SANGEETA RASTOGI
SCIENTIST F

  SANGEETA RASTOGI

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2012

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PATHOLOGY
SAFDARJANG HOSPITAL CAMPUS POST BOX NO. 4909
NEW DELHI - 110029 .
Telephone (off): 26198402-406,26716473-80 E-314
Email : rastogi_sangita@rediffmail.com
Educational Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. (Zoology) from CCS University, Meerut (1982)
  • M.Sc. (Zoology) from CCS University, Meerut (1984)
  • M.Phil (Zoology) from CCS University, Meerut (1987)
  • Ph.D. (Zoology) from CCS University, Meerut (1992)

Discipline:
ENDOCRINOLOGY



Research Experience:

Areas of Research:

  • Genital chlamydiasis
  • Chlamydia trachomatisinduced reactive arthritis
  • Animal model of chlamydial infection

Research Experience:

  • C. trachomatis Infection & Pregnancy:
    • Immunology of C. trachomatis infection in spontaneous aborters.
    • Oxidative stress in recurrent aborters infected with chlamydial infection.
    • Cytokines/ cyclo-oxygenases/ prostaglandin receptors in C. trachomatis infected women during missed abortion.
    • Diagnosis of STD pathogens including C. trachomatisinfection in women.
    • Adverse obstetric outcome: Effect of treatment for C. trachomatis infection during pregnancy.
  • C. trachomatis Infection & Female Infertility:
    • vostudies on development ofexperimental model of C. trachomatisinduced salpingitis in mice.
    • Th1/ Th2 cytokines during C. trachomatis-induced infertility in women.
  • C. trachomatis-induced Reactive Arthritis (ReA):
    • Intra-articular detection of C. trachomatisin ReA patients.
    • In vivostudies on C. trachomatis-induced ReA.

Research Guidance:

  • M.D. (Gyn. & Obstet.) Thesis: one
  • M.Sc. (Microbiology) Dissertation: one
  • M.Sc. (Biochemistry) Dissertation: Three
  • Ph.D. (Microbiology): one (student registered with Jiwaji University, Gwalior)
  • Ph.D. (Biosciences): Two (students registered with BITS, Pilani)

Research Publications:

  • Chapter in Book- 01
  • International journals- 11
  • National journals- 08
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • Indian Immunological Society (Life Member)
  • Society of Toxicology, India (Life Member)
Awards:
  • Principal Investigator- Immune responses to Chlamydia trachomatisinfection in spontaneous aborters: Funded by LSRB, DRDO (2004-07).
  • Principal Co-Investigator- Cytokine regulation in the immunopathogenesis of salpingitis / infertility due to Chlamydia trachomatisinfection in women: Funded by DST (2002-06).
  • Co-Investigator- Role of chlamydial heat shock proteins in the pathogenesis of genital tract infection in women: Funded by LSRB, DRDO (2003-07).
  • Awarded Research Associateship (Direct Award) by CSIR (1993).
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (Direct Award) by CSIR (1990).
  • Received Young Scientists Gold Medal (Society of Biosciences) in Seminar on Environment and Biodegradation (1991).
  • Awarded Grade A on M.Phil. (Zoology) dissertation (1987).
  • Awarded IInd Position in M.Sc. (Zoology) merit list of CCSU (1984).

Research Specializations Achieved:

  1. Endocrinal regulation of hepatocellular necrosis due to xenobiotic metabolism/toxicity: In vivo studies
  2. Immunomolecular diagnosis of genital chlamydiasis in cervicitis/infertility/antenatal women
  3. Immunopathogensis of Chlamydia trachomatis infection
  4. Development of an in vivo mouse model of chlamydial salpingitis
Foreign Visits:
  1. ESCCAR INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON RICKETTSIA AND OTHER INTRAC ELLULAR BACTERIA TO SWITZERLAND
    FROM 2015-06-13 TO 2015-06-16

  2. PARTICIPATION IN THE COURSE "INTRODUCTION TO GENOMIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES" TO CANADA
    FROM 2017-06-19 TO 2017-06-23


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