Honors and Awards
- Fellow for Retina Research Foundation, Houston, Texas (2005-2007))
- Fellow of Fight for Sight Inc. Research Foundation, New York (2005-2006)
- Fellow of Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc. (Pediatric Ophthalmology Research grant Foundation), Schaumburg, Illinois (2005-2006)
- International Travel Award from Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C) to give a talk at the 42nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference at Washington D.C., USA, March 2011
- International Travel Award from Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C) to give a talk at the 41st Annual Drosophila Research Conference at Pittsburgh, USA, February, 2000
- Recipient of Academia Sinica Research Fellowship, Taipei, Taiwan to pursue research on early events in axial patterning of eye using Drosophila model (1998-2002)
- Travel award from Institute of Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel to participate in VIth Summer School on “Developmental Switches.”, May 1996
- Recipient of Merit Scholarship from H.P. University, Shimla, India (1985-1988)
- Second position in the order of merit of Master’s degree program of Life Sciences at Devi Ahilya University, Indore, (M.P.), India (1988-1990)
- Recipient of prestigious University Grants Commission (UGC) Research fellowship after qualifying the National Level test jointly conducted by CSIR and UGC, New Delhi, India, December, 1989
- Recipient of Prof. S.R.V. Rao award for best scientific presentation at All India Cell Biology meeting at New Delhi, India, February, 1992
- Recipient of Indian Society of Cell Biology (ISCB) best scientific presentation award at All India Cell Biology meeting at Varanasi, India, January, 1993
|1995||PhD, Devi Ahilya University of Indore ‐ Biology|
|1990||MS, Devi Ahilya University of Indore ‐ Life Sciences|
|1988||BS, Himachal Pradesh University ‐ Biology|
Dorsoventral Boundary for Organizing Growth and Planar Polarity in the Drosophila Eye Advances in Developmental Biology: Planar Cell Polarization During Development (2005)
A fundamental feature of developing tissues and organs is generation of planar polarity of cells in an epithelium with respect to the body axis. The Drosophila compound eye shows two-tier dorsoventral (DV) planar polarity. At ...
Dorso-Ventral Asymmetric Functions of teashirt in Drosophila Eye Development Depend on Spatial Cues Provided by Early DV Patterning Genes Mechanisms of Development (2004)
The teashirt (tsh) gene has dorso-ventral (DV) asymmetric functions in Drosophila eye development: promoting eye development in dorsal and suppressing eye development in ventral by Wingless mediated Homothorax (HTH) induction [Development 129 (2002) 4271]. We ...
Initial State of the Drosophila Eye before Dorsoventral Specification is Equivalent to Ventral Development (2003)
Dorsoventral (DV) patterning is crucial for eye development in invertebrates and higher animals. DV lineage restriction is the primary event in undifferentiated early eye primordia of Drosophila. InDrosophila eye disc, a dorsal-specific GATA family transcription ...
Eyeless Collaborates with Hedgehog and Decapentaplegic Signaling in Drosophila Eye Induction Developmental Biology (2003)
eyeless (ey) is a key regulator of the eye development pathway in Drosophila. Ectopic expression of ey can induce the expression of several eye-specification genes (eya, so,and dac) and induce eye formation in multiple locations ...
Eye Suppression, A Novel Function of Teashirt, Requires Wingless Signaling Development (2002)
Teashirt (tsh) encodes a Drosophila zinc-finger protein. Misexpression of tsh has been shown to induce ectopic eye formation in the antenna. We report that tsh can suppress eye development. This novel function of tsh is ...
The Wings of Bombyx mori Develop from Larval Discs Exhibiting an Early Differentiated State: A Preliminary Report Journal of Biosciences (2001)
Lepidopteran insects present a complex organization of appendages which develop by various mechanisms. In the mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori, a pair of meso- and meta-thoracic discs located on either side in the larvae gives rise ...
Confocal Microscopy: a Powerful Tool for Biological Research Current Science (1998)
Conventional light microscopy allows the observation of living as well as fixed cells and tissues to generate two-dimensional images. The out-of-focus information often obscures the ultrastructural details, especially in thick specimens with overlapping structures. The ...
Analysis of Gene Expression during Embryonic Development in Mulberry Silkworm Bombyx mori Current Science (1997)
We have developed a method for dechorionation and devitellinization of the silkworm eggs without damage, to facilitate the analysis of gene expression during embryonic development of Bombyx mori. Making use of antibodies available from heterologous ...
