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Vishal Saxena

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, NSB,
Molecular Parasitology & Systems Biology Lab,
Faculty In-Charge, Institute Knowledge & Analysis Cell, 
Birla Institute of Technology & Science,
Vidya Vihar, Pilani - 333031
Rajasthan, INDIA
Email :
Phone : (O) +91-1596-51-5654;


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. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2009. At present he is working here as Associate Professor (since 2015). 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 four PhD thesis, and three are ongoing. He is also actively involved in Institute administrative duties and is currently heading Institute Knowledge and Analysis (IKA) Cell (university 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. 

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