ISSN: 2349-3666 (Print), 2349-3674 (Online)

Biomedical Research Journal

An open access journal, published by Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS

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Editorial Board

Editors - in - Chief

Dhananjaya Saranath, Ph.D.

Address: Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS (Deemed-to-be) University, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai, India

Research Interest: Molecular basis of oral cancers with a focus on translational research with emphasis on identification of Predictive/Prognostic/Drug Response Biomarkers and drug targets in oral cancer. She has authored about 80 publications in peer reviewed journals and several chapters in books, edited a book on ‘Contemporary Issues in Oral Cancer’, and has two patents to her credit. She has mentored 25 Ph.D. students on their research projects.

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Aparna Khanna, Ph.D.

Address: Dean, Department of Biological Sciences, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS (Deemed-to-be) University, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai, India

Research Interest: Design of novel nanoparticles for stem cell tracking, miRNA regulation and role in stem cell differentiation and scaffolds and biomaterials for tissue engineering, in the stem cell area; Evaluation of hepatoprotective activity of phytoextracts, effect of phytoextracts in modulating breast carcinoma cells and ovarian cancer.

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Editorial Office

Editorial Assistant

Brijesh Sukumaran, Ph.D.

Address: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS (Deemed-to-be) University, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai, India

Research Interests: Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, nanocarriers as drug delivery systems

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Harinder Singh, Ph.D.

Address: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS (Deemed-to-be) University, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai, India

Research Interests: Stress biology, Enzyme engineering, Oral Cancer, Microbiome, Metagenomics

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Madhuri Khanolkar

Address: Lab Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS (Deemed-to-be) University, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai, India

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Section Editors

Cancer Biology

Girish B. Maru, Ph.D.

Address: Advanced Centre for Treatment Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

Research Interests: Cancer Biology; Evaluation of mechanism(s) of action(s) of environmental agents; Evaluation of carcinogenic/mutagenic/ genotoxic or cancer preventive (chemopreventive) activity of environmental agents

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Stem Cell Biology

Vaijayanti Kale, Ph.D.

Address: Stem Cell Laboratory, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind, Pune

Research Interests: Stem Cells; Microenvironment-mediated regulation of stem cell fate

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Nanoscience and Technology

Sudeshna Chandra, Ph.D.

Address: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS (Deemed-to-be) University, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai, India

Research Interests: Development of energy devices based on nanomaterials, Fabrication of electrochemical nano-biosensors, Synthesis of Dendrimers and Metal-Metal oxide nanoparticles

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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Vandana B. Patravale, Ph.D.

Address: Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, N. P. Marg, Matunga, Mumbai 400019, India

Research Interests: Cancer, Infectious diseases, Neurodegenerative disorders, Vaccines and diagnostics, Biomedical engineering, Sickle cell anemia, Cosmeceuticals, Green technologies, Process development & scale-up

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Editorial Board Members

Ali Syed Arbab Ali

Address:  Professor at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia

Research Interests: Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Optical Imaging, Cancer cell biology, Stem cell biology, Cell tracking.


Alpana Ray

Address: Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA;

Research Interests: Elucidation of the molecular events associated with amyloidosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis and cancer, all of which are results of abnormal gene expression during persistent and chronic inflammation.


Amit Agarwal

Address: Director, R & D, Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India;

Research Interests: Medicinal Plants, Oxidative Stress


Anandwardhan Hardikar

Address: Associate Professor, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Research Interests: Understanding islet cell biology, specifically related to development, differentiation and death of human pancreatic beta cells.


Anjali A. Karande

Address: Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Research Interests: Immuno-endocrinology; Design Of Immunotoxins; Construction Of Vaccines To Neutralize Abrin Toxicity, Glycodelin In Immunomodulation, Identification And Evaluation Of Virus Neutralizing Epitopes On Hepatitis C Type 3 Virus


Ashok B. Vaidya

Address: Research Director, Medical Research Centre, Kasturba Health Society, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai, India.

