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Department :  Human Genetics

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Name:Dr. Sanjana Mehrotra
Areas of Interest / SpecializationInfection biology, Genetics of complex disorders
e Mail:sanjana.human@gndu.ac.in
Best Ten Publications:1. Fakiola M, Strange A, Cordell HJ, Miller EN, Pirinen M, Su Z, Mishra A, Mehrotra S, Monteiro GR, Band G, Bellenguez C, Dronov S, Edkins S, Freeman C, Giannoulatou E, Gray E, Hunt SE, Lacerda HG, Langford C, Pearson R, Pontes NN, Rai M, Singh SP, Viswanathan AC , Jeronimo SM, Sundar S, Spencer CC, Blackwell JM, Donnelly P. Common variants in the HLA-DRB1-HLA-DQA1 HLA class II region are associated with susceptibility to visceral leishmaniasis , Nature Genetics 45(2):208-1 2.Mehrotra, S., Fakiola, M., Mishra, A., Sudarshan, M., Tiwary, P., Rai, M., Sundar, S., Blackwell, JM. Genetic and functional evaluation of the role of DLL1 in susceptibility to visceral leishmaniasis in India. Infection Genetics Immunity 12(6):1195-201 3.Prajapati, VK., Mehrotra, S., Gautam, S., Rai, M., Sundar, S. In Vitro Antileishmanial Drug Susceptibility of Clinical Isolates from Patients with Indian Visceral Leishmaniasis - Status of Newly Introduced Drugs.American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 87(4):655-7. 4. Mehrotra, S., Oommen, J., Mishra, A., Sudharshan M., Tiwary P., Jamieson SE., Fakiola M., Rani, DS., Thangaraj, K., Rai, M., Sundar, S., Blackwell, JM. No evidence for association between SLC11A1 and visceral leishmaniasis in India. BMC Medical Genetics 12:71. 5. Srivastava, P., Mehrotra, S., Tiwary, P., Chakravarty, J., Sundar, S. Diagnosis of Indian Visceral Leishmaniasis by Nucleic Acid Detection using PCR; Plos One 29;6(4):e19304. 6. Srivastava, P., Dayama, A., Mehrotra, S., Sundar, S. Diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. Transactions Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 105 (1):1-6 7.Mehrotra, S., Fakiola, M., Oommen, J., Jamieson, SE., Mishra, A., Sudarshan, M., Tiwary, P., Sundar, S., Blackwell, JM. (2011). Genetic and functional evaluation of the role of CXCR1 and CXCR2 in susceptibility to visceral leishmaniasis in North East India.BMC Medical Genetics 12:162. 8. Vaish, M., Mehrotra, S., Chakravarty, J., Sundar, S. Noninvasive Molecular Diagnosis of Human Visceral Leishmaniasis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 49(5):2003-5 9.Maurya, R., Mehrotra, S., Prajapati, VK., Nylén, S., Sacks, D., Sundar, S. Evaluation of Blood agar micro-titer plates for culturing Leishmania parasites to titrate the parasite burden in spleen and peripheral blood of VL patients. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 48 (5):1932-4.
Awards and Honours:Merit award for securing highest percentage of marks in B.A/B.Sc (Hons), 2004 at Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Merit award for securing highest percentage of marks in aggregate at the B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry, BHU, 2004 Best Poster Award at Geno 2011; International Symposium on Current Trends in Clinical Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Chettinad Health city, Chennai. Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (Germany) Travel grant