Photograph Name Dr SUDHIR VERMA
Email Id sv_du@yahoo.co.in Date Of Join 20/01/2015
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Educational Qualifications
Degree Institution Year
Post-doc University of Houston, USA 2022-
Ph.D. University of Delhi, India 2014
Career Profile
  • Academic Fellow*, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi (2021-22) [*Additional Charge]
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi (January 20, 2015 onwards)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi (January 03, 2013 to January 19, 2015 on ad-hoc basis)
  • University Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi (May 2008-April 2012)
Administrative Assignments

Administrative assignments in the College & the University:

2021-22

  • Member, Committee of courses for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi (20/12/2021 to 19/12/2023)
  • Convener, Department of Zoology for DBT Star College Scheme to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Innovation Ambassasor from MoE's Innovation Cell & AICTE, New Delhi
  • Coordinator, DST VIPNET Club- The Young Scientists (VP-DL0170) at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, coordination committee from DDU College, to coordinate with the DUDISCAD
  • Member, Stock Verification Committee, Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Campus Maintenance Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Academic Supervisory Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Sports Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Alumni Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Internal Audit Committee (as Principal's Nominee) for Department of Botany, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Special Categories Admission Enabling Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, ICT Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Institution Innovation Council (IIC), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, APAR Verification Committee, Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, North-Eastern Students Cell & Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Club, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

2020-21

  • Member, Committee of courses for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi (20/12/2019 to 19/12/2021)
  • Convener, Department of Zoology for DBT Star College Scheme to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Innovation Ambassasor from MoE's Innovation Cell & AICTE, New Delhi
  • Coordinator, DST VIPNET Club- The Young Scientists (VP-DL0170) at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, MHRD-Institutional Innovation Cell, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, NSS Unit, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Science Foundation Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

2019-20

  • Member, Committee of courses for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi (20/12/2019 to 19/12/2021)
  • Convener, Department of Zoology for DBT Star College Scheme to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Coordinator, DST VIPNET Club- The Young Scientists (VP-DL0170) at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, MHRD-Institutional Innovation Cell, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, College Festival Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Science Foundation Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, NSS Unit, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

2018-19

  • Member, Committee of courses for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi (20/12/2017 to 18/12/2019)
  • Convener, Department of Zoology for DBT Star College Scheme to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, MHRD-Institutional Innovation Cell, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Co-convener, Synapses, The Zoological Society, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Science Foundation Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Research Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Examination Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Proctorial Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Attendance Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

2017-18

  • Member, Committee of courses for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi (20/12/2017 to 18/12/2019)
  • Co-convener, Synapses, The Zoological Society, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Convener, Department of Zoology for DBT Star College Scheme to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Science Foundation Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Research Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Examination Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Eco Club, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Archives Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

2016-17

  • Co-convener, Synapses, The Zoological Society, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Science Foundation Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Reflections, The Magazine Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

2015-16

  • Co-convener, Synapses, The Zoological Society, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Science Foundation Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Reflections, The Magazine Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Campus Maintenance Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Member, Examination Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Other Academic-cum-administrative assignments:

  • Member, Courses Revision Committee under UGC- LOCF format for B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology Semester-VI Evolutionary Biology Paper, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi
  • Academic Committee Member (2020-21), Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM), an initiative of Vijnana Bharti (VIBHA) in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar (DST) and NCERT.
  • Academic Committee Member (2021-22), Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM), an initiative of Vijnana Bharti (VIBHA) in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar (DST) and NCERT.
  • Judging Panelist, Global Undergraduate Awards-2019, Ireland for Life Sciences category
  • Jury Member for Atal Tinkering Lab-Innovation Fair, Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078 on April 24, 2019.
  • Jury Member for Atal Tinkering Lab-Tinker Fest, Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078 on August 21, 2019.
  • Jury Member in Alchemy 2021 (for 'The Genome Challenge'),  The Atal Tinkering Fest at Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078 on January 30, 2021.
  • Nominated for National Science Teachers Congress at India International Science Festival, 2019 at Kolkata from November 5-8, 2019
  • Judging Panelist, Global Undergraduate Awards-2020, Ireland for Life Sciences category
  • Judging Panelist, Global Undergraduate Awards-2021, Ireland for Life Sciences category
Areas of Interest / Specialization

Immunology, Chromatin Biology/ Epigenetics, Genetics and Evolutionary Biology

Subjects Taught

Session

Course

Major Subjects

May 2008-April 12

M.Sc. Zoology (As University Teaching Assistant)

Practical of Immunology, Biochemistry, Structure and functions of Gene.

Jan 2013- Jan 2015

B.Sc. (H) Biological Sciences

Defense Mechanisms (Theory & Practical)

B.Sc. (H) Zoology

Genetics, Physiology (Theory & Practical)

Jan 2015- till date

B.Sc. (H) Zoology & B.Sc. Life Sciences

Genetics, Physiology, Evolutionary Biology (Theory & Practical)

 

Research Guidance

2013-2015

Research guidance to 10 Undergraduate Students as Project Investigator in Delhi University Innovation Project entitled “Studies on Circadian Variation in Secondary Metabolites Composition and/ or Concentration in commonly used Medicinal Plants of Delhi using HPLC Fingerprints and its Socio-economic Impacts (SVC-202)”

2015-16

Research guidance to 10 Undergraduate Students as Project Investigator in Delhi University Innovation Project entitled “Elucidation and Validation of Molecular Basis of the Anticancer Effects of Taxol (DDUC-304)”

Publications Profile

Research/ Review papers:

1.Verma S, Lin X., Coulson-Thomas, VJ (2024). The potential reversible transition between stem cells and transient amplifying cells: The limbal epithelial stem cell perspective. Cells [2073-4409] (IF: 6.0, CiteScore: 9.0) https://doi.org/10.3390/cells/13090748

2. Verma S, Moreno IY, Prinholato da Silva C, Sun M, Cheng X, Gesteira TF, Coulson-Thomas VJ (2023). Endogenous TSG-6 modulates corneal inflammation following chemical injury. Ocul Surf. [ISSN: 1937-5913 (online),1542-0124 (print)] (IF: 6.4, CiteScore: 10.8)  doi: 10.1016/j.jtos.2023.12.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38151073.

3. Mondal M, Vohra M, Sangwan J, Verma S, Coulson-Thomas VJ, Chandru A, Bhowmick T, Sangwan VS, Acharya M, Tiwari A (2024). In vitro Assay to Examine the Function of Tears on Corneal Epithelial Cells. Bio Protoc. doi: 10.21769/BioProtoc.4910. PMID: 38213327; PMCID: PMC10777051.

4. Verma S*, Moreno IY*, Sun M, Gesteira TF, Thomas VC (2023). Age Related Changes in Hyaluronan Expression leads to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction in Matrix Biol. [ISSN:0945-053X (print), 1569-1802 (online)] (IF: 6.8, CiteScore: 18) doi: 10.1016/j.matbio.2023.11.002. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37949327. *Authors Contributed Equally

5. Isabel Moreno*, Sudhir Verma*, Tarsis Ferreira Gesteira, Vivien J. Coulson- Thomas (2023). Recent advances in age-related meibomian gland dysfunction (ARMGD) in The Ocular Surface [ISSN: 1937-5913 (online),1542-0124 (print)] (IF: 6.4, CiteScore: 10.8https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2023.11.003 Epub ahead of print. *Authors Contributed Equally

6. Gesteira TF, Verma S, Coulson-Thomas VJ (2023). Small leucine rich proteoglycans: Biology, function and their therapeutic potential in The Ocular Surface [ISSN: 1937-5913 (online),1542-0124 (print)] (IF: 6.4, CiteScore: 10.8) 29:521-536.

