Category Archives: Research Scholar

Radhika Khosla

Nickname: Radhika
Hometown: Pathankot, PB
Graduate School: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab
E-mail: rkradhikakhosla95@gmail.com

How would you explain your research in 3 sentences to someone who is not in Science?

I work on a disease named ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). It is a kind of muscle paralysis. It is a condition in which walking, talking, eating and even breathing is impaired in severe cases.

More about you?

I am a strong, direct and honest person with self-motivated thoughts. My strength is my honesty towards my work, family and friends.  My motivation is every person I meet in my day to day life. I always try to learn and get motivation from each and every event of my life in every moment. I like to help people. I like to play badminton. I like reading. I love to spend time with my family and friends.

About your work?

Proteomics, a discipline of research in which protein concentrations are analysed in various biofluids of the body. These proteins found in the biofluids can prove as biomarkers for the early diagnosis of the disease. Analysis of the concentration of VEGF, angiogenin, TDP-43, sVEGFR2, optineurin and CCL-2 in the ALS patients versus controls and neurological controls can help in knowing the pattern of variation of these protein levels. This knowledge can be used as potential biomarker for the early diagnosis of ALS.

Kanu Priya

Nickname: Kanu 
Hometown: Una,H.P
Graduate School: GNDU, Amritsar 
E-mail: sharmakanu993@gmail.com

How would you explain your research in 3 sentences to someone who is not in Science?

I am working on the mutation pattern in DMD/BMD, and the mutation in other (PSEN, APP, SMN, MYOT, DYSF, CAV3 and LMNA) genes leading to similar phenotype. I am also working on association of BMD/DMD phenotype with cognitive decline.

More about you?

I am a self motivated person. My strength towards is to work with a positive attitude. My motivation is my family. I am fond of travelling to new places.

About your work?

My field of work is to analyze the molecular, cellular, neuro psychological and biochemical changes after the practice of Mind body techniques like Yoga. And also to compare these changes in the long term and short term practice.

Priya Battu

Nickname: Priya
Hometown:  Solan,H.P
Graduate School:Panjab University, Chandigarh
E-mail: priyabattu78@gmail.com

How would you explain your research in 3 sentences to someone who is not in Science?

I have worked on anti-tubercular drugs induced nephrotoxicity in Wistar rats and its amelioration by herbal extract of Adhatoda vasica. I will be working on biomarker analysis in AMD i.e age related macular degeneration, a disease of elderly which causes irreversible loss of central vision.

More about you?

I am a hardworking and honest person, with positive outlook towards life.  Curiosity and exploratory nature of Leonardo Da Vinci inspires me. I am very fond of animals and I like trekking, visiting different places, playing badminton and sketching.

About your work?

My area of interest is biomarker analysis in Age related macular degeneration. It is a retinal disease particularly affecting macula. In this degeneration of photoreceptors occurs which causes blindness. There are no effective treatments available for this anomaly but progression of its wet form can be stopped by use of anti-VEGF therapy. As dysfunction of retinal pigment epithelium is involved in pathology of AMD. I am particularly interested in enhancing cell survival by working on cell culture system.

Priya Mehra

Nickname: Priya
Hometown: Kangra, HP
Graduate School: SGGS,Panjab University, Chandigarh
E-mail: priyamehra293@gmail.com

How would you explain your research in 3 sentences to someone who is not in science?

I have worked on Antibacterial Effect of Dentifrices such as Herbal Extracts and Toothpastes against Dental Plaque associated Bacteria.I have learned many methods and techniques during my project and training work that motivate me towards research.

More about you

I am hardworking, highly motivated, goal oriented, honest and quick learner person with self-motivated thoughts. My strength is my family. I love to travel, trekking, reading, play badminton in free time.

About your work:

Aim to identify streptococcus mutant by using different methods such as Gram staining, catalase, Nitrate reduction test, Voges Proskauer test, simmon citrate test, Antibiotic susceptibility test and others(Project work)
I am still building up my interest. I am interested in human and animal work alike.

Pooja

Nickname: Pooja
Hometown: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Graduate School: Himachal Pradesh University Summerhill, Shimla-5
E-mail: nadholtapooja34@gmail.com

How would you explain your research in 3 sentences to someone who is not in Science?

My work is based on Yoga and pregnancy. I am looking at the effect of Yoga on pregnancy outcome(the health of mother and baby) and its effect on Umbilical Cord Blood derived stem cells. I will investigate the potency of stem cells by transplanting them into, mouse model of memory loss.

More about you?

I am honest, forthright and cheerful person. I learn from everything and everyone around me and try my best to implement every lesson learned in my life for self-improvement. Self-assesment always help me to do better in my life. I love travelling, dancing, gyming and Yoga.

About your work?

We have designed a Pregnancy Yoga protocol for pregnant women in  2nd and 3rd trimester by consulting Yoga experts. We will provide Yoga intervention to recruited participate and effect of Yoga will be analysed  on pregnancy outcome and on stem cells by transplanting them into animal model of memory loss. Results will be compared between Yoga group (with intervention) and control group (without intervention) .

Sheetal J Gupta

Nickname: Sheetal
Hometown: Delhi
Graduate School:
E-mail: sheetaljindal@gmail.com

 

How would you explain your research in 3 sentences to someone who is not in Science?

My work is based on effect of yoga based protocol at various oxygen levels. We are examining if the yoga intervention can rescue the depleted po2 levels and other parameters.

More about you?

I am honest, hardworking and sincere person. Being new to science I am learning new things like experiments, GLP every day from everyone around me. Which is helping me improve myself in all aspects of life. I love travelling, gardening, making new friends and helping people to best of my capacity.

About your work?

We are also studying the prakriti (Ayruveda concept – Vata, Pita, Khapha) has an effect on the po2 levels which could be useful for post covid management.

Prashant Verma

Nickname: Prashant Verma
Hometown: Saharanpur
Graduate School:Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
E-mail: prashantverma683@gmail.com

 

How would you explain your research in 3 sentences to someone who is not in Science?

My work is based on a comparison between Yoga for regimented and non regimented professionals. I am looking at the effect of a validated Yoga protocol approved by Ministry of AYUSH on the psychosocial and psychophysical health of Armed forces on the newly recruited personnel and other young non professionals/students. I will investigate the anthropometric, HRV and some biochemical markers on them after providing pre and post intervention of yoga.

More about you?

I am honest, positive and cheerful person. I always eager to learn new things. Self-assessment always help me to do better in my life. I love travelling, swimming and Yoga. I like to improve social communications skills in myself.

About your work?

We have provided 3 months Yoga classes for Chandigarh police new recruits and carried out some neuropsychological tests. We will investigate the anthropometric, HRV and some biochemical markers on before and after intervention of yoga.

Kalyan Maity

Nickname: Kalyan Maity
Hometown: Chandipur
Graduate School: Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA), Bengaluru
E-mail: maitykalyan769@gmail.com

How would you explain your research in 3 sentences to someone who is not in Science?

My work is based on Yoga and memory in Prisoners. I am looking the effect of Yoga on stress and cognition in prisoners. Also effect of Yoga in their personality and quality of life.

More about you?

I am punctual, honest, creative, sincere, co-operative, optimistic person. I am eagerness to learn new skills and implement previous knowledge for self-improvement. I love travelling, writing poem, Yoga practice and listening to song.

About your work?

Standard Yoga protocol will be introduced to prisoners. Neuropsychological, biochemical and molecular analysis will be done before and after the intervention. The comparison will be carried out done between pre- and post-assessments as well as between Yoga and control group. I will investigate the effect of Yoga on stem cells by transplanting them into animal model of memory loss.