Hansraj College

University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A+ with CGPA 3.62

Dr Vandana Kumari Singh

Associate Professor | Department of Zoology
Contact (Off.): +91-11-27667458

Email Address : singhvandana26[at]gmail[dot]com

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Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology

  • Master in Biomedical and molecular Science Research , 2016 , Kings College London, UK
  • Ph.D., in Molecular Medicine , 2008 , Special centre for molecular medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067, India
  • M.Phil, Protein Chemistry , 2001 , Department of Zoology, University of Delhi
  • M.Sc., Zoology , 2000 , Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Zoology , 2000 , Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP
  • 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 14 years of teaching, academic and administration experience at Hansraj College, University of Delhi, and 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

Biochemistry  Molecular Biology Cell Biology Developmental Biology Animal Diversity Biotechnology Evolution

Worked as Incharges in several Duties both in the department and at the College level.

 

  • Served as Teacher In Charge in the department of Zoology, Hansraj College, University of Delhi (2017-2018 and 2020-2021)
  • Liaison Officer,  Hansraj College, 2017 onwards till Date
  • Member Courses committee, department of Zoology, University of Delhi, since Dec 2018 onwards till Date
  • Member, Apex Committee, Hansraj College (2020-2021)
  • Convener, Time Table committee 2020-2021
  • Convener, Portal/ICT enabling committee twice, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
  • Co-ordinator , Practical Examination 2018-19
  • Superintendent Practical exam, 2012-2013 and 2018-19
  • Member Governing body of the college- Teacher representative 2017-18.
  • Member, Screening committee, Hansraj College, 2017
  • Nodal Officer for implementation of reservation policy for PWD, 2014
  • Admission Incharge, Zoology 2017-2018 and 2020-2021
  • Committee member for the Foundation course- Environment and public health in               university of Delhi in 2013.
  • Incharge for Consumable Items, 2013-14, 2014-15
  • Coordinator for Purchase of Animals2009-2010
  • Member Zoological Society, hansraj College (2006 till date)
  • Admissions Incharge for B.Sc. Life Sciences, 2008-2009, 2012-2013, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
  • Taken classes for Cluster Class  B.Sc. (H) Zoology IIIrd Yr students in annual mode for the academic session 2012-2013

 

 

 

 

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

The innovation project HR 203 “Comprehension of ethnic practices of selected Indian tribes as Pro-ecological customs and their deviation from the stream” was awarded first prize for best display under the cultural diversity theme at Innovation Plaza in Antardhvani (Academic and cultural Festival) February 20-22, 2015

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.

  • 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
  • Duncan, O.F.; Granat, L.; Ranganathan, R.; Singh, V.K.; Mazaud, D.; Fanto, M.; Chambers, D.; Ballard, C.G.; Bateman, J.M. Ras-ERK-ETS inhibition alleviates neuronal mitochondrial dysfunction by reprogramming mitochondrial retrograde signaling. PLoS Genet. 2018, 14, e1007567.
  • Succesfully completed the course entitled SWIFT INDIA from 28.7.2000 to 15.09.2000 from NIIT.

 

  • Participated in The Fifth Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium, Indian Institute of science, Bangalore ,India. From 10th-11th March 2004 organised by Sir Dorabji Tata Centre for research

 

  • in Tropical Disease in association with Department of Microbiology and Cell biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

 

  • 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 September, 2008.

 

  • Participated in 9th Asia Oceania Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, at Covention Hall The Ashoka Hotel, Chanakyapuri, on 31st October to 4th November 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 Antimicrobial 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.

 

  • Resource person in “INSPIRE Internship Programme-2012” organized by Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, held from December 17-21, 2012.

 

  • Organising Secretory for the “National Conference on Relevance of Nanotechnology in Biology” on March 1st, 2013, held by Department of Botany and Zoology, Hansraj College, University of Delhi.

 

  • Convener for the Molecular Biotechnology Workshop organised by Department of zoology, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, held from March 21-23, 2014.

 

  • Coordinator, Department of Zoology for academic activities under DBT sponsored STAR College Programme.2012-2014

 

 

  • Project Investigator for Innovation Project (2013-14):  HRC- 203 “Comprehension of ethnic practices of selected Indian tribes as Pro-ecological customs and their deviation from the stream”.

 

  • Attended a workshop on “Biochemistry of Metabolic Processes” at Kirorimal College, University of Delhi, and 2nd February 2015.

 

  • Member of Zoological Society, Shristi Chetna, Hansraj College, for the academic session 2014-15

 

  • Attended the panel discussion on “Beating the Biological Clock: Should you Freeze Your Egg” organized by Progress Educational Trust, London, United Kingdom, 21st October, 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.

 

  • Presented a paper entitled “Improved monomeric red, orange and yellow fluorescent proteins derived from Discosoma sp. Red fluorescent proteins, Nature biotechnology, 22, 1567-72 (2004) at Kings college London, UK on 2nd December, 2015

 

  • Presented a paper entitled “Mitochondrial Retrograde Signalling Regulate neuronal function” PNAS, USA, 2015; 112(44). At Kings College London, on 22nd March 2016.

 

  • Presented a poster entiltled “ Ras MAPK signaling pathway affects neuronal mitochondrial dysfunction in Drosophila, at Kings College London, in April, 2016

 

  • Submitted a research dissertation entitled “The Ras MAPK signaling pathway affects neuronal mitochondrial dysfunction in DrosophTila in Biomedical and molecular Science Research at Kings college London, UK. 2016

 

  • Attended the Mitochondria: balancing health and disease 2016, in ABCAM meeting, London, 14th June 2016

 

  • Organizer in workshop on “Techniques in Immunology” held on 19-20 December 2016 organized by department of Zoology, Hansraj College under the aegis of DBT Star College Scheme.

