Brief curriculum vitae

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Name: Monisha Banerjee

Date of Birth: 30.10.1965


Contact No: +919839500439

Ph.D [1996] Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Drug Research

Institute (CSIR-CDRI), Lucknow, India

(Degree from Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India)

M.Sc [1990] Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

B.Sc [1987] University of Kolkata, Kolkata, India

Prizes and Awards:

2013-2015 Elected Member of Executive Committee of Indian Society of Cell Biology
2011-2013 Elected Treasurer of Executive Committee of Indian Society of Cell Biology

2014 Travel award from DST-SERB, New Delhi for International Conference: The

Human Genome Meeting (HGM2014) held at Geneva, Switzerland

2011 Member of INdian DIabetes COnsortium (INDICO) for research in T2DM

2011 Travel grant from ICMR, New Delhi for invited lecture in 2nd World Congress on Diabetes & Metabolism held in Philadelphia, USA

2011 Appreciation Medal and Citation from Zoological Society of India for

outstanding research and academic contribution in the field of Molecular Genetics.

2000 Fellowship from INSA, CSIR, DST for attending and presenting paper at the 10th International Congress of Human Genetics held at Vienna, Austria

1990 BHU Gold Medal and AB Misra Award for securing highest marks in M.Sc.

Late Ramakrishna Reddy Memorial Award for securing highest in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

1989-90 Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship during M.Sc at BHU, Varanasi.
Current Post: Professor in Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow

Area of specialization: Molecular & Human Genetics---Genetic studies in Type 2 diabetes, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Cervical cancer and Pulmonary diseases.

Employment History:

2016-Till date Professor, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India

2011-2016 Associate Professor, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India

2005-2011 Assistant Professor, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India

2004-2005 Assistant Professor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

2002-2004 Senior Research Associate, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical

Sciences, Lucknow, India

1999-2002 Research Associate, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical

Sciences, Lucknow, India

1997-1999 Research Associate, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India

Grants since 2008



Cost in Rs.



Expression and polymorphic studies of antioxidant enzyme NOS in type 2 diabetes mellitus PI

15.86 L

University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi


Molecular analyses of genetic diseases and application to human health PI

41.84 L

Centre of Excellence,

Higher Education, Govt of UP, Lucknow


Role of Aquaporin5 (AQP5) and ADAM33 gene polymorphism in COPD affected north Indian population Co-PI

11.37 L

UGC, New Delhi


Association of cytokine gene polymorphisms with Type 2 Diabetes and related Complications in North Indian population PI

13.656 L

Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi


Association of oxidative stress pathway gene polymorphisms with type 2 diabetes and related complications PI

45.282 L

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi


A Prospective Study of c-kit gene mutation, cytochrome P-450 and glutathione S-transferase Polymorphisms in cervix cancer PI

7.14 L

Council of Science & Technology-Uttar Pradesh (UP-CST), Lucknow


Non-invasive method for prenatal diagnosis and mechanism of fetal DNA release into the maternal circulation PI

11.0396 L

UGC, New Delhi


Association of CD36 locus with Type II diabetes and related atherosclerosis PI

27.22 L

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi

Research Work
Ph.D students guided so far: 11, [a] Degree awarded: 07; Submitted: 01; Currently working: 08

Post docs: 04 (CSIR-RA; DST Women Scientist; DS Kothari Fellow now selected as INSPIRE Faculty, UGC-PDF). Presently working : 02

M.Sc/M.Tech/B.Tech students : 20
Publications: 70 (International & National Journals), 07 Book Chapters, 01 Book Edited, 04 Papers under review.

Conferences/Workshops: 76 (International & National), Invited Talks: 14


  • Faculty in M.Sc Zoology (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biotechnology).
  • Faculty In charge of Genetics & Genomics course in Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow since 2006.

  • Faculty in other departments of University of Lucknow, Lucknow: M.Sc Biostatistics & M.Sc Microbiology.

Selected Departmental and University Administration

  • Faculty Incharge of Central Equipment Facility and Computer Laboratory.

  • Member of Institutional Animal Ethics Committee of CDRI, Lucknow.

  • Member of all Technical and Purchase committees in the department.

  • Committee member for preparation and implementation of UGC XII Plan, UGC-SAP, DST-FIST and DST-PURSE proposals.

  • Organizing Secretary of Seminars & Workshops (2011-2016).

  • Assistant Dean Students’ Welfare, University of Lucknow, Lucknow (2007-2013).

  • Resource person in Refresher Course in Zoology held in the department.

Selected Additional Positions

Life member of: Indian Society of Cell Biology (ISCB), Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG), Indian Science Congress (ISC), International Society of Applied Bioscience, Zoological Society of India (ZSI).

  • Reviewer in several national and international journals like Plos One, Laboratory Investigation, International Journal of Immunogenetics, Indian Journal of Medical Research, Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, Gene, Journal of Genetics, Genetic Testing & Molecular Markers, Projects from DBT, ICMR, India

  • Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc examiner both internal and external.

