Dr Pallavi Agarwal

Associate Professor & Ramalinga Swami Fellow

Amity Institute of Molecular Medicine & Stem Cell Research
  • Academic Area

    Molecular Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

  • Teaching Interests

    Molecular Medicine, Cancer Biology
  • Qualifications

    Graduation : B.Sc(Microbiology)-2002,Holkar Science College

    Post Graduation : M.Sc(Industrial Microbiology)-2004,School of Life Sciences

    Doctorate : Ph.D.(Molecular biol/Biochemistry)-2012,University of Cologne

    NET : NET (Life Sciences)-2004,CSIR-UGC

  • Experience

    03 Oct 2016 - Present
    Associate Professor & Ramalinga Swami Fellow,
    Amity Institute of Molecular Medicine & Stem Cell Research

    01 Mar 2013 - 31 Jul 2016
    Postdoctoral Scientist,
    University of Cambridge,
    Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, UK

    08 May 2012 - 28 Feb 2013
    Postdoctoral Scientist,
    University of Cologne,

    01 Sep 2004 - 31 Aug 2007
    Patent Scientist,
    Lex Orbis Pvt Consulting,
    New Delhi

  • Current Courses Taught

    Biology of Cancer

    Biomarkers & Molecular Diagnostics

    Biomedical Study Design & Clinical Trials

    Cell Structure and Cell Signaling

    Food and Nutritional Biochemistry

    Food, Nutrition and Hygiene

    Introduction to Biochemistry

    IPR & bioethics in Biomedical Sciences

    Microbiology in Human Health

    Molecular Diagnosis & Targeted Therapy

    Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapy

    Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility

    Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility for Sustainability

    Radiation Biology & Bioimaging

  • Research Interests

    Cancer Biology, Oncogenes, Epigenetic therapeutics
  • Publications

    G9a inhibition potentiates the anti-tumour activity of DNA double-strand break inducing agents by impairing DNA repair independent of p53 status

  • Activities

    • Post doctoral research funded by Cancer Research UK, United Kingdom (2013-2016) • Invited talk on ‘Targeting DNA repair and epigenetic pathways to develop new cancer therapies’ at the 6th EMBO Meeting, Birmingham, UK (2015) • Qualified PhD degree from the University of Cologne with Magna cum laude (with great honour) (2012) • PhD research funded by German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany (2008-2012) • Invited speaker in PhD selection workshop conducted by International Graduate School for Genetics and Functional Genomics, Cologne, Germany (2007) • Certified patent agent registered to practice before Indian Patent Office (2006) • Qualified English proficiency test TOEFL with internet based test score 108/120 (2006) • Qualified national level CSIR-NET examination conducted by UGC-CSIR, India, ac-quiring eligibility for lectureship and research (2005) • Qualified national level entrance examination for Master of Science in Industrial Micro-biology as well as Life Sciences con

  • Short Description

    After obtaining my PhD degree from University of Cologne, Germany, I got postdoctoral experience at the University of Cambridge in the field of DNA damage, repair pathways and cancer epigenetics. I have four first-author original articles in peer-reviewed journals. I teach Molecular oncology and cell structure & signalling modules to Masters student. My long-term research interests are Oncogenes and epigenetic regulation.