Vishal Saxena

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences,
Professor-in-charge, Institute Knowledge Analysis Cell, BITS Pilani

Molecular Parasitology
Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.


Dr. Vishal Saxena did Bachelor's in Pharmacy (B. Pharm) from L. M. College of Science and Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, M. E. in Biotechnology and Ph D. from Center for Biotechnology, Biological Sciences Group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan. He worked as CSIR Senior Research Fellow (2003-2006) during his PhD tenure. He joined Department of Biological Sciences as Lecturer in 2006, continued as Assistant Professor in 2009 and as Associate Professor in 2015. At present he is working here as Professor (since June 2021). He is actively involved in teaching under-graduate, graduate and PhD aspirants. He is actively involved in research on Infectious Diseases, has published in high impact peer reviewed international journals and has supervised five PhD thesis, and six are ongoing. He is also actively involved in Institute administrative duties and is currently heading Institute Knowledge Analysis (IKA) Cell (institute wide).

Research Interests

  • Malaria Parasite Biology and Immunology, Apicoplast, Host – Parasite Interaction studies, Cancer Cell and Molecular biology, Cancer Gene Transcriptional and Translational Regulation, Drug Designing.

Research Positions in Lab

  • Freshly CSIR-NET JRF qualified students or DBT- JRF or DST-Inspire aspirants, interested for PhD in infectious Diseases may apply for PhD positions at above contact address.