Saha A, Bairwa NK, Ranjan A, Gupta V, Bamezai R.


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   Ph.D.; F.N.A.Sc.   

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R.N.K. BAMEZAI, Ph.D.; F.N.A.Sc.       

Coordinator: National Centre of Applied Human Genetics, SLS,J.N.U.

  PROFESSOR                                                                        1996  -  PRESENT

School of Life Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi-10067.


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR                                                  1989-1996

School of Life Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi-110067.


SENIOR LECTURER                                                           1986-1989

Institute of Medical Sciences

Banaras Hindu University



LECTURER                                                                         1980-1986

Institute of Medical Sciences

Banaras Hindu University



Research Associate                                                              1979-1980

(CSIR-accepted /ICMR-not accepted)


Senior Research Fellow                                                       1975-1978



Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Antenatal Diagnosis of Human Genetic Disorders and 

                                 Management of High Risk Pregnancies”,

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (A.I.I.M.S), New Delhi.



UGC - Hari Om Ashram Trust- Jagdish Chander Bose Award for Research in Life Sciences for the Year 2000.


Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences, India


Member HUGO (Human Genome Organization)


Elected Member Guha Research Conference (GRC)


Member American Society of Human Genetics


Member editorial board of International Journal of Human Genetics & Ind.J.Hum.Genet.


Work catalogued in McKusick’s Catalogue, OMIM database and London dysmorphology database bearer, Ex.Committee member of different Indian Scientific socities, Indian Soc. Of Human Genetics,  Indian Soc.of Cell Biol.,  Env.Mutagenesis Soc. Of India, Ex.Comm.Memb.-EMSI till 2002 and Memb.Ed.Board-EMSI NewsLetter-2001.


Monbusho Scholar (1985)                                                                            Top



1.      Served as Member Xth Plan Committee of UGC for different Universities


2.      Member Sub-Committee on “Promotion of Science Education in Universities” constituted by UGC at the behest of HRD-Ministry,2003


3.      UGC- Committee Member to “Formulate the Xth Plan Profile of Higher Education in India”, May 2001.


4.      Served as Member of the UGC Committee for evaluating the Deemed University status to be given to TIFR, Mumbai/NCBS,Bangalore.


5.      Member, DBT-UGC Joint Committee on Biotechnology Programme in Universities since 2000


6.      Member Sub-Committee National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)-on Higher Education System, 2001; also for Post retirement service.


7.      Expert Committee Member to see the feasibility to establish Human Genomics Centre in the Chandigarh University, Chandigarh


8.      Member UGC-Committee –Absorption of Migrant Teachers of Kashmir University, 2000


9.      Expert Committee member for selecting teachers for travel grant, major research projects, seminars and symposia , research awards, National Lecturer, etc


10.  Expert Member-Advisory Committee of SAP (DRS,DSA etc) –UGC at different universities, Calcutta University, Gwalior University, Indian Institue of Sciences, Bangalore


11.  Expert Member to review DSA programmes in different Universities


12.  Expert Member on Faculty Boards, Departmental Boards of  different universities: Garhwal, Chandigarh, Amritsar.


13.  DBT-UGC Task Force on Human Resource Development in Biotechnology, 2003.


14.  Within JNU: Acting Dean, Chairman of Admission Committee of the School of Life Sciences, Different Committees of the University and the School, Senior Warden of one of the Hostels (in the past), Academic Council (in the past).


15.  Coordinator, Bioinformatics Centre of JNU, 1997-1998.


16.  Past and present Academic Committee Member of different institutions outside JNU: National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (in the past), Military College of Engineering , Pune (in the past), IMMTECH, Chandigarh, CDRI, Lucknow.


17.  Established Human Genetics set ups at Instt.Of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University in 1980 and at the School of Life Sciences at J.N.U., New Delhi.


18.  One of the first to start research in Prenatal Diagnosis in early 70s’ at A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi.



1.      Genetic Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases

    (Leprosy, Liver Failure)


2.      Genetic Susceptibility to Cancer

    (In-Vitro and In-Vivo models and  Cancer Patient studies)


3.      Molecular Characterization of Pyruvate kinase-M2 and its inhibitor in Bloom syndrome cells.


4.      Structural and Functional Genomic studies and offering molecular diagnostic services for common and rare genetic diseases



Supervised Research Grants : INSA,  DBT,  DAE,  UGC; currrently: Coordinator of the UGC supported-National Centre of Applied Human Genetics, School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi


Supervised Research Students: 10 Ph.D., 6 M.D/D.M/M.Phil ; Supervising : 8 Ph.D, 3 Post-Doctorals.


Teaching and Guiding Research in Universities: >23years.


Research Experience:  >30 years.


Organised International Symposium of Environmental Health Sciences in the 21st Century along with the XXVI Annual Conference of Environmental Mutagene Society (EMSI) of India, March 2001& Guest-Edited the Journal volume of JEPTO (Journal of Environmental pathology, Toxicology and Oncogenesis, USA) with selected papers.




Japan  1985 ; Monbusho Scholar


France and Germany  1986 ; Visiting different laboratories


U.S.A  1987  ;  Visiting different laboratories in Boston and Bar-Harbor, Attending a course at Jackson Laboratory, Bar-Harbor.


U.S.A.  1993  ; Lectured at NIH, Bethesda, Attended a course on Linkage Analysis at the Columbia University, New York.


The Netherlands  1998  ; Fellow at the Medical Genetics Centre, Sylvius Laboratories.


Salzburg, Austria 2000; Participated in Salzburg Seminar on Policy , Ethical , --issues in Modern Biotechnology and Human Genomics.


Kandy, Sri-Lanka 2000; Delivered a Key-Note Address in a Plenary Session on Bioethical Issues—Human Genome research.


Edinburgh, HGM2001 Meeting of the Human Genome Organization.


Pattaya-Thailand 2002; Delivered Invited lecture in one of the Symposia in HUGO-PACIFIC meeting and the Asia-Pacific Human Genetics Conference.


Tehran- Iran 2003; Delivered invited lecture in the 8th Iran Genetics Society Meeting.