Dr Vandana Kumari Singh

Assistant Professor | Department of Zoology Contact (Off.): +91-11-27667458 Email Address : singhvandana26@gmail.com

Specialization Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Career Profile • Worked as a Junior research fellow in the DST funded project entitled “Signal transduction in macrophages by Leishmania lipophosphoglycan ‘LPG’ under supervision of Prof. Rentala Madhubala in School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. • Over ten years of teaching, academic and administration experience at Hansraj College, University of Delhi, Delhi. • Worked for nine months as a master research student in a project “Characterizing of Novel Regulators of Mitochondrial dysfunction in the Nervous System” at kings college London, UK.

Subjects taught Molecular Biology Biochemistry Cell Biology Developmental Biology Animal Diversity Biotechnology Evolution

Administrative Assignments 2008-2009 1. Environment Awareness Committee,convener 2. Admission Committee, Member 3. Hostel Committee, Member 4.Admissions Incharge for B.Sc. Life Sciences 2009-2010 1. Equal Oppotunity Committee, convener 2. Environment Awareness Committee,Member 2010-2011 1. Portal Committee, Member 2. Environment Awareness Committee, Member 2012-2013 1. Development Committee, Member 2. Students Welfare Committee, Member 3. Admission Committee, Member 4. hostel Committee, Member 5. Admissions Incharge for B.Sc. Life Sciences 6. Superintendent for Practical Examination Nov 2012 and April 2013. 2013-2014 1. Development Committee, Member 2. Students Welfare committee, Member 3. Admission Enabling Committee, Member 4. College Building Committee, Member 5. Star College program funded by DBT, Departmental Co ordinator 2014-2015 1. Admission Enabling Committee, Member 2. Spic Macay committee, Member 3. Zoological Society, convener 4. Star College program funded by DBT, departmental coordinator 5. Committee member for the Foundation course- Environment and public health in university of delhi in 2014. 2015-2016 1.Admission Enabling Committee, Member 2. Star College program funded by DBT, departmental coordinator 3. Equal opportunity cell Member

Thesis Alteration of Macrophages Gene Expression during Leishmania donovani infection,Ph.D. 2008 (completed).

Books Rental Madhubala, Poonam Tewary, Vandana Km.Singh, Kalicharan Patra (2004),Chapter on Experiences with a Leishmania vaccine in a book named Trends and Research in Leishmaniasis .The Fifth Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium, Indian Institute of science, Bangalore ,India.

Journals Articles • Sridevi Balaraman, Poonam Tewary, Vandana km. Singh, R. madhubala, (2004),Leishmania donovani induces interferon regulatory factor in murine macrophages: a host defence response, Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Apr 30;317(2):639-47. • Vandana km. Singh, Sridevi Balaraman, Poonam Tewary, R. Madhubala Leishmania donovani activates nuclear transcription factor-kappaB in macrophages through reactive oxygen intermediates.Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Sep 24; 322(3):1086-95. • Sridevi Balaraman1, Vandana Km. Singh1, Poonam Tewary, Rentala Madhubala (2004) Leishmania lipophoshoglycan activates the transcription factor activating protein 1 in J774A.1 macrophages through the extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK) and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2005 Jan; 139(1):117-27. • Rental Madhubala, Poonam Tewary, Vandana Km.Singh, Kalicharan Patra (2004),Chapter on Experiences with a Leishmania vaccine in a book named Trends and Research in Leishmaniasis .The Fifth Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium, Indian Institute of science, Bangalore ,India. • Singh AK, Mukhopadhyay C, Biswas S, Singh VK, Mukhopadhyay CK (2012) Intracellular pathogen Leishmania donovani activates hypoxia inducible factor-1 by dual mechanism for survival advantage within macrophages. PLoS One 2012;7(6):e38489. Epub 2012 Jun 12

Conference/ Symposium etc. Paper Presented • Presented a poster on “Leishmania Lipophosphoglycan Activates the Transcription Factor Activating Protein 1 in J774A.1 Macrophages through the extracellular Signal- Related Kinase (ERK) and p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase”, in The Fifth Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium, Indian Institute of science, Bangalore ,India. From 10th-11th March 2004. • Presented a poster on “Leishmania donovani activates nuclear transcription factor-kappaB in macrophages through reactive oxygen intermediates”, in at the Indo-Tunisian workshop on “Biotechnology in Medicine”, being held at INMAS, New Delhi from 28th to 29th June 2004. • Oral presentation on Leishmania donovani activates nuclear transcription factor-kappaB in macrophages through reactive oxygen intermediates” in Theoretical and Practical Course "Molecular Biology of Leishmania" 25-27 October 2004, Trieste, Italy. • Presented a poster on “Living with the enemy :Persistence strategies of leishmania donovani” in ITREID, Asian Regional Workshop from 8th 011th march 2005 in New Delhi – India, supported by Fogarty International Agency of the National Institute of Health USA

Workshop/ Conference/ Symposium ATTENDED • Attended Biology Laboratory course (LS 206) B.Sc. Programme II Yr organized by ILLL and D.S. Kothari Centre for Research and Miranda house. Innovation in Science Education, DU, from 24th – 26th, 2008. • Attended the “National Symposium on Cell and Molecular Biology” organized by Shivaji college, University of Delhi from 24th – 25th November, 2009. • Attended a panel discussion on the occasion of National Girl Child Day; “Valueing the Girl Child: Meeting the Challenges of Sex Selective Abortion and Child Marriage” on 22nd Jan, 2010 in Plenary hall, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. • Attended workshop in Immunology in Sri Venkateshwara college, Delhi University from May 14th to May18th 2012 • Attended Delhi Academic Congress on Enabling young : redefining Education. 6th and 7th sep 2012 in Delhi University. • Attended an Outreach Activity of International congress on chronobiology organized by The Indian Society for Chronobiology and Department of Zoology, university of Delhi on 7th Oct 2012 • Attended DELHI UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES 2012 - The Antimicrobical Defense or Drosophila: A Paradigm for Innate Immunity from Flies to Humans by Prof. JULES HOFFMANN, Nobel Laureate, University of Strasbourg, France on Monday Oct 8th 2012 at convention Hall, Vice Regal lodge, University of Delhi, Delhi.. • UGC-Sponsored Orientation Programme (OR63) - jointly organized by Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE) and Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL), University of Delhi held form July 12, 2010 to August 07, 2010. • UGC- Sponsored Refresher Course on Women’s Study- jointly organized by Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE) and Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL), University of Delhi held from Dec 19th, 2013 to March 9th, 2014. • UGC- Sponsored Refresher Course In Life Sciences- jointly organized by Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE) and Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL), University of Delhi held from 9th Dec to 30th Dec 2014. • Attended a workshop on “Biochemistry of Metabolic Processes” at Kirorimal College, University of Delhi, and 2nd February 2015. • Attended the panel discussion on “Beating the Biological Clock: Should you Freeze Your Egg” organized by Progress Educational Trust, London, United Kingdom, 9t21st November, 2015. • Attended the annual conference on “From three- Person IVF to Genome Editing: The Science and Ethics of Engineering the Embryo” organized by Progress Educational Trust, London, United Kingdom, 9th December, 2015.

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