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Dr. Sudhansu Sekhar Nishank

Sudhansu Sekhar Nishank Name : Dr.   Sudhansu Sekhar Nishank
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D.
Phone No. : +91-9853535258/9806830650
E-mail ID : nishankss(dot)zool(at)utkaluniversity(dot)ac(dot)in, nishank25(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Human Genetics (Molecular characterization of hereditary hematological disorders of human)
  • Molecular biology (mainly molecular phylogenetic study of animals of economic importance)
  • Molecular Taxonomy (identification of animal species by DNA barcoding) and  phylogenetic characterization
  • Transcriptomics
  • Genomics of earthworms and inherited disorders of blood of Human.
  • Human Genetics, Transcriptomics & Genomics of earthworms and inherited disorders of blood of Human.
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Human Physiology
  • Evolution& Endocrinology
  • Molecular Biology, Genetics, Human Physiology, Evolution& Endocrinology
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Harshita swain 2019 Characterization of two earthworm geneera through SDS-PAGE
      2 Harshita Swain 2019 Characterization of two earthworm genera through SDS-PAGE
      3 SibasishMohanty 2018 A comparative study of the effect of three plant extracts on the regenerative efficiency of Eiseniafetida
      4 SasmitaSamal 2018 Effect of plant extracts and urea on the regenerative capacity of earthwormEiseniafetida
      5 SibasishMohanty 2018 A comparative study of the effect of three plant extracts on the regenerative efficiency of earthworm, Eisenia fetida
      6 SasmitaSamal 2018 Effect of plant extracts and urea on the regenerative capacity of earthworm,Eisenia fetida
      7 Milan Panda 2016 Behavioral study in squirrel
      8 OzelPattnaik 2016 Genetic modifiers of Sickle cell disease
      9 Milan Panda 2016 Behavioral study in squirrel
      10 Ozel Pattnaik 2016 Genetic modifiers of Sickle cell disease-a Review
      11 Sharmistha Mahanta 2010 Studies on gonadal kinetics of the common Indian toad Bufo melanostictus Schneider, 1799 (Anura: Bufonidae)
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Ranjan Sahu 2018 ` Continuing Study on regeneration potential of two indigenous earthworms exposed to certain organophosphate pesticide
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
      1 Nishank SS. Association of DNA Damage Repair Gene Polymorphisms hOGG1, XRCC1and p53 with Sickle Cell Disease Patients in India. Vol- Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 2015 Jul 2;7(1):e2015046. doi: 10.4084/MJHID.2015.046. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26185611(Impact factor =1.5), issue-1, ISSN-ISSN: 2035-3006, 2014-15
      2 Nishank SS, Singh MPSS, Yadav R., Gupta RB, Gadge V.S., Gwal A. Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Gene Polymorphism is associated with Sickle Cell Disease patients in India Vol-Journal of Human Genetics, 2013 Oct 3, ISSN:1434-5161; doi: 10.1038/jhg.2013.99 PMID 24088668 ( Impact Factor = 2.5), issue-2, ISSN-ISSN:1434-5161, 2013-14
      3 Nishank SS, Singh MPSS, Yadav R Clinical impact of factor V Leiden, prothrombin G20210A and MTHFR C677T mutations among sickle disease patients of Central India Vol-Eur J Haematol.2013 Sep 2. ISSN: 1600-0609; doi: 10.1111/ejh.12190. (Impact Factor = 2.6)[Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23992124 , issue-2, ISSN-ISSN: 1600-0609, 2013-14
      4 Nishank SS. Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) Gene Polymorphism is Associated with Age Onset of Menarche in Sickle Cell Disease Females of India. Vol-Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 2013 Jun 4;5(1):e2013036.ISSN: 2035-3006; doi: 10.4084/MJHID.2013.036. Print 2013. PMID: 23795274 [PubMed] Free PMC Article (Impact Factor = 1.5), issue-1, ISSN-ISSN: 2035-3006, 2013-14
      5 Nishank SS, Ranjit M, Kar SK, Chhotray GP Molecular variants and clinical importance of beta-thalassaemia traits found in the state of Orissa, India Vol-Hematology. 2009 Oct;14(5):290-6. ISSN:1024-5332; doi: 10.1179/102453309X439845. PMID: 19843386 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Impact Factor = 1.4), issue-5, ISSN-ISSN:1024-5332, 2009-10
      6 Nishank SS, Chhotray GP, Kar SK, Ranjit MR. Molecular variants of G6PD deficiency among certain tribal communities of Orissa, India Vol-Ann Hum Biol. 2008 May-Jun;35(3):355-61. ISSN: 0301-4460, doi: 10.1080/03014460801961289. PMID: 18568599, issue-3, ISSN-ISSN: 0301-4460, 2009-10
