SERENA J. D SOUZA
SCIENTIST C

  SERENA J. D SOUZA

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2015

Address (Off):

NATIONAL AIDS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
P.B.NO.1895 :73, G BHOSARI IND ESTATE
PUNE - 411026 .
Telephone (off): 91-20-27331200
Fax : 020-271210731
Email : sdsouza@nariindia.org
Educational Qualifications:

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  • Ph. D. (Applied Biology) 2003 National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (ICMR), Parel, Mumbai
  • M. Sc. (Applied Biology) 1992 Seth GS Medical College, Parel, Mumbai
  • DMLT 1982 Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai
  • B. Sc. (Life Sciences) 1981 Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai

Discipline:
VIRUS DISEASES



Research Experience:
  • NIRRH (ICMR), Mumbai 1984 Laboratory Technician (EM Central Facility)
  • NIRRH (ICMR), Mumbai 1994 Research Assistant (Neuroendocrinology / EM Central Facility)
  • NIRRH (ICMR), Mumbai 2007 Technical Officer (EM Central Facility)
  • NARI (ICMR), Pune 2012 Scientist B
Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :

Participant at National / International Training Programs
1. Participant at the Tecnai Basic and Advanced Life Science Cryo Course at the FEI Applications Laboratory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands from June 7- 18, 2004.
2. Participant at a workshop entitled Virus morphodiagnosis and cryo electron microscopy applications in infectious diseases (April 12-16, 2006) organized at NIV, Pune hosted by ICON Analytical Pvt Ltd.
3. Participant at a workshop entitled Applications of Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Life Sciences (Dec 5-6, 2007) hosted by and M/s FEI Europe B.V. & ICON Analytical Pvt Ltd at NICED, Kolkata. 
4. Participant at the XXXI Annual Meeting of Electron Microscopy Society of India-2010 International Conference on Advances in Electron Microscopy and Related Techniques (Mar 8-10, 2010) held at BARC, Mumbai. 
5. Participant at the XXVI Training in Electron Microscopy for Scientific Investigators Nov. 8-20, 2010 held at AIIMS, New Delhi.
6. Participant at the Symposia entitled Advances in Electron Microscopy in Virology Research and 3D Imaging : The Road Ahead (October 20-21, 2011) held at NIV, Pune

Awards:
Recipient of the late Peter and late Aramita Castello Scholarship for the Ph. D. (Science) degree at the 13th Annual Academic Awards Presentation of the All Bombay Catholic Sabha held on 9th November, 2003 at St Michael’s Church Auditorium, Mahim, Mumbai-400 016.

Faculty Member of Training Courses held at the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health
1. Training Course in Basic Electron Microscope Techniques, April 2-18, 1990.
2. Advanced Training Course in Sperm Biology, July 19-30, 1993.
3. Techniques in Neuroendocrine Research, April 24-May 5, 2000.
4. Training workshop on Human Semenology for the Indo US Project entitled A Randomized Controlled Trial with 3 vasectomy techniques May 4-5, 2010 venue NIRRH (Delivered a lecture Sperm Dysfunctions & Sperm function tests).

Intra & Inter Institutional Lectures Delivered 1A) Electron Microscopy and its Applications in Research at the Workshop on Modern Instrumentation, 19th & 26th December 2003, held at Western Regional Instrumentation Centre, Mumbai-400 098. 1B) The 100 year Epic of Electron Microscopy Research Applications at the Workshop on Modern Instrumentation, 31st May 2005, held at Western Regional Instrumentation Centre, Mumbai-400 098. 2) Sperm Dysfunctions & Sperm function tests for the Indo US Project A Randomized Controlled Trial with 3 vasectomy techniques May 5, 2010 3) Electron Microscopy: Searching for beads in a haystack at the workshop Advances in Biotechnology March 9, 2011 Advances in Biotechnology for University teachers held at NIRRH, Mumbai from Mar 1-16th, 2011 (Delivered a lecture ‘Electron Microscopy: Searching for beads in a haystack’ on March 9, 2011)

Intra & Inter Institutional Lectures Delivered
1A) Electron Microscopy and its Applications in Research at the Workshop on Modern Instrumentation, 19th & 26th December 2003, held at Western Regional Instrumentation Centre, Mumbai-400 098. 
1B) The 100 year Epic of Electron Microscopy Research Applications at the Workshop on Modern Instrumentation, 31st May 2005, held at Western Regional Instrumentation Centre, Mumbai-400 098.
2) Sperm Dysfunctions & Sperm function tests for the Indo US Project “A Randomized Controlled Trial with 3 vasectomy techniques” May 5, 2010
3) Electron Microscopy: Searching for beads in a haystack at the workshop ‘Advances in Biotechnology’ March 9, 2011
Advances in Biotechnology for University teachers held at NIRRH, Mumbai from Mar 1-16th, 2011 (Delivered a lecture ‘Electron Microscopy: Searching for beads in a haystack’ on March 9, 2011)


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