Hansraj College

University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A+ with CGPA 3.62

Dr. Swati Singh

Assistant Professor | Department of Zoology
Contact (Off.): 011 27667747

Email Address : swati[at]hrc[dot]du[dot]ac[dot]in

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Molecular immunology,

Biotechnology

  • Ph.D. , 2017 , Department of Zoology, University of Delhi
  • M.Phil. , 2012 , Department of Zoology, University of Delhi
  • M.Sc. , 2011 , Miranda House, University of Delhi
  • B.Sc. Hons. , 2009 , Miranda House, University of Delhi

B. Sc. Zoology (Hons.), Miranda House, University of Delhi, 2009;

M.Sc. Zoology, Miranda House, University of Delhi, 2011;

M.Phil Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, 2012;

Ph.D. Zoology, Miranda House, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, 2017;

Worked as Assistant Professor (Zoology) at Miranda House and Hindu College, 2016-2017;

Post doctoral fellow at IIT Delhi, 2017-2018;

Currently working as Assistant Professor (Zoology), Hansraj College since 2018;

Qualified ICMR-JRF/SRF, 2011;

Qualified CSIR-UGC-NET(Life Science), 2015 Rank 37;

Recipient of International Travel award, Department of Biotechnology, 2016;

Recipient of International Travel award, Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), 2016;

Recipient of Bill and Melinda Gates award, 2016

Animal Diversity,

Diversity of Chordata,

Evolutionary Biology,

Genetics and Evolutionary Biology,

Physiology and Biochemistry,

Research methodology

Departmental Nominee, IQAC;

Convener, Internal Auditing and Finance, Zoology Department, Hansraj College

Member, Debating Society, Hansraj College

Member, NEP Task Force

PhD Thesis title - “Immunological Profile of Latency Associated Antigens Rv2626c and Rv2032 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

MPhil thesis title "Genetic Association of Cardiovascular Disease Susceptibility Genes in Granulosa Cells of Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome"

Working on "Mining Mycobacterium tuberculosis proteome for identification of potential vaccine candidates" with students of B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology

1. Riya Madan, Kushankur Pandit, Lavi Bhati, Hindesh Kumar, Neha Kumari, Swati Singh. Mining the Mycobacterium tuberculosis proteome for identification of potential T-cell epitope based vaccine candidates. Microbial Pathogenesis (2021). Volume 157, August 2021, 104996. ISSN: 0882-4010.

2. Riya Madan, Kushankur Pandit,  Hindesh Kumar, Neha Kumari, Swati Singh. Principles and aspects of molecular docking: A bird’s eye view. Hans Shodh Sudha (2020) , Vol. 1, Issue. 1, pp. 110-121.

3. Swati Singh, Kirti Pandey, Monika Sharma, Anil Chaudhry, Sadhna Sharma. Rv2626c and Rv2032 activate TH1 response and downregulate regulatory T cells in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Tuberculosis Patients. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (2019), 62: 46-53.

4. Kirti Pandey, Swati Singh, Parul Bhatt, Medha, Monika Sharma, Anil Chaudhry, Sadhna Sharma DosR proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis upregulate effector T cells and down regulate T regulatory cells in TB patients and their healthy contacts. Microbial Pathogenesis (2019), 126: 399-406.

5. Iti Saraav, Kirti Pandey, Richa Misra, Swati Singh, Monika Sharma, Sadhna Sharma. Characterisation of MymA protein as a Flavin containing monooxygenase and as a target of isoniazid. Chemical Biology and Drug Design (2017), Jan;89(1):152-160. ISSN: 1747-0285.

6. Iti Saraav, Swati Singh, Kirti Pandey, Monika Sharma, Sadhna Sharma. Mycobacterium tuberculosis MymA is a TLR2 agonist that activate macrophages and a Thl response. Tuberculosis (2017),106: 16-24.ISSN: 1472-9792.

7. Iti Saraav, Kirti Pandey, Monika Sharma, Swati Singh, Prasun Dutta, Anshu Bhardwaj, Sadhna Sharma. Predicting promiscuous antigenic T cell epitopes of M.tuberculosisMymA operon proteins binding to MHC Class I and Class II alleles. Infection, Genetics and Evolution (2016), 44(5), 182-189. ISSN:15671348.