7. Cappiello F, Verma S, Lin X, Moreno IY, Casciaro B, Dutta D, McDermott AM, Willcox M, Coulson-Thomas VJ, Mangoni ML (2023). Novel Peptides with Dual Properties for Treating Pseudomonas aeruginosa Keratitis: Antibacterial and Corneal Wound Healing in Biomolecules [ISSN: 2218-273X], (IF: 5.5, CiteScore: 8.3) 13(7):1028. *Authors Contributed Equally

8. Verma S, Ogata FT, Moreno IY, Prinholato da Silva C, Marforio TD, Calvaresi M, Sen M, Coulson-Thomas VJ, Gesteira TF (2023). Rational design and synthesis of lumican stapled peptides for promoting corneal wound healing in The Ocular Surface [ISSN: 1937-5913 (online),1542-0124 (print)] (IF: 6.4, CiteScore: 10.8) 30:168-178

9. Nguyen L, Lin X, Verma S, Puri S, Hascall V, Gesteira TF, Coulson-Thomas VJ (2023). ‘Characterization of the Molecular Weight of Hyaluronan in Eye Products Using a Novel Method of Size Exclusion High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography’ in Transl Vis Sci Technol [ISSN: 2164-2591] (IF: 3.048) 12(4):13

10. Sudhir Verma, Isabel Y. Moreno, Morgan E. Trapp, Luis Ramirez, Tarsis F. Gesteira, Vivien J. Coulson-Thomas (2023). ‘Meibomian gland development: where, when and how?’ in Differentiation [Print ISSN: 0301-4681; Online ISSN: 1432-0436] (IF: 3.533) 132:41-50

11. Xiao Lin, Taye Mekonnen, Sudhir Verma, Christian Zevallos-Delgado, Manmohan Singh, Salavat R. Aglyamov, Tarsis F. Gesteira, Kirill V. Larin, Vivien J. CoulsonThomas (2022) 'Hyaluronan modulates the biomechanical properties of the cornea' in Investigative Ophthalomology & Visual Science [ISSN: 1552-5783] (IF 4.925)

12. Sudan Puri, Isabel Y. Moreno, Mingxia Sun, Sudhir Verma, Xiao Lin, Tarsis F. Gesteira and Vivien J. Coulson‑Thomas (2022) ‘Hyaluronan supports the limbal stem cell phenotype during ex vivo culture’ in BMC Stem Cell Research & Therapy [ISSN: 1757-6512] (IF: 8.393) 13:384

13. Sudhir Verma*, Aastha Singh*, Akhil Varshney*, R. Arun Chandru, Manisha Acharya, Jyoti Rajput, Virender Singh Sangwan, Tuhin Bhowmick, Anil Tiwari (2021) ‘Infectious Keratitis: An Update on Role of Epigenetics’ in Frontiers in Immunology [1664-3224 (Online)] (IF=8.786, CiteScore=8.1). *Authors Contributed Equally

14. Abhilasha Singh*, Sudhir Verma*, Sharmila Basu Modak, Madan Mohan Chaturvedi, Jogeswar S. Purohit (2021) ‘Extranuclear histones: Origin, Significance and Perspectives’ in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry [1573-4919(Online) 0300-8177 (Print)] (IF=3.842).  *Authors Contributed Equally

15. Anil Tiwari*, Aastha Singh*, Sudhir Verma*, Sarah Stephenson, Tuhin Bhowmick and Virender Singh Sangwan (2021) 'Current Trends and Understanding of Exosome Therapeutic Potential in Corneal Diseases' in Frontiers in Pharmacology [1663-9812 (Online)] (IF=5.988, CiteScore=6.2) 12:684712.    *Authors Contributed Equally

16. Sudhir Verma*, Jogeswar S. Purohit*, Anshu Arora, Sonal Sinha, Madan Mohan Chaturvedi (2021) ‘Liver Regeneration: Metabolic and Epigenetic Regulation’ in Hepatoma Research [2454-2520 (Online) 2394-5079 (Print)] 7:16. *Authors Contributed Equally

17. Sudhir Verma (2016) ‘Laboratory Animal Models to Mimic Human Sepsis: A Review’ in Research and Reviews Journal of Zoological Sciences [e-ISSN 0973-7138, p-ISSN 0250-5991] Vol. 4(2) pp. 34-39

18. Sonal Sinha, Sudhir Verma, Madan Mohan Chaturvedi (2016) ‘Differential Expression of SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeler Subunits of Brahma (BRM) and Brahma Related Gene (BRG) during Drug induced Liver Injury and Regeneration in Mouse Model’ in DNA and Cell Biology [ISSN 1044-5498] (IF=3.55, CiteScore=4.9) Vol. 35 (8), pp. 373-384

From Innovation Project, carried out with Undergraduate Students:

19. Sudhir Verma (2016) Biological Periodicity: Exploiting Plant Defensive Strategies for Human Welfare in Contemporary Plant Sciences [ISSN 2393-8676] Vol. 2 (1) pp. 27-29

20. Sudhir Verma, Shivansh Singhal*, Pragya Gupta*, Shambavi Krishna*, Hansika Chhabra*, Deepshikha* (2016) Circadian Clock: Exploiting the Biological Concept of Rhythm in Medicinal Plants for Human Welfare  in DU Journal of Research and Innovations [ISSN 2395-2334] Vol. 2(1) pp. 189-195 (With *Under-graduate Students)

Others:

21. Verma Sudhir  and Singh Archana (2019). Nurturing the art of scientific writing in Current Science [ISSN:0011-3891], Vol. 117 No. 04 pp. 556-557 (IF=1.102).

22. Andrea Kolla, Sudhir Verma, Varaprasad Kolla (2020) Research-based pedagogical tool (RBPT) in undergraduate teaching: Proof of concept in PalArch's Journal of Archeology of Egypt and Egyptology [ISSN: 1567-214X] 17(6)

e-content for National Educational Portals (e-PG Pathshala and NMEICT Projects of Govt. of India)

For Under-graduate level students:

1. Verma, S. 2015. Chapter: “Transcriptional Regulation in Eukaryotes” (Molecular Biology) under MHRD Project entitled "National Mission on Education through ICT" in Virtual Learning Environment at Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi [ISSN 2349 - 154x]

2. Verma, S. 2015. Chapter: “Bones” (Physiology) under MHRD Project entitled "National Mission on Education through ICT" in Virtual Learning Environment at Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi [ISSN 2349 - 154x]

For Post-graduate level students:

3. Verma, S. 2016. Module 23: “Complement System” from Zoology paper 010,  Immunology in MHRD project e-PG Pathshala

4. Verma, S. 2016. Module 32: “Allergy and Hypersensitivity-I” from Zoology paper 010,  Immunology in MHRD project e-PG Pathshala

