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Dr. Soma M. Ghorai

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: M.Sc.; M.Phil; Ph.D.

  1.  Courses taught  in the session 2019-20:–

B.Sc (H) Zoology, Semester 2

Cell Biology

B.Sc (H) Zoology, Semester 3

Biochemistry

B.Sc (H) Zoology, Semester 4

Biochemistry

B.Sc (H) Zoology, Semester 5

Immunology

B.Sc (H) Zoology, Semester 6

Reproductive Biology

B.Sc (H) Zoology, Semester 6

Developmental Biology

 

  1.  Name of the academic society and its annual activities.

Faculty Advisor  of Academic Society of Department of Zoology (GENESIS):

  1. Talk by Dr. Vivek T Natarajan, Ph.D
    Principal Scientist
    CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology 

& Associate Professor, Faculty of Science Academy of Scientific.

IGIB-Mathura Road, New Delhi

 

  1.  Department magazine, if any, and its mode of publication (e-mode or print). N.A.

 

 

 



Area of Interest.

    Immunology; Endocrinology; Cell and Molecular Biology

    Dr. Soma M Ghorai was conferred her Doctorate of Philosophy by the University of Delhi in 2002. She published various research papers on Immunology, Immuno-endocrinology and nanotechnology in prestigious journals, including the General and Comparative Endocrinology, Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology, Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, Stem cell research and therapy and Molecular Phylogenetics and evolution. She has written e-chapters for post –graduate students in MHRD, UGC-epg-pathshala. She has written many popular articles in magazines, newsletters and International journals. She has completed 3 research projects funded by Department of Science and technology, University Grants Commission, Delhi University Innovation Project Grant and Center for Science and Industrial Research.

     

     

     

     

    1. Research activities and publication:
    1. Research Grant received Till date

     

    S.No

    Name of Award

    Awarding Agency

    Year

    1

    Young Scientist start up project, entitled entitled “Transcriptome analysis of immune-relevant genes in the spleen of wall lizard Hemidactylus flaviviridis”.

    DST

    “SERB/LS-500/2013,

    2013-16

    2

    Major research project “Localization and expression of toll like receptors in splenic phagocytes of wall lizard”. 2011-2014.

     

    UGC –

    39-29/2010(SR)

    2011-14

    3

    University of Delhi, Innovative project entitled “Development of Theranostics (therapeutic plus diagnostic) based product with Curcumin-Oligonucleotide-Rare earth metal based Nanoparticle probes as MRI Contrast agent”. 

     

     DU- (HC-302)

    2016-17

     

    1. Research Guidance: Guided four Ph.D. students ( 2 submitted and 2 pursuing)

    S.N0.

    Name and registration number

    Title of the thesis

    Submitted/Pursuing

    1

    Neerja Wadhwa (Ph.D. 58/14)

     “A comprehensive study of male genital stem cells”.

    Submitted on

    9th November, 2016

     

    2

    Manisha Priyam

    (Ph.D.Z/580/2012 )

     

    “Expression profile of TLR’s and Immune relevant genes in Hemidactylus flaviviridis”

     

     

    Submitted on

     27th January, 2017

     

    3

    Manisha Behera

     

     

    Expression of bacteriophage endolysins for mitigation of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection

    pursuing

     

    4

    Kiran Kumar Salam

    Phylogeography, Conservation and Eco-Immunology of the Hemidactylus species spanning the Himalayan foot hills, mainly focusing on North-eastern regions of India.

     

    pursuing

     

     

    C. Publication in peer reviewed journals (last five years)

    S.No.

    Author (S) Title

    Journal name with page Nos

    1

    Varsha Yadava, Neha Kapoor, Soma Mondal Ghorai and Pradeep Rajput, “Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Aqueous Leaf Extract of "Selaginella bryopteris" and Elucidation of its Antimicrobial Activity”,

    Current Bioactive Compounds (2019) 15: 1. https://doi.org/10.2174/1573407215666181122121039

    DOI
    https://doi.org/10.2174/1573407215666181122121039

    Print ISSN
    1573-4072

    Publisher Name
    Bentham Science Publisher

    Online ISSN
    1875-6646

     

    2

    Soma Mondal Ghorai,  Sachin Gupta,  Manisha Priyam,   "Unravelling The Structure And Protein-Ligand Interaction Of Indo-Asian Wall Lizard Hemidactylus Flaviviridis Tlr5 (hftTLR5) Via In Silico Approach",

    IJRAR - International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR), May 2019. E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138, Volume.6, Issue 2, Page No pp.127-136.

     

    3

    Soma Mondal Ghorai. Manisha Priyam

    Reptilia: Cellular Immunity in Reptiles:

    Perspective on Elements of Evolution

    Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature (2018)

    E. L. Cooper (ed.), Advances in Comparative Immunology,

    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76768-0_21

    4

    Manisha Priyama, Mamta Tripathy, Umesh Rai, Soma Mondal Ghorai. Divergence of protein sensing (TLR 4, 5) and nucleic acid sensing (TLR 3, 7) within the reptilian lineage.

    Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 119 (2018) 210–224.

     

     

    5

    Mamta Pandey, Soma M. Ghorai, Umesh Rai.  Bisphenol A mediated effects on innate immunity in freshwater teleost spotted snakehead Channa punctatus murrel.