      7 Nishank SS, Ranjit M, Chhotray GP. First report of a nonsense mutation at codon 15(TGG-->TAG) in exon 1 of the beta globin gene in a beta thalassemia trait in State of Orissa, India. Vol-Hematology. 2008 Feb;13(1):65-7. ISSN:1024-5332; doi: 10.1179/102453308X315852. PMID: 18534069 , issue-1, ISSN- ISSN:1024-5332, 2008-09
    2. National Publications:
      1 Sudhansu Sekhar Nishank Human gene polymorphism and susceptibility to diseases Vol- Pranikee - Journal of Zoological society of Orissa, Volume XXIX, 2017, pp 1 - 14I, ISSN 0970-4450 , issue-2, ISSN-ISSN 0970-4450, 2017-18
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):



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  1. Workshops:
    1 Prticipated in 23rd Refresher Course in Life Science & Biotechnology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi organized by UGC-HRDC, JNU from 8.10.2018 to 02.11.2018
    2 Participated in UGC sponsored Orientation Programme titled “Capacity building in Higher education” held at UGC-HRD center of Utkal University from 18th Aug to 14th Sept 2017.
    3 Got Summer Trainee Fellowship from Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore at Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (CSIR), New Delhi from May to July 2016
    4 Participated in National winter workshop on use of bioinformatics in analysis of animal genomics at National Bureau of Animal Genetic Research Center (ICAR) at Karnal (Haryana) in January, 2016
    5 Participated in National workshop on cell culture &invitro cell toxicity at Bharatidashan University, Tamilnaduin in Sept, 2015
    6 Attended workshop on Chromatography, Molecular biology & Bioinformatics conducted by VIT University, Vellore, TamilNadu from 4th Jun to 15th Jun 2012
    7 Participated in international workshop on Molecular diagnosis of Thalassaemia, Kolkata, 2008.
    8 Participated in Bioinformatics workshop at Institute of Life Science, 2008.
    9 Participated in Bioinformatics workshop at Institute of Life Science, 2008.
  2. Seminars:
    1 Acted as Co Convener in WB-OHEPEE sponsored National Conference on Advances in Zoology from 2nd & 3rd March, 2019 at PG Dept. of Zoology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
    2 Acted as resource person to give talk titled “Human Infectious Disease through Lens of Climate Change”at National Symposium on Climate Change at PN College, Khurda organized in association with PG Dept. of Zoology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswarin 22nd & 23rd December, 2018.
    3 Acted as resource person to give talk titled “Human Infectious Disease through Lens of Climate Change”at National Symposium on Climate Change at PN College, Khurda organized in association with PG Dept. of Zoology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswarin December, 2018
    4 International conference on “Emerging Trends in Haematology and immunohaematology” organized by Institute of Immunohematology ( ICMR) , Mumbai , India. 31st January to 3rdFebruary , 2007
1 Awarded CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship NET four times in between year June 2001 to 2004 & one time UGC- Junior Research Fellowship NET in year 2005.
2 Awarded DBT-Research Associateship in year 2010.
3 Research Awards/Recognition: Awarded CSIR-JRF four times & UGC JRF once; Awarded DBT-IISC Bangalore Research Associateship in year 2010-11
  1. Teaching:
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  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 “Genetic diversity in earthworms and its association with their geographic distribution in state of Odisha” SERB (DST) Govt. of India Rs 40 lakhs 2017-2020
  4. Invited Lectures:
    1 Delivered a invited talk on Sickle cell disease and causes at 2 day Orientation Training Programmes on “Identification Of Sickle Cell Anemia And Their Follow Ups” on 29-30 November, 2016 at Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRTI), Bhubaneswar Govt. of Odisha
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Acting as Course Coordinator in Master of Fishery Science since March 2018 and Assistant Course Coordinatorin Master of Fishery Science since 2015 in thePG Dept. of Zoology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1 Acted as Co Convener in WB-OHEPEE sponsored National Conference on Advances in Zoology from 2nd & 3rd March, 2019 at PG Dept. of Zoology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
1 Social activities: Participated in screening of beta thalassemia carrier among school going children in Primary school and Sainik School, Bhubaneswar in association with TASWEL (Thalassemia welfare society) and Regional Medical Research Center (ICMR), Bhubaneswar in 2007