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Name: Dr. Neetu Kumra Taneja
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Basic and Applied Sciences
Contact No: 0130-2281219
Email: neetu.niftem[at]gmail[dot]com
Area of Interest/Specialization:
  1. Microbial Biofilms and their Pathogenesis
  2. Food Safety and Epidemiology
  3. Food Biotechnology
Qualification:
Degree NameSubject/Research AreaUniversity/CollegeYear
PDF Microbiology Wake Forest University of Health Sciences, USA 2011
Ph.D. Biotechnology All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi 2008
M.Sc. Microbiology University of Delhi, South Campus 2003
Experience:
Degree/Designation NameSubject(s) Taught*University/CollegeYear
M.Tech. Microbiology Biotechnology NIFTEM 2012-2014
B.Tech. Microbiology NIFTEM 2012-2014
Awards & Honours (if any):
  1. Awarded Post - Doctoral scholar development award by Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
  2. Qualified CSIR/UGC - National Eligibility Test (NET)/JRF in Life Sciences conducted by joint UGC-CSIR, New Delhi.
  3. Received scholarship from University of Monsanto during M. S. in microbiology at University of Delhi, South Campus.
Major Publications (Last 5 years):
  1. Taneja N. K., T. Ganguly, L. O. Bakaletz, K. J. Nelson, Dubey P., Poole L. B., R. Deora. D-alanine modification of a Protease - Susceptible Outer Membrane Component by the Bordetella Pertussis Dra Locus Promotes Resistance to Antimicrobial Peptides and PMN - Mediated Killing. J. Bacteriol, November, 2013 : 195(22) : 5102 - 11.
  2. Dhingra S.*, Kaur K.*, Taneja N. K.* and J. S. Tyagi, Dev R. (DosR) binding peptide inhibits adaptation of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Under Hypoxia. FEMS Microbiol Lett. May, 2012 : 330(1) : 66 - 71. (*Equal Contribution).
  3. Taneja N. K., Dhingra S., Mittal A., Naresh M., J. S. Tyagi. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Transcriptional Adaptation, growth arrest and dormancy phenotype development is triggered by vitamin C. PLoS One. May, 2010 27 : 5(5) : e10860.
  4. Majumdar S. D., Sharma D., Vashist A., Kaur K., Taneja N. K., Chauhan S., Challu V. K., Ramanathan V. D., Balasangameshwara V., Kumar P., J. S. Tyagi. Co-expression of Dev R. and Dev R.(N) - Aph Proteins is associated with hypoxic adaptation defect and virulence attenuation of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2010, Feb 26 : 5(2) : e9448.
  5. Taneja N. K., J. S. Tyagi. Resazurin reduction assays for screening of anti-tubercular compounds against dormant and actively growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis BCG and Mycobacterium Smegmatis. J. Antimicrob Chemother. August, 2007 : 60(2) : 288 - 93.
International Experience(s)/Collaboration(s)/Consultancy:
  1. Post-Doctoral research at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston - Salem, NC, USA.
Externally Funded Projects:

N/A

Patent(if any):
  1. Bagchi G., Mayuri, Kumra N., Kaur K., Saini D. K., Tyagi A. K. and J. S. Tyagi. ICMR Indian patent 211217 : ‘A simple and fast process for evaluating promoter activity of persistent M. Tuberculosis in hypoxic conditions using M. smegmatis as a surrogate host.’ International Classification Number C12N 1/15.
Books(if any):

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