5. Verma, S. 2016. Module 33: “Allergy and Hypersensitivity-II” from Zoology paper 010,  Immunology in MHRD project e-PG Pathshala

6. Verma, S. 2017. Module 22: “Transplantation Immunology” from Zoology paper 010,  Immunology in MHRD project e-PG Pathshala

7. Verma, S. 2017. Module 27: “Immune Responses to Bacterial Infections” from Zoology paper 010,  Immunology in MHRD project e-PG Pathshala

8. Verma, S. 2017. Module 14: “Lac Operon” from Zoology paper 016,  Molecular Genetics in MHRD project e-PG Pathshala

Chapters in books: 

1. Verma, S. and Goel, P. 2016. Chapter: “Human Reproductive System and Gametogenesis” in Biology Programme S5 for Upper Secondary Sciences, Rwanda Projects 2015-16. ISBN: 978-93-83996-88-9

2. Sakshi Garg*, Aishwarya Kumar*, Sudhir Verma and Renu Solanki 2017. Chapter: ‘Genital Tuberculosis: A Cause of Infertility’ (pp. 59-67) in the book ‘Reproductive Health in India: Concerns and Awareness’ Enriched Publications,Delhi. ISBN: 978-819346343-7 (With *Under-graduate Students)

3. Sudhir Verma, Aishwarya Kumar*, Sakshi Garg* and Renu Solanki 2017. Chapter: ‘Zika Virus and Microcephaly: A cause of mere Co-incidence!!’ (pp. 69-77) in the book ‘Reproductive Health in India: Concerns and Awareness’ Enriched Publications, Delhi. ISBN: 978-819346343-7 (With *Under-graduate Students)

Teaching Resource for College Teachers

Developed the Research Based Pedagogical Tools (RBPT) resource package for College Teachers on “Herbs and Spices: Antimicrobials in my Kitchen”-Lyned D Lasrado, Madappa Machamada Bheemaiah, Lolly Jain, Ramya R Prabhu and Sudhir Verma.

(https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ewmSjiwahUJu7OKyX9hpYiqIp-xIIsxw)

Swayam Prabha DTH video lectures under MHRD and NPTEL, IIT-Madras:

Sudhir Verma (2020). Developed the video lecture based course on “Evolutionary Biology” for undergraduate students, in a total of 17 lectures (each video lecture of one hour duration). For telecast schedule visit:

https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in/index.php/program/current_he/15

Archived videos can be accessed on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhWyf911na-VnR9HFoBUndaYcB_85lFTN

Miscelleneous (Science Writing/ reporting):

  • Extending Vegetable Shelf-life: Starch Glucose Coating (Science Last Fortnight, Current Science, Vol. 117, No. 3, 10 August 2019) Sudhir Verma
  • Chicken Genetic Lineage: Conserving Valuable Traits (Science Last Fortnight, Current Science, Vol. 117, No. 2, 25 July 2019) Sudhir Verma
  • Caesarean Section: Push or Patwardhan’s method? (Science Last Fortnight, Current Science, Vol. 117, No. 1, 10 July 2019) Sudhir Verma
  • Red Cell Distribution Width: Predictor of Neonatal Sepsis (Science Last Fortnight, Current Science, Vol. 116, No. 12, 25 June 2019) Sudhir Verma
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus? Have Grapes and Red Wine (Science Last Fortnight, Current Science, Vol. 117, No. 9, 25 November 2019) Sudhir Verma
  • Japanese Encephalitis Polymorphism predicts predilection (Science Last Fortnight, Current Science, Vol. 117, No. 10, 25 November 2019) Sudhir Verma
  • Early identification of babies at risk for neonatal sepsis mortality. Sudhir Verma (https://steamindiareports.com/2019/07/01/early-identification-of-babies-at-risk-for-neonatal-sepsismortality/)
  • “A Twist in the Monsoon Tale” by Chitra Upadhyaya, Sudhir Verma, Prasanna G.D. and Manohar GM in Scintillate Wow! Science 2019 issue (A magazine published by Science and Media Center, IISER, Pune)
  • Tales the Dog’s Face Tells” by Sudhir Verma, in Scintillate Wow! Science 2019 issue (A magazine published by Science and Media Center, IISER, Pune)
  • Diagnosis from Distance: Smartphone helps Pathology (Current Science Reports, Current Science, Vol. 119 No. 2, 25 July 2020) Sudhir Verma
  • Detecting Parkinson’s Disease: Handwriting, Age and Sex (Current Science Reports, Current Science, Vol. 119 No. 1, 10 July 2020) Sudhir Verma
  • Carcinogenic Smoked Food: Liquid smoking, a safe alternative (Current Science Reports, Current Science, Vol. 119 No. 3, 10 August 2020) Sudhir Verma

Translation Work:

▪ Sudhir Verma, Sandeep Siradhna and Surender Kumar (2020). Translated the e-book on COVID-19 essential information in Haryanvi language, published by ‘The Hindu’, coordinated by Confluence (Indian Academy of Sciences) and CoESME (IISER Pune).

https://www.thehindu.com/news/resources/article31174608.ece/binary/Haryanvicovid19ebook.pdf

 

Conference Organization/ Presentations (in the last three years)

Invited Lectures or Oral Presentations Delivered/ Contribution as Resource Person