  • Subject expert in various Selection Committees

Selected Publications (since 2011)

  1. Srivastava S, Gupta P, Singh RP, Jafri A, Arshad M, Banerjee M 2017. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, theoretical study and antihepatic cancer activity study of 4-(1E,3Z,6E)-3-hydroxy-7-(4-hydroxy3-methoxyphenyl)-5-oxohepta-1,3,6-trien-1-yl)-2-methoxyphenyl 4- nitrobenzoate, a novel curcumin congener. Journal of Molecular Structure 1141: 678-686.

  2. Saxena M, Srivastava N, Banerjee M 2017. Cytokine gene variants as predictors of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Current Diabetes Reviews 13, DOI: 10.2174/1573399813666170112145429.

  3. Singh S, Usman K, Banerjee M (2016). Pharmacogenetic studies update in type 2 diabetes mellitus. World Journal of Diabetes 7(15): 302-315.

  4. Gautam S, Agrawal CG, Banerjee M (2015). CD36 Gene Variants in Early Prediction of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers 19(3): 144-149.

  5. Vats P, Sagar N, Singh TP, Banerjee M (2015). Association of superoxide dismutases (SOD1 and SOD2) and Glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPx1) gene polymorphisms with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Free Radical Research 49(1): 17-24.

  6. Siddiqui S, Ahmad E, Gupta M, Rawat V, Shivnath N, Banerjee M, Khan MS, Arshad M (2015). Cissus quandrangularis Linn exerts dose-dependent biphasic effects: osteogenic and anti-proliferative, through modulating ROS, cell cycle and Runx2 gene expression in primary rat osteoblasts. Cell Proliferation 48: 443-454.

  7. Abbas M, Kushwaha VS, Srivastava K, Banerjee M (2015). Glutathione S-Transferase gene polymorphisms and treatment outcome in cervical cancer patients under concomitant chemoradiation. PLoS ONE, 10(11): e0142501. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0142501.

  8. Abbas M, Srivastava K, Imran M, Banerjee M (2014). Association of CYP1A1 gene variants rs4646903 (T>C) and rs1048943 (A>G) with cervical cancer in North Indian population. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 176: 68-74.

  9. Banerjee M, Vats P (2014). Reactive metabolites and antioxidant gene polymorphisms in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Redox Biology 2: 170-177.

  10. Saxena M, Agrawal CG, Srivastava N, Banerjee M (2014). IL-6-597 A/G (rs1800797) and -174 G/C (rs1800795) gene polymorphisms in Type 2 diabetes. Indian Journal Medical Research 140: 77-85.

  11. Tabassum R, Chauhan G, Dwivedi OP,…………Saxena M, Banerjee M, …….Mohan V, Tandon N, Bharadwaj D (2013). Genome wide association study for type 2 diabetes in Indians identifies a new susceptibility locus at 2q21 Diabetes 62: 977-986.

  12. Biswas RK, Dutta D, Tripathi A, Feng Y, Banerjee M, Singh BN (2013). Identification and characterization of Rv0494: a fatty acid responsive protein of the GntR/FadR family from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Microbiology 159: 913–923. 

  13. Banerjee M, Misra D (2013). Fetal nucleic acids in maternal circulation: A genetic resource for non-invasive prenatal diagnosis. ISRN Genetics, Volume 2013, Article ID 961293, 10 pages,

  14. Gautam S, Pirabu L, Agrawal CG, Banerjee M (2013). CD36 gene variants and their association with type 2 diabetes in an Indian population. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 15(8): 680-687.

  15. Saxena M, Agrawal CG, Banerjee M (2013). Association of Interleukin-10 (IL-10), Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and Tumour Necrosis Factor-a (TNF-a) gene polymorphisms with type 2 diabetes mellitus in north India. Molecular Biology Reports 40(11): 6271-6279.

  16. Banerjee M, Saxena M (2012). Interleukin-1 (IL-1) family of cytokines: Role in Type 2 Diabetes. Clinica Chemica Acta 413: 1163–1170.

  17. Saxena M, Agrawal CG, Bid HK, Banerjee M (2012). Interleukin-lL-10 A-592C gene polymorphism associated with Type 2 Diabetes: A North Indian Study. Biochemical Genetics 50(7-8): 549-559.

  18. Saxena M, Srivastava N, Banerjee M (2012). Genetic association of adiponectin gene polymorphisms (+45T/G and +10211T/G) with type 2 diabetes in North Indians. Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome : Clinical Reviews and Research 6(2): 65-69.

  19. Gautam S, Banerjee M (2011). The macrophage Ox-LDL receptor, CD36 and its association with type II diabetes mellitus. Molecular Genetics & Metabolism 102(4): 389-398.

  20. Bhardwaj et al (2011). INDICO: the development of a resource for epigenomic study of Indians undergoing socioeconomic transition. HUGO Journal, 5(1-4): 65-69.

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