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Dr. Monika Jain

Assistant Professor, Biotechnology

monika.jain@sharda.ac.in

About

 Ph. D. in Biotechnology, CSIR NET-LS, with outstanding academic track record including Dissertation/Research work from Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore.  15.7 years of teaching and 5 years of research experience in various reputed universities of India like Banasthali University, Jaipur National University and Sharda University (currently working as Assistant Professor in department of Biotechnology, SET, Sharda University). I have taught subjects like Genetics, Genetic Engineering, RDT, Molecular Biology, Signal Transduction, Immunology, Cancer Biology, Medical Biotechnology, Intermediary Metabolic Pathways, Bioethics and IPR, Biomolecules, Cell Biology and Waste Management etc.

Experience
  • 15 Years 7 months
Qualification
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology
  • CSIR-UGC-NET Life sciences
  • M Sc Biotechnology
  • Post Graduation Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights

 

Award & Recognition

  • CSIR NET (LS)

Research

Books:

1. Recombinant DNA Techniques-Narosa Publishing House Ltd.

2. Environmental Biotechnology- Narosa Publishing House Ltd.

Research Publications:

  1. Jain M, Muthukumaran J, Singh AK. Structural and functional characterization of chitin binding lectin from Datura stramonium: insights from phylogenetic analysis, protein structure prediction, molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulation. J Biomol Struct Dyn. 2020 Mar 11:1-19. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1737234. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32116131.
  2. Jain M, Muthukumaran J, Singh AK. Comparative structural and functional analysis of STL and SLL, chitin-binding lectins from Solanum spp. J Biomol Struct Dyn. 2020 Jun 22:1-16. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1781693
  3. Khan RJ, Jha RK, Amera GM, Jain M, Singh E, Pathak A, Singh RP, Muthukumaran J, Singh AK. Targeting SARS-CoV-2: a systematic drug repurposing approach to identify promising inhibitors against 3C-like proteinase and 2'-O-ribose methyltransferase. J Biomol Struct Dyn. 2020 Apr 20:1-14. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1753577.
  4. Sachithanandam V, Parthiban A, Lalitha P, Muthukumaran J, Jain M, Elumalai D, Jayabal K, Sridhar R, Ramachandran P, Ramachandran R. Biological evaluation of gallic acid and quercetin derived from Ceriops tagal: insights from extensive in vitro and in silico studies. J Biomol Struct Dyn. 2020 Sep 30:1-13. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1828173. 
  5. Khan RJ, Jha RK, Singh E, Jain M, Amera GM, Singh RP, Muthukumaran J, Singh AK. Identification of promising antiviral drug candidates against non-structural protein 15 (NSP15) from SARS-CoV-2: an in silicoassisted drug-repurposing study. J Biomol Struct Dyn. 2020 Sep 4:1-11. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1814870.
  6. Amera GM, Khan RJ, Pathak A, Jha RK, Jain M, Muthukumaran J, Singh AK. Structure based drug designing and discovery of promising lead molecules against UDP-N-acetylenolpyruvoylglucosamine reductase (MurB): A potential drug target in multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. J Mol Graph Model. 2020 Nov;100:107675. doi: 10.1016/j.jmgm.2020.107675.
  7. Jha RK, Khan RJ, Amera GM, Singh E, Pathak A, Jain M, Muthukumaran J, Singh AK. Identification of promising molecules against MurD ligase from Acinetobacter baumannii: insights from comparative protein modelling, virtual screening, molecular dynamics simulations and MM/PBSA analysis. J Mol Model. 2020 Oct 17;26(11):304. doi: 10.1007/s00894-020-04557-4. PMID: 33068184.
  8. Singh E, Khan RJ, Jha RK, Amera GM, Jain M, Singh RP, Muthukumaran J, Singh AK. A comprehensive review on promising anti-viral therapeutic candidates identified against main protease from SARS-CoV-2 through various computational methods. J Genet Eng Biotechnol. 2020 Nov 3;18(1):69. doi: 10.1186/s43141-020-00085-z. PMID: 33141358; PMCID: PMC7607901.

Certifications

MOOCs

  1. Biological Engineering Cellular Design Principles from Purdue University
  2. Molecular Biology –Transcription and Transposition" from MIT, USA
  3. Molecular Biology- RNA Processing and Translation" From MIT, USA
  4. Viruses & How to Beat Them Cells, Immunity, Vaccines, From Tel Aviv University, Israel
  5. Molecular Biology – DNA Replication and Repair" from MIT, USA
  6. CIC from IGNOU.
  7. 4 Week MOOC on Covid19-novel-coronavirus- London School    of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and UK Public Health Rapid Support Team

Area of Interest

  • Protein structural Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Proteomics
  • RDT