  • Invited talk in the National Symposium "Epigenetic Regulation of Inflammation-the Shotha" on the foundation day of Molecular Biology Unit of Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on February 07, 2018. Title: “Epigenetic and Inflammation: Understanding the link via sepsis”. Verma S.
  • Invited talk in the National Symposium "Molecular and Ayurvedic Therapies for Inflammation" on the foundation day of Molecular Biology Unit of Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on February 07, 2015. Title: “Epigenetic Therapeutics for Inflammation”. Verma S.
  • Invited talk in the International Symposium “Molecular and Ayurvedic Biology of Inflammation” on thefoundation day of Molecular Biology Unit of Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on February 07, 2014. Title: “Epigenetics and inflammation: Understanding the link via sepsis”. Verma S.
  • Invited lecture at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi under Continuing Medical Education (CME) program “Armamentarium of Medical Diagnosis in Lung Diseases” on July 11, 2014. Title: Oxidative stress, Inflammation and Cancer: How are they linked!” Verma S.
  • Invited lecture in 2nd International Symposium on Translational Cancer Research jointly organized by Delhi State Cancer Institute (DSCI), India and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, USA on December 01, 2014. Title: “Epigenetic Regulation of Inflammation: Development of a CLP mouse model.” Verma S.
  • Oral presentation entitled “Studies on the diurnal variations in composition and/ or concentration of secondary metabolites in common medicinal plants of Delhi”. Singhal S., Gupta P., Krishna S., Chhabra H., Deepshikha, Verma S.* in the Symposium entitled "Recent trends in Biology' organized by Maitreyi College, University of Delhi on February 25, 2015
  • Oral presentation entitled “Diurnal Variations In Secondary Metabolites Of Medicinal Plants: Exploiting Plant Defensive Strategies for Human Welfare” Verma S. in the National Conference entitled “Therapeutic Potential of Natural Products: Current Innovations & Future Trends” organized by Maharshi Dayanad University, Rohtak, Haryana on March 19, 2015.
  • Delivered a lecture in the workshop on ‘Biotechnology: Trends and Techniques’ Verma S. by Hindu College, University of Delhi from May 28-31, 2013 (as Resource Person)
  • Delivered a lecture in the workshop on ‘Hands-on workshop on introduction and applications of UV-Vis spectroscopy’ Verma S. held on February 08-12, 2016 by Science Foundation, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (as Resource Person)
  • Resource person in the workshop “ Basic Principles of recombinant DNA technology”, organized by Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, under DBT Star Scheme from August 28-September 01, 2018
  • Resource person for the workshop on ‘Development of test items’ at National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT) from January 8-12, 2020
  • Resource person for the workshop on “Developing resource material for Life Science Teachers” at National Resource Center for Education (NRCE), National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) on January 16-17, 2020
  • Invited lecture on “Connecting Curriculum with Context using Biology Experiments” in online program for science teachers, organized by Shiksha Shilpi, a Vijnana Bharti initiative, on October 24, 2020
  • Invited resource person/ expert in Kitchen Science Activity in National Science Teachers Congress (NSTC), India International Science Festival (IISF) on December 24, 2020
  • Resource person/ panellist in Faculty Enrichment Webinar for Life Science Teachers in Higher Education by National Resource Centre for Education (NRCE), National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Delhi on January 14, 2021
  • Invited lecture on 'Research based pedagogical tools (RBPT) in Kaligna University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh on February 20, 2021
  • Invited lecture on "Context-Curriculum Connection in Science Teaching" in National Science Day Program on 'Use of Science and Technology in Daily Life', organized by District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Lucknow on February 28, 2021
  • Invited lecture on "Science Education for 21st Century Learner" in National Webinar on 'National Education Policy 2020', organized by District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Lucknow from March 24-26, 2021
  • Resource person in web-based workshop, "Orientation for Competitive Examinations in LIfe Sciences (OCELS-21)" organized by Association of Teachers in Life Sciences (ATBS) and Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) from June 06-13, 2021
  • Resource Person in Faculty Empowerment Program, "Lifelong Learning: Necessity and Opportunity", organized by IQAC, Rathnavel Subramaniam College of Arts & Sciece on July 16, 2021
  • Invited lecture in one-week interdisciplinary online faculty development program "Creation and Development of MOOCs while managing online classes", organized by Keshav Mahavidyala in collaboration with Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre under PMMMNMTT; entitled "MOOCs and e-Learning Platform: An Overview" on August 27, 2021
  • Resource person to deliver the talk on "Bio-macromolecules" in Junior Science Olympiad Orientation Camp-2021 at HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai on October 02, 2021
  • Resource person to deliver the talk on "Cooperative Learning" in One-week Online Workshop on "Understanding Public Health from Interdisciplinary Perspective" under Delhi Effective Education & Pedagogy Cluster (DEEP-C), DRIIV on October 07-12, 2021
  • Invited talk on "You are as good as anyone else: One size surely doesnt fit all" in Skill Development Program organized by Dr. G. R. Damodaran College of Science, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu on November 10, 2021
  • Invited talk on "Lifelong Learning: Find your Ikigai" in Training Program on "Strategic Global Alliance in Science and Technology" organized by Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA), Gurugram (Feb. 14-16, 2022) on February 16, 2022

Poster Presentations

INTERNATIONAL:

“Studies on a murine model of sepsis: Epigenetic modifications of histones in systemically inflamed/ septic liver” Sudhir Verma and Madan Mohan Chaturvedi. ICGEB workshop on “Epigenetics of infectious and non-communicable diseases” held at Cape Town, South Africa from September 16-19, 2019

NATIONAL:

  • "Epigenetic Regulation of Inflammation: in vivo studies on a murine model of sepsis” Sudhir Verma and Madan Mohan Chaturvedi. Poster presentation in 60th meeting of Society of Biological Chemists, held in November 2011 at Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, India
  • "Chronopharmacognosy: Reviewing the biological concept of rhythm in medicinal plants" Tamta A.,Yadav H., Krishna S., Verma S.* Poster presentation in the Symposium entitled "Recent trends in Biology' organized by Maitreyi College, University of Delhi on February 25, 2015
  •  “Taxol and its potential role in health and disease” Poonam Nebhnani, Keshav Bhatia, Talib Kamal, Jiten Verma, Dolly Gupta, Meghna Jindal, Nidhi Solanki, Shreya Mahajan, Ayushi Yadav, Priya Suman, Reeta Kumari, Sudhir Verma, Varnika Bhatia, Prem L. Uniyal Poster presentation in National Conference on ‘Plant Science Research: Looking beyond 21st century for Environmental and Agricultural revolution, organized by Society for Plant research (VEGETOS) and Department of Botany, University of Delhi from February 05-07, 2016
  • “Studies on Taxol of Indian Origin” Keshav Bhatia, Poonam Nebhnani, Jiten Verma,Talib Kamal, Dolly Gupta, Meghna Jindal, Nidhi Solanki, Priya Suman, Shreya Mahajan, Ayushi Yadav, Reeta Kumari, Varnika Bhatia, Sudhir Verma, Prem L. Uniyal. Poster presentation in National Symposium on “Man-Made Diseases: An Urban Menace”, organized by Maitreyi College, University of Delhi from February 11-12, 2016.
  •  “Diversity analyses of Taxus wallichiana Zucc. (Himalayan yew) Talib Kamal, Poonam Nebhnani, Keshav Bhatia, Jiten Verma, Dolly Gupta, Meghna Jindal, Nidhi Solanki, Shreya Mahajan, Ayushi Yadav, Priya Suman, Reeta Kumari, Sudhir Verma, Varnika Bhatia, Prem L. Uniyal. Poster presentation in National Conference on “Agrotechnology, Commerce and Sustainable Use of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants” held at National Agricultural Science Centre, PUSA, New Delhi on February 06-07, 2016.
  • “Elucidation and validation of molecular basis of anti-cancer effects of taxol”. Dolly Gupta, Keshav Bhatia, Sudhir Verma, Varnika Bhatia, Prem L. Uniyal and Reeta Kumari. Poster presentation in National Symposium on “Trends in Research and innovations in Life Sciences at Undergraduate level” held at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi on March 30, 2016.
  • “Plant circadian rhythms and secondary metabolites: Exploring the relation for eco-industrial welfare” Himanshu Yadav, Ashmita Tamta, Sudhir Verma. Poster presentation in National Symposium on “Trends in Research and innovations in Life Sciences at Undergraduate level” held at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi on March 30, 2016.
  • “Schizophrenia: Stolen minds, stolen lives”. Barkha Pandey, Deepti Rawat, Sudhir Verma, Shailly Anand and Priya Goel.  Poster presentation in National Symposium on “Trends in Research and innovations in Life Sciences at Undergraduate level” held at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi on March 30, 2016.
  • "Analyzing the impacts and prospects of virtual and digital biology in today's scenario: A survey" Khatri D., Dalal S., Maheshwari P.,Garg K., Gulati A., Anand S. and Verma S.* Poster presentation in the Symposium entitled "Recent trends in Biology' organized by Maitreyi College, University of Delhi on February 25, 2015
  • "Recent emergence of diseases: Who is to be blamed?" Garg K., Maheshwari P., Khatri D., Dalal S., Bansal K., Verma S. and Anand S. Poster presentation in the Symposium entitled "Recent trends in Biology' organized by Maitreyi College, University of Delhi on February 25, 2015
  • “Genital tuberculosis: A cause of infertility” Sakshi Garg, Dhruv Khatri, Aishwarya S Kumar, Sudhir Verma, Renu Solanki. Poster presentation in National Symposium on “Reproductive health in India: Concerns and Awareness” held at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, Delhi, February 12, 2016.
  • ‘Zika Virus and Microcephaly: A cause or mere co-incidence!!!” Aishwarya S Kumar, Sakshi Garg, Renu Solanki, Sudhir Verma. Poster presentation in National Symposium on “Reproductive health in India: Concerns and Awareness” held at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, Delhi, February 12, 2016.
  • “Research Based Pedagogical Tools-Proof of Concept” Sudhir Verma, Andrea Kolla and Varaprasad Kolla. Poster presentation in Young Scientist Conclave, India International Science Festival (IISF), Lucknow from October 05-08, 2018.
  • “Microbes as alternative feed supplements for aquaculture” Sudhir Verma. Poster presentation in Young Scientist Conclave, India International Science Festival (IISF), Kolkata from November 05-08, 2019.
  • “Can simulated models take over hands-on dissections? A Survey”. Poster presentation in the National Workshop on ‘Computer simulated dissections in Zoology’ organized by Dyal Singh College, Karnal on March 06, 2020

