Faculty Department

Dr. Snigdha Mishra

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D ( Biological Sciences) awarded by Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR- Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, U.P, India. 2015
  • Master of Science (Biotechnology) from H.N.B Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand. 2008

Career Graph:

  • Assistant Professor,  Department of Allied Sciences (Biotechnology), School of Health Sciences and Technology, UPES (2022-present)
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Dept of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, New York, Ithaca, USA (2018-2021)
  • Research Associate, ICMR-NIRRH, Mumbai (2016)
  • PhD graduate, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India (2010-2015)

Honours and Achievements:

  • Presenter at Annual Drosophila Research Conference, USA (2019-2022)
  • Qualified CSIR- National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2009
  • Qualified GATE 2009
  • Qualified CSIR- National Eligibility Test for Lecturership 2008

Area of Interests:

  • Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA Technology and Genetics; Developmental Biology; Drosophila Research in Reproductive Biology and endocrinology

Recent Publications:

  • Snigdha Misra, Norene Buehner, Akanksha Singh, MF Wolfner. Female factors are important for the seminal Sex Peptide’s association with sperm in mated D. melanogaster. Under Review in BMC Biology
  • Snigdha Misra, MF Wolfner. Drosophila seminal sex peptide associates with rival as well as own sperm, providing SP function in polyandrous females. Elife 9, 2020, e58322 (IF-8.2)
  • Snigdha Misra, Anuj Kumar Pandey, Snigdha Gupta, Ajay Kumar, Priyanka Khanna, Jaishankar, Ravi Ram Kristipati. Estrogen related receptor is required for the testicular development and for the normal sperm axoneme/mitochondrial derivatives in Drosophila males. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 2017| 7:40372  (IF-4.3)
  • Snigdha Misra, Anshuman Singh, Chintapalli Ratnasekhar, Vandana Sharma, Mohana Krishna Reddy Mudiam and Kristipati Ravi Ram. Identification of Drosophila-based endpoints for the assessment and understanding of xenobiotic mediated male reproductive adversities. TOXICOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 2014, 141(1), 278–291 (IF-4.8)
  • This work (Tox sci 2014) has been included in, OECD and Environment Protection Agency (EPA) documents on the final scope of risk evaluation and assessment for Dibutyl phthalate.
  • Snigdha Misra, Ajay Kumar, CH Ratnasekhar, Vandana Sharma, Mohan Krishna Reddy Mudiam, Kristipati Ravi Ram. Exposure to endosulfan influences sperm competition in Drosophila. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 2014| 4 : 7433  (IF-4.3)
  • Vandana Sharma, Anuj Kumar Pandey, Ajay Kumar, Snigdha Misra, Himanshu P K Gupta, Snigdha Gupta, Anshuman Singh, Norene A Buehner, Kristipati Ravi Ram. Functional male accessory glands and fertility in Drosophila require novel ecdysone receptors. PLoS GENETICS, 2017, 1006788 (IF-5.9)
  • The Drosophila seminal proteome and its role in postcopulatory sexual selection. Stuart Wigby†, Nora C. Brown†, Sarah E. Allen, Snigdha Misra, Jessica L. Sitnik‡, Irem Sepil, Andrew G. Clark and Mariana F. Wolfner. 2020. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Vol. 375, Issue. 1813 (IF-6.2)
  • Misra S, Allen SE, Chen DS and Wolfner MF. Seminal metalloprotease-1. In N.D Rawlings & D. Auld (Eds.), Handbook of Proteolytic enzymes (4th ed.). Academic Press. In press

Professional Memberships/Fellowships/Awards:

  • 2018-present Genetics Society of America (GSA), USA