Research Interests: Drug discovery, clinical pharmacology, Ayurvedic research and rural health-care delivery


Basuthkar J. Rao

Address: Senior Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai, India

Research Interests: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Computational Biology


Deepak Modi

Address: Scientist 'E', Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Jehangir Merwanji Street, Parel, Mumbai-400 012

Research Interests: Cell and molecular biology, Functional genomics, Proteomics

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Hemant Malhotra

Address: Professor of Medicine & Head, Division of Medical Oncology, Birla Cancer Center, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, India

Research Interests: Chronic myeloid leukemia


Jaya Vyas

Address: Consultant - Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Kokilaben Dhirbhai Ambani Hospital, Four Bunglows, Andheri (W) Mumbai, India

Research Interests: Cytogenetic, Molecular genetics and Genomics of Genetic and Oncology diseases


Karuna Shanker

Address: Department of Analytical Chemistry, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Near Kukrail Picnic Spot, Lucknow, India

Research Interests: Medicinal Plants, Natural product chemistry


Kavita Shalia

Address: Sr. Scientist, Sir H. N. Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai Area, India

Research Interests: Immunology, Human Biology, Genetics


Kirti S. Laddha

Address: Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology Department, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai, India

Research Interests: Phytochemistry, Medicinal Plants


Mohan C. Vermuri

Address: Life Technologies, Primary and Stem Cell Systems, 7335 Executive Way, Frederick, Maryland 21704, USA

Research Interests: Stem cell product development in the areas of human iPSC, adult stem cells, immune cells and cell lineage specific differentiation


Naganad Rayapuram

Address: Research Scientist, Center for Desert Agriculture, 4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Novel substrates of MAP Kinases involved in biotic stresses in Arabidopsis thaliana that regulate gene expression using a large scale phosphoproteomics approach.


Narendra N Joshi

Address: Scientific officer ‘F’, CRI, ACTREC, TMC, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai - 410 210, Maharashtra

Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Cancer Diagnostics, Genomics

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Partha S. Basu

Address: Head, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata, India

Research Interests: Gynaecology, Oncology, Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Cancer


Paul J verma

Address: Animal Reproduction Science Program, Turretfield Research Centre, Holland Road, Rosedale, South, Australia

Research Interests: Embryonic Stem Cells


Prasad S. Adusumilli

Address: Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of Surgery and Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA

Research Interests: Development of biomarkers (blood tests) for early detection of cancer and gene therapy for thoracic cancers


Pritish Bhattacharyya

Address: Director, Hematopathology and Molecular Pathology Department of Pathology, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA

Research Interests: Hematopathology, Molecular Pathology


Pulok Mukherjee

Address: Director, School of Natural Product Studies, Jadavpur University. Kolkata, India

Research Interests: Pharmaceutical technology, Chemistry of Natural Products, Traditional medicines inspired drug development


Purvish M. Parikh

Address: AmeriCares India Foundation, Khar, Mumbai, India

Research Interests: Medical Oncology and Hematology


Sai Yendamuri

Address: School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York & Department of Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA

Research Interests: Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, mediastinal tumors, photodynamic therapy for patients with epithelioid malignant pleural mesothelioma


Sukhinder Kaur Cheema

Address: Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada A1B 3X9

Research Interests: Nutritional biochemistry, Nutrients in health & disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, obesity, “in utero programming”


Sunita Saxena

Address: Scientist G & Director, Institute of Pathology, Safdarjang Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India

Research Interests: Breast tumors, Tobacco associated cancers, Genito-urinary cancers


Surinder K. Mehta

Address: Professor, Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

Research Interests: Physical chemistry


Tania Fernandez

Address: Founder & CEO, DreamCatcher Ventures, 1288 Columbus Avenue, #133, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Research Interests: Life science, Biotech and Healthcare sectors across Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Medtech, Healthcare IT and Agbio


Victoria M. Villaflor

Address: The University of Chicago Medicine, 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Research Interests: Head and Neck Cancer, chemoradiation therapies, targeted therapies