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Dr. B. B. P. Gupta

FACULTY

 

Name:  Dr. Braj Bansh Prasad Gupta, FNASc

Designation:  Professor

Specialization:  Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology

 

Contact Information:

Environmental Endocrinology Laboratory
Department of Zoology,
North-Eastern Hill University
Shillong 793022,
Meghalaya, INDIA

Tel.: +91 364 272 2316 (Direct), 272 2317 (Lab), 2550085 (R)
Cell: 94361 00185, Fax: +91 364 2550108

E-Mail: gupta@nehu.ac.in, brajbansh@gmail.com

 

Academic Qualifications:

Degree

Year

University

 B. Sc. (Hons.)

1976

B. H. U., Varanasi

 M. Sc.

1978

-do-

 Ph. D.

1982

-do-

 

Fellowships/Awards/Recognitions:

National:

  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad (FNASc)
  • Fellow of the Zoological Society, Calcutta (FZS, Cal)

International:

  • DAAD Fellow (1989-91)
  • Sr. DAAD Fellow (September-November,1995)
  • Sr. DAAD Fellow (October-November, 2003)
  • Sr.DAAD Fellow (December, 2009 - January, 2010)

 

Memberships of academic societies, etc.:

  • Life Member of the Indian Society for General and Comparative
    Endocrinology.
  • Life Member of the Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative
    Endocrinology
  • Life Member of the Indian Society for Environmental Endocrinology.
  • Life Member of the Indian Pineal Research Group.
  • Life Member of the Indian Society for Chronobiology.
  • Life Member of the National Academy of Sciences, India (Allahabad)
  • Life Member of the Indian Science Congress Association.

 

Major areas of research:

  • Expression and regulation of clock genes and aanat gene in the pineal organ of fish and mammals.
  • Neural regulation of aanat2 gene in the pineal organ of fish
  • Expression and regulation of kiss, gnRH, GIH, fshβ and lhβ genes in fish.
  • Molecular mechanism of adrenergic signal transduction in the pineal gland of the fish and mammals.
  • Thyroid-pineal interrelationship in fish.
  • Hormonal regulation of the oxidative metabolism in non-mammalian vertebrates (fish,amphibians & reptiles).
  • Role of thyroid and adrenal hormones in reproduction of non-mammalian vertebrates.
  • Breeding biology and induced breeding of ornamental, endemic and endangered species of fishes and amphibians.

 

Number of M. Phil. /Ph. D. produced:

M. Phil.: 3

Name

Year

Title of Ph. D. Thesis

Mr. P. Chakrabarty

1988

 

Effect of thyroidal, gonadal and adrenal hormones on the oxidative

metabolism of streaked frog, Rana limnocharis.

Ms. H. Deka Borah

1989

 

Hormones in the respiration of the toad,
Bufo melanostictus

Ms. I. J. Kharkongor

1997

 

Prevalence of hypothyroidism in women of
reproductive age in Meghalaya.

Ph. D.: 12

Name

Year

Title of Thesis

 Dr. Anju Mohanta

1994

 

Comparative study of hormonal regulation of the oxidative metabolism in hibernating and non-hibernating amphibians.

 Dr. D. S. Lynshiang

1998

 

Role of hormones in regulation of the oxidative metabolism in Fish.

 Dr. Y. Premabati

2005

 

Study of thyroid-pineal interrelationship in the fish, Clarias gariepinus.

 Dr. L. Yanthan

2006

 

Studies on in vitro effects of hormones on
N-acetyltransferase activity in the pineal of airbreathing fish, Clarias gariepinus.

Dr. C.Kikon

2006

 

Studies on effects of leptin on the oxidative metabolism, erythropoiesis and plasma levels of thyroid hormones in air-breathing catfish, Clarias gariepinus.
(Registered for Ph. D. degree)

 Dr. Asorphi Iangrai  (Joint Supervision  with Prof. R.N.K.  Hooroo)

2007

 

Studies on ecology, breeding behavior and metamorphosis of tree frogs, Polypedates leucomystax and Rhacophorus bipucntatus.

Dr. Proforma Suchiang

2008

 

Studies on effects of environmental stress on thyroid hormones and testicular activity in the exotic fish, Clarias gariepinus.

 Dr. Khamtilin  Kharsiing

2009

 

In vitro studies on regulation of arylalkylamine- N-acetyltransferase (AA-NAT) activity in the pineal of air-breathing cat fish, Clarias gariepinus. (Registered for Ph. D. degree)

 Dr. Biplab K. Saha

              2011

Studies on breeding biology of an endangered frog, Rana
leptoglossa (Cope, 1868).  (Registered for Ph. D. degree).

 Dr. Neelachandra.  Singh

               2012 Studies on growth, sexual maturation and induced breeding of endangered chocolate mahseer, Neolissocheilus hexagonolepis (McClelland).
 
Dr. K. Thianminlian Vaiphei               2014 Studies on the reproductive biology and captive breeding of ornamental fish, Danio dangila (Hamilton-Buchanan).
Dr. Ksh. Manisana Singh                2015 Studies on regulation of arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (AA-NAT) gene expression in photoreceptive pineal organ of the catfish, Clarias gariepinus.

 

Number of Ph. D. students working for the degree: 6

         Name

   Title of Ph. D.  Dissertation

 Mr. Saurabh Saha

  Registered for the Ph. D. Programme

 Ms. Hijam Nonibala

  Registered for the Ph. D. Programme

 Ms.Pynnehlang  Warjri

  Registered for the Ph. D. Programme.

 Ms. Shilpi Borah

  Registered for the Ph. D. Programme.

 Mr. Aloke Singh

  Being registered for the Ph. D. Programme.

 Ms.Geeti Mala Pegu

  Being registered for the Ph. D. Programme

 

Major Research Projects undertaken:

  1. Title of the project: " Studies on circadian rhythm of arylalkylamine N-acetyl-transferase gene expression and its regulation in photoreceptive pineal of the fish, Clarias gariepinus ". Total grant: Rs. 35.0 Lakhs
  1. Title of the project: "Study of Distribution, Ecology, Reproduction and development of tree frogs of Meghalaya with special reference to Cherrapunjee".
    Total grant: Rs. 9.0 Lakhs
    Duration: 3 Years
    Funding Agency: DST, New Delhi
    N.B.: Joint Project with Prof. R. N. K. Hooroo?
  1. Title of the project: "In vitro studies on adrenergic regulation of N-acetyl transferase (NAT) activity in fish pineal".
    Total grant: Rs. 14.70 Lakhs
    Duration: 3 Years
    Funding Agency: DST, New Delhi
  1. Title of the project: "Equipment grant ".
    Total grant: Rs. 10.5 Lakhs
    Duration:
    Funding Agency: GTZ, Germany
  1. Title of the project: "Study of hormonal regulation of reproduction in amphibians - with special reference to photoperiod, temperature and relative humidity".
    Total grant: Rs. 2.229 Lakhs
    Duration: 3 Years
    Funding Agency: DAE, Bombay
  1. Title of the project: "Study of hormonal regulation of respiration in frogs at low temperature".
    Total grant: Rs. 2.19278 Lakhs
    Duration: 2 Years
    Funding Agency: DST, New Delhi

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Publications: 60

National: 32
International: 28

Updated by lakmen_zoology on Aug 07, 2018 11:07:04