Workshops Attended

  • “Introduction to Biomedical Informatics” organized by ‘All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi’ from February 02-05, 2009.
  • “Hands on training on HPLC” organized by ‘National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali’ from January 27-31, 2009.
  • “DBT-BTIS workshop on Bioinformatics” organized by ‘Tata Memorial Centre, Advanced Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Mumbai’ from January 15-16, 2009.
  • Hands-on workshop on ‘Biophysical and Biotechnological Research Techniques for Scientists & Scholars” organized by AU-KBC Research Centre, Chennai from July 25-27, 2011.
  • TA 101 level I ‘Transactional Analyses’ course organized by Apex – Relations in Collaboration with International Transactional Analyses Association (ITAA), California, USA.
  • ‘Technology Led Entrepreneurship Program’ organized by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) & Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) with the faculty from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • Participated in the workshop on “X-ray Crystallography of Macromolecules” organized by Advanced Instrumentation Research Facility, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on August 28, 2015.
  • Participated in faculty development program on “Workshop on Molecular Modeling and Docking Studies” organized by Amity Academic Staff College, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh on May 25, 2015.
  • Participated in one day workshop (Faculty Development Program) on “Creating Courses using Open Education Resources” Organized by IQAC, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi on 16th March, 2015.
  • Participated in the workshop for UG College Teachers on “Bioinformatics and Biostatistics: An Introduction”, organized by Miranda House College, University of Delhi on February 24-25, 2016.
  • Participated in Faculty Development Program on “The Spaces We Create Together” organized by Zyego in Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College on December 12, 2017
  • Participated in the Faculty Development programme on “Teachers as Mentors” organized by DeenDayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi on August 23, 2018
  • Participated in the workshop “Zebrafish as an animal model system”, organized by Departments of Zoology and Biochemistry, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi from March 15-17, 2017.
  • Participated in the workshop “Saksham-Teaching with Technology Training’, organized by Microsoft, at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies on November 28-29, 2017.
  • Participated in the workshop “Zebrafish as an animal model system”, organized by Departments of Zoology and Biochemistry, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi on March 17, 2018.
  • Online International Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights [Equivalent to Faculty Development Program (FDP)] organized by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College under IIC, DBT Star Scheme and IQAC fron February 9-13, 2021.
  • One-week International e-Workshop on Bioinformatics organized by Department of Biotechnology, Delhi Technological Universirty from December 14-18, 2020.
  • Online course on Understanding Open Eductional Resources from Commonwealth of Learning on October 15, 2020
  • IIC's Innovation Ambassador Training by online sessions to promote innovation, IPR entrepreneuship, and start-ups among HEIs from April 28-May 22, 2020, organized by IIC, MHRD
  • Science Academies' Science Leadership Workshop from June 22-28, 2020, organized by Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
  • Online Faculty Development Program onLibreOffice Impress organized by College of Commerce, Arts & Sciences, Patna in associated with Remote Learning through Spoken Tutorial, IIT Mumbai from June 15-21, 2020
  • Online International Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (Equivalent to FDP) by IQAC, IIC and DBT Star, DDUC from February 9-13, 2021
  • IIC Innovation Ambassador Training Program (Advanced Level) from MoE's Innovation Cell and AICTE from June 30-July 30, 2021
  • Participated in 1st Undergraduate Workshop on  "Effective Education for Long-term Sustainable Solutions to the Problems of Air Pollution" organized by Delhi Effective Education & Pedagogy Cluster (DEEP-C), DRIIV from August 2-6, 2021

On Science Communication/writing/ popularization/ pedagogy:

  • Participated in the Level-I training program on ‘Research based pedagogical tools (RBPT) for teachers of Undergraduate Science Courses’, organized by IISER Mohali jointly with IISER, Pune, British Council by a team of trainers from Sheffield Hallam University, UK from January 23-25, 2017
  • Qualified as RBPT Trainer for teachers in the Level-II training program on ‘Research based pedagogical tools (RBPT), organized by IISER Pune jointly with British Council by a team of trainers from Sheffield Hallam University, UK from March 01-04, 2017
  • Qualified to develop RBPT based Resource Material for teachers of Undergraduate courses in India in the Level-III (Writers’ Workshop) training program on ‘Research based pedagogical tools (RBPT), organized by IISER Pune jointly with British Council by a team of trainers from Sheffield Hallam University, UK from January 20-23, 2019
  • Participated in the workshop on ‘Science communication’, organized by Centre of Science Education and Communication (CSEC), University of Delhi from December 20-22, 2016.
  • Participated in the Undergraduate Science Teachers’ Workshop on ‘Developing Scientific Temper in Students: Tools and Techniques’ organized by Ramjas College, Delhi and IndiaBioscience Bengaluru on January 31, 2017
  • Participated as Observer in the Level-I training program on ‘Research based pedagogical tools (RBPT) for teachers of Undergraduate Sciences’, organized by Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur, jointly with IISER, Pune & British Council by a team of trainers from Sheffield Hallam University, UK from October 06-09, 2017
  • Participated as Subject Resource Person (Biology) in Regional Workshop on Research Based Pedagogical Tools (RBPT) for UG and PG level Science and Mathematics teachers at Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh on March 20-22, 2018
  • Organized and participated as resource person for One-day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on ‘Research Based Pedagogical Tools (RBPT) for UG level Science and Mathematics teachers at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Sector-3, Dwarka, New Delhi on November 03, 2017
  • Participated as invited resource person for One-day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on ‘Research Based Pedagogical Tools (RBPT) for UG level Science and Mathematics teachers at ITM University, Raipur on November 24, 2018
  • Participated as invited resource person in ‘Pedagogy’ workshop in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra on March 13, 2019
  • Participated as invited resource person for Biology in Three-days workshop on ‘Research Based Pedagogical Tools (RBPT) for UG level Science teachers at Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi from March 25-27, 2019
  • Participated in ‘Science Writing’ workshop organized by Current Science association, Bengaluru at National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) from May 26 to June 02, 2019.
  • Selected to participate in “Collaboratively Understanding Biology Education (CUBE)” workshop, organized by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai from August 16-18, 2019.
  • Participated in the Faculty Development Program on “Fundamentals of Effective Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Higher Education” at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal from September 7-11, 2019
  • Participated in ‘Workshop on Writing Science (WoW)’ organized by Science and Media Center, IISER, Pune  from December 09-21, 2019.
  • Participated in two week National Workshop on “Online and Blended Learning” organized by Teaching Learning Center, SNDT University, Mumbai from March 09-21, 2020
  • Participated in one week National Workshop on “ICT Tools for online learning” organized by Teaching Learning Center, SNDT University, Mumbai from April 20-28, 2020
  • Participated in National Faculty Development Program on “Managing Online Classes and Co-creating MOOCs” organized by Teaching Learning Center, Ramanujan College, Delhi from May 18-June 03, 2020
  • Participated in National level 4-weeks long workshop on “Transition to Online Facilitation” by National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), IIT Madras from May 06-June 09, 2020
  • Participated in National level 4-weeks long workshop on “Cooperative Learning Pedagogy” organized under UNESCO’s Open Education for Better World (OB4BW) program from May 22-June21, 2020
  • Participated in an online course on “How to become Online Teacher” by Amity University on April 12, 2020
  • Participated in an online faculty training program on Microsoft Teams, organized by IQAC, DDU College on July 28, 2020
  • Participated in an online workshop on ‘Design, Develop and Deliver Online Courses with Moodle Learning Management System” organized by UGC-HRDC, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on April 30-May 01, 2020
  • Participated in Faculty Development Program etitled "Effective teaching with research blend-special emphasis to deep learnming and ethical values" organized by Rathnavel Subramaniam College of Arts and Sciences, Coimbatore from January 22-27, 2022