8. Kirti Pandey, Monika Sharma, Iti Saraav, Swati Singh, Prasun Dutta, Anshu Bhardwaj, Sadhna Sharma. Analysis of the DosR regulon genes to select cytotoxic T lymphocyte epitope specific vaccine candidates using a reverse vaccinology approach. International Journal of Mycobacteriology (2015), Mar;5(1):34-43. ISSN: 2212-5531.

9. Iti Saraav, Swati Singh, Kirti Pandey, Ekta Vishnoi, Monika Sharma, Sadhna Sharma. Cell wall-associated Mycobacterium tuberculosis rRv3083 protein stimulates macrophages through toll-like receptor-2 (TLR2). International Journal of Mycobacteriology (2014). 4: 176. ISSN: 2212-5531.

10. Iti Saraav, Swati Singh, Sadhna Sharma. Outcome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Toll like receptor interaction: Immune Response or Immune Evasion? Immunology and Cell Biology (2014), 92: 741-746. ISSN: ‎0818-9641

11. Swati Singh, Iti Saraav, Sadhna Sharma. Immunogenic potential of latency associated antigens against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Vaccine (2014), 32: 712-716. ISSN: 0264-410X        

12. Swati Singh, Ila Pant. SPY-ing into protein stability. Indian Journal of Microbiology (2011),51(2): 242–243. ISSN: 0046-8991.

1.              5th Global Forum on TB Vaccine, New Delhi, 20-23 February 2018.

2.              Prediction of Antigenic Promiscuous MHC ClassII Binders of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Capable of Inducing Interferon Gamma. INSCR International conference, University of Delhi, 2017

3.              Rv2626c and Rv2032 produce a TH1 response in Tuberculosis patients and their healthy contacts. Keystone symposia S1: Translational Vaccinology for Global Health. London, UK, 2016 (BILL AND MELINDA GATES AWARD WINNER).

4.              Latency associated antigens Rv2032 and Rv2626c emerge as good vaccine candidates against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 26th ECCMID (26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016

5.              Reverse immunology-an epitope driven vaccine design using DosR proteins. 10th Symposium on Frontiers in Biomedical Research, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, 2015.

6.              Characterization of MymA protein of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as flavin containing monooxygenase. 10th Symposium on Frontiers in Biomedical Research, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, 2015.

7.              Defining T cell epitopes from DosR regulon proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as potential vaccine candidates, 18th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, USA, 2015.

8.              DosR regulon associated latency antigens as vaccine candidates against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. National Symposium on Recent Advances in Immunology, INSA, New Delhi, 2014. (BEST POSTER AWARD)

9.              Latency antigens as vaccine candidates against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Life Science Symposium Current Advances in Immunobiology and Cancer, BARC, Mumbai, 2013.

10.           Mycobacterium tuberculosis Rv3083 (MymA) protein as a ligand for Toll like receptors (TLRs).Immunocon2013, 40th Annual Conference of Indian Immunology Society, UCMS, Delhi University, 2013.

11.           Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Associated Insulin Resistance in North Indian Population. All India Congress of Cytology & Genetics and Fogarty International Workshop, in Collaboration with Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata and Fogarty Program at University of California, Berkeley, USA, held at Department of Botany, Magadh University, Bodhgaya, India, 2011.

12.           Oil Eating Microbes – A Solution to Oil Spill Cleanup. Poster presented in Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB) International Conference, held at University of Delhi, Delhi, India, 2011.

13.           Indo-Dutch Collaborative Program on Management and Cultural Contexts, University of Delhi and University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2008

  1. Participated in Three Days Webinar on “ Covid 19: Challenges and Road ahead” organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, May 7-9, 2020
  2. Participated in One Day Webinar on “ Teachers and Technology: The Road Ahead” organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, April 25, 2020 
  3. Faculty Development Programme on “Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Rights” organized by Department of Botany and IQAC, Hansraj College under Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre (MHRFDC), Hansraj College, University of Delhi.
  4. Organizer in One Day Workshop on “ Python for Biology” organized by Department of Zoology, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, September 07, 2019
  5. Organizer in One Day Webinar on “ Topics- Prevention and Remedies of Pandemic Covid-19” organized by Department of Zoology (Under DBT Star College Scheme), Hansraj College, University of Delhi, May 15, 2020.

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