    Fisheries Science (2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/s12562-017-1148-3.

    6

    Nirmalya Ganguli, Neerja Wadhwa, Abul Usmani, Neetu Kunj, Nilanjana Ganguli, Rajesh Kumar Sarkar, Soma M. Ghorai and Subeer S. Majumdar. An efficient method for generating a germ cell depleted animal model for studies related to spermatogonial stem cell transplantation.

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy (2016) 7:142, ISSN: 1757-6512 (Online)

    DOI 10.1186/s13287-016-0405-1

    7

    Manisha Priyam, Mamta Tripathy, Umesh Rai, Soma Mondal Ghorai, Tracing the evolutionary lineage of pattern recognition receptor homologues in vertebrates: An insight into reptilian immunity via denovo sequencing of the wall lizard splenic transcriptome

    Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology

     journal home page: www.elsevier.com/locate/vetimm

     Page 172 (2016) 26–37

     

    D. Publication in book chapters (last five years)

    S.No

    Title

    Author’s Name

    Publisher

    Year of Publication

    1

    Paper Name: Zool 010: Immunology; Module: 21,  Name/Title : B Cell Generation, Activation, Differentiation and Humoral Immune Responses

     

    Dr. Soma M. Ghorai

    http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/

    2016

    2

    Paper Name: Zool 010: Immunology; Module: 15,  Name/Title : TLRs and Innate Immunity

    Dr. Soma M. Ghorai

    http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/

    2016

    3

    Paper Name: Zool 010: Immunology; Module: 35, Immunity in health and diseases,  Name/Title : vaccines

    Dr. Soma M. Ghorai

    http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/

    2017

    4

    Paper Name: Zool 08: parasitology; Module: 08, Name/Title : Drug targets in Leishmaniasis

    Dr. Soma M. Ghorai

    http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/

    2017

    5

    Paper Name: Zool 010: Immunology; Module: 07,  Name/Title Major Histocompatibility complex

    Dr. Soma M. Ghorai

    http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/

    2017

    6.

    Role of naturally occurring Lead compounds as potential drug targets against Malaria.

    Neha Kapoor and Soma Mondal Ghorai.

    Accepted in ACADEMIC PRESS entitled “Novel Approaches for Drug Delivery, ISBN13: 9781522507512. Recent Advances in Drug Delivery Technology, ISBN13: 9781522507543.

    2019

     

    E. Conferences/Workshops/ Trainings attended and Presented in the last five years:

    S.No .

    Title of the Paper presented

    Details of Conference / Seminar/ Workshop/ Symposia

    Whether International/

    National/

    Regional/State/

    University/College level

    1.

    Oral presentation entitled “Exploring the lizard immunome : de novo sequencing of splenic transcriptome and clustering of immune-relevant genes.

    The 13th ISDCI congress to be organized from 28th June to 3rd July, 2015,

    International society for developmental and comparative immunology, Murcia, Spain.

    2

    Poster presentation entitled “Expression profiling of toll like receptors in selected tissues of wall lizard, Hemidactylus flaviviridis”.

    The 13th ISDCI congress to be organized from 28th June to 3rd July, 2015,

    International society for developmental and comparative immunology, Murcia, Spain.

    3

     Poster presentation on ´Evolutionary Conservation of Type-1 IFNs (IFN-α and IFN-β) in the squamate, Hemidactylus flaviviridis”.

    CIEP, Thiruvananthapuram, 1-2, August, 2015

    International

    4

    Poster presentation on “Identification of pattern recognition receptors from the de novo splenic transcriptome sequence of the wall lizard, Hemidactylus flaviviridis”.

    Viswa- Bahrati University, Shantiniketan. West Bengal.

    1-3 Oct, 2015

    National

    5

    Attended workshop 2019 on “Hands on training on Drosophila and Zebra fish Model systems”

    Daulat Ram College, university of delhi 28th -1st April 2019

    National

    6

    Attended MTCC workshop -2019 on “advanced techniques in microbial systems” 13-19th October, 2019

    IMTECH MTCC, Chandigarh,

    13-19th October, 2019

    National

             

     

     

     

    F. Invited lectures/Resource persons/ Special lecture   last five years:

    S. No.

    Title/ Academic session/ Subject of Lecture delivered

    Organizing Institution (Name of City & Country)

    Whether National/ International

    Date of Lecture

    Duration

    1

    Invited lecture on “Immune-endocrine intersection in Reptiles: an Overview”

     

    Viswa- Bahrati University, Shantiniketan. West Bengal.

    National

    1-3 Oct. 2015

    One hour

    2

    Invited Lecture on “An insight into the evolutionary consequences of reptilian TLRs and their role in host-specific pathogenicity”. 

     

    World conference on vaccine and immunology

    International

    21-22rd November 2019

    One hour

    3.

    Resource person on   Seminar cum Moderator on “Tracing the evolutionary footprints of Toll-like receptors and their relevance in vaccine development”. 

     

    World conference on vaccine and immunology

    International

    21-22rd November 2019

    One complete session  of three hours

     

     

Personal Information

Departments Zoology
Designation Assistant Professor

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