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Dr. Pankaj Suman
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Email: pankajsuman[at]niab[dot]org[dot]in

Dr. Pankaj did his B.V.Sc. & A.H. from Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University Nagpur and M.Sc. Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He did his Ph.D. from National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India and worked as Visiting Scholar at the Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany. He was working as Assistant Professor (Biotechnology) at the Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida and later on worked with Animal Husbandry and Fishery Resources Department, Govt. of Bihar as Veterinary Clinician prior to joining NIAB, Hyderabad.

Research Interests
Diagnostics and vaccines for animal health and reproduction.
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Awards & Fellowships
  • Prof. G. P. Talwar Young Scientist Award for outstanding contribution in research in reproductive health (2014)

  • Travel Grant from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (2010)

  • Travel Grant from Department of Science and Technology (DST) Govt. of India (2010)

  • Best oral presentation, New Delhi, India (2009)

  • Best discussant Award, EMBIC summer School, Jena, Germany (2007)

  • CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship-NET (2006)

  • Qualified the Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) (2006)

  • Scholarship from Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (2004)

  • Dr. B. L. Purohit medal in Veterinary Pathology, MAFSU (2004)
Selected Publications
  • Godbole G*, Suman P*, Malik A*, Galvankar M, Joshi N, Fazleabas A, Gupta Sk, Modi D (2017) Decrease in expression of HOXA10 in the decidua after embryo implantation promotes trophoblast invasion. Endocrinology (In press) *Equal contribution.

  • Suman P*, Gandhi S, Kumar P, Garg K (2017) Prospects of electrochemical immunosensors for early diagnosis of preeclampsia. Am J Reprod Immunol 77 (1):e12584. *Corresponding Author.

  • Malhotra SS, Suman P, Gupta SK (2015) Alpha or beta human chorionic gonadotropin knockdown decrease BeWo cell fusion by down-regulating PKA and CREB activation. Scientific Reports 2015; 5:11210.

  • Suman P, Gupta SK (2014) STAT3 and ERK1/2 cross-talk in leukaemia inhibitory factor mediated trophoblastic JEG-3 cell invasion and expression of mucin 1 and Fos. Am J Reprod Immunol 2014; 72(1):65-74.

  • Suman P, Shembekar N, Gupta SK (2013) LIF increases the invasiveness of trophoblastic cells through integrated increase in the expression of adhesion molecules and pappalysin 1 with a concomitant decrease in the expression of TIMPs. Fertil Steril 99(2):533-42.

  • Suman P, Gupta SK (2012) Comparative analysis of the invasion-associated genes expression pattern in first trimester trophoblastic (HTR-8/SVneo) and JEG-3 choriocarcinoma cells. Placenta 33(10):874-877.

  • Suman P, Godbole G, Thakur R, Morales-Prieto DM, Modi DN, Markert UR, Gupta SK (2012) AP-1 transcription factors, mucin-type molecules and MMPs regulate the IL-11 mediated invasiveness of JEG-3 and HTR-8/SVneo trophoblastic cells. PLoS One 7: e29745. [NAAS: 9.73; IF: 3.23].

  • Godbole G, Suman P, Gupta SK, Modi D (2011) Decidualized endometrial stromal cell derived factors promote trophoblast invasion. Fertil Steril 95(4):1278-1283.

  • Suman P, Poehlmann TG, Prakash GJ, Markert UR, Gupta SK (2009) Interleukin-11 increases invasiveness of JEG-3 choriocarcinoma cells by modulating STAT3 expression. J Reprod Immunol 82(1):1-11.

  • Choudhury S, Kakkar V, Suman P, Chakrabarti K, Vrati S, Gupta SK (2009) Immunogenicity of zona pellucida glycoprotein-3 and spermatozoa YLP(12) peptides presented on Johnson grass mosaic virus-like particles. Vaccine 27(22):2948-2953.

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