Prof. Rama Shanker Verma


Jun 09 - Present:

Professor, Department of Biotechnology Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 600036.

Jan 09 - Present

Visiting professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.

Jan 10 - Present

Adjunct Professor, PD Institute of Applied Sciences, Chaurasat, Changa, Gujarat .

Sep 11- Dec12

Visiting Professor, Department of Genetics, Dr. ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras,Taramani campus, Chennai 600113.

Jun 04 - May08

Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 600036.

Jan 04 -Jun 04

Head, Pharmacology Division, Drug Discovery Group, Lupin research Park, Pune, Maharashtra.

Mar 00 - Jan 04

General Manager and Group Leader, Department of Biotechnology, Cadila Healthcare Ltd, Ahmedabad, 380015.

Jul 99 - Mar 00

Research Assistant Professor (Assistant Scientist) Division of hematology, Department of Medicine,Indiana University Medical center, Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA.

Jan 98 - Jul 99

Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research S.A.S. Nagar (Near Chandigarh) 160062 India.

Aug 97 - Dec 97

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Punjab University, Chandigarh 160014 India.

May 97 - Aug 97

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Apr 95 - Apr 97

Senior Scientist, Department of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Aug 94 - Feb 95

Visiting Research Associate, Microbiology Department School of Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, In 46202 USA.

Oct 91 - May 93

Staff Fellow, Medicine Branch, Division of Cancer Treatment, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

Feb 91 - Oct 91

Lecturer, Division of Hematology/Oncology, School of Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.

May 86 - Feb 91

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, School of Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.

Apr 85 - Apr 86

Scientist Pool Officer, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067, India.

May 84 - Dec 84

Research Associate, Microbiology Department, Institute Gulbenkian De Ciencia, Oerias, Portugal.

Mar 78 - Aug 78

Demonstrator, Department of Biochemistry, M.L.B. Medical College, Jhansi, UP, India.

Awards/Prizes/AcademicAchievements/Honors/Recognition Received

  • Lifetime Achievement award Nature Science foundation Coimbatore TN 2018
  • Elected Fellow “The Biotech Research Society, India (BSRI) 2015
  • Elected Fellow to The National Academy of Sciences (FNASc.), Allahabad 2014
  • ABAP Senior Scientist Award 2014,Society for Applied Biotechnology and Applied Pharmacy India.
  • Elected Fellow to Association of Microbiology of India (FEMI) 2010
  • Excellence inMedical biotechnology award (Society for Applied Biotechnology, India 2011)
  • Elected Fellow to Society for Applied biotechnology 2011
  • Genomic Pioneer recognition award 2008 held at the HUGO's International Human Genome Meeting held at Hyderabad, India 2008
  • Elected Fellow to Madras Research Foundation (MRF) 2007
  • UNESCO Fellowship, Portugal (1984).
  • Best poster presentation award in 52nd Annual Meeting of society of Biological Chemists (India); Poona, India (1983).
  • Senior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission, India (1980-1984)
  • Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission, India (1978-1980)
  • Bursar Scholarship, Allahabad University, Allahabad 211002,1ndia (1975-1977)
  • National Merit Scholarship, UP, India (1970-1972).

Journal Editorship/ Editorial Members

  • Bio-information (2007 onward)
  • Cytotherapy (USA) (2010 onward)
  • Botanics: Targets and Therapy (2010 onward)
  • International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
  • Hepatoma Research

Members of Professional Bodies

  1. American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, (ASBMB) USA
  2. Society Of Biological Chemists, India
  3. All India Biotech Association, India
  4. Association of Microbiology India
  5. Indian Genetic Society India
  6. Indian Society of Cardiovascular Research, India
  7. Indian Immunological Society, India
  8. Society for Applied Biotechnology, India

Review/Selection Committee Member

  • Expert Member Technology Development Board Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi
  • President Government of India Nominee for Stem Cell and ReviewCommittee (Directorate of Drug Controller of India)
  • Member Board of Governor National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali, Chandigarh (Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers New Delhi
  • Member of selection panel for the Faculty Awards (Centre for Technology development and transfer) at Anna University Chennai600025
  • Faculty Selection committee, NIT Rourkela Odisha
  • Faculty Section Committee IIT Indore (President Nominee)
  • Faculty Section committee NIT Bhopal
  • Review committee for innovative Young Research award, Anna University Chennai
  • Faculty Selection committee Anna University Chennai
  • Faculty Selection committee, University of Madras
  • Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi
  • Department of Earth Science, New Delhi
  • Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
  • Scientist Selection committee, Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research Kalpakkam Tamil Nadu
  • Faculty selection committee, Kumaun Technical University, Kumaun, Uttarakhand
  • Specialist member in Stem cell, Drug Controller of India, New DelhiSpecialist member to Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi
  • Selection Committee for Faculty, Central University Bihar, Patna
  • Faculty Section committee National Institute of Pharmaceutical education and Research, Ahmedabad

