Department of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences in the School of Natural Sciences at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, was established in 2012. All our faculty are actively running several research projects. Offering BSc Research program in Biotechnology (3 + 1 year, aligned with the National Education Policy, with the final year dedicated to research projects), alongside a significant cohort of PhD students, our department is at the forefront of scientific inquiry.

Our research spans across three primary thrust areas: Molecular and Systems Biology, Regeneration Biology and Translational Biology. We have also initiated research in the field of Cognition and Behavior.

Emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, many projects involve partnerships worldwide, bridging the gap between academia and industry and offering avenues for promising careers.

With a commitment to sustainable development goals, our research endeavours aim to enhance agricultural efficiency, develop value-added products, promote sustainability, and mitigate environmental impacts. Notably, our department has achieved numerous milestones, including securing the highest number of extramural research grants within the University and publishing in reputed journals. Check publications of DLS 2023-24

The life sciences department has 18 regular faculty, one distinguished faculty, one distinguished visiting faculty, one senior scientist, and three faculty fellows. The department also comprises dedicated academic staff, administrative staff, lab staff, and technical officers who ensure efficient management of the department. Research within the department spans a wide spectrum, encompassing Cancer Biology, Cell Signaling, Epigenetics, Neuroscience, Genomics, Parasitology, Virology, Molecular Systems Immunology, Bioinformatics, Plant Biology, Bacterial Morphogenesis and Biofilms, Protein Folding and Stress Response, Chromatin Remodeling factors & Nuclear Receptor Signaling, Protein Structure Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Developmental Biology, and Regeneration Biology.

Our vision extends beyond academic boundaries, aiming to pioneer translational research and innovate new technologies with broad applications. To facilitate this, our university has established the Centre for Integrative and Translational Research (CITRES), a state-of-the-art national facility (30,000 sq ft) equipped for experimentation with animal models. Click here to know more

Recently, we established a Centre of Excellence in Epigenetics, and the new state-of-the-art laboratory at this center is now being used by the students and faculty. Additionally, we have created world-class facilities in genomics, proteomics, and imaging. With these resources, we are poised to tackle complex biological and healthcare challenges.

Recognized for our excellence, the Department of Life Sciences has been ranked 21st in India by Nature Index India 2023.

BSc (Research) in Biotechnology

At the undergraduate (UG) level, we offer BSc Research in Biotechnology (3 + 1 year as per the National Education Policy, with the final year for research project).

Currently, 117 undergraduate students are enrolled, with ample opportunities for research engagement and publication in peer-reviewed journals. Our flexible curriculum allows students to combine majors and minors according to their interests, preparing them for future careers in life sciences or any other chosen field.

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Faculty at Department of Life Sciences

Anil Kumar Challa
Anil Kumar Challa

Senior Scientist

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Anindita Chakrabarty
Anindita Chakrabarty

Associate Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Ashish Gupta
Ashish Gupta

Associate Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Ashutosh Singh
Ashutosh Singh

Associate Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Colin Jamora
Colin Jamora

Senior Professor and Head of Department

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Deepak Sehgal
Deepak Sehgal

Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Geetanjali Chawla
Geetanjali Chawla

Associate Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Jugal Kishore Das
Jugal Kishore Das

Ramalingaswami Fellow

Department of Life Sciences
Kamlesh Ganesh Pawar
Kamlesh Ganesh Pawar

India Alliance Early Career Fellow

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Koyeli  Mapa
Koyeli Mapa

Associate Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Naga Suresh Veerapu
Naga Suresh Veerapu

Associate Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Neelesh  Dahanukar
Neelesh Dahanukar

Assistant Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Prasun Kumar Roy
Prasun Kumar Roy

Distinguished Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Prem Chandra Pandey
Prem Chandra Pandey

Assistant Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Puli Chandramouli Reddy
Puli Chandramouli Reddy

Assistant Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Rajan  Vyas
Rajan Vyas

Assistant Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Richa  Priyadarshini
Richa Priyadarshini

Associate Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Rohini  Garg
Rohini Garg

Associate Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Rudra Nayan Das
Rudra Nayan Das

Assistant Professor

Department of Life Sciences
Sachin  Deshmukh
Sachin Deshmukh

Associate Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Sanjeev Galande
Sanjeev Galande

Head, Department of Life Sciences
Dean, School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Sri Krishna Jayadev Magani
Sri Krishna Jayadev Magani

Associate Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Tanvi Deora
Tanvi Deora

Fellow

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Life Sciences
Utpal Banerjee
Utpal Banerjee

Visiting Distinguished Professor

Department of Life Sciences

Recent Research

Neurobiology
Neurobiology

Research in this field is carried out in Precision NeuroOncology & NeuroVascular Disease Modeling and Translational Neurobiology &  Disease Modeling. Precision NeuroOncology &...

Protein Structural Biology
Protein Structural Biology

The research aims to work on the structural and functional aspects of the M. tb SUF operon to characterize each protein's role in forming the Fe-S complex at the molecular level. All living...

Virology
Virology

A Full Length – Mutant RNA Cloud (FL-MRC) was developed for synthesizing HEV mutant clouds, which were transfected in hepatoma cells as an inoculum to study the phenotypic behavior of the...

Research Labs of Department of Life Sciences

Protein Structure Biology Laboratory
Protein Structure Biology Laboratory
Department of Life Sciences
Cancer Pharmacology Laboratory
Cancer Pharmacology Laboratory
Department of Life Sciences
Neurobiology
Neurobiology
Department of Life Sciences