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Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

  • Deepak Pakalapati, Shilpi Garg, Sheetal Middha, Abhishek Kochar, Amit K. Subudhi, P. A. Boopathi, S. K. Kochar, Vishal Saxena, R.P. Pareek, Jyoti Acharya, D. K. Kochar, Ashis Das (2013). Comparative evaluation of microscopy, OptiMAL® and 18S rRNA gene based multiplex PCR for detection of P. falciparum andP.vivax from field isolates of Bikaner, India. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 6 (5): 346 - 351.
  • Deepak Pakalapati,  Shilpi Garg, Sheetal Middha, Jyothi Acharya, Amit K. Subudhi, P. A. Boopathi, S. K. Kochar, Vishal Saxena, D. K. Kochar, Ashis Das (2013). Development and evaluation of a 28S rRNA gene based nested PCR assay for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. Pathogens and Global Health,107(4):180-188.
  • Gajanand Singh Tanwar, P.C. Khatri, C.K. Chahar, G.S. Sengar, Abhishek Kochar, Gayatri Tanwar, Shaifali Chahar, Nimish Khatri, Sheetal Middha, Jyoti Acharya, S.K. Kochar, Deepak Pakalapati, Shilpi Garg, Ashis Das, D.K. Kochar (2012). Thrombocytopenia in childhood malaria with special reference to P. vivax monoinfection: A study from Bikaner (Northwestern India). Platelets,  23, (3), 211-216
  • Shilpi Garg, Vishal Saxena, Vanshika Lumb, Deepak Pakalapati, Amit Kumar Subudhi, P.A. Boopathi, Shibashis Choudhary, Sanjay K. Kochar, Dhanpat K. Kochar, Y.D.Sharma,  Ashis Das (2012). Novel mutations in the antifolate drug resistance marker genes among parasite isolates from severe Plasmodium vivax malaria group of patients.  Experimental Parasitology 132, 410-416.
  • Vishal Saxena, Shilpi Garg, Jyotsna Tripathi, Sonal Sharma, Deepak Pakalapati, Amit K. Subudhi, P. A. Boopathi , Gagandeep Singh Saggu, Sanjay Kochar , Dhanpat K. Kochar,  Ashis Das. (2012). Plasmodium vivax Apicoplast genome: A Comparative analysis of major genes from Indian field isolates.”Acta Tropica 122, 138-149.
  • Gajanand Tanwar, Poonam Chand Khatri, Ghanshyam Singh Sengar, Abhishek Kochar, Sanjay Kochar, Sheetal Middha, G. Tanwar, N. Khatri, Deepak Pakalapati, Shilpi Garg, Ashis Das & Dhanpat K. Kochar (2011)  "Clinical profiles of 13 children with Plasmodium vivax cerebral malaria" Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 31, 351–356.
  • Dhanpat Kumar Kochar, Gajanand Singh Tanwar, Poonam Chand Khatri, Sanjay Kumar Kochar, Ghanshyam Singh Sengar, Anjana Gupta, Abhishek Kochar, Sheetal Middha, Jyoti Acharya, Vishal Saxena, Deepak Pakalapati, Shilpi Garg, and Ashis Das (2010). Clinical Features of Children Hospitalized with Malaria—A Study from Bikaner, Northwest India. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 83(5), 981-989.
  • Dhanpat Kochar, Abhishek Kochar, Sheetal Middha, Jyoti Acharya, Gajanand Tanwar, Deepak Palakapati, Shilpi Garg, Vishal Saxena, Amit Subudhi, P. Boopathi, Ashis Das, Sanjay Kochar (2010). Thrombocytopenia inPlasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax and Mixed Infection Malaria: A Study from Bikaner (Northwestern India). Platelets, 21(8):623-7.
  • Shilpi Garg, Vishal Saxena, Swarna Kanchan, Pooja Sharma, Siddarth Mahajan, Dhanpat Kochar, Ashis Das (2009). Novel point mutations in Sulfadoxine resistance genes of Plasmodium falciparum from India. Acta Tropica110, 75 - 79.
  • Pragyan Acharya., Rani Pallavi., Syama Chandran., Harshini Chakravarti., Sheetal Middha., Jyoti Acharya., Sanjay Kochar., Dhanpat Kochar., Amit Subudhi., Arun P Boopathi., Shilpi Garg., Ashis Das and Utpal Tatu (2009). A glimpse into the clinical proteome of human malaria parasites Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax.Proteomics - Clinical Applications 3, 1314-1325. (Editor’s choice in Science)
  • Dhanpat K. Kochar, Ashis Das, Sanjay K. Kochar, Vishal Saxena, Parmendra Sirohi, Shilpi Garg, Abhishek Kochar, Mahesh P. Khatri, AND Vikas Gupta (2009) Severe Plasmodium vivax Malaria: A Report on Serial Cases from Bikaner in Northwestern IndiaAm. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.  80: 194-198.
  • Vishal Saxena, Shilpi Garg, Sarita Ranjan, Dhanpat Kochar, Akash Ranjan, Ashis Das. (2007) Analysis of elongation factor Tu (tuf A) of apicoplast from Indian Plasmodium vivax isolates. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 7: 618–626. (Impact Factor: 3.223)
  • Shilpi Garg, Vishal Saxena, Vidya Rajesh, Deepak P., Dhanpat Kochar, Ashis Das. Genetic Analysis of Plasmodium vivax showing Severe Manifestations. (manuscript in preparation)

