MEENA DESAI
SCIENTIST C

  MEENA DESAI

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2016

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN REPRODUCTIVE
HEALTH JEHANGIR MERWANJI STREET PAREL
MUMBAI - 400012 .
Telephone (off): 022-24192026
Email : desaim@nirrh.res.in
Educational Qualifications:

  • PhD University of Mumbai 1994 Biochemistry
  • MSc University of Mumbai 1985 Applied Biology
  • Diploma in Clinical Analysis(DCA), Sophia College 1979-80
  • Diploma In Computer Management (DCM), Datapro 1988-89

Discipline:
BIOLOGY
IMMUNOLOGY
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Research Experience:

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms regulating postmenopausal osteoporosis
Independently and or in collaborations with other colleagues initiated studies in Osteoporosis. Most of these projects have received extra mural funds (DST, WHO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, BRNS, DBT).

Research Associate :DBT project ELISA Kits for Fertility Assessment 1994-96
Post-Doctoral Fellow :Molecular Sciences
, Univ. of Tennessee Health Science 
Center (UTHSC), 2007-2008

Scientist :NIRRH 2012 
:Molecular ,Immune and Genetic aspects of Osteoporosis
:Preparation of ELISArray of bone turnover markers

Publications : 40 National :16 International: 24 Book Chapter :2

Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility(ISSRF)
  • Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
  • Third World Organisation for Women in Science (TWAS)
Awards:
  • Best Paper Award for the paper entitled “Bone turnover markers, bone density and hormonal profiles across the menopausal transition” Symposium on Metabolic Bone Disorders, Ist National Conference of Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research, November 11th – 14th, 2005, and New Delhi, India.
  • Felicitated by Hon Health Minister Dr. C. P. Thakur, Govt of India for Best Scientific performance for the year 2001-2002, NIRRH, Mumbai, March, 2002.
  • Gold medal awarded for Major Achievements in the field of Biological Sciences by the American Biographical Inc, USA, 2001 
  • Best Poster Award for the paper entitled “Urinary Gonadotropin Assays to Monitor ovarian function in the topic category of Infertility” International Conference on Reproductive Health, March 15th – 19h, 1996, Mumbai, India.
  • Research Associate, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, 1994-1996.

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