Search for Drosophila Genes based on Patterned Expression of Mini-White Reporter Gene of a P lacW Vector in Adult Eyes Roux's Archives of Developmental Biology (1995)
Developmental expression of transduced mini-white(w) gene of Drosophila is sensitive to its flanking genomic enhancers. Taking advantage of this phenomenon, we mobilized a P lacW transposon and screened for new transposant lines which showed patterned ...
Enhancer Trap Technique: A Novel Tool for Identification and Developmental Characterization of Genes of Drosophila Current Science (1995)
The classical technique of mutational screen for identification of genes controlling early development has now approached saturation. A new era in genetic identification and developmental characterization of genes in Drosophila has commenced with the advent ...
An Improved Method for Chemical Devitellinization of X-gal Stained Drosophila Embryos Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (1995)
In Drosophila developmental biological studies, X-gal staining is commonly employed to study the spatio-temporal expression of the lacZ reporter gene in the transformed flies or their embryos. Study of the lacZ pattern in embryos often ...
Book chapters (3)
Molecular Genetic Mechanisms of Axial Patterning: Mechanistic Insights into Generation of Axes in the Developing Eye Molecular Genetics of Axial Patterning, Growth and Disease in the Drosophila Eye (2013)
All multicellular organisms require axial patterning to transform a single-layer organ primordium to a three-dimensional organ. It involves delineation of anteroposterior (AP), dorsoventral (DV), and proximodistal (PD) axes. Any deviation in this fundamental process results ...
Molecular Genetics of Axial Patterning, Growth and Disease in the Drosophila Eye Biology Faculty Publications (2013)
Undoubtedly, Drosophila melanogaster, fruit fly, has proved to be one of the most popular invertebrate model organisms, and the work horse for modern day biologists. Drosophila, a highly versatile model with a genetic legacy of ...
Developmental Aspects of Mulberry and Nonmulberry Silkworm Species: A Comparative Study Genome Analysis in Eukaryotes (1998)
The mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori has been exploited by man for more than 4000 years, for the production of the exotic silk yam used in making fabric. The silk fibre, proteinaceous in nature synthesised by ...
Neurodegeneration - A Means to an End Journal of Cell Science and Therapy (2012)
Cell death, a global phenomenon found throughout the animal kingdom, is a mechanism to maintain tissue homeostasis and for adaptation to changes in the environment [1,2]. Millions of cells die in our body daily- they ...
News Articles (6)
Annual Drosophila Research Conference, 2012 Developmental Dynamics (2012)
The meeting was sponsored by the Genetics Society of America (GSA) and was organized by Celeste Berg (University of Washington), Steve Crews (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Erika Matunis (Johns Hopkins University), and Kevin ...
Annual Drosophila Research Conference, 2011 Developmental Dynamics (2011)
The meeting was sponsored by the Genetics Society of America (GSA) and was organized by Daniel Barbash (Cornell University, New York), Giovanni Bosco (University of Arizona), and Leslie Grifﬁth (Brandeis University, Massachusetts). This annual meeting ...
Annual Drosophila Research Conference, 2010 Developmental Dynamics (2010)
This year, the Genetics Society of America (GSA) received a record-breaking number of registrants to the conference. Despite low attendance at other scientiﬁc meetings, according to GSA Meetings Manager, Suzy Brown, this year’s conference had ...
Annual Drosophila Research Conference, 2008 Developmental Dynamics (2008)
The meeting provides fruit ﬂy researchers an opportunity for interaction and exchange of ideas pertaining to their research. The 49th Annual Drosophila Research Conference took place in San Diego, California, one of the best tourist ...
Annual Drosophila Research Conference, 2006 Developmental Dynamics (2006)
The Drosophila Research Conference is a yearly meeting organized by the Genetics Society of America (GSA) for the researchers who use the fruit ﬂy model organism to study different facets of biomedical science. This meeting ...
Eye Development at the Houston "Fly Meeting" International Journal of Developmental Biology (2006)
Meeting report: The 47th Annual Drosophila Research Conference or "Fly Meeting" took place at Houston, Texas, USA from March 29th- April 2nd, 2006, under the aegis of the Genetics Society of America. The Fly Meeting ...