ORIENTATION/ REFRESHER COURSES ATTENDED:

  • Orientation Course (OR-81) from Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE) from University of Delhi (June 08-July 04, 2015) Grade Awarded: A
  • Refresher Course in Life Sciences ‘Recent Advances in Life Science: Research and Applications” from Department of Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan (December 21, 2015-January 09, 2016) Grade Awarded: A
  • Science Academies’ Refresher Course on “Immunology Laboratory Techniques using Fish Model”, held at Vels University, Chennai from December 05-17, 2016
  • Twenty one-days DBT Skill Vigyan Program on "Trends in Immunotechniques", organized by Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh under the aegis of Panjab State Council of Science and Technology (November 15, 2021-December 11, 2021)

Conferences/ Symposia Attended

  • "Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology" on March 10, 2015, jointly organized by National Network for Mathematical and Computational Biology (NNMCB), Delhi node and Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.
  • "National Symposium on Vector Biology and Vector Management" organized by Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi on February 12, 2015.
  • International Symposium on “Novel Strategies for Targeted prevention and Treatment of Cancer” organized by Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Delhi from December 19-20, 2008.
  • International Symposium on “Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics” organized by Department of Zoology, University of Delhi from November 18-20, 2008.
  • International Conference on “Biodiversity, Environment & Sustainability” organized by Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi from September 04-06, 2008.
  • 31st All India Cell Biology Conference organized by Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University from December 14-16, 2008.
  • 30th All India Cell Biology Conference organized by Department of Zoology, University of Delhi from February 02-04, 2008.
  • 3rd International Translational Cancer Research Symposium on ‘Cell Signaling and Cancer’ organized by M D  Anderson Cancer Center (USA) and Institute of Life Sciences (INDIA) from December 18-21, 2009.
  • Participated in National Conference on "Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptations, Mitigation Scenario and Future Challenges in Indian Perspective" Organized by Department of Botany, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, Delhi from 2-3 March, 2015
  • Participated in Mini-symposium on “Genetics and Evolution: Intertwined Strands” organized by Indian Academy of Sciences and Ashoka University, Sonepat from September 30-October 01, 2019
  • EMBO Symposium on “Engineering meets Evolution: Designing Biological Systems” organized at IIT Madras from January 30-February 01, 2020
  • Attended OE4BW-2021 Eduscope from October 18-21, 2021

Conference/ Workshops Organized

  • Organizing committee member of  ‘1st  International Conference on Emerging Trends of nanotechnology in Drug Discovery’ (May 26-27, 2014) organized by Sri Venkateswara College & Department of Biochemistry, University of Delhi (South Campus), India in association with Centro de Quimica da Madeira University of Madeira Portugal 
  • Organizing committee member of ‘Hands-on workshop on introduction and applications of UV-Vis spectroscopy’ held on February 08-12, 2016 by Science Foundation, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Organizing committee member of National Symposium on “Trends in Research and Innovations in life Sciences at Undergraduate Level” held on March 30, 2016 by Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi.
  • Convener, One-Day Faculty Development Program on ‘Research Based Pedagogical Tools’ for Undergraduate level Life Science Teachers at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College on November 03, 2017
  • Convener, Lecture-cum-Hands-on workshop on ‘Regulation of Lac Operon in Prokaryotes’ held on March 07, 2017 by Department of Zoology under the aegis of Science Foundation, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Organizing committee member of Second Lecture workshop on Women in Science: A Career in Science, organized by Women in Science initiative and Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore and Science Foundation, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College on August 10-11, 2017
  • Organizing committee member of Third Lecture workshop on Women in Science: A Career in Science, organized by Women in Science initiative and Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore and Science Foundation, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College on September 06, 2017
  • Organizing committee member of DST sponsored Third Lecture workshop on ‘Trans-disciplinary Areas of Research and Teaching’ by Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Awardees  organized by Science Foundation, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College on September 15-16, 2017
  • Coordinator, Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on ‘Role of Epigenetics in Health and Diseases’ in Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi on April 05-06, 2018
  • Deputy Coordinator, Delhi University Pre-Entrance Summer School, 2018: Zoology from June 01-15, 2018
  • Coordinator, Science Setu Webinars on "Viruses and Immunity" under THSTI-DDUC-MoU on March 16, 2021
  • Convener, Workshop on “Immuno-techniques based on Ag-Ab interaction” under DBT Star Scheme on June 13-14, 2018
  • Organizing Committee Member, ‘Turiyojas Science Festival’, organized under the aegis of Science Foundation and DBT Star Scheme (March 11-12, 2019)
  • Organizing Committee Member, Renaaissance 19, the alumni meet, organized by Department of Zoology, DDUC (April 13, 2019)
  • Coordinator, Hands-on workshop on “Science Illustrations” by Dr. Ipsa Jain (Freelancer science illustrator @ipsawonders) was organized under the aegis of Synapses & DBT Star College Program on January 28, 2020
  • Organizing Committee Member, Science Academies Online Lecture Workshop on Frontiers in Science and Engineering- Opportunities for Graduates, September 2020
  • Convener, Two-day International Online Symposium on "Reproductive Health and Physical Fitness" on the occasion of National Women Health and Fitness Day-2021 on September 28-29, 2021
  • Organizing Committee Member, One-week Online Workshop on "Understanding Public Health from Interdisciplinary Perspective" under Delhi Effective Education & Pedagogy Cluster (DEEP-C), DRIIV on October 07-12, 2021.
  • Coordinator, Science Setu Webinars entitled "Emerging landscapes of drug discovery research" under THSTI-DDUC-MoU on January 17, 2022

