NASREEN Z.EHTESHAM
SCIENTIST G& DIRECTOR INCHARGE

  NASREEN Z.EHTESHAM

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2015

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PATHOLOGY
SAFDARJANG HOSPITAL CAMPUS POST BOX NO. 4909
NEW DELHI - 110029 .
Telephone (off): 011-26198402-406 EXT. 210
Fax : 011-26198401
Email : nzehtesham@gmail.com
Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (1991): National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India
  • (registered at JMI)
  • Graduate Programme (1984) University of Alberta, Canada
  • M.Sc. 1981: Aligarh Muslim University
  • B.Sc. (Honours) 1978: Magadh University (IV rank with Distinction)

Discipline:
GENETICS
CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY


Research Experience:

Position and Employment: (Starting with the most recent employment):

  • DIRECTOR GRADE SCIENTIST (Scientist G) and Head, Inflammation Biology and cell signaling lab, National Institute of Pathology (NIoP), New Delhi, (2015- present)
  • SENIOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR (Scientist F) and Head, Inflammation Biology and cell signaling lab, National Institute of Pathology (NIoP), New Delhi, (2010- 2015)
  • Visiting Professor, Biology Laboratory, Institute of life sciences, Hyderabad university Campus, Hyderabad (2009-2011)
  • DEPUTY DIRECTOR (Scientist E) and Head, Molecular Biology Unit, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, (2005- 2010)
  • Assistant Director and Head Molecular Biology Unit, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad (2000-2005)
  • Research Scientist, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi (1994-2000)
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • Life Member, Nutritional Society of India
  • Life Member, Society of Biological Chemists
  • Life Member of Society of Cell Biology, India
  • Member Secretary of “GM Foods Sub-committee on Biotechnology Issues”
  • Member, DBT Task Force on “Biotechnological approaches on food and nutritional security”, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India
  • Member, ICMR Task Force on “Molecular Cardiology and Diabetes”. Ministry of Health, Govt of India
  • ICMR Kshanika Oration Award 2014

Invited Talks

  • Invited to give lecture in the international conference on Cellular and Molecular Mechanism of Disease process” to be held in Kashmir from April 13-16, 2014
  • Invited talk in Bioworld 2014, an International conference on Protein structure and functionorganised by IIT, Delhi on 10th Congress of “Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB)” December 2003
  • University of La Reunion, France on “Neurologic, Immunologic and metabolic aspect of chronic diseases” December 2004
  • International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh October 2005
  • Keystone meeting on PPAR and RXR(2005), Whistler, BC, Canada
  • Indo-Swedish Symposium on “Genomics and proteomics of Diabetes” organized by Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai. April 2006
  • Institut fur MolekulareInfektionbiologie, University of Wuzburg, Germany “Pathogenesis and role of nutrition in infectious diseases”May 2006
  • 25th Biennial Conference of I.A.L. (Indian Association of Leprologists), Kanpur. November 2007
  • Invited by DST, Government of Bihar to attend a meeting on “Bihar Science Congress – 2008” May 2008.
  • Indo French meeting on “Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disorder” organized by ICMR. January 2007
  • Attended a workshop on “Diversity to Discovery Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Genetics – The Indian Population Diversity, endogamous Ethnic Communities” February, 2008.
  • Attended a symposium on HUGO 2008 – 13th Human Genome Meeting, Hyderabad September 2008.
  • Attended a meeting on Indo-German workshop on Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases with emphasis on Mycobacterium tuberculosis, November, 2008.
  • Invited by ICGEB to attend a meeting on “Emerging Trends in Tuberculosis Research : Biomarkers, Drugs and Vaccine” December 2008.
  • 3rd International Congress on Predibetes and Metabolic Syndrome”Nice, France April, 2009
  • Invited talk at Cell Biologymeeting, Hyderabad University, 2010

 

List of Projects Handled (COMPLETED/ONGOING)

1. PPAR mediated regulation of Glucose metabolism and coronary Heart Disease: understanding the mechanism of action Funded by ICMR

2. Development of PCR Method for detection of genetically modified foods Funded by DBT

3. Genetic basis of resistance type II diabetes in the raica community of Rajasthan Funded by ICMR

4. Biomedical Informatics Centre of ICMR

5. Transcriptome and proteome analyses of ALR2 and its involvement in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy Funded by DST

6. Anti inflammatory potential of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in experimental ulcerative colitis : Biochemical and molecular mechanisms Funded by DBT

7. Understanding the role of T cells in obesity and diabetes Funded by DST

8. Virtual Centre of Excellence on multidisciplinary approaches aimed at interventions against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Center of Excellence DBT.

9. Understanding the functional role of PHLPP1 in IFNγ-mediated innate immune responses of macrophages. Funded by DBT.

10. Understanding the role of micronutrients in Mycobacterium tuberculosis(M.tb) infection using guinea pig (Caviaporcellus) as a model Funded by ICMR

11. Virtual Centre of Excellence II on multidisciplinary approaches aimed at interventions against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Center of Excellence DBT

Honors/Awards:

  • Elected Fellowof The National Academy of Sciences, India
  • Elected fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, India
  • Outstanding Work of the Year Award, NII, New Delhi 1990
  • Merit Scholarship, Govt. of Bihar, 1974-1976

Editorial Board Member of

  • Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry(Springer, Netherlands)
  • International Journal of Biosciences and Technology(IJBST)
  • International Journal of Medical Sc. and Technology(IJMST)
  • International Journal of Life Science and Technology(IJLST)
  • Gut Pathogens(Biomed Central, London)
Foreign Visits:
  1. 1. EMBO CONFERENCE TUBERCULOSIS 2016. (2). TO VISIT LAB OF DR. M. MADAN BABU, MRC LAB OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. TO UNITED KINGDOM
    FROM 2016-09-19 TO 2016-09-30

  2. PARTICIPATION IN THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF FUTURE COLLABORATION IN THE FIELD OF GENETICS & NUTRITION. TO SINGAPORE
    FROM 2007-09-10 TO 2007-09-13

  3. PARTICIPATION IN THE BIOTECHNOLOGY ASIA 2006 CONFERENCE. TO MALAYASIA
    FROM 2006-08-09 TO 2006-08-11

  4. TO VISIT NUTRITION BIOCHEMISTRY LAB. OF DR. G. B. NAIR, DIRECTOR ,ICDDR,B:CENTRE FOR HEALTH AND POPULATION RESEARCH. TO BANGLADESH
    FROM 2005-10-22 TO 2005-10-27

  5. PARTICIPATION IN THE HUMAN RESISTIN IS A POTENT INDUCER OF PRO-INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES IN MACROPHAGES MEETING TO CANADA
    FROM 2005-04-12 TO 2005-04-17

  6. THE SCIENTIFIC MEETING OF INDO-GERMAN LIAISON OFFICE & ALSO TO DELIVER A TALK IN WORKSHOP ON PATHOGENIMICS. TO GERMANY
    FROM 2006-05-22 TO 2006-05-27


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