Central University of Bihar

School of Earth, Biological and Environmental Sciences
Centre for Biological Science (Biotechnology)
  Dr. Rizwanul Haque Rizwanul Haque PhD (Immunotoxicology, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India )
  Associate Professor & Head
  Areas of Expertise/Research interest: Cellular Therapy, Immunomodulation, Stem Cell Differentiation, Discovery Proteomics etc.

Dr. Rizwanul Haque received postdoctoral training at Penn State college of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA. He has received Ph.D. degree (Immunotoxicology) and M. Sc. (Biochemistry) from Jamia Hamdard University, and B.Sc. (Biochemistry) from Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Haque has got specialized training in lung research after post-graduation from VPCI, University of Delhi.

In recent years, Dr. Haque has extended his research interests in immunological research particularly on stem cells to treat immune mediated diseases. Currently, Dr. Haque is involved in the generation of immune cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) and Embryonic Stem (ES) cells which can be used for adoptive immunotherapy and likely to contribute toward treatments of cancers of the blood leukemia and lymphoma, asthma and autoimmune diseases. The use of iPS as a means to develop disease specific immune cells for immunotherapy has a possible application in prevention of many diseases.

Recently, for the first time Dr. Haque has reported that T lineage cells can be generated from iPS cells which have been published in Cellular Immunology. This breakthrough research is very important for developing therapeutic immune cells since it provides a potential treatment target for patients. Dr. Haque has made significant contributions to the area of stem cell, lung biology, proteomics, immunomodulation and T cell based therapy, which is evident from his publication records in a variety of top class scientific journals including Journal of Immunology, Cancer Research, Cellular Immunology, Proteome science, Respiratory Research, Cellular Molecular Immunology, International Immunopharmacology etc.

Dr. Haque’s research publications are cited more than 800 times by other research groups all over the world which shows high international recognition of his work and has very high impact in the area of immunology, stem cell and lung research etc. Dr. Haque served as a co-investigator in major grants funded by American Society of Cancer and from several other organizations in USA and has filed two patents. He has received several awards such as American Association of Immunologist to travel Japan and California and was invited to present seminar at different universities to present his stem cells and discovery proteomics work. He was recognized as best postdoctoral fellow in 2009 and received several other awards from CSIR, CCRUM, Bharat Seva trust etc. Dr. Haque served as an adhoc reviewer in several journals such as Journal of Life Sciences, Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, Food and Chemical Toxicology etc. and he has been associated with a number of reputed Scientific Societies like American Lung Association, American Association of Immunology, Inflammation Research Association and Society of Leukocytes Biology etc.

  Nitish Kumar Nitish Kumar PhD (Botany, CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research institute, Bhavnagar)
  Assistant Professor
  Areas of Expertise/Research interest: Genetic manipulations of Plants; Plant Tissue Culture; Molecular marker development.
  Journal publications include: Industrial Crops and Products (2011 a,b); J. Plant Biotech Biochem(2011); J. Forest Science (2011); Annals of Applied Biology (2010); Industrial Crops and Products (2010 a,b); Acta physiologiae Plantarum (2010); Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (2010); Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology (2010); Journal of Forest Science (2008, 2009, and 2010); Biologia (2008); Journal of Biosciences (2004); authored a chapter in D Thangadurai et al (Eds) Plant Biotechnology and Transgenic Research (Bentham Science Publisher, 2010); besides, two patents filed (in US and PCT) in the field of regeneration and micropropagation of Jatropha curcas plants from leaf explants and Nodal segments (2008).
  Krishna Prakash Krishna Prakash PhD (Molecular Biology, Jawaharlal Nehru University)
  Assistant Professor
  krishna@cub.ac.in;   babloobio@yahoo.co.in
  Areas of Expertise/Research interest: Molecular Biology: Interferon (IFNs) Transcription factors, Signal Transduction and Disease.

Publications include Parasitology International (2010);Molecular Biology Reports , J. Biosciences; American Journal of Reproductive immunology etc.