Technical Lectures Organized:

  • A lecture on “Drosophila: A Model and a Teacher of Biology” delivered by Prof. Mallikarjun N. Shakarad, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi (August 24, 2015)
  • A lecture by Prof. Ashok Kumar Singh (Department of Zoology, University of Delhi) was organized on “The World of Insects” (September 2015)
  • A lecture by Dr. Vipin Singh (Amity University) on “Introduction to Genomics” (February 09, 2016)
  • A lecture on “Microbiology: Then and Now” by Prof. Rup Lal, University of Delhi was organized (February 15, 2017)
  • A lecture on “Understanding the design of Living Systems” by Prof. Madan Mohan Chaturvedi, Head, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi was delivered on March 07, 2017
  • A lecture on “The Fundamentals of Flying with Drosophila: from Classroom to Research Laboratory” by Prof. Namita Agrawal, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi was organized (September 21, 2017)
  • A technical lecture by Dr. Dipanjan Roy (National Brain Research Center (NBRC), Manesar) was organized on March 29, 2019 entitled “Brain Science: Foundations and Fundamentals”
  • Technical lecture on “Watching birds – A short introduction on how to document avifauna” by Ms. Misha Bansal, State Coordinator, Delhi-NCR, GBBC-2019 Project Fellow, Centre for Ecology Development and Research was organized under the aegis of DBT Star College Program on 14th February, 2019. (Event Convenor: Dr. Sudhir Verma)
  • A lecture on “Introduction to Bio-entrepreneurship and Bio-incubators” by Dr. Suman Gupta, Chief Operations Officer, Bioincubator, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad was held under the aegis of DBT Star College Program on 26th February, 2019. (Event Convenor: Dr. Sudhir Verma)
  • Wildlife Talk on “Birds of Delhi, behavior and conservation: A step to connect students with nature” by Mr. Kaustubh Srikanth, Programme Officer- Eco Trails, WWF-India was organized under the aegis of DBT Star College Program on 27th February, 2019. (Event Convenor: Dr. Sudhir Verma)
  • The Inaugural Lecture “LIFE: Understanding with uncertain knowledge – halting human induced amphibian extinction” by Prof. Satyabhama Das Biju (the Frogman of India) Head, Department of Environment Studies, University of Delhi, was organized on 20th July 2019.
  • “Caenorhabditis elegans: An elegant model system to unravel mysteries in biology” by Dr. Arnab Mukhopadhyay, National Institute of Immunology on August 10, 2018
  • A Webinar on “How to read Scientific Literature: Introduction to MANAV- The Human Atlas Initiative” by Dr. Anupama W. Harshal, IISER Pune was organized on June 09, 2020
  • International webinar on “World Food Program (WFP)-A Journey to the Nobel Peace Prize 2020” on October 20, 2020

Educational trips/ Field Visits Organized for students:

  • An Industrial Visit to Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd. Sonepat, Haryana was jointly organized by Department of Zoology, Chemistry and Electronics under the aegis of DBT Star College Scheme. From Department of Zoology, Dr. Krishna Bansal, Dr. Lathika Nair, Dr. Shailly Anand and Dr. Sudhir Verma participated (March 10, 2018)
  • A Laboratory Visit was organized to the Drosophila Stock Centre at the Department of Zoology, University of Delhi under the supervision of Prof. Namita Agrawal for the students of B. Sc (H) Zoology Semester VI by Dr. Sudhir Verma & Dr. Krishna Bansal (under course curriculum of the paper– Developmental Biology) (February 23, 2018)
  • An education trip was organized to National Zoological Park, Delhi (October 17, 2015) by faculty members of Department of Zoology, DDUC
  • Students of B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology Semester VI were taken for a one day Training Workshop on “Zebra Fish: Model System” organized by Department of Biochemistry & Zoology (by Dr. Chitra Bhasin), Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi. The visit was arranged by Dr. Sudhir Verma. Twenty eight students and six teaching faculty attended the workshop.
  • Educational visit to Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), CSIR was organized by Dr. Sudhir Verma along with Dr. S.N. Tripathi (Botany) for students of Botany, Zoology and Life Sciences (September 27, 2018). A total of 125 students along with faculty members benefitted from the same.
  • A Campus Bird Count was organized under the aegis of DBT Star College Program on 15th February, 2019. (Event Convenor: Dr. Sudhir Verma)
  • Educational visit to Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT), CSIR was organized by Dr. Sudhir Verma along with Dr. Kamlesh Kumari and Dr. Rashmi (March 18, 2019)
  • Educational visit to National Institute of Immunology (NII) was organized under the aegis of Synapses & DBT Star College Program for “One day Science Popularization Program” on May 30, 2019 by Dr. Sudhir Verma
  • Educational visit to Ashoka University for the Mini-symposium on “Genetics and Evolution: Intertwined Strands” organized by Indian Academy of Sciences and Ashoka University, Sonepat from September 30-October 01, 2019, was organized by Dr. Sudhir Verma along with Dr. Priya Goel and Dr. S.N. Tripathi
  • An Educational visit to Himalayan Trout Fish Farm, Manali, Himachal Pradesh was organized from February 21-24, 2020 by Dr. Sudhir Verma along with Dr. Priya Goel & Dr. Nitish Mahato
  • Campus Bird Count and introductory lecture by Ms. Misha Bansal (Coordinator for Campus Bird Count, Delhi and Project Fellow, CEDAR) was organized under Synapses & DBT Star College Program on February 17, 2020. (Event conveners: Dr. Sudhir Verma and Dr. Priya Goel)
  • “Collaboratively Understanding Biology Education (CUBE) Science, Technology, engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Workshop at Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai; (August 16-19, 2019)
  • “CUBE STEM meet at Acharya Narendra Dev College (University of Delhi); (September 06, 2019)

Outreach activities organized for school students/ teachers

  • For the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Dwarka, Delhi (October 24-29, 2018)
  • For the students of Govt. Senior Secondary School, Bani, Himachal Pradesh (October 15, 2018)
  • For the students of Bal Bharti Public School (October 10-11, 2019)
  • School Summit as part of NASI-DDUC Science Promotion Activity (August 09-13, 2021)
Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

01. ‘Hyaluronan as a potential diagnostic marker for corneal stem cell quality and preservation medium supplement for improving transplantation success’ (2023-2024). Grant Received: USD 10,000. Funding Agency: The Lions Foundation for Sight, Texas, USA

02. ‘Characterizing the progenitor like properties of Transient Amplifying Cells (TACs) that present a Hyaluronan (HA)-rich glycocalyx’ (2023-2025). Grant Received: USD 5,000. Funding Agency: The EyeFind research grant from ARVO Foundation for Eye Research and Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA), USA

03. Studies on Circadian Variation in Secondary Metabolites Composition and/ or Concentration in commonly used Medicinal Plants of Delhi using HPLC Fingerprints and its Socio-economic Impacts’ (SVC-202) 2013-15. Co-investigators: Dr. Om Prakash, Dr. Indira Singh. Grant Received: INR 06.5 Lakhs. Funding Agency: University of Delhi

