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Ever since its inception in 2010 as an independent school, the School of Life Sciences has demonstrated an unfailing commitment towards imparting quality education and training as well as promoting advance research in the frontier areas of biological sciences. The M.Sc. students earn knowledge and training in the basics as well as advances in Life Sciences through exposure to modern tools and techniques. Students admitted in Ph.D. program are offered one-year coursework covering various aspects of techniques and research methodology in biological sciences. The nature of course is interdisciplinary, with close interface between various disciplines of biological sciences.

The School has well equipped Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) having ultramodern equipment to support advanced experimentation and provides avenues for high quality research. In addition, the School has state-of-art laboratories to enable cutting edge research in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Metabolic disorders, Biophysics, Plant Biotechnology and Biomaterial Engineering.

Programmes offered

  1. M.Sc. in Life Sciences
  2. M.Phil./Ph.D. in Life Sciences
Faculty Profile
Prof. J.P.N. Mishra, Professor and Dean

Areas of Interest/Specialization: Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Physiology; Neuroendocrinology; Metabolic and Stress borne disorders; Cell mediated and Humoral Immunity; Respiratory Pathophysiology and Chemical control of respiration.
Email: pnmishra@cug.ac.in

Dr. Umesh C. S. Yadav, Professor

Areas of Interest/Specialization:Understanding the molecular mechanisms of cytotoxicity leading to chronic inflammatory diseases during metabolic disorder including diabetic and cardiovascular complications, cancers, asthma and COPD.
Email: umeshyadav@cug.ac.in

Dr. Seema Rawat, Professor

Areas of Interest/Specialization:Molecular Microbial Ecology, Microbial Technology, Microbial Stress Physiology, Bioremediation, Plant Growth Promotory Rhizobacteria.
Email: seema.rawat@cug.ac.in

Dr. Rajesh Vasita, Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest/Specialization:Exploring different interfacial properties of polymeric surface to answer complex biological queries and for the development of biomedical devices.
Email: rajesh.vasita@cug.ac.in

Dr. Sunita Patel, Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest/Specialization:Biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, RNA-protein interactions, protein chemistry, spectroscopy: application to biology.
Email: sunitap@cug.ac.in

Dr. Anju Pappachan, Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest/Specialization: Structural and functional characterization of metabolic pathway proteins and adhesins from Leishmania; plant and microbial lectins; stress proteins from Lactobacillus sp. using protein engineering, macromolecular crystallography, biophysical techniques, biochemical assays Molecular Biology, and bioinformatics tools.
Email: anju.p@cug.ac.in

Dr. Swati Joshi, Assistant Professor(On Contract)

Areas of Interest/Specialization: Industrial microbiology and biotechnology, metagenomics, extremozyme research, protein engineering, heterologous protein expression systems and downstream processing.
Email: swati.joshi@cug.ac.in

Dr. Nishant S Junnarkar(On Contract)

Areas of Interest/Specialization: Bioremediation, microbial degradation of xenobiotics, waste water treatment, enzymology of xenobiotics degradation
Email: nishant.junnarkar@cug.ac.in

School of Life Sciences (SLS)