  Jawaid Ahsan Jawaid Ahsan PhD (Neurobiology, NCBS, TIFR, Bangalore)
  Assistant Professor
  jahsan@cub.ac.in;  jawaidahsan@gmail.com
  Areas of Expertise/Research interest: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Neuroethology, Neuroimaging, Electrophysiology etc.
  Completed doctorate under the joint supervisions of Prof. Obaid Siddiqi (FRS; Padma Vibhushan) at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (TIFR), Bangalore and Prof. S. K. Jain (Head, Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi) in 2009, Worked as Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Bill S Hansson (Managing Director), Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (Jena, Germany) in collaboration with SLU, Sweden (January 2010 to August 2011); Received travel grants from European Commission (FENS, Vienna), EMBL (Heidelberg)/Marie Curie Actions, Freie Universität (Berlin), Julius-Maximilians-Universität (Würzburg), DBT to present research work as oral talks, posters and participation in different international conferences; Qualified CSIR (UGC) JRF/NET (twice), ICMR JRF (All India Rank 9) and GATE (Percentile 93.42, All India Rank 228); Published research work in cell reports, DIS Journal, FENS Abstract, NCBS Annual Report etc.
  Dr. Antresh Kumar Antresh Kumar  PhD (Membrane Biology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
  Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Centre for Biological Sciences
  Areas of Expertise/Research interest:Biochemistry of Fungal Pathogens and Genesis of Secondary Metabolites.

   Dr. Antresh Kumar joined as Assistant Professor in June 2012. Prior to joining CUB, he worked as a Lecturer (2011-2012) at Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, JUIT, Waknaghat, Dist. Solan, Himachal Pradesh. Dr. Kumar has completed his MPhil, PhD degree and also one year Post-Doctoral research training (2010-2011) from JNU, New Delhi. He has also worked as a Pre-doctoral Fellow (2008-2009) at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA.

   He has been awarded many Awards\Fellowships during his academic career and published papers in the peer reviewed International journals and has also been invited to deliver talks in the International conferences.

Govt. sponsored Grant:
Project Title
Funding Agency
Principal Investigator
Identification of genes involved in the biosynthetic pathway of Echinocandin-B: the first line antifungal
3 years
DST (Dept. of Science & Technology)
22.10 Lakhs
Centre for Biological Science (Bioinformatics)
  Mr. Krishna Kr. Ojha Krishna Kumar Ojha M.Sc. (Bioinformatics, University of Allahabad)
  Assistant Professor
  Areas of Expertise/Research interest: Computational Biology, Comparative Genomics of Prokaryotes, Molecular Dynamics of biomolecules presently working on Insilico prediction of Origin of Replication in Archaea.  

Insilico Mapping of Origin of Replication in Thermococcales Ojha & Swati. Bioinformation 5(5): 213- 218 (2010)
Stochastic Modeling of Genome Evolution, (2009) Krishna Kumar Ojha,vol.1, Issue.2: Pg 17-23 Biofrontiers.
Insilico Detection of Origin of Replication in Bacteria and Archaea , Journal of International Academy of physical sciences (2010), vol.14, 26-32.

  Durg Vijay Singh Durg Vijay Singh  MTech and   PhD (Bioinformatics, IIIT Allahabad)
  Assistant Professor
  Areas of Expertise/Research interest:Molecular Modeling & Simulation, Pharmacophore and QSAR modeling, Drug Designing and Development  

My Academic Publication is: 1-Singh DV Gaur AK Mishra DP Indian J Weed Sci 36 (3&4):256-259(2004) ISSN: 0253-8040, 2-Kushwaha S, Rajeev K Prithyani, DV Singh Bioinformatics Trends 2:3&4(2007)103-110, 3-Singh DV & Misra K, Editors: Rubina et al. Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi. (2009) pp 290-295 ISBN 978-81-8487-060-2, 4-Singh DV & Misra Bioinformation (2009) 4(5), 5-Singh DV, Adeppa K, Misra K J Mol Mod 2011, 6-Singh DV, Agarwal S, Kesarwani RK & Misra K “J Mol Mod 2012,7-Kesharwani RK, Singh D V, Misra K Rizvi, SI Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2012, 8-Singh DV Godbole M.M. Misra K (J Mol Mod), 9-Akhil Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Kesherwani, Singh DV. N. J. of Biotechnology 2011 ISSN 2091-1130 (Accepted), 10-Singh DV, Manish KG Singh DV “Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences 2012 (Accepted) 11-Singh DV, Kesherwani RK, Misra K, Interdisciplinary Sciences Computational Life Science (Accepted)

  Chetna Kumari Chetna Kumari  M.Sc. (Life Sciences) MTech (Bioinformatics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
  Assistant Professor (Contract)
  Areas of Expertise/Research interest: Computational Drug Design, Systems Biology, Gene regulation & Cell Signaling, IPR Management.  