 

  • Organizer in a workshop on “Drosophila- A model organism” held on 21-22 January 2017 organized by department of Zoology, Hansraj College under the aegis of DBT Star College Scheme.

 

  • Organizer in a workshop on “Zebrafish- A Model Organism” held on 21-22 February 2017 organized by department of Zoology, Hansraj College under the aegis of DBT Star College Scheme.

 

  • Organizer in one day workshop on “Construction and Analysis of Phylogenetic Trees” held on 23 February 2017 organized by department of Zoology, Hansraj College under the aegis of DBT Star College Scheme.

 

  • Organizer in one day workshop on “Be a Bee” held on 22nd August 2017 organized by department of Zoology, Hansraj College under the aegis of DBT Star College Scheme.

 

  • Member of Zoological Society, Shristi Chetna, Hansraj College, for the academic session 2016-2017.

 

  • Resource person in “INSPIRE Internship Programme-2017” organized by Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, held from December 12-16, 2017.

 

  • Departmental Coordinator for “INSPIRE Internship Programme-2017” organized by Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, held from December 12-16, 2017.

 

  • Member of Zoological Society, Shristi Chetna, Hansraj College, for the academic session 2017-18

 

  • Member of Zoological Society, Shristi Chetna, Hansraj College, for the academic session 2018-2019

 

  • Organiser for two days faculty Development Program on “Agriculture, Health and society”, 15th -16th March, 2019, organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College, University of Delhi

 

  • Organizer in one day workshop on “Python for Biology”on 7th September 2019 for undergraduate students of Zoology/Botany and life Science courses.

 

  • Organizer of a Lecture and a blood donation camp on “Why to donate Blood?” by Dr. N. K. Bhatia Medical Director of Mission Jan Jagriti Blood Bank 18th September 2019 for for undergraduate students of Zoology/Botany and life Science courses and teachers.

 

  • Organised a Talk on “Challenges and Opportunities in Biological Sciencesby Prof. M. M. Chaturvedi, Head, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi on 24th September, 2020

 

  • Participated in 4th GSLEP Steering Committee meeting 23-24th October 2019, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

 

  • Participated in a workshop for the development of Test Items for CBSE Science Challenge from 8th to 10th Janaury 2020 at CBSE office, 17- Rouse Avenue, New Delhi

 

  • Participated in Finalization Workshop on Life Science Resources for Teachers in Higher Education organized by National Resource Centre for Education, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) during Janaury 16-17, 2020 at NIEPA, New Delhi.

 

  • Member of Zoological Society, Shristi Chetna, Hansraj College, for the academic session 2019-2020.
  • Delivered a talk on Tran Translation, in Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University on 24th Janaury 2000 during the M.Sc. Session 1999-2000
  • 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.

 

 

  • Participated in three day webinar  “Covid-19: Challenges and Road Ahead” organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, 7th-9th May, 2020
  • Participated in Two day webinar  “Myths and Truths of fitness and corrective exercises for various body deformities” organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, 12th  to 13th  May, 2020
  • Participated in one day webinar on Role of ICC and Preventtion, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Workmen and Workplace on 22nd May, 2020, organized by ICC, Hansraj college in collaboration with IQAC, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Participated in a two day e-conference on Climate change, Environmental health and Sustainable Development Goals in Post Covid world, organized by University School Of Environmental Management, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University from 4th -5th June, 2020.
  • Organised a Virtual farewell meet for outgoing B.Sc. (H) Zoology 3rd year 2019-2020 batch held on 6th June 2020 via Google meet.
  • Organised a Students counselling on Delhi University Open Book Examination during Covid-19 pandemic via Google Meet 16th June 2020
  • Participated in One day webinar on Basic Documentation for Teachers, organized in collaboration with IQAC, Hansraj College under UGC Scheme-PARAMARSH on 22nd June2020.
  • Participated in the International Conferenceon How to Build Up Efficiant Immunity against respiratory Infections Including Covid-19 Issue Organized by Kalindi College Under the Aegis of IQAC, University of Delhi and Biomedical and Biotecnological Centre (BBZ) University of Leipzig, Germany at Delh, India on 28th June 2020
  • Participated and qualified (score > 75%) the online quiz on CORONA GYAN organized by Department of Zoology, Deen Dyal Upadhyaya College under the aegis of Science foundation on 2nd to 3rd July, 2020
  • Participated in the international webinar on “Corona Virus-Past, Present and Future” organized by PG department of Zoology and IQAC of MES Keveeyam College, Valanchery, Kerela  on 21st July 2020.
  • Organizer,  an International Webinar on “COVID-19; Living through the Pandemic” by Dr. Libin Abraham, Senior Scientist, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada on 29th July 2020.
  • Organizer, an International Webinar on “Gut microbiota and host: the fight for iron” by Dr NK Das, Research Investigator, Molecular and Integrative Physiology University Of Michigan on 1st August 2020.
  • Organizer, Webinar on “Frontrunners of Zoology: Winning streak continues” on 5th September 2020.
  • Organizer, Webinar on the topic "Let's Build Wellness - Than Treating Disease" to commemorate the National Nutrition Month, September 2020 on 26th September 2020.

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