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Core Members

Arnab Pal M.D., Ph.D.
Principal Investigator


Department of BIOCHEMISTRY

Phone: 0172-2755177

MBBS (R G Kar Medical College, University of Calcutta) 1998

M.D. Biochemistry (AIIMS New-Delhi) 2005

Ph.D. (AIIMS New-Delhi) 2009

MAMS (National Academy of Medical Sciences) 2016

Research Interests : Tumor Biomarkers, Radiogenomics, Circulating Tumor Cell Biology

Contact Information:

Department of Biochemistry

Lab #320, Chandigarh, UT, 160012

 Dr. Parul Kamboj
Research Associate

Parul joined the lab in 2021 after completing her PhD from the Lab in the field of molecular dermatology.

Dr. Anshika Chauhan
Research Associate

Anshika completed her MSc. in Biochemistry from PGIMER Chandigarh. She joined the lab as a CSIR Junior Research Fellow in August, 2018 and joined PhD from January 2019. She completed her PhD in 2023 and joined as research associate in the lab. Currently, she is interested in Validation of Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) based diagnostics in Prognosticating Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: An Approach to Personalized Cancer Management.

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 Dr. Sukanya Thakur
Research Associate

Sukanya Thankur joined the lab in 2023 after completing her PhD from Punjabi University, Patiala. She is working on radiogenomics in cervical cancer.

Ph.D. Scholar

Geeta joined the lab as an MSc. Student in Biochemistry in 2019, now she has joined as a PhD scholar from August 2021. Before that, She completed her BSc. from Kurukshetra University. In her MSc dissertation, she had explored the functional role of Cystatin A in HNSCC Cell lines.

Smriti Suri
Ph.D. Scholar

Smriti completed her M.Sc. in Biochemistry from AIIMS Jodhpur. During her M.Sc. she worked on biomarker analysis in newly diagnosed Type-2 DM patients. She joined the lab as a PhD student in August, 2021.  

Ph.D. Scholar

Sakshi completed her M.Sc. in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics  from Panjab university Chandigarh. She joined the lab as JRF in May 2022 and joined PhD in January, 2023.  

Dr. Manju Parkavi

Manju Joined lab as MD in 2023. 

Hemant Kumar
Ph.D. Scholar

Hemant completed his M.Sc. in Biochemistry from AIIMS Delhi. He joined the lab as PhD scholar in 2024.

Himanshu Garg
Lab Technician

Himanshu joined the lab as Senior project assistant in 2024. He completed his B.Sc. M.L.T. from IGMC Shimla in April 2021.



  • Dr Shabir A Bhat

  • Dr Savitri Tiwari

  • Dr. Agamani Ghoshal


  • Dr. Reetu Thakur- Research Scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

    • PhD Thesis: Expression and Epigenetic Regulation of Cripto 1 in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • Dr. Anu Jain - Post Doctoral Research Scientist at Quantitative Proteomics and Metabolomics Center, Columbia University, New York

    • PhD Thesis: Identification and validation of potential salivary biomarker(s) for Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) by analysis of salivary proteome

  • Dr. Parul Kamboj - Research Associate at Lab 320, PGIMER

    • PhD Thesis: Effects of metformin on IGF-1 mediated acnegenesis

  • Dr. Don Mathew - Scientist C, Diamond Project, AIIMS, Jodhpur

    • PhD Thesis: Incidence and severity of radiotherapy induced toxicity in Head and Neck cancer patients treated with conventional radical radiotherapy and their association with genetic polymorphisms

  • Dr. Anshika Chauhan, Research Associate at Lab 320, PGIMER

    • PhD Thesis: Circulating Tumour Cells in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Gene Expression Analysis and Relation to Outcomes

  • Dr. Rajandeep Kaur
    • PhD Thesis: Role of Cornulin in the pathophysiology of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC)



  • Dr. Navya Gupta- Senior Resident at GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi

  • Dr. Sumanth Kumar

  • Dr. Ankita Gupta- Assistant Professor, Radiotherapy,  TMH, Mumbai

  • Dr. Avardeep Dutta - Senior Resident, Radiotherapy, PGIMER.


  • Anu Jain

  • Janis Khurana

  • Ramandeep Kaur

  • Diksha Sachdeva

  • Harmanjot Kaur

  • Vikas Kumari

  • Geeta

  • Shivalika

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