Assoc Prof Dr. Nitesh Poddar | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Excellence in Research Award

Manipal University - Jaipur Campus | India

Author Profile



Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Nitesh Poddar embarked on his academic journey with a Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, where he explored the effects of polyols' size on protein folding/unfolding equilibrium. His M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the same institution laid the groundwork for his subsequent research endeavors.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Poddar's career spans various academic and research roles globally. From his post-doctoral research at the University of Toledo, Ohio, and Rice University, Houston, Texas, to his current position as Associate Professor at Manipal University Jaipur, he has contributed significantly to the fields of protein folding, bio-nanotechnology, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Contributions and Research Focus

His major contributions include elucidating the role of osmolytes and nano-osmolytes in protein folding, investigating mTOR's role in Alzheimer's disease and cancer, and developing microbial fuel cells for environmental biopollutant desalination. His research interests also extend to COVID-19 management strategies and immunoassay-based pesticide screening.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Poddar's scientific credentials include editorial roles in prestigious journals, such as Lead Editor for a special issue on neurological infections and Associate Editorial Board Member for Current Biotechnology. He has received numerous awards, including CSIR-UGC JRF and GATE qualification, and has been recognized as a top researcher multiple times.

Impact and Influence

Through his publications, teaching experiences spanning eight years, and administrative roles, Dr. Poddar has left a profound impact on academia. His research findings and contributions to understanding complex biological processes have garnered international recognition and have the potential to drive significant advancements in biomedical science.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Poddar's legacy lies in his pioneering research, mentorship of future scientists, and commitment to academic excellence. With a focus on protein folding, misfolding diseases, and bio-nanotechnology, he continues to pave the way for innovative solutions to pressing global health challenges, ensuring a lasting impact on scientific inquiry and societal well-being.

Notable Publications

Development of microbial desalination cells for the treatment of reverse osmosis reject water: A new benchtop approach 2024

Insights into the dynamic interactions of RNase a and osmolytes through computational approaches 2023 (1)

Optical Band Gap Enhancements of Chemically Synthesized a-Ni (OH)2 nanoparticles by a Novel Technique: Precipitator Molarity Variation 2022 (1)

Does COVID-19 lockdowns have impacted on global dengue burden? A special focus to India 2022 (13)

The interaction analysis between human serum albumin with chlorpyrifos and its derivatives through sub-atomic docking and molecular dynamics simulation techniques 2022 (1)


Nitesh Poddar | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Excellence in Research Award

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