotopes in medicine

on Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India sponsored the Management Development Programme at CSIO Chandigarh under ITECH/SCAPP on 1999-11-30

Invited For Lecture on on Indian Traditional Medicines

on Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India sponsored the Management Development Programme at CSIO Chandigarh under ITECH/SCAPP on 1999-11-30

Invited For Lecture on Radioisotopes as diagnostic tools and their detection.

on Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India sponsored the Management Development Programme at CSIO Chandigarh under ITECH/SCAPP on 2000-10-30

Given Lecture on Transmission of Nerve Impulse and Related Functions

on Refresher Course in Navodya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, Chandigarh in June 2002

Invited for Lecture on Quality Control and Handling of Instruments in Nuclear Medicine.

on Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India sponsored the Management Development Programme at CSIO Chandigarh under ITECH/SCAPP on 2002-10-29

Invited for Lecture on Radiations in Medicine.

on Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India sponsored the Management Development Programme at CSIO Chandigarh under ITECH/SCAPP on 2003-10-31

Invited for Lecture on Use of Radioisotopes in Hospitals.

on Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India sponsored the Management Development Programme at CSIO Chandigarh under ITECH/SCAPP on 2004-11-06

Invited For Lecture on Radiations in Medicine.

on Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India sponsored the Management Development Programme at CSIO Chandigarh under ITECH/SCAPP on 2005-11-03

Invited For Lecture on Radioisotope technology in medical diagnosis.

on Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India sponsored the Management Development Programme at CSIO Chandigarh under ITECH/SCAPP on 2006-11-02

Delivered a lecture/demonstration entitled Electrophysiology of muscles

on Refresher Course in Biomedical Sciences at Academic Staff College Panjab University, Chandigarh, December, 2006.

Invited for Lecture on Use of Nuclear Medicine in Diagnosis and treatment

on Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India sponsored the Management Development Programme at CSIO Chandigarh under ITECH/SCAPP on 2008-10-27

Invited for Conference

on Discussion on “Integration of Teaching and Research in Biophysics at Undergraduate level” held at AIIMS, New Delhi on 2014-02-11

Chaired a Session

on National Symposium on Biophysics (Biophysics in Medicine and Biology), IBS 2007-08 Panjab University Chandigarh

Chaired a Session

on 32nd Annual Conference of Indian association of Biomedical Scientists (2011), Panjab University Chandigarh

Chaired International Conference

on International Conference on Nanotechnology in the service of health, environment and society held at Panjab University, Chandigarh on 2014-02-13