Attended “UGC Network Program” workshop on “Non coding RNA” at SLS, JNU held on Nov. 7, 2009., Attended symposium on Systems Biology organized by JNU & South Campus, Delhi University (March, 2006). Attended International Symposium on "Human Genomic & Public Health" organized by National Centre of Applied Human Genetics, SLS, JNU, New Delhi (From March 27 to march 01, 2006)

Centre for Biological Science (Life Science)
  Manoj Panchal Manoj Panchal PhD (Department of Zoology, Delhi University)
  Assistant Professor
  Areas of Expertise/Research interest: Protein hormones and Secretary pathway
  Papers Published in Last 5 Years: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry, (2007); Clinica Chimica Acta (2007); Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology (2008); Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, (2010). Post doctoral research experience in ICGEB, New Delhi. Fellowships awarded: CSIR NET, DBT PDF.
  Gautam Kumar Gautam Kumar MPhil, PhD (Plant Molecular Biology, JNU)
  Assistant Professor
  Areas of Expertise/Research interest: Transcript profiling of salt and drought stress in crop plants and cloning-characterization of stress related genes. Plant tissue culture and Agrobacterium mediated transformation of crop plants.

He did PhD in Life Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2010 and worked as a research associate in ICGEB and JNU (2010-12). He received young scientist travel award by DST and 1st poster awarded in Indo-US workshop.

Publications: Clustered metallothionein genes are co-regulated in rice and overexpression of OsMT1e confers multiple abiotic stress tolerance via ROS scavenging: BMC Plant Biology (2012) (doi: 10.1186/1471-2229-12-107); Analysis of a salinity induced BjSOS3 protein from Brassica indicate it to be structurally and functionally related to its ortholog from Arabidopsis: Plant Physiol Biochem 49(9):996-1004. (2011); Cloning, structural and expression analysis of OsSOS2 in contrasting cultivars of rice under salinity stress: Genes, Genomes, Genomics :(2010). Maintenance of stress related transcripts in tolerant cultivar at a level higher than sensitive one appears to be a conserved salinity response among plants: Plant Signaling and Behaviour. 4:5 431-434.(2009); Physiological responses among Brassica species under salinity stress show strong correlation with transcript abundance for SOS pathway related genes: Journal of Plant Physiolog 166: 507-520.(2009); Towards Salinity Tolerance in Brassica: an Overview: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants;14:15-22 (2008). Mustard: Approaches for Crop Improvement and Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress (Volume 2), Wiley Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Weinheim, Germany (Book Chapter)

Patents: Method for Enhancing Regeneration Frequency Of Brassica Species [Indian Patent Application No. 1682/DEL/2008 A]: [US Patent Application No. PCT/IN2009/000402]. Inventors: Pareek A., Kumar G. Hybrid-type Histidine Kinase Gene Isolated from Indica Rice IR64, and Clones Produced Thereby. [Indian Patent Application No. 1896/DEL/2008]: [US Patent Application No. PCT/IN2009/000444 dated 11/08/09]. Inventors: Pareek A., Karan R., Kumar G., Singla-Pareek SL.

  Amrita Srivastav Ms. Amrita Srivastava M.Sc. (Banasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur)
  Assistant Professor
  Areas of Expertise/Research interest: Proteomic and transcriptomic analysis of salt stress tolerance behaviour in microbes; Study of Actinobacteria from adverse conditions.

Publications include: Journal of Basic Microbiology, 2012 • African journal of Biotechnology, 2012 • World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2010 Book chapters: Recent Advances in Environmental Biotechnology, Lambert Academic Press, Germany, 2011 • Microbial Biotechnology & Ecology, Daya Publications, New Delhi, 2011 • Soil Microflora, Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, 2009 Awards & Achievements: M.Sc. Gold Medal (2007); GATE (2007); CSIR-JRF (2007); CSIR-SRF (2009); Best Oral presentation Award (2012); Best Poster presentation Award (2012);Young Scientist Travel Award by DST (2012).

Last Updated on 18/10/2012