Presentations in Conferences/ Symposium

Papers:

  •  Shilpi Garg (2010): Novel point mutations in the antifolate drug resistance genes among Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax isolates. Presented in 5th Indo- Japan International Symposium on “Innovative Molecular Approaches in Global Health Research”, Biyani group of girls college from September 20-22
  • Shilpi Garg (2009). : Novel Point Mutations in Dihydropteroate Synthase Gene of Plasmodium falciparum. Presented at National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Life Sciences Research” BITS –Pilani in March  2009.

Posters:

    • Shilpi Garg, Vishal Saxena, Dhanpat Kochar, Ashis Das (2013). Novel point mutations in the antifolate drug resistance marker genes among Plasmodium vivax isolates exhibiting severe manifestations. Presented in “Advances in Plasmodium vivax malaria research” held at Cosmocaixa, Barcelona, Spain from May 28-29.
    • Garg S., Saxena V., Kochar D.K., Das A., (2011). Novel Point mutations in the antifolate drug resistance genes among Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax isolates from India. Presented in 22nd Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting held at Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods hole, MA, USA from September 11th to 15th.
    • Shilpi Garg, Vishal Saxena, Dhanpat K. Kochar, Sanjay K. Kochar, Ashis Das, (2010).  Molecular surveillance of drug resistance marker genes in Plasmodium vivax isolates causing severe manifestations from India. Presented at EMBO - Global Exchange Lecture Course on "Molecular and Evolutionary Genetics of Malaria", held at the National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), New Delhi, from Nov. 21 to Dec. 4.
    • Garg S., Saxena V., Kochar D.K., Das A., (2010). Molecular surveillance of drug resistance marker genes in Plasmodium vivax isolates causing severe manifestations from India. Abstract published in American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 83, November, Suppl. 5. (Supplementary edition ASTMH 59th Annual Meeting at Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
    • Garg S., Saxena V., Das A., (2008) Analysis of Dihydrofolate Reductase (dhfr) and Dihydropteroate Synthase (dhps) genes in Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax from Bikaner, Rajasthan. Presented in International Conference on the Interface of Chemistry-Biology in Biomedical Research (ISCBC-2008), at BITS, Pilani from February 22 – 24.
    • Garg S., Saxena V., Kochar D.K., Das A., (2007). Analysis of drug resistance genes in P.falciparum and P.vivax from Bikaner, Rajasthan. Presented in International Symposium on Phycology & Environmental Biotechnology, BITS, Pilani; Oct 29–31.
    • Garg S., Saxena V., Kochar D.K., Das A., (2007). Analysis of drug resistance genes in P.falciparum and P.vivax from Bikaner, Rajasthan. Presented in International Symposium on Molecular Epidemiology and Immunology of Malaria and other Vector borne diseases, RMRCT Jabalpur, M.P. October 16 -19, Pg. 91.
    • Garg S., Saxena V., Rajesh V., Kochar D.K., Das A., (2007). Plasmodium vivax – Severe Manifestations. Presented in 33rd Indian Immunology Society Conference, Department of Biochemistry, AIIMS, Jan. 28 – 31, New Delhi, Pg. 104.
    • Garg S., Saxena V., Rajesh V., Kochar D.K., Escalante A., Das A. (2006). Genetic analysis of Plasmodium vivax isolates from severe malaria cases. Presented in National Symposium on Tribal Health, RMRCT Jabalpur, October 19 – 20, Pg. 14
    • Garg S., Saxena V., Kochar D.K., Ranjan A., Das A. (2005). Characterization of Dihydrofolate reductase gene of P.vivax severe malaria cases. Presented in International Conference on Malaria, organized by National Institute of Malaria (ICMR) and NVBDCP, Delhi and MMV, Geneva at New Delhi, Nov. 4-6, Pg. 243.
    • Garg S., Saxena V., Kochar D.K., Ranjan A., Das A. (2005). Severe malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax with type 1 CSP repeats. Presented in International Conference on Malaria, organized by National Institute of Malaria (ICMR) and NVBDCP, Delhi and MMV, Geneva at New Delhi, Nov. 4-6, Pg. 28.

Books/Chapters:.

    • Saxena V., Garg, S,  “PLASTIDS IN Plasmodium – SIGNIFICANCE IN MALARIA TREATMENT” in book “Current topics in Biotechnology and Microbiology” by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. 
    • Saxena V., Garg, S. Laboratory Manual for Course BIO G642-Experimental Techniques (A laboratory course on molecular biology & immunology experiments for M. E. Biotechnology) 

 

 

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