Others
Thesis:- Immunoradiometric and immunofluorescent detection of testicular hyaluronidase in tissue of tumor bearing mice.
Articles Reviewed: The effects of second-hand smoke on biological processes important in atherogenesis. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders.
Articles Reviewed: Effect of Azadirachta indica flower (Gule-Neem) extract on basal and experimentally elevated blood glucose in rats. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine.
Articles Reviewed: Chemopreventive efficacy of piperine in 7, 12-dimethyl benz [a] anthracene (DMBA) induced hamster buccal pouch carcinogenesis: An FT-IR study. Food and Chemical Toxicology
Articles Reviewed: Azadirachta indica exerts phytomodulatory activity against murine skin cancer: Modulation of cell cycle regulatory proteins. Phytomedicine
Articles Reviewed: The cytotoxic effect of combined treatment with Ukrain and methotrexate on green monkey kidney cells. Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
Articles Reviewed: Antimicrobial Activity and Antioxidant Potential of the Ephedra sarcocarpa growing in Iran. Journal of Medical Plants Research
Articles Reviewed: Hepatoma Carcinoma Cells Growth Inhibition by Proteasome Inhibitor MG132 . Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Articles Reviewed: Tumor macrophages as target for capsaicin mediated immunotherapy. Cancer Letters
Articles Reviewed: Nuclear factor kappa B (NFκB): a pro-inflammatory transcription factor mediated signalling pathway in lung carcinogenesis and its inhibition by non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
Articles Reviewed: Anti-colon cancer effects of ethanolic extract from Melia toosendan fruit. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Articles Reviewed: Preliminary Biochemical Evaluation of Phytochemicals, Active Principle separation, Antimitotic Activity of Brassica oleracea towards Cancer treatment Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics (IJBB)
Articles Reviewed: Ameliorative effect of lycopene on lipid peroxidation and certain antioxidant enzymes in diabetic patients OMICS PUBLISHING GROUP/ACR
Articles Reviewed: Evaluating the cytotoxicity of cigarette smoke total particulate matter by three in vitro assessing assays and two types of cells Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
Articles Reviewed: Remedial effect of Euphorbia neriifolia leaves and isolated flavonoid against NNitrosodiethylamine induced renal-carcinogenesis in mice. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Articles Reviewed: Evaluation of Holarrhena antidysenterica: Possible anticancer role using in vitro cytotoxicity assay. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Articles Reviewed: Anticancer activity of Cynodon dactylon L. root extract against DEN induced hepatic carcinoma. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
Articles Reviewed: Antioxidant and Cytotoxicity profile of the selected alcoholic beverages widely consumed in the Maharashtra state of India. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
Articles Reviewed: Green Tea alters the expression of Retinoid-X-Receptor-α and Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 in Rat Kidney. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
Articles Reviewed: The Potential Role of Azadirachta Indica on Cisplatin-induced Hepatotoxicity. Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity
Articles Reviewed: Antiproliferative and apoptotic properties of a peptide from the seeds of Polyalthia longifolia on human cancer cell lines. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Articles Reviewed: Fulvestrant, a Selective Estrogen Receptor Down-regulator, Sensitizes Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Tumors to Chemotherapy. Cancer Letters
Articles Reviewed: Chemopreventive potential of Silymarin in combination with Cisplatin against NDEA-induced rat liver carcinogenesis: An evaluation through biochemical markers and fourier transmitted infrared spectroscopy. Biochemie
Articles Reviewed: Enumerating Nephroprotective Potency of ethanolic root extract of Operculina turpethum against N-Nitrosodimethylamine incited renal carcinogenesis in Swiss albino mice. Indian Journal of Biochemistry Biophysics
Articles Reviewed: Protective role of turmeric on histological, ultrastructural and sero-biochemical changes in cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
Articles Reviewed: Cytotoxic effect of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. and induction of apoptosis in human leukemia HL-60 cells. Indian Journal of Biochemistry Biophysics
Articles Reviewed: Chemopreventive effect of methanolic extract of Azadirachta indica (MEAI) on experimental Trypanosoma brucei induced oxidative stress in dogs. Pharmacognosy Research
Articles Reviewed: Low dose triterpene-quinone fraction from Ardisia crispa root precludes chemical-induced mouse skin tumor promotion. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Articles Reviewed: Lycopene inhibits reactive oxygen species production in SK-Hep-1 cells and attenuates acetaminophen-induced liver injury in C57BL/6 mice. Nutrition Research
Articles Reviewed: Mitigation of doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity, hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity by sesame oil. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Project Work
F. 36 – 192/2008 (SR) “Phytomodulatory effects of Azadirachta indica aqueous leaf extract on diethylnitrosamine induced hepatic tumorigenesis”. Funding agency: UGC Duration 1.05.2009-30.04.2012

in 2012

Co-Investigator in ICMR sponsored project entitled “Molecular analysis of stress response kinases in testis and its isolated cell fractions after selenium deficiency induced oxidative stress in mice.”(ICMR 2012-0747; accepted)

Studies exploring the anti-angiogenic and anti-metastatic potential of lycopene during NDEA induced hepatocarcinogenesis in mice (Sanctioned, 2015, (MRP-MAJORPHYS-2013-32723)

Professional Association
Member, Indian Biophysical Society,” INDIA.
Member, Society of Biophysicists
Member,  Indian Association for Cancer Research, India
Member, Indian association of Biomedical Scientists
Member, Executive Council PUTA, Panjab University, Chandigarh (2000- 2001)
Member, Panjab University Ecological Society
Secretary, Panjab University Teachers Association
Chairperson, Department of Biophysics, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Warden, Boys Hostel Number-5, Panjab University, Chandigarh