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Dr. Vandana Malhotra

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Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry vandana.malhotra@svc.ac.in LinkedIn

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi)
  • M.Sc Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Chennai

Areas of Specialization

  • Infectious Diseases specifically Tuberculosis Pathophysiology, High throughput Transcriptomics and Proteomics, Bacterial Genetics, Regulation of Gene expression, Bacterial Signal Transduction Pathways, Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Technology

Administrative roles/ responsibilities

    • Coordinator, SSR Department Report, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi (2021)
    • Member, NIRF Team, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi (2018 - 2021).
    • Convenor, “MindSpar 3.0 - Adding New Challenges” Ideathon event organized by the Department of Biochemistry, Sri Venkateswara College in collaboration with Regional Center for Biotechnology in Jan, 2021 (ongoing). 
    • Member, Department Research Committee, Department of Biochemistry, University of Delhi South Campus (2016-2020).
    • Convenor/Incharge, Prospectus Committee, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi to design the College Prospectus / Information bulletin for academic session 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.
    • Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Biochemistry, SVC (20th May – 22nd July 2018) (23 July, 2019 to 25 May, 2020).
    • Convenor, “Catalysis-The Biochemical Society”, Department of Biochemistry, Sri Venkateswara College (2019-2020).
    • Core Committee Member for organizing VISTAAR - One day science popularization event funded under the CTEP-DBT program (November 1, 2019).
    • Member, Working Committee to revise the syllabus of B.Sc (H) Biochemistry and B.Sc (H) Biological Sciences under CBCS (LOCF-UGC) (2019).
    • Member of Committee to establish Satellite Incubator in SVC in collaboration with Acharya Narendra Dev College (2019-Present).
    • (In place of TIC) Incharge, Department of Biochemistry, SVC (18 May 2019 to 6 July 2019).
    • Member, Canteen Committee, SVC (2017-2019, 2019 to present).
    • Member, Time-Table Committee, SVC (2017-2018).
    • Member, Magazine Committee, SVC (2015-2017).														

Courses Taught

    • B.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry – 3 Year program (FYUP, Semester and CBCS mode)
    • B.Sc (Hons) Biological Science – 3 Year program (FYUP, Semester and CBCS mode)
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Molecular and Biochemical Technology –One Year program
  • Original Peer Reviewed Research Articles
    • Hariharan, V.N., Yadav, R., Thakur, C., Singh, A., Gopinathan, R., Singh, D.P., Sankhe, G., Malhotra, V., Chandra, N., Bhatt, A. and Saini, D.K. Cyclic di-GMP sensing histidine kinase PdtaS controls mycobacterial adaptation to carbon sources (2021) FASEB J. https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.202002537RR
    • Singh, K. K., Bhardwaj, N., Sankhe, G. D., Udaykumar, N., Singh, R., Malhotra, V., & Saini, D. K. (2019). Acetylation of Response Regulator Proteins, TcrX and MtrA in M. tuberculosis Tunes their Phosphotransfer Ability and Modulates Two-Component Signaling Crosstalk. Journal of molecular biology, 431(4), 777–793. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2019.01.004
    • Vashist, A.,* Malhotra, V., Sharma, G., Tyagi, J. S., & Clark-Curtiss, J. E. (2018). Interplay of PhoP and DevR response regulators defines expression of the dormancy regulon in virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The Journal of biological chemistry, 293(42), 16413–16425. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.RA118.004331 (corresponding author and * equal first author contribution)
    • Korch, S. B., Malhotra, V., Contreras, H., & Clark-Curtiss, J. E. (2015). Erratum to: The Mycobacterium tuberculosis relBE toxin: antitoxin genes are stress-responsive modules that regulate growth through translation inhibition. Journal of microbiology (Seoul, Korea), 53(12), 875. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12275-015-0741-3
    • * Malhotra, V., Agrawal, R., Duncan, T. R., Saini, D. K., & Clark-Curtiss, J. E. (2015). Mycobacterium tuberculosis response regulators, DevR and NarL, interact in vivo and coregulate gene expression during aerobic nitrate metabolism. The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(13), 8294–8309. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M114.591800 (corresponding author and * equal first author contribution)
    • Contributed two chapters in Life Science Protocol Manual. Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India. January 2018, ISBN No. 978-93-5300-545-0 Page numbers: 227-243; 145-148
    • Editor for two topics in Life Science Protocol Manual. DBT. January 2018, ISBN No. 978-93-53000-545
    • E-Lesson Plan (2018): Teaching about Microbial Life and Climate Change as a part of the project Trans disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding (TROP ICSU) funded by International Council of Science available at https://tropicsu.org/lesson-plan-teaching-about-microbial-life-andclimate-change/
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    • 2015 - Bio-CARe Women Scientist Research Award by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
    • 2016 - Global Heath Travel Award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Keystone Symposia
    • 2020 - Best Poster Prize at the ISW-2020 - International Summit on Women in STEM-“Visualizing the future: New Skylines held on January 23-24, 2020 at India Habitat Center, New Delhi organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and ICGEB, New Delhi																	

    Research Projects