Biochemical and Molecular Anthropology Laboratory

 

Biochemical and Molecular Anthropology Laboratory provides a platform for the training of students pursuing their masters, doctoral and post-doctoral research work in areas of biological anthropology. This laboratory is shared and academically supported by seven faculty members of the department in their research work related to Human population genetics, Molecular anthropology and Genetic epidemiology. We have facilities like UV-spectrophotometer, genomic DNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, PCR and RT-PCR. We also have DNA bank of populations from several tribal and caste populations collected from different ecological zones of India. Presently, there are 37 registered research scholars pursuing their doctoral and M.Phil. works on topics encompassing genetic diversity, cardiovascular diseases, hemoglobinopathies, pregnancy complications, high altitude adaptations, infectious diseases and neurological disorders. This laboratory is well supported by several research projects funded by DBT, UGC, DST and ICMR.

Teachers-in-charge:
Prof.P. C. Joshi, Prof. M. P. Sachdeva, Prof. V. R. Rao, Prof. G. K. Kshatriya, Dr. P.R. Mondal, Dr. K. N. Saraswathy, Dr. Benrithung Murry, Dr. N. Kiranmala, Dr. Vipin Gupta.

LIST OF Ph.D. SCHOLARS:
Ningombam Somorjit Singh
Ph.D. Title: Obesity and its bio-social and bio-genetic determinants: A study among the Liangmai and Mizo tribe of Manipur
Research Publications:
• Ningombam, S. S., Chhungi, V., Newmei, M. K., Rajkumari, S., Devi, N. K., Mondal, P. R., & Saraswathy, K. N. (2018). Differential distribution and association of FTO rs9939609 gene polymorphism with obesity: A cross-sectional study among two tribal populations of India with East-Asian ancestry. Gene.
• Ningombam, S. S., Rajkumari, S., Chhungi, V., Newmei, M. K., Devi, N. K., Mondal, P. R., & Saraswathy, K. N. (2018). Type 2 diabetes and FTO rs9939609 gene polymorphism: a study among the two tribal population groups of Manipur, North East India. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, 1-6.

Jyoti Mishra
PhD Title: Immune regulation in Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes and role of folate metabolism in Pregnancy: a hospital based genetic study from North India Research Publication:
• Mishra, J., Kaur, L., Talwar, S., Puri, M., & Saraswathy, K. N. (2016). Preeclampsia and Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes Impinge on the Sex Ratio and Birth Weight of Preterm Neonates: A Study among North Indian Women. Asian Man (The)-An International Journal, 10(1), 74-77.

Khuno Samson Khiamniungan
PhD Title: A study of growth and nutritional status among children and adolescents of Khiamniungan Naga of Tuensang district, Nagaland.

Suchita Rawat
PhD Title: Biosocial Determinants of Suicidal Behaviour: A Population based study from Warangal district, Telangana
Research Publications:
• Rawat S, Arya E , Kushwaha KPS: Haptoglobin Polymorphism among the two population groups: Prajapati and Saini of Sambhal Distrct ,UttarPradesh. Voice of Intellectual Man 2015 , 2:83-88.Print ISSN 2231-6914 Online ISSN 2319-4308
• Arya E , Rawat S, Kushwaha KPS:ABO and Rh Typing among the two population groups: Prajapati and Saini of Sambhal Distrct ,UttarPradesh. Voice of Intellectual Man 2015 , 2:89-92. Print ISSN 2231-6914 Online ISSN 2319-4308.
• Rawat, S., & Kushwaha, K. P. S. (2015). Estimation of Age of Bloodstain Spotted on Different Surfaces Using UV-visible Spectroscopy. Indian Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 13(2), 25-29.
• Rawat, S., & Kushwaha, K. P. S. (2016). Application of DNA Methylation in Forensic Science: A Review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 10(2), 108-112.
• Rawat, S., Joshi, P.C., Khan, M.A. and Saraswathy, K.N., 2018. Trends and determinants of suicide in Warangal District Telangana, India: six years retrospective study based on secondary data. Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 8(1), p.8.
• Rawat, S., Kaur, G., Yadav, S., Khan, M.A. and Nava, S.K., 2018. Global DNA methylation and depression: Preliminary result from community based epidemiological study. Meta Gene, 15, pp.84-86.

Varhlunchhungi
PhD Title: Anthropo-genetics study of Hypertension: A study among two tribal population groups of Manipur.
Research Publications:
• Ningombam, S. S., Chhungi, V., Newmei, M. K., Rajkumari, S., Devi, N. K., Mondal, P. R., & Saraswathy, K. N. (2018). Differential distribution and association of FTO rs9939609 gene polymorphism with obesity: A cross-sectional study among two tribal populations of India with East-Asian ancestry. Gene.
• Ningombam, S. S., Rajkumari, S., Chhungi, V., Newmei, M. K., Devi, N. K., Mondal, P. R., & Saraswathy, K. N. (2018). Type 2 diabetes and FTO rs9939609 gene polymorphism: a study among the two tribal population groups of Manipur, North East India. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, 1-6.

Khushbu Kumari
PhD Title: Screening and Molecular Characterization of β-thalassemia carrier among Bhanushali Population at Gujarat, India
Research Publications with link:
• Khushbu Kumari and Prof. A.K. Kapoor (2015). Handwriting characteristics variability among populations of Daman and Diu. Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary. Volume 3, Issue 4.
• Khushbu kumari, 2016. Environment, Gender and Education Study in Rural Bihar. Book- Environment, Development, Public Policy and Health, Volume-I.

