Meghana Tare

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Cellular and Molecular Genetics of Human Diseases
Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.

List of Publications

Saldhana M.and Tare, M. (2023). A bird’s eye view on cellular dynamics in Huntington’s disease. (2023) CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 124, NO. 10. doi: 10.18520/cs/v124/i10/1151-1159.

Misra, T., Tare, M. & Jha, P.N. (2023). Characterization of functional amyloid curli in biofilm formation of an environmental isolate Enterobacter cloacae SBP-8. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Gogia N, Tare M, Kannan R and Singh A (2023) Editorial: Protein misfolding, altered mechanisms and neurodegeneration. Front. Mol. Neurosci. 16:1134855. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2023.1134855.

Mandal SK, Tare, M., Deepa PR. (2023). COVID-19 infection and metabolic comorbidities: Mitigating role of nutritional sufficiency and drug – nutraceutical combinations of vitamin D. Human Nutrition & Metabolism, Volume 31, 2023.

Misra T., Tare, M*., Jha PN. (2022). Characterization of Biofilm formation on medical devices by exogenous Enterobacter cloacae. Front. Microbiol. 13:877060. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.877060. (Co-corresponding author).

Banerjee, R, Rai, A, Iyer, SM, Narwal, S, Tare, M.* (2022). Animal models in the study of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease: A historical perspective. Anim Models Exp Med. 2022; 5: 27– 37. doi:10.1002/ame2.12209. (*Corresponding author)

Lindblad, J.L., Tare, M., Amcheslavsky,A., Shields, A. & Andreas Bergmann. (2021). Non‑apoptotic enteroblast‑specific role of the initiator caspase Dronc for development and homeostasis of the Drosophila intestine. Sci Rep 11, 2645.

Tare, M, Chimata, AV, Gogia, N, Narwal, S, Deshpande, P, Singh, A. (2020). An E3 ubiquitin ligase, cullin‐4 regulates retinal differentiation in Drosophila eye. Genesis. 2020; 58:e23395.

Irwin, M., Tare, M., Singh, A., Puli, O.R., Gogia N., Riccetti, M., Deshpande, P., Kango-Singh, M. and Singh, A. (2020) A Positive Feedback Loop of Hippo- and c-Jun-Amino-Terminal Kinase Signaling Pathways Regulates Amyloid-Beta-Mediated Neurodegeneration. Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 8:117.

Tare,M., Sarkar, A., Bedi, S., Kango-Singh, M. and Singh, A. (2016).Cullin-4 regulates Wingless and JNK signaling mediated cell death in the Drosophila eye. 29;7 (12):e2566. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2016.338.

Fogarty, C.E.*, Lindblad, J.L.*, Diwanji, N.*, Tare, M*., Amcheslavsky, A.* Makhijani, K , Brückner, K. , Fan, Y., and Bergmann, A. (2016). Extracellular Reactive Oxygen Species drive Apoptosis induced Proliferation via Drosophila Macrophages. Current Biology Biol. pii: S0960-9822(16)00049-X. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.12.064 (*Equal Contribution)

Orme, M. H., Liccardi, G., Moderau, N., Feltham, R., Wicky-John, S., Tenev, T., Aram, L., Wilson, R., Bianchi, K., Robertson, D., Tare, M., Wepf, A., Williams, D., Bergmann, A., Gstaiger, M., Arama, E., Ribeiro P. S., and Meier, P. The unconventional myosin CRINKLED and its mammalian orthologue MYO7A regulate initiator caspases in their signalling roles. Nature Communications 7, Article number: 10972 doi:10.1038/ncomms10972.

Moran, M.T., Tare, M., Kango-Singh, M., Singh, A.(2013). Homeotic Gene teashirt (tsh) Has a Neuroprotective Function in Amyloid-Beta 42 Mediated Neurodegeneration.PLoS One. 8(11):e80829. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080829.

Steffensmeier, A.M., Tare, M., Puli, O.R., Modi, R., Nainaparampil, J., Kango-Singh, M., Singh, A. (2013). Novel neuroprotective function of apical-Basal polarity gene crumbs in amyloid Beta 42 (aβ42) mediated neurodegeneration. PLoS One.18; 8(11):e78717. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.007871.

Tare,M*.,, Puli- Roy, O.*, Moran, M. M., Kango-Singh, M., Singh, A. (2013). "Domain specific genetic mosaic system in the Drosophila eye. Genesis. 51(1):68-74. (*Equal contribution). doi: 10.1002/dvg.22355.

Singh, A., Tare, M., Puli- Roy, O., Kango-Singh, M. (2011). A glimpse into Dorso-ventral patterning of the Drosophila eye. (Review). Developmental Dynamics. 241(1):69-84. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.22764.

Singh, A., Tare, M., Kango-Singh, M., Son, W.-S., Cho, K.-O. Choi, K.-W. (2011). Opposing interactions between homothorax and Lobe define the ventral eye margin of Drosophila eye. Developmental Biology. 359 (2011) 199–208.

Tare, M*., Modi, R.M*., Nainaparampil, J.J*., Puli, O.R., Bedi, S.,Fernandez-Funez, P., Kango-Singh M., Singh A. (2011). Activation of JNK Signaling Mediates Amyloid-ß-Dependent Cell Death. PLoS ONE 6(9):e24361. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024361. (*Equal contribution).

Oros, S.M.*, Tare, M.*, Kango-Singh, M. and Singh, A. (2010). Dorsal eye selector pannier (pnr) suppresses the eye fate to define dorsal margin of the Drosophila eye. Developmental Biology. 346(2):258-71. (* Equal Contribution)

Teaching Notes

Narwal,S., Iyer, S. and Tare, M.* Visualizing Actin filaments in Drosophila tissues. Experiments with Drosophila for Biology Courses. 2021. (eds: S.C. Lakhotia & H.A. Ranganath). pp 293-295. Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India. (*Corresponding author).

Narwal,S., Iyer, S., Rai, A. and Tare, M.* Observing surface topography of Drosophila eye by Scanning Electron Microscopy. Experiments with Drosophila for Biology Courses. 2021. (eds: S.C. Lakhotia & H.A. Ranganath). pp 441-445. Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India. (*Corresponding author).

Tare, M., and Singh A. (2009). A cell biology laboratory exercise to study sub-cellular organelles in Drosophila. Drosophila Information Services, 92, 161-164.

Tare, M., Puli G. Roy O., Oros M.S., Singh A. (2008). Drosophila adult eye model to teach Scanning Electron Microscopy in an undergraduate cell biology laboratory. Drosophila Information Services. (91) 174-180.

Book Chapters

Rai, A., Kanodia, H., Narwal,S., Tare, M*. “Eye for an eye: A Comparative Account on Compound Eye of Drosophila melanogaster with Vertebrate Eye.” Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020 A. Singh, M. Kango-Singh (eds.), Molecular Genetics of Axial Patterning, Growth and Disease in the Drosophila Eye. (*Corresponding author)

Tare, M., Roy, O. R., Singh, A. “Molecular genetic mechanisms of axial patterning: Mechanistic insights into generation of axes in the developing eye”. A. Singh, M. Kango-Singh (eds.), Molecular Genetics of Axial Patterning, Growth and Disease in Drosophila Eye, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-8232-1_9, © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013.

Manuscripts under preparation/communicated:

 Narwal S., Rai, A., Iyer S., Tare, M.* Neuroprotective function of an Ayurvedic compound in Drosophila model of Parkinson’s Disease. (*Corresponding author) (Manuscript on preprint server: doi: