Physiological Anthropology Laboratory is dedicated to teaching and research.
The mission is to provide students with hands-on training in the practical skills of Physiological Anthropology
specially in assessing cardiovascular, haematological and respiratory functions. The Physiological Anthropology
Laboratory has been trying to integrate the physiological aspect of human health by using physiological,
anthropometry and molecular techniques.
This laboratory has produced many scholars including 8 Post doc. (6 completed, 2 currently under guidance),
23 doctorate (17 awarded, 6 pursuing) 7 M.Phil (5 awarded, 2 pursuing).
Further, the research focuses on wide range of areas highlighting theapplicability of knowledge to the relevant
health problems due to lifestyle risk factors among urban, rural and tribal population. This laboratory is engaged
in a wide range of research areas including human adaptation, growth and development,physical activity, communicable
and non-communicable disease, reproductive and child health, epidemiology and public health.
The laboratory is very well equipped with instruments required for physiological and molecular research activities.
This lab has PowerLab, BIOPAC, TLC, Treadmill, Segmental body composition analyser, thermal cycler etc., which are
specialised techniques for measurement of lung functions, cardio vascular, physical fitness and body composition.
Over the past few years it has become an epitome of research centre, in human physiological research. It also has
begun to use molecular and epidemiological methods in order to study lifestyle health complications from a populationspecific perspective.
It will help to make a stronger picture of role of genetics and environment in public health.
In the past, this lab has produced many efficacious and bright research scholars who are currently working as a faculty in different universities.
The researchers from this lab are also placed in various Research organisations and non-government organisations such as MAMTAHealth Institute for Mother and Child,
Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad, etc.
Many scholars during their research availed fellowships to explore foreign universities including Common Wealth Fellowship for Post-doctoral work,
Glasgow University, Doctoral research work from the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen,and advanced studies
in Public health from Kings College London.
||Current Research Scholars
Ms. Nilupher Feroz: Biosocial impact on health among the population of Delhi
Ms. PeteneinuoRülu : Menopause and health related quality of life among Lothas of Nagaland
Ms. Kshetrimayum Surmala Devi: Metabolic syndrome and quality of life: An anthropological approach
Dr. RenuTyagi, UGC PDF Fellow: Menopause and related morbidities: Role of lifestyle and genes
Placement of scholars from Physiological Anthropology laboratory
Dr.Rashmi Sinha: Professor, Department of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences,Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi
Dr.Suman Dua, UGC PDF Fellow: Academic Counsellor IGNOU, Delhi
Dr. K.K. Patnaik: International Consultant, Community Institution Development. Working for Ministry of Rural and Rehabilitation Development
Dr. K.P. Joyce: Principal Design Researcher at Microsoft Corporation, Washington, USA
Dr.Leban Serto: Director, Centre for Peace Education Manipur, CFPEMImphal East, Manipur. Adjunct Faculty at MLCU University
Dr.Geeta Khanna: Educationist, Delhi
Dr.Mary Grace, DST Women scientist: Academic Counsellor IGNOU, Delhi
Dr.Sanjit Rongmai: Entrepreneur, Manipur
Dr.N.K.Mungriephy: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Amity University, Noida
Dr.AjeetJaiswal: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry
Dr.Shilpi Gupta: Research Analyst, University of Washington, USA
Dr.Anumeha Chaturvedi: Director, Entrepreneur,Gurgaon
Dr.Pankhuri Sharma: Regional Manager, MAMTA- Health Institute for Mother and Child, Delhi
Dr.PrernaBhasin: Research Coordinator, Centre for Addiction and Mental health (CAMH), Canada
Dr.Deepali Verma: Research Associate, SANGATH Trust, Delhi
Dr. Heemanshu Aurora (DST Inspire fellow): Academic Counsellor IGNOU, Delhi
Dr.Imkongtengla Pongen: Academic Counsellor IGNOU, Delhi
Dr.Shumayla: Research Associate (Coordinator), CHRD-SAS