Details of Sponsored Projects Completed and ongoing

S. No Title of the Project Sponsoring Agency Value in Rs. Status
1 "Cloning and characterization of Novel Osteoblast Derived Factors that Support Hematopoietic stem cell proliferation" DBT 41.5 Completed
2 "Development of a Novel Cloning and Expression System for Human Therapeutic Proteins" IIT 5.00 Completed
3 "To study the effect of small interfering RNA (siRNA) on the EpCAM expression of Y79 retinoblastoma cell line and its correlation with invasion and migration properties of cell line." (Multi-institutional collaboration) DST 38.0 Completed
4 "Efficacy of EpCAM-conjugated drug loaded biodegradable nanoparticles for drug therapy in Retinoblastoma"(Multi-institutional collaboration) DBT 30.00 Completed
5 ATP-Substrate transition state analogs: A rational approach to target insulin-like growth factor receptor-1 Kinase (Institutional collaboration) Co-PI CSIR 14.96 Completed
6 Molecular Characterization and Cloning of Folate Binding Protein in Yeast MHRD 22.00 Completed
7 Studies on Assessing the Differentiation Potential of Adult Stem Cells into Cardiomyocytes DBT 39.00 Completed
8 Studies on Proliferation & Differentiation of Stem Cells & Cancer Cells under Microgravity DRDO 25.00 Completed
9 Studying the Proliferation and Differentiation Potential of an engineered Cardiac Biomaterial: A Natural Matrix for Cardiac Support and Regeneration DST 35.00 Completed
10 Identification of Novel Biomarkers and Elucidation of the Molecular basis of phenotypic features of Fanconi Anemia using Micro array analysis DBT 35.00 Completed
11 Evaluation of Antioxidant properties of Lichens obtained form eastern ghats for biomedical... ICMR 10.20 Completed
12 Evaluation of Phytochemicals of phyto-pharmaceuticals using phytochemicals RBIC (Lailapharma) 5.00 Completed
13 Development of Hepatitis b and Harmophlus Influence type B vaccines RRBIC (HLL) 20.00 Completed
14 Studies on Muller cells potential to regenerate photoreceptor by photoreceptor-specific transcription factors CSIR 15.00 Completed
15 Identification of Differentially expressed genes by gene expression analysis of gamma irradiated mesenchymal, hematopoietic and cancer stem cell for the development of novel therapeutic strategy BRNS 34,04,500 Completed
16 Development of a three dimensional culture system using microgravity: maintenance of hematopoietic stem cell potency for clinical transplantation DRDO 26,49,200 Completed
17 Screening and Development of phytochemicals leads for treating Ashtma RBIC 2,50,000 Completed
18 Mesenchymal stem cells with polymeric Scaffold may improve cardiac function in a mouse Myocardial Model DBT 46,60,000 Completed
19 Identification and targeting of Leukemic stem cells using Trail DST 45,79,800 Completed
20 Molecular Characterization of MTX receptors in Leukemias DBT 51,46,000 Completed
21 Novel immune chromatographic methods for detection of gram positive bacterial sepsis RBIC 2015 7,50,000 Completed
22 Evaluation of FABS in HUVEC cell line RBIC 50,000 Completed
23 FACS Analysis of Cancer cells IC 50,000 Ongoing
24 Examining the role of FANCA and FANCC protein in the regulation of Hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and differentiation through the WNT signaling CSIR 21,96,000 Completed
25 Research of patterns and mechanisms of influence of the nanoparticles on human health in the industrial production and application of nonmetallic nanomaterials for construction (DST- RSF) 51,00,0000 Completed
26 Development and characterization of second generation ....................... using patient derived HSCs maintained under microgravity DRDO 25,000,00 Ongoing

Details of symposium/Seminar Activities Conducted (IITM)

S. No Title of the Project Sponsoring Agency Status
1 Cell culture Training Program Dec. 2006 Sun Pharmaceuticals, Baroda Completed
2 Waste management in R & D laboratory in Biotechnology 2007 Central pollution control Board New Delhi Completed
3 Continuing Medical Education On Cardiac Cell Therapy &Failing Heart, Feb 16, 2008 Lifeline Hospitals, Chennai Completed
4 1st International Stem Cell Summit India Nov 14-16, 2008 (ISCSI 2008) Lifeline hospitals, Chennai & Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi Completed
5 International symposium on Molecular Medicine, Jan 18-20, 2009 Laila Pharmaceuticals, Chennai Completed
6 Animal Cell culture July 21- 24 2009 AICTE-STTP, New Delhi Completed
7 Laboratory safety and waste Management Feb 2010 Central Pollution Control Board New Delhi Completed
8 Healthcare outlook 2050, May 3 2010 Laila Pharmaceuticals, Chennai Completed
9 Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Feb 3-5 2011 Fortis Malar Hospital Completed
10 Environmental Management system in Pharma and chemical sector March 22-24, 2011 Central Pollution Control board New Delhi Completed
11 Information day on 7th Framework Programme of Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology, August 19, 2011 European commission, France Completed
12 1st Faculty Research Symposium held at Department of Biotechnology IITM 6th Jan 2012 Department of Biotechnology, IITM Completed
13 International symposium on Molecular Medicine, Feb 19-22, 2012 VIT Vellore &Lailla Pharmaceutical Chennai Completed
14 National Workshop on Drug Discovery and Development May 11-13 2012 Indian Institute of Technology Madras & Laila Pharma Completed
15 Next generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics for Genomics & Healthcare conferences Nov 1-3 2012 Scigenomics, Kochi Kerala Completed
16 FACS MASTER SORTING TRAINING WORKSHOP, 03rd-05th November 2014 BD biosciences Completed
17 Symposium on Genetic Diseases: From Mendelian to Malignancies 17 Aug 2015 Scigenomics, Kochi Kerala Completed
18 Multicolor flow cytometry workshop. 28th-30th May 2015 BD Biosciences Completed
19 Environmental Management system in Pharma and Hospital sector Feb 1-3, 2016 Central Pollution Control Board New Delhi Completed
20 1 PAN IITM BIOTEH meet Kodaikanal TN Oct 16-18 2016 Mehta Research Foundation USA and IITM Alumni Association Completed
21 Workshop on Flow Cytometry: Basics and Application, 01st-02nd September 2016 Beckman coulter Completed
22 2 PAN IITM BIOTEH meet Goa, Oct 05-07 2016 Mehta Research Foundation USA and IITM Alumni Association Completed
23 International Conference on Biological application of Nanoparticle Dec 4-5, IIT Madras Medgenome Kochi and Charusat Changa Gujarat Completed

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