Associate Professor

Chronobiology and Reproductive Biology (Seasonal Breeding)


Basic Details

Associate Professor

Qualification Details

S.No. Qualification Name Of University Passing Year
1 Ph. D. University of Lucknow 2003
2 M. Sc. University of Lucknow 1998
3 B. Sc. University of Lucknow 1996

Positions Held

S.No. Employer Designation Employment Period
Date from Date to
1 O1558University of Lucknow Associate Professor 19/03/2016 Presently Working
2 O1559University of Lucknow Assistant Professor 21/09/2005 19/03/2016
3 O1560University of Lucknow Research Associate (CSIR) 01/04/2004 21/09/2005

Academic Details

Recent Significant Publications, Articles, Cases

S.No. Title Journal Volume/Issue Year
1 O4965Neuromorphometric changes associated with photostimulated migratory phenotype in the Palaearctic-Indian male redheaded bunting Experimental Brain Research DOI: 10.1007/s00221-020-05888-7 2020
2 O4966Seasonal reproductive state determines gene expression in the hypothalamus of a latitudinal migratory songbird during the spring and autumn migration Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 508 2020
3 O4967Development of vernal migration in redheaded buntings: Concurrent behavioral, physiological and neural changes under stimulatory photoperiods Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 18 2019
4 O4968Bright light at night alters the perception of daylength in Indian weaver bird (Ploceus philippinus) Journal of Experimental Zoology A DOI: 10.1002/jez.2201 2018
5 O4971Difference in control between spring and autumn migration in biirds: insight from seasonal changes in hypothalamic gene expression in captive buntings Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285(1885). pii: 20181531. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1531. 2018
6 O4970Hsp70 and ϒ-Semino Protein as possible prognostic marker of prostate cancer Frontiers in Bioscience 23 2018
7 O4969Prostate cancer health disparities: An immuno-biological perspective Cancer Letters 414 2018
8 O4973Concurrent hypothalamic gene expression under acute and chronic long days: Implications for initiation and maintenance of photoperiodic response in migratory songbirds Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 439 2017
9 O4972Light spectrum and intensity, and the timekeeping in birds Biological Rhythm Research 48 2017
10 O4980Annual life-history dependent seasonal differences in neural activity of the olfactory system between non- migratory and migratory songbirds Behavioural Brain Research 296 2016
11 O4978Changes in brain peptides associated with reproduction and energy homeostasis in photosensitive and photorefractory migratory redheaded buntings General and Comparative Endocrinology 230 2016
12 O4974Patterns and diversity in locomotor activity in spotted munia (Lonchura punctulata) Biological Rhythm Research 48 2016
13 O4979Pinealectomy interferes with circadian clock gene oscillations in the brain and liver but not retina in migratory redheaded bunting Physiology and Behaviour 156 2016
14 O4977Seasonal neuronal plasticity in song-control and auditory forebrain areas in subtropical non-migratory and Palearctic-Indian migratory male songbirds The Journal of Comparative Neurology 524 2016
15 O4976Seasonal trend in movement directions at dawn and dusk: a study on crow and white herons Biological Rhythm Research 47/4 2016
16 O4981Time allocation of daily behaviors in subtropical passerine finch, spotted munia (Lonchura punctulata) Biological Rhythm Research 46 2016
17 O4975Timed food availability affects circadian behavior but not the neuropeptide Y expression in Indian weaverbirds exposed to a typical light environment Physiology and Behaviour 161 2016
18 O4986Adaptation of oxidative phosphorylation to photoperiod-induced seasonal metabolic states in migratory songbirds Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 184 2015
19 O4984Altered light conditions during spring: Effects on timing of migration and reproduction in migratory redheaded bunting (Emberiza bruniceps) Biological Rhythm Research 46/5 2015
20 O4983Intermittent food absence motivates reallocation of locomotion and feeding in spotted munia (Lonchura punctulata) Journal of Circadian Rhythms 13/5 2015
21 O4988Molecular basis of photoperiodic control of reproductive cycle in a subtropical songbird, the Indian weaver bird (Ploceus philippinus) General and Comparative Endocrinology 220 2015
22 O4985Nocturnal melatonin levels decode daily light environment and reflect seasonal states in night-migratory blackheaded bunting (Emberiza melanocephala) Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 14 2015
23 O4982Photoperiodism and neuroendocrine regulation of seasonal breeding in birds National Journal of Life Sciences 12/3 2015
24 O4987Role of light wavelengths in synchronization of circadian physiology in songbirds Physiology and Behaviour 140 2015
25 O4991Circadian rhythms are not involved in the regulation of circannual reproductive cycles in a sub-tropical bird, the spotted munia Journal of Experimental Biology 217 2014
26 O4990Life at a different pace: Annual itineraries are conserved in seasonal song birds Journal of Biosciences 39/3 2014
27 O4963Light wavelength dependent circadian and seasonal responses in blackheaded bunting Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 52/5 2014
28 O4989Neuropeptide Y (NPY) distribution in the forebrain of adult spiny eel, Macrognathus pancalus Journal of Endocrinology and Reproduction 18/1 2014
29 O4992Optimization of circadian adaptation to physical enrichment: effects on activity behaviour in a subtropical songbird Journal of Ornithology 155/1 2014
30 O4964Photoperiodic effects on activity behaviour in the spiny eel (Macrognathus pancalus) Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 52/5 2014

Conferences, Seminars &Talks

S.No. Details Year.
1 O5055International Symposium on Biological Rhythms in conjunction with the Biennial meeting of Indian Society for Chronobiology, CCS University, Meerut, (India) 2019
2 O5056National Symposium on Biotech breakthrough in clinical research and diagnostics (BBCRD-2019), Amity University, Lucknow Campus, Lucknow 2019
3 O5057A workshop on Time, Brain and Behaviour, CCS University, Meerut 2019
4 O5058JBR-SAGE Symposium on Chronobiology, CAM-SU Genomic Resource Center, Soochow University, Suzhou, China 2019
5 O5059V World Congress on Chronobiology, Suzhou, China 2019
6 O5054International Ornithological Congress, Vancouver, Canada 2018
7 O5052Annual ASU-UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Bioethics Workshop, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama, USA 2017
8 O5053MSM/TU/UAB Cancer Partnership Cancer Research Symposium, Marriott Auburn Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National Robert Trent Jones Trail, Alabama, USA 2017
9 O5034Immunology, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, USA 2017
10 O5035International Symposium on Biological Timing and Health Issues in the 21st Century, University of Delhi, Delhi 2017
11 O5036International Symposium on Integrative Physiology and Comparative Endocrinology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 2016
12 O5037XXVI National Symposium on Chronobiology, University of Mysore, Mysuru 2016
13 O5038An International Symposium on Neuropeptides and Neurotransmitters: Role in Physiology and Pathophysiology and ‘Second meeting of Indian Sub-continental branch of the International Neuropeptide Society’, NISER, Bhubaneswar 2015
14 O5039Biological Rhythms: Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference, Suzhou, China 2015
15 O50403rd SERB School in Avian Biology; North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong 2015
16 O5041XXV National Symposium on Chronobiology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur 2015
17 O50422nd SERB School in Avian Biology; Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar 2015
18 O5043SERB School in Chronobiology III: Clocks, Rhythms and Behaviour; Mangalore University, Mangalore 2014
19 O5044National Symposium on Behavioural Ecology: molecules to organisms, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 2014
20 O5045National Conference on Bioengineering & Biotechnology, Amity University, Lucknow Campus, Lucknow 2014
21 O5046Intl. Conference on Comparative Endocrinology and Physiology; Nagpur 2013
22 O5047SERB School in Chronobiology III: Clocks, Rhythms and Behaviour; Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore 2013
23 O5048International Congress on Chronobiology; University of Delhi, Delhi 2012
24 O5049X International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology; Gifu, Japan 2012
25 O5050SERB School in Chronobiology III: Clocks, Rhythms and Behaviour; North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong 2012
26 O5051XXIII National Symposium on Chronobiology and Seminar on Diversity and Physiology of Desert Fauna; JNV University, Jodhpur 2012

Awards & Recognitions

S.No. Name Of Awards Year.
1 O5033Treasurer, Indian Society for Chronobiology (2019-2022) 2019
2 O5021AAI Travel Award for IMMUNOLOGY 2018, Austin, Texas, USA 2018
3 O5020SERB Travel Award for International Ornithological Congress 2018, Vancouver, Canada 2018
4 O5024Chairperson, in a session in International Symposium on Biological Timing and Health Issues in the 21st Century, Delhi 2017
5 O5023Executive Member, Indian Society for Chronobiology (2017-2019) 2017
6 O5022Judge, in MSM/TU/UAB Cancer Partnership Cancer Research Symposium, Alabama, US 2017
7 O5025UGC Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship (worked in a research project at Alabama State University, U.S.A. for 12 months; 2016-2017) 2016
8 O5027Chairperson, in a session in XXV National Symposium on Chronobiology, Raipur 2015
9 O5026Invited Faculty in DST 2nd and 3rd SERB Schools in Avian Biology 2015
10 O5029Invited Faculty in DST-SERB Schools in Chronobiology (2007-2014) 2014
11 O5028Judge, in a session in National Conference on Bioengineering & Biotechnology, Amity University, Lucknow 2014
12 O5032Certificate of Appreciation for assistance in the UGC SAP (DRS-I) program 2012
13 O5030Convener in Outreach activity in Chronobiology (a DST sponsored activity “National Council For Science and Technology Communication”) New Delhi 2012
14 O5031SERB Travel Award for X International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology; Gifu, Japan 2012

Academic/Administrative Services to the University

S.No. Details
1 O4387Member of Project Selection and Purchase committees
2 O4388Resource person, Refresher Course in Zoology, University of Lucknow
3 O4389Member of Project Implementation Group, DST-PURSE, Faculty of Science
4 O4390Head Examiner, B.Sc. II year, Practical Examinations 2018 , Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow
5 O4391Member, Faculty Board of Science, University of Lucknow
6 O4392Member, Board of Studies, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow
7 O4393Assistant Provost for University hostel (Management Girls Hostel) from October 2005- June 2010
8 O4394Served as Treasurer for “Symposium on Functional Biology: Comparative Aspects”; DST-IRHPA Center for Excellence in Biological Rhythm Research, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, March 19-21, 2009
9 O4395Member in various departmental committees: Placement committee, Grievance committee, Alumni committee and Cultural committee
10 O4396Assistant Proctor of the University of Lucknow from September 12, 2015 - November 2016
11 O4397Member of the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC), University of Lucknow
12 O4398Secretary, Delegacy, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, 2017 onwards
13 O4399Board Member, Lucknow University Teachers Cooperative Society, 2018 onwards
14 O4400Organizing Secretary of International Symposium on Current Trends in Biological Sciences, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, 2018
15 O4401Local Coordinator, DST-NCSTC sponsored Motivational Program for Science Students and Teachers of Uttar Pradesh, SKD Academy, Lucknow, October 14-18, 2019
16 O4402Coordinator, Giri Lal Institute of Public Health & Public Affair, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, February 29, 2020 onwards

Teaching Areas / Specialization

S.No. Details
1 O4403Developmental Biology
2 O4404Reproductive Physiology
3 O4405Chronobiology, Animal Behaviour
4 O4406Animal Physiology, Cell Biology

Research Areas & Interests

S.No. Details
1 O4382Our research focus is mainly on the birds’ daily and seasonal activities, which are temporally and spatially placed in such a way that they optimize an ecological adaptation. The undergoing Research themes are as following:
2 O4383Clocks controlled daily and seasonal behaviors (e.g. migration and reproduction).
3 O4384Endocrinology of seasonal behaviors (with reference to changes in melatonin, thyroid and steroid hormones).
4 O4385Localization and expression of Opsin (Melanopsin Opn4) in the avian system.
5 O4386Endocrinology of free-living birds. Measurement of hormones, and recording their behavioral changes.