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Assistant Professor Department of Zoology himani.khurana1@gmail.com

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD

Areas of Specialization

  • Metagenomics, Genomics, Molecular Biology

Administrative roles/ responsibilities

    1.	2021: Member of Organizing Committee in the International Webinar on  “Rewilding Immunology: Current Status and the Road Ahead”
    2.	2018-2019: Secretary of International Network for Soil Contamination Research Society

Courses Taught

  • B.Sc Zoology (Hons.)
    1.	Khurana, H., Sharma, M., Bharti, M., Singh, D.N., and Negi, R.K. (2021). Gut milieu shapes the bacterial communities of invasive silver carp. Genomics. 113: 815-826
    2.	Sharma, M., Khurana, H., Singh, D.N., and Negi, R.K. (2020). The genus Sphingopyxis: Systematics, ecology, and bioremediation potential - A review. Journal of Environmental Management. 280: 111744
    3.	Khurana, H., Singh, D.N., Singh, A., Singh, Y., Lal, R., and Negi, R.K. (2020). Gut microbiome of endangered Tor putitora (Ham.) as a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes and pathogens associated with fish health. BMC Microbiology. 20: 249
    4.	Khurana, H., Sharma, M., Verma, H., Lopes, B.S., Lal, R., and Negi, R.K. (2020). Genomic insights into the phylogeny of Bacillus strains and elucidation of their secondary metabolic potential. Genomics. 112: 3191-3200
    5.	Gaur, M., Vasudeva, A., Singh, A., Sharma, V., Khurana, H., Negi, R.K., Lee, J.K., Kalia, V.C., Misra, R., and Singh, Y. (2019). Comparison of DNA Extraction Methods for Optimal Recovery of Metagenomic DNA from Human and Environmental Samples. Indian Journal of Microbiology. 59: 482-489
    6.	Hira, P., Bajaj, A., Puri, A., Talwar, C., Khurana, H., Negi, R.K., Singh, Y., Lal, R. and Shakarad, M. (2019). Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics in India: Explorations and Perspectives. Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy. 85: 999-1023
    7.	Tripathi, C., Mishra, H., Khurana, H., Dwivedi, V., Kamra, K., Negi, R.K., and Lal, R. (2017). Complete genome analysis of Thermus parvatiensis and comparative genomics of Thermus spp. provide insights into genetic variability and evolution of natural competence as strategic survival attributes. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8: 1410
    8.	Mahato, N.K., Gupta, V., Singh, P.,…………..Khurana, H., Negi, R.K., Shakarad, M., Singh, Y., and Lal, R. (2017). Microbial taxonomy in the era of OMICS: application of DNA sequences, computational tools and techniques. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 110: 1357-1371
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