Professor Alo Nag

Prof. Alo Nag


Alo Nag is currently Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry. She has been serving as Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences. She is also Heading the Department of Biophysics and serving as Provost of Geetanjali PG Women hostel in South Campus.

After completing her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Delhi, she joined University of Illinois at Chicago, USA for postdoctoral research in the area of cell cycle regulations and cancer. Thereafter, she was appointed as an Instructor by a prestigious cancer biology group at Northwestern University, USA. In 2007, she returned to India for good and joined the Department of Biochemistry, University of Delhi South Campus as Reader where she established a molecular oncology lab. The major research interest of Prof. Alo Nag’s laboratory is to enhance basic understanding of the molecular mechanisms of tumor development. Ongoing research projects are mostly designed to investigate the key molecular events responsible for transformation of normal cells into cancerous cells. Her lab actively investigates the oncogenic mechanisms of HPV that causes cervical cancer, the top most cancer killer among Indian women.  Her group is also pursuing investigations on malarial parasites.  She has received multiple extramural grants and published more than 40 research papers and 1 book chapter and filed a patent.   She has organised many national and international conferences and also received several honors and awards.  She has 13 years of teaching experience and provided research guidance to several Ph.D. and M.Sc. students.  Prof. Nag actively participates in peer reviewing of national and international grants and manuscripts in international journals. She has delivered talks in India and abroad and served in the editorial board of journals and is life member of several scientific societies.

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