Sunanda Rajkumari
PhD Title: A study of polymorphisms in Plasticity genes and Global Methylation and its relationship with Mental Health among Meeties of Manipur
Research Publications:
• Saini, S., Rajkumari, S., Gupta, U., & Saraswath, K. N. (2016). Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Gene Insertion/Deletion Polymorphism among the Tribal and Non-tribal Populations of Rajasthan. Voice of Intellectual Man-An International Journal, 6(1), 69-76.
• Ningombam, S. S., Chhungi, V., Newmei, M. K., Rajkumari, S., Devi, N. K., Mondal, P. R., & Saraswathy, K. N. (2018). Differential distribution and association of FTO rs9939609 gene polymorphism with obesity: A cross-sectional study among two tribal populations of India with East-Asian ancestry. Gene.
• Ningombam, S. S., Rajkumari, S., Chhungi, V., Newmei, M. K., Devi, N. K., Mondal, P. R., & Saraswathy, K. N. (2018). Type 2 diabetes and FTO rs9939609 gene polymorphism: a study among the two tribal population groups of Manipur, North East India. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, 1-6.

Mamta Thakur
PhD Title: Genes, Nutrition and Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Research Publication:
• Thakur, M. K. (2016). Anthropometric Assessment of Nutritional Status among Young College Women of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Indian Anthropologist, 46(1), 93-98.
• Chandel ,Shivani. Thakur, Mamta. Sarawathy, K.N. Age related changes in Hand grip strength and its association with ACE I/D gene polymorphism among adults: A cross-sectional study on Jat population of Haryana. J. Indian. Anthropological. Society85:185-197(2017).

Moti Lal
PhD Title: Genetic association study of Type II Diabetes Mellitus among the Aggarwal of Delhi
Research Publications:
• Singh Piyoosh Kumar, Moti Lal, Sachdeva M.P, Saraswaty Kallur Nava. Haptoglobin polymorphism and G-6_Pd Status Deficiency among the Brahmins and Rajputs of Solan Destrict, Himachal Pradesh, Asian Man (The)-An International Journal (2012), Volume : 6, Issue : 1First page :( 46) Last page : (48) Print ISSN : 0974-6366. Online ISSN : 0975-6884
• Moti Lal, K.N. Sarsaswathy, M.P.Sachdeva. ACE I/D, AGT M235T AND MTHFR C677T MARKERS FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION AND RISK OF CVD DISEASE IN YADAV POPULATION OF CVD DISEASE IN YADAV POPULATION OF BIHAR Indian Journal of Physical Anthrropology and Human Genetics, Vol. 35. NO.1, (2016) : 1-11

Masan Kambo Newmei
PhD Title: Pregnancy Outcomes and Cardiovascular variables: A genetic study among the Liangmai tribe of Manipur
Research Publications:
• Saha, S., Newmei, M. K., Pasi, S., Singh, P. K., & Rao, V. (2014). Stress and 5-HTT (SLC6A4) as an indicator of suicidal behavior: a population study among the Dubla tribe of Daman. Molecular cytogenetics, 7(S1), P44.
• Ningombam, S. S., Chhungi, V., Newmei, M. K., Rajkumari, S., Devi, N. K., Mondal, P. R., & Saraswathy, K. N. (2018). Differential distribution and association of FTO rs9939609 gene polymorphism with obesity: A cross-sectional tudy among two tribal populations of India with East-Asian ancestry. Gene.
• Ningombam, S. S., Rajkumari, S., Chhungi, V., Newmei, M. K., Devi, N. K., Mondal, P. R., & Saraswathy, K. N. (2018). Type 2 diabetes and FTO rs9939609 gene polymorphism: a study among the two tribal population groups of Manipur, North East India. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, 1-6.

Gangaina Kameih
PhD Title: A study of genomic diversity among the selected tribes of Manipur
Research Publications:
• Kameih, G., & Panmei,T. (2015). ACE gene polymorphism among Panika and Baiga of Madhya Pradesh. Human Biology Review (ISSN 2277 4424) 4 (4). 303-311.
• Panmei, T., & Kamei, G. (2015). Color blindness among the Panika and Gond of Anuppur District, Madhya Pradesh. Voice of Intellectual Man 5(2). 69-74.
• Kameih G., & Kshatriya, G.K. (2016). Fertility and its determinants among the Lamkang tribe of Chandel District, Manipur. Human Biology Review (ISSN 2277 4424) 5 (1). 92-103.
• Panmei, T., Kameih, G., Mitra, S., Kshatriya, G.K. (2016). Allelic Variation and Haplotype Structure of the Dopamine Receptor Gene DRD2 in Naga Tribes of Manipur, India. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), (ISSN 2319-7064) 5(1). 313-317.
• Kshatriya, G.K., Kameih, G., & Panmei,T. (2016). Genomic structure of Zeme and Kuki tribes of Manipur, North-East India. Human Biology Review (ISSN 2277 4424) 5 (4). 471-482.
• Panmei, T., & Kamei, G. (2017). A study of Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) among the Endogamous Groups of Madhya Pradesh Voice of Intellectual Man 5(2). 79-88.

Imnameren
PhD Title: Anthropo-genetic study of cardiovascular adversities among the Ao community in Nagaland

Rupalika
PhD Title: Nutritional and Genetic Anaemia : A study among Bhil and Meena tribes of Rajasthan, India.
Research Publications:
• Utilization of mother and child health care services among women the women of Bhils in Udaipur district of Rajasthan India.
• Tobacco Usage and Its Effect on Body Mass Index (BMI) among Bhil Tribal Population of India.

A. K. Gyanendra Wahengbam
PhD Title: Screening and Molecular characterization of Beta-Thalassemia and knowledge base study among the Lohanas of Jamnagar district, Gujarat