04. ‘Elucidation and Validation of Molecular Basis of the Anticancer Effects of Taxol (DDU-304)’ 2015-16. Co-investigators: Dr. Varnika Bhatia, Dr. Rita Kumari. Grant Received: INR 07.00 Lakhs. Funding Agency: University of Delhi

Others:

  • Exploring Students’ Conceptions about Natural Selection at Undergraduate Level (as a part of BESTM Fellowship, 2019-2020). Mentors: G. Nagarjuna, MC Arunan, Meena Kharatmal
  • Open Education for a Better World (OE4BW), a UNESCO project on developing “A Practical Manual on Evolutionary Biology: An Open Educational Resource” (2021) SANCTIONED. Didn’t avail.
Awards and Distinctions

Fellowships/ Scholarships:

  • Academic Fellow, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi (2021-22)
  • “Building Educators for Science, Technology and Mathematics (BESTM) Teachers Fellowship” from Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai for 2019-20 for the project “Developing Resources for Biology Education”
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, 2019 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi under mentorship of Dr. Ashok Kumar Patel, School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi (Did not avail)
  • Science Academies’ (INSA-NASI-IASc) Summer Research Fellowship, 2017 for 2 months in the laboratory of Prof. Ramaballav Roy, Department of Zoology, Goa University, Goa, India.
  • UGC-NRCBS Visiting Research Fellowship (June-July, 2016) in the laboratory of Dr. G. Kumaresan, Department of Genetics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamilnadu, India.
  • University Teaching Assistantship (UTA) from University of Delhi (2008-2012)
  • Junior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 2008-2010
  • Senior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 2011-12
  • All India Post Graduate Scholarship during Masters education in 2005-06
  • All India Post Graduate Scholarship during Masters education in 2006-07
  • Qualified CSIR-UGC NET JRF in 2007 among top 10 students in life sciences for Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship selections

International Travel Grants:

  • Travel grant from UGC for presenting paper in international meeting ‘Epigenetics of infectious and non-communicable diseases’ at ICGEB, Cape Town, South Africa (September 16-19, 2019)
  • Travel award from International Society for Eye Research (ISER) for presenting paper entitled “Mapping of label-retaining cells in the mouse and human cornea” in the XXVth biennial ISER meeting at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (February 19-23, 2023)

Awards:

  • D.D. Kosambi Teacher Mentor Award 2019 for exemplary contribution in collaborative biology research from HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai under stemgames.metastudio.org initiative.
  • Anil Sadgopal Award 2020 for popularization of science & contribution to science outreach from HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai under stemgames.metastudio.org initiative.
  • S. K. Mahajan Award 2021 for popularization of Scientific pursuit from HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai under stemgames.metastudio.org initiative.
  • ‘Smt. Usha Ganguli Gold Medal’ for securing highest marks and thus 1st rank in the University of Delhi in M.Sc. examination
  • Certificate of Merit from Ramjas College, University of Delhi for securing highest marks and thus 1st rank in: M.Sc. part I (2006), M.Sc. part II (2007), B.Sc. Part I (2003), II (2004) & III (2005)

 

Association With Professional Bodies
  • Member, International Society for Eye Research (ISER), CA, USA
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), MD, USA
  • Member, International Society for Hyaluronan Sciences (ISHAS), USA
Other Activities

OTHER COURSES

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS:

  • DL-001 Primer course in ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva through distance mode
  • DL-101 course on ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ from WIPO, Geneva through distance mode
  • “Introduction to European Patent System” from Europe Patent Academy Distance learning Courses (May 2015)

AALAS ANIMAL CARE AND USE IN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ONLINE COURSES AND EXAMINATIONS:

  • Series: Introduction to Research Animal Methodologies-Course: Introduction to Mice (Exam ID: 3351583, Score: 80, CEUs: 1.5)
  • Series: Anesthesia and Analgesia-Course: Procedure Care of Mice and Rats in Research: Minimizing Pain and Distress (Exam ID: 3351544, Score: 100, CEUs: 1)
  • Series: Animal Health and Wellbeing-Course: Introduction to Laboratory Animal Medicine (Exam ID: 3352719, Score: 80, CEUs: 1.5)
  • Series: Working with the IACUC-Course: Working with the IACUC (Exam ID: 3351547, Score: 96, CEUs: 5)

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Ph.D. under Prof. Madan Mohan Chaturvedi, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi:

  • Thesis title: Studies on a Murine Model of Sepsis: Epigenetic Modifications of Histones in Systemically inflamed/Septic Liver
  • Establishment of murine surgical model of poly-microbial sepsis using ‘cecal ligation and puncture’
  • Optimization using physiological, biochemical, histological, behavioral and immunological parameters
  • Epigenetic modifications of histones in systemically inflamed/ septic liver:
  • (A) Global histone modification analysis of systemically inflamed/ septic liver
  • (B) Analysis of mRNA level of TGF-β and characterization of its promoter in terms of histone modification status in systemically inflamed/ septic liver

Indian Science Academies’ Summer Research Fellowship (June 2017 & December 2017) under Prof. Ramaballav Roy, Department of Zoology, Goa University:

  • Project title: Biochemical characterization of marine bacteria
  • Biochemical characterization of bacteria collected from different marine ecosystems in order to obtain alternative feed supplements for aquaculture
  • Isolation of PUFA positive strains and determination of proximate composition of these strains in terms of Crude protein, Total Carbohydrate, Total Lipid, Moisture and Ash content
  • Analysis of anti-oxidant properties of these strains using enzymatic assays, reduced glutathione and vitamins
  • Lipid profiling using biochemical assays and GC-MS

UGC-NRCBS Visiting fellowship (June 2016) under Dr. G. Kumaresan, Department of Genetics, Madurai Kamaraj University:

  • Project title: Investigation of the cellular signaling impact of sodium butyrate and benzyl isothiocyanate in gastric cancer cells
  • Dose-dependent and time-dependent cytotoxic/ anti-proliferative effects of sodium butyrate and benzyl isothiocyanate on AGS cells
  • Apoptotic effects of these drugs on AGS cells using Annexin V-FITC and propidium iodide staining
  • Activity of redox sensitive signaling pathways/ transcription factors (i.e. NF-kB, Nrf2/1, HIF-1α) on treatment with these drugs on AGS cells using dual luciferase reporter assays.

Delhi University Innovation Project SVC-202 (2013-15) with UG students:

  • Project title: Studies on Circadian Variation in Secondary Metabolites Composition and/ or Concentration in commonly used Medicinal Plants of Delhi using HPLC Fingerprints and its Socio-economic Impact
  • Diurnal variations in the concentration of secondary metabolites i.e. coumarins, tannins, flavonoids, saponins and steroids etc. at different time points (Day, night, dawn and dusk) in common medicinal plants of Delhi region e.g. Aloe, Murayya and Ocimum were tested using biochemical tests and HPLC

Delhi University Innovation Project DDU-304 (2015-16) with UG students:

  • Project title: Elucidation and Validation of Molecular Basis of the Anticancer Effects of Taxol
  • Expression analysis of taxol biosynthetic pathway genes in Indian species, Taxus wallichiana, obtained from Jageshwar (Uttrakhand) and Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)

 

Assignment, Notes for Students

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