Abir Mondal | Department of Life Sciences


PhD Scholar
Department of Life Sciences
School of Natural Sciences (SNS)
Shiv Nadar University
Educational Qualifications 
B.Sc Honours in Physiology
Presidency College, University of Calcutta
M.Sc in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
University of Calcutta
Work Experience 
Project Assistant,
National Brain Research Centre,
Junior Research Fellow,
National Centre For Cell Science,
Junior Research Fellow,
Shiv Nadar University,
Greater Noida
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Teaching interests: Neurobiology and Molecular Biology.

Research Interest: Fundamental Neurobiology and its implication in Neurogenesis, Memory and Cognition, and Pathogenesis of the Brain.

Research Areas 
Courses Taught(Selected) 

OCSI Scholarship


EMBO Best Poster Presentation Award


EMBO Travel Grant for EMBO Practical Course on "Extracellular Vesicles: From Biology to Biomedical Applications" in EMBL-Heidelberg, Germany.

Story Featured By EMBL Events- https://blogs.embl.org/events/2020/02/19/fellowships/



Scholarly Activity

Journal Publications (accepted or published)

  1. Mondal A, Mukherjee S, Dar W, Upadhyay P, Ranganathan A, Pati S, Singh S. G6PD deficiency: imbalance of functional dichotomy contributing to the severity of COVID-19. Future Microbiol. 2022 Jul 26. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2021-0299. PMID: 35880537.
  2. Singh DK, Shivalingappa PKM, Sharma A, Mondal A, Muzumdar D, Shiras A, Bapat SA. NSG-70, a new glioblastoma cell line with mixed proneural-mesenchymal features, associates NOTCH1-WNT5A signaling with stem cell maintenance and angiogenesis. J Neurooncol. 2022 May;157(3):575-591. doi: 10.1007/s11060-022-04002-x. Epub 2022 Apr 17. PMID: 35430703.
  3. Mondal A, Mukherjee S, Dar W, Singh S, Pati S. Role of glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and its association to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2021 Jun 1:166185. doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2021.166185.
  4. Shiras A, Mondal A*. Extrachromosomal DNA: Redefining the pathogenesis of glioblastoma. Biochim Biophys Acta Rev Cancer. 2021 Apr 20; 1876(1):188551.doi: 10.1016/j.bbcan.2021.188551.
  5. Abir Mondal, Ashiq KA, Prashant Phulpagar, Divya Kumari Singh and Anjali Shiras, “Effective Visualization and Easy Tracking of Extracellular Vesicles in Glioma Cells”, Biological Procedure Online, 2019, DOI: 10.1186/s12575-019-0092-2.
  6. Suchismita Panda, Meenakshi Setia, Navjot Kaur, Varsha Shepal, Vivek Aurora, Divya Kumari Singh, Abir Mondal, Abhishek Teli, Madhura Tathode, Rajendra Gajula, Laxmi Charan Padhy and Anjali Shiras, “Noncoding RNA Ginir Functions as an Oncogene by Associating with Centrosomal Proteins”, Plos Biology, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2004204.
  7. Divya Kumari Singh, Abir Mondal and Anjali Shiras "Challenges In Glioblastoma Biology And Implications In Personalized Therapy"; Review, International Journal of Neurooncology, 2018, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page:17-24, DOI:10.4103/IJNO.IJNO_7_18.
  8. Aman Sharma, Ajinkya Bendre, Abir Mondal, Dattatraya Muzumdar, Naina Goel and Anjali Shiras “Angiogenic Gene Signature derived from Subtype Specific Cell Models Segregate Pro-neural and Mesenchymal Glioblastoma”, Frontiers in Oncology, 2017, doi: 10.3389/fonc.2017.00146.
  9. Abir Mondal, Divya Kumari Singh, Suchismita Panda and Anjali Shiras, "Extracellular Vesicles as modulators of Tumour Microenvironment and Disease Progression in Glioma"; Review, Frontiers in Oncology, 2017, doi: 10.3389/fonc.2017.00144.