Minakshi Puzari

Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences

Profile

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree: B.Sc. in Zoology from J.B. College, Jorhat. (1st class 1st position)
  2. Master’s Degree: M.Sc. in Life Sciences (Zoology) from Dibrugarh University. (1st class 1st position)
  3. Ph.D.: Pursuing at Dibrugarh University
  4. Other qualifications:
  • Qualified SLET 2015
  • MOOC certificate on ‘Bugs 101: Insect- Human Interactions’ by University of Alberta, Canada
  • Diploma in Computer Operating and typewriting (English)
  • One Year UGC sponsored Course on Commercial Pisciculture.
  • Certificate course on Basics of Animation and gaming using Multimedia, NIIT, Jorhat.

Professional experience

  • Served as Junior Research Fellow in DBT-NER Twinning Project entitled “Drug Discovery approaches for the effective control of Tuberculosis- Target based virtual screening and whole cell screening of medicinal plants” in the Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University.
  • Currently serving as Assistant Professor in Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University

Specialization:

  • Entomology

Areas of Interest:

  • Entomology and Bioinformatics

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS/FDPs:

  • Participated in one week online faculty development programme (FDP) on Blended learning and Pedagogical Techniques organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College under the aegis of Ministry of Education PMMMNM on teachers and teaching in collaboration with St. Jude's College Thoothoor, Tamil Nadu. 7-16th June, 2021.
  • Participated in seven day long Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Moodle learning management system organized by Dibrugarh University in association with IIT Bombay and sponspored by National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD, Govt. of India. 9th Sept-15th Sept., 2020.
  • Participated in Weeklong Online Workshop on Assessment and Evaluation organized by Teaching learning Centre, Tezpur University under PMMMNMTT Scheme of Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. August 24-29, 2020.
  • Participated in 4-week long Orientation/Induction Programme by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi. Sponsored by MHRD, PMMMNMTT. (4th June-1st July, 2020)
  • Participated in 6 day long INYAS-CUPB Lecture Workshop ‘tangled bank’ organized by Indian National Young Academy of Sciences and Central University of Punjab. 31st May to 5th June, 2020.
  • Participated in Seven day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) in online mode for University and college teachers on Preparation of Self-learning Materials for University and College learners organized by Dibrugarh University. 12th to 18th May, 2020.
  • Participated in Two day workshop on Online Basic Training on use of ICT in Teaching organized by Tezpur University under PMMMNMTT Scheme of MHRD, Govt. Of India. 20th April and 23rd April, 2020.
  • Completed MOOCS on Bugs 101: Insect-Human interactions from University of Alberta, Canada.(April-May 2020)
  • Presented paper at National Seminar on ‘Current Research in Drug Discovery and Development’ organized by Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University. 13th -14th November, 2019.
  • Participated in Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on Computational Chemistry with special emphasis on electronic structure methods organized by Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University, 19th -21st  November, 2018.
  • Presented a paper entitled ‘Antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles synthesized from Flacourtia jangomas leaf extract’ presented in National seminar held at D.R.college, Golaghat on 22nd and 23rd September, 2017.
  • Presented a paper entitled ‘Probiotics prospective of Gundruk and Sinki- fermented food items consumed by Gorkhas of Assam’ presented in National seminar held at Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya on 8th September, 2017.
  • Participated in DBT sponsored hands on training in “Molecular Modeling &Molecular Dynamics Simulation” organized by Assam Agricultural University. 28th-30th March, 2017.
  • Presented a paper entitled ‘Comparison of Computational Tools for Protein Structure Prediction’ in North East Regional Research Scholars Meet held at Assam University, Silchar on 17th and 18th March, 2017.
  • Participated in DBT sponsored workshop on Capacity Building in Grant Writing Skills and Effective Management of IPR in Biotechnology organized by Biotech Consortium India Limited at Dibrugarh University. 16th – 18th November, 2016.
  • Participated in National workshop on Research Paper writing and Project Proposal organized at Dibrugarh University. 24th -25th Oct, 2016.
  • Participated in DBT sponsored workshop on Proteomics and Genomics organized by Dibrugarh University. 22nd Sept- 27th Sept, 2016.
  • Presented paper entitled ‘Molecular marker based evaluation of parental genetic diversity and optimizing parental selection in Muga silk worm breeding populations: A case study in Jorhat district of Assam” in National seminar organized at Bahona College, Jorhat on 10th and 11th May, 2013.
  • Participated in DBT sponsored hands on Students training programme in Principles and basic techniques in biotechnology organized by J.B.College IBT hub. 3rd- 11th November, 2011.

Awards:

  • Awarded third position in state level recitation competition (Poem writing in English) 2018 organized by Govt. Of Assam in association with Directorate of Cultural Affairs.
  • Awarded U.G.C. Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder, 2013.
  • Awarded best participant of Hands on Students training programme in Principles and basic techniques in biotechnology organized by J.B.college IBT hub in 2011.
  • Awarded First position at State level essay competition 2008 organized by Department of Information and Public relations and Department of Cultural Affairs as a part of the festival of NC Hills, Haflong.

Administrative Assignments:

  • Member of Committee for survey of flora and fauna in Dibrugarh University campus.

Memberships:

  • Life Member of The Indian Science Congress Association (Membership No. L40426)

Extension services