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Dr. Garima Chouhan

Assistant Professor, Biotechnology

garima.chauhan@sharda.ac.in

About

PhD Biotechnology with specialization in parasite immunology, drug development and drug repurposing against infectious diseases.

Research experience in field of development of nano- and liposomal-vaccines as well as drugs in experimental visceral leishmaniasis
 

Experience
  • NA
Qualification
  • PhD Biotechnology
  • School of Studies in Biotechnology
  • BSc Zoology (H)
Award & Recognition

  • Best Poster Award. UGC-SAP (DRS-1) National Seminar on Plant Biotechnology Challenges and Opportunities in 21st Century. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, March 3-4, 2014. Cinnamomum cassia alters the immunological patterns of Leishmania donovani infected hamsters to exert antileishmanial activity.
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation Award. CYTO 2012, XXVII Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry, Leipzig, Germany, June 23-27, 2012. Antileishmanial potential of P. nigrum against L. donovani.
  • Student Travel Award. CYTO 2012, XXVII Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry, Leipzig, Germany, June 23-27, 2012.
  • Student Travel Award. CYTO 2011, XXVI Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 20-25, 2011. 

Research

  • 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.

Certifications

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Area of Intrest

  • 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.