IC-SCR Committee

Dr. Shobha Broor M.B.B.S, M.D. (Microbiology)

Ex-Professor at AIIMS (New Delhi) & PGI (Chandigarh)

Position in IC-SCR- Chairman

Dr. Broor has 42 years of experience in Research and Teaching in Microbiology. Was associated with prestigious institutes like AIIMS (New Delhi), PGI (Chandigarh), Medical College of Wisconsin (USA), SGT University (Gurgaon) and held positions like Director in Inclen trust International  (New Delhi). She is on the advisory board and project review committees of many national bodies like ICMR, DST, DBT and NACO. Received fellowship of various prestigious Indian and International Societies and Associations like IMSA, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian Society of Virology, Asian Pacific Society of Medical virology, American Society of Microbiology, Association of Medical Microbiology, Association of Pathology and Microbiology, Indian Virological Society. Was awarded W.H.O. fellowship in “Advanced Techniques in Virology” at Central Public Health Laboratory, Colindale, U.K. and Fogarty International Fellowship in special programme on AIDS (under Prof.D.A.Carson) to work at University of California.

Awarded fellowship for attending an International course in Surveillance and Applied Epidemiology for HIV/AIDS at CDC Atlanta USA. She has 26 research projects, 30 Ph. D. Thesis, 18 M.D. Thesis, 132 Research papers, 15 Chapters in books  and many Publications in national and International journals to her credit.


Dr. Angshuman Sarkar Ph. D., FICB

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS)

Position in IC-SCR- Member-Stem cell Expert

Dr. Sarkar is an Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science in BITS (Goa) and his Doctoral research is in Biotechnology. He has research experience and fellowship with well known institutes like Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland), Department of Cancer Biology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Ohio), CASE Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology (Cleveland), Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India), University of Pune. Published a paper in one of the high ranking Cell Press Journal about the role of some proteins in maintaining germ line stem cells niche and selected as top 20 cited papers in USA for the year 2007. Received Senior Research Fellow, awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR -New Delhi), Govt. of India. Indian Council of Agriculture Research – Govt. of India, Institute for “Genetic manipulation and up-gradation of cultivable carps”. He received CSIR, SRF by Govt. of India in 2002. He has to his credit many publications in Journals and Conference Proceedings.

Mr. Alishan Naqvee Advocate

Founding Partner – LexCounsel, Law Office

Member Bar Council of Delhi

Position in IC-SCR- Member- Legal Expert

Mr. Naqvee is the founding Partner of Lex Counsel, Law Offices. He has more than nineteen (19) years of experience in corporate laws, advisory and litigation. He has advised a significant number of multinational corporate and domestic clients in the major areas. He has handled public private participation projects including privatization of water distribution and supply in four cities of Karnataka. He has been advising National Brain Research Center, Manesar on aspects of clinical trials.  He is holding Key Membership in Bar Council of Delhi. He is a Mediator appointed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs with the National Company Law Tribunal benches of Delhi, Chandigarh and Allahabad. Membership of the ICMR/AIIMS group engaged in developing the ethical guidelines for biomedical research involving neonatal participants and children. He is Director with the International Lawyers Network, a global network of law firms spanning 91 countries and Lawyer member at Ethics Committees of Medanta Hospital and SPECT.

Dr. Asok Mukhopadhyay (PhD)

Position in IC-SCR- Member- Stem Cell Expert

Dr. Mukhopadhyay is doctorate in Biotechnology with research experience in Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Bio Immunotherapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center, (Houston). He comes with 10 years of experience in Teaching & Thesis supervision Regenerative Medicines and Translational Sciences at STM (Kolkata). He has been associated with Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology Scientific Consultant Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, National Institute of Immunology (New Delhi), National Institute of Immunology (New Delhi), Thapar Corporate R & D Center (Patiala), Indian Drugs & Pharmaceutical Limited (Rishikesh).

He is a reviewer in Journals in the areas of Tissue Engineering, World Journal of Stem Cell Research, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Stem cells and Development. He is IC-SCRT Member in Medanta (Gurgaon), Indian Spinal Cord Injury Center (Delhi), Institute of Pathology (Delhi), Institute Liver and Billiary Sciences (Delhi), Institute Kidney Research (Ahmedabad), Member of the Project Monitoring Committee: SBIRI & BIPP. He is a Doctoral committee member in AIIMS, IITD, JNU-SB, ILBS, Member ‘Scientific Advisory Committee’ – Stem Cells Research Centre, (Vellore) and National Institute of Pathology (New Delhi). He is member ‘Task Force- Stem Cells Research’- Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

Awarded Fellowships of University Grant Commission, Clyton Foundation Research Fellowship. He has experience of taking workshops and lectures in prestigious Indian and International Institutes. He has various research experience in Parkinson’s disease and regeneration of DA neurons using MSCs, Epigenetic studies in trans differentiation of BM stem cell into hepatocytes, Muscle regeneration, fibrosis and cellular interplay. Liver fibrosis and cellular therapy. He has 83 research publications to his credit.

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