RUCHI SINGH
SCIENTIST E

  RUCHI SINGH

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): 011-26198403, EXTN. 401
Fax : 011-26198401
Email : ruchis@icmr.org.in, ruchisp@gmail.com
Educational Qualifications:

  • MSc (Microbiology)
  • PhD National Institute of Pathology-ICMR- Jiwaji University, Gwalior
  • PDF Centre for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA, USA

Discipline:
MICROBIOLOGY
GENOMICS
BIOLOGY
PARASITOLOGY
Research Experience:
Antimicrobial resistance, Molecular basis of pathogenesis of parasitic disease and drug resistance Leishmaniaand malaria parasite Plasmodium.
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • Life member, National Academy of Vectors and Vector-borne Diseases, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • International Society of Infectious diseases
Awards:
  • BILL & MELINDA GATES foundation awardfor Young Investigatorfrom India and Southeast Asia presented by the International Society for Infectious Diseases at 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases, Hyderabad, India March 2-5 2016
  • Women Scientist award for best paper in National symposium on “Microbes in Health and Agriculture” organized by School of Life sciences, JNU, New delhi in 2012.
  • Shakuntala Amirchand awardin biomedical sciences -2006 conferred by ICMRin Sep 2009.
  • UNESCO L’oreal International fellowship for young women in life sciences-2006. First Indian Recipient of the award, selected by a special Selection Committee made up of representatives of UNESCO, the L’ORÉAL Foundation, andLife Sciences research community consisting of member of the International Basic Science Programme (IBSP).
  • Awarded JRF and SRF (NET) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India (April 1999 - April 2004).
  • Director’s medal for securing Highest marks in B.Sc in University.
  • Director’s Medal for securing highest marks in B.Sc. Hons (Chemistry)

Patent filed:  Indian patent (application no. 349/DEL/2014 dated 6 Feb, 2014) filed for " Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for a reliable and rapid diagnosis of Leishmaniainfection".

EXTRAMURAL PROJECTS:

Ongoing

  • "Identification and charecterization of artemisinin resistance associated gene(s) in Leishmania" funded by ICMR (2015-2018). Principal Investigator
  • "Investigations on paromomycin resistance in Leishmania donovaniusing molecular and biochemical tools" funded by ICMR (2015-2018). Co- Investigator.

Completed

  • "Evaluation of diagnostic potential of Loop-mediated isothermal amplification for rapid diagnosis of malaria" funded by ICMR (March 2012-2014). Principal Investigator
  • "Gene expression profiling in Miltefosine susceptible and resistant L. donovani using genomic microarray" funded by ICMR (2009-2012). Co- Investigator.
  • Parasite surface antigen-2(PSA-2) of Leishmania donovani: studies on its role in parasite virulence, drug resistance and immunomodulation of host macrophage function. (2009-2012) funded by DST. Role: Co- Investigator
  • "Basic research study for defining the antimony resistance in Leishmania isolated from patients” funded by UNESCO Loreal FWIS. (2006-2008). Role: Principal Investigator.

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