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Prof(Dr.) N.Latha

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Professor Department of Biochemistry nlatha@svc.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

  • M.Sc, Ph.D ( IIT Delhi)

Areas of Specialization

  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Administrative roles/ responsibilities

    1.	Coordinator, IQAC, Sri Venkateswara College	2016 –till date
    2.	Nodal Officer, MHRD-NIRF India Rankings 2018, NIRF Rankings 2019, NIRF Rankings 2020 and NIRF Rankings 2021	2018 – 2021 
    3.	Convenor, Admissions Committee -UG/PG Admissions, Coordination with Departments & Coordinate with Admissions Office, University	2019-2020 and 2020-2021
    4.	Member, College Research Committee	2017 – till date
    5	Member, Admission Grievance Committee	2017- 2019
    6.	Coordinator, Add on Course in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology	2020-21
    7.	Coordinator, INDIA TODAY Best College Rankings 	2017
    8.	Member, ICT Committee	2015- till date 
    9.	Coordinator, Academic and Administrative Audit	Oct 24-25,2018
    10.	Dy. Superidendant, Semester Examinations, Sri Venkateswara College	2018
    11	Coordinator for Certificate Program in Indian Music & Culture Courses	2017-2018
    12	Coordinator , DBT-BTISNET Bioinformatics Centre at Sri Venkateswara College	2015-2020

Courses Taught

    •	B.Sc ( Hons) Biochemistry -Molecules of Life, Proteins, Enzymes, Metabolism of Lipids, , Metabolism of Amino acids & Nucleotides, Bioinformatics, Immunology, Cell Biology and Molecular Basis of Infectious Diseases. 
    •	PG Diploma in Molecular & Biochemical Technology – Biochemical Techniques 
    •	Department of Botany, University of Delhi – M.Sc ( Botany) (Bioinformatics 2012-2013, 2020-2021)

Course Coordinator

    •	Coordinator for Certificate Program in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology offered by Sri Venkateswara College (2020-2021)
    •	Coordinator for Certificate Program in Indian Music & Culture offered by Sri Venkateswara College (2017-2018) in association with Faculty of Music & Arts, University of Delhi
    •	Coordinator for Certificate Program in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology offered by Sri Venkateswara College  (2006-2012) 
  • 2020
    1.	Narayanan, L.; Pandit, M.; Basu, S.; Karmakar, A.; Bidhan, V.; Kumar, H.; Brar, K. Impact of Lockdown due to COVID-19 Outbreak : Lifestyle Changes and Public Health Concerns in India . Preprints 2020, 2020060129 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0129.v1) Published 10th June, 2020.
    2.	Bidhan, V.; Malhotra, B.; Pandit, M.; Latha, N. Mapping the Spread of COVID-19 Outbreak in India. Preprints 2020, 2020050051 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0051.v1). Published May 5,2020
    3.	Mansi Pandit, N. Latha. In silico studies reveal potential antiviral activity of phytochemicals from medicinal plants for the treatment of COVID-19 infection, 14 April 2020, PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research 0Square [+https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-22687/v1+]
    4.	Singh, S; Rajendran, V. et al (2018). Fast-acting small molecules targeting malarial aspartyl proteases, plasmepsins, inhibit malaria infection at multiple life stages. ACS Infectious Diseases DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.8b00197 • Publication Date (Web): 17 Dec 2018
    5.	Podder A, Pandit M and N.Latha. (2018). Drug Target Prioritization for Alzheimer’s Disease Using Protein Interaction Network Analysis. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology 
    6.	Hemandra Kumar Tiwari et al. (2017). In vitro antimalarial evaluation of piperidine and piperazine based chalcones: Inhibition of falcipain-2 and plasmepsin II hemoglobinases activities from Plasmodium falciparum. Chemistry Select. DOI: 10.1002/slct.201701162.
    7.	Podder A and N.Latha. (2017). Data on overlapping brain disorders and emerging drug targets in human Dopamine Receptors Interaction Network. Data in Brief 12 (2017) 277–286.
    8.	Pandey D, Podder A, Pandit M, Latha N. (2016). CD4-gp120 Interaction Interface - A Gateway for HIV-1 Infection in Human: Molecular Network, Modeling and Docking Studies. Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics. 35(12):2631-2644.
    9.	Anil K Singh, Jitender K Bhardwaj, Ana Olival, Yogesh Kumar, Avijit Podder, Ankur Maheshwari, Renuka Agrawal, N Latha, Brajendra K Singh, Helena Tomás, João Rodrigues, Ram Kishan, B Rupini and Brijesh Rathi. (2016). Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of Arylpiperazine-based novel Phthalimides: Active inducers of testicular germ cell apoptosis. Journal of Chemical Science. DOI 10.1007/s12039-016-1122-0. 
    10.	Podder A, Pandey D, Latha N. (2016). Investigating the Structural Impact of S311C Mutation in DRD2 Receptor by Molecular Dynamics & Docking Studies. Biochimie. 123:52-64.
    11.	 Jatana N, Thukral L, Latha N. (2016). Structural signatures of DRD4 mutants revealed using molecular dynamics simulations: Implications for drug targeting. Journal of Molecular Modeling. 22(1)
    12.	 Singh AK, Rathore S, Tang Y, Goldfarb NE, Dunn BM, Rajendran V, Ghosh PC, Singh N, Latha N, Singh BK, Rawat M, Rathi B (2015) Hydroxyethylamine Based Phthalimides as New Class of Plasmepsin Hits: Design, Synthesis and Antimalarial Evaluation. PLoS One, 10(10):e0139347
    13.	 Singh et al (2015) Design, Synthesis and biological evaluation of functionalized pthalimides: A new class of antimalarials and inhibitors of falcipain 2, a major hemoglobinase of malarial parasite. Biorg. Med Chem 23 (8) 1817-27, doi 10.1016/j.bms.2015.02.029Epub 2015  Feb 26.
    14.	Jatana N, Thukral L, Latha N (2015). Structure and dynamics of DRD4 bound to an agonist and an antagonist using in silico approaches. Proteins. Nov 5. doi: 10.1002/prot.24716, Vol 83, Issue 5, 867-880.
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    INSA Teachers Award by Indian National Science Academy ( Oct 2020)

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    Awarded Excellence Award for teachers in Service by University of Delhi on the occasion of 97th Delhi University Foundation Day (May , 2019)

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