R Ayana | Department of Life Sciences

Profile

R
Ayana
PhD Scholar
Department of Life Sciences
School of Natural Sciences (SoNS)
D114, Center for Informatics,
Block-Academic block D, Shiv Nadar University, Shiv Nadar University
Gautam Buddha Nagar Uttar Pradesh
India
7042436723
Profile Summary 

I am a science enthusiast with a genuine fancy for words. In my PhD, I have been working at an interface of molecular parasitology and cellular neuroscience to understand host-parasite interactions and their implications in neuroinflammatory disorders. I am being guided by Dr. Shailja Singh and Dr. Soumya Pati.

Educational Qualifications 
2011
B.Sc. (H) Zoology
University of Delhi
2013
M.Sc. Bioinformatics and Biotechnology
Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
Work Experience 
2014
Junior Research Fellow
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore
Conferences (Select): 
  • Attended the Singapore Stem Cell Society Symposium held during November 17-18th, 2015 and received the SCSS Student Travel Award from the Stem Cell society, which included Registration, Travel and Accommodation support.
  • Attended the 86th Conference of Society of Biological Chemists, Emerging Discoveries in Health and Agricultural Sciences held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 16 to 19th Nov, 2017.
Awards(Selected): 
2015

Awarded the SCSS Student Travel Award from the Stem Cell society, which included Registration, Travel and Accommodation support for attending and presenting POSTER the Singapore Stem Cell Society Symposium held during November 17-18th, 2015.

2016

Won the first prize with cash prize for microscopy imaging entitled as “Calcium ion imaging of hESC-derived neurons” in the Visual Sparks competition held in 14th annual scientific event BioSparks 2016 on March 18-19th 2016 at School of Life Sciences, JNU, Delhi, India.

2016

Selected to the list of Top 20 finalists of the prestigious bio-entrepreneurship competition organized by DBT, ABLE-BEST 2016 held from February 19-23rd 2017.

2017

Awarded the best poster presentation (first prize) and special category D P Burma poster award at the 86th Conference of Society of Biological Chemists, Emerging Discoveries in Health and Agricultural Sciences held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 16 to 19th Nov, 2017.

Scholarly Activity

  1. Deconvolution of human brain cell type transcriptomes unraveled microglia-specific potential biomarkers. R Ayana, Shailja Singh, Soumya Pati. Frontiers in Neurology doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00266. (Just accepted)
  2. Benzoxazine derivatives of phytophenols show anti-plasmodial activity via sodium homeostasis disruption. Sharma, V., Amarnath, N., Shukla, S., Ayana, R., Kumar, N., Yadav, N., Kannan, D., Sehrawat, S., Pati, S., Lochab, B. and Singh, S. 2018 Mar 19. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2018.03.047
  3. Decoding crucial LncRNAs implicated in Neurogenesis and Neurological Disorders. Ayana R, Singh S, Pati S. Stem Cells and Development. 2017 Jan 17. doi: 10.1089/scd.2016.0290.
  4. Novel β-carboline-quinazolinone hybrids disrupt Leishmania donovani redox homeostasis and show promising antileishmanial activity. Ramu D*, Garg S*, Ayana R*, Keerthana AK, Sharma V, Sen S, Pati S, Singh S. Biochemical Pharmacology. 2016 Dec 22. pii: S0006-2952(16)30492-0. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2016.12.012. (* Equal Contribution)
  5. Structural insights into a key carotenogenesis related enzyme phytoene synthase of P. falciparum: a novel drug target for malaria. Agarwal S, Sharma V, Phulera S, Abdin MZ, Ayana R, Singh S. Systems and Synthetic Biology. 2015 Dec; 9(Suppl 1):27-37. doi: 10.1007/s11693-015-9168-8.