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Dr. Garima Chouhan

Dr. Garima Chouhan

Assistant Professor, Biotechnology


PhD Biotechnology from Jamia Hamdard with specialization in parasite immunology, drug development and drug repurposing against infectious diseases.Ten years of research experience in field of drug development, and drug delivery vehicles against infectious diseases

  • 4 Years
  • Ph.D Biotechnology from Jamia Hamdard University
  • B.Sc. Zoology (H)
Award & Recognition

  • Young Scientist Award. Biotechnology in Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, March 18-19, 2017.
  • Best Poster Award. World Biotechnology Congress, New Delhi, India, February 20-22, 2017. Antileishmanial Compounds from Nature.


13 publications in international journals of repute

  • Chouhan G, Islamuddin M, Want MY, Ozbak HA, Hemeg HA, Sahal D, Afrin F Leishmanicidal activity of Piper nigrum bioactive fractions is interceded via apoptosis in vitro and substantiated by Th1 immunostimulatory potential in vivo. Front Microbiol. 61368, doi 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01368. IF= 4.0, ISSN-1664-302X. 
  • Chouhan G, Islamuddin M, Want MY, Abdin MZ, Ozbak HA, Hemeg HA, Sahal D, Afrin F Apoptosis mediated leishmanicidal activity of Azadirachta indica bioactive fractions is accompanied by Th1 immunostimulatory potential and therapeutic cure in vivo. Parasit and Vectors. 2015, 8183, IF=3.43, ISSN-1756-3305). 
  • Chouhan G, Islamuddin M, Ahmad F, Sahal D, Afrin F Antileishmanial potential of Piper nigrum seed extracts against Leishmania donovani. Open J Med Microbiol. 2014, 4228-235, ISSN-2165-3372.
  • Want MY, Islamuddin M, Chouhan G, Abdin MZ, Dasgupta AK, Chattopadhyay AP, Afrin F Therapeutic efficacy of artemisinin-loaded nanoparticles in experimental visceral leishmaniasis. Colloid Surf B Biointerfaces. 2015, 130215-221. IF= 4.15; ISSN 0927-7765. 
  • Islamuddin M, Chouhan G, Farooque A, Dwarakanath BS, Sahal D, and Afrin F Th1-biased immunomodulation and therapeutic potential of Artemisia annua in murine visceral leishmaniasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015, 9e3321, IF=4.72, ISSN-1935-2727.
  • Islamuddin M, Chouhan G, Tyagi M, Abdin MZ, Sahal D, Afrin F Leishmanicidal activities of Artemisia annua leaf essential oil against visceral leishmaniasis. Front Microbiol. 2014, 5626-641, IF= 4.0, ISSN-1664-302X.
  • Want MY, Islamuddin M, Chouhan G, Dasgupta AK, Chattopadhyay AP, Afrin F. A new approach for the delivery of artemisinin formulation, characterization, and ex-vivo antileishmanial studies. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2014, 432258–269, IF=3.36, ISSN-0021-9797.
  • Review Article
  • Chouhan G, Islamuddin M, Sahal D, Afrin F Exploring the role of medicinal plant based immunomodulators for effective therapy of leishmaniasis. Front Immunol. 2014, 5193, ISSN-1664-3224.
  • Book Chapter
  • Chouhan G, Ozbak HA, Hemeg HA, Afrin F Leishmanicidal compounds of natural origin their prospective mantle in antileishmanial therapy. Book chapter in “The battle against Microbial Pathogens Basic Science, Technological Advances and Educational Programs”. (A. Méndez-Vilas, Ed.). Formatex Research Center. 2015, 1174-184.

Area of Interest

  • Molecular target based designing of drug and vaccines against infectious diseases.
  • Development of efficient drug delivery systems for targeted delivery of drugs.
    • Understanding mechanisms of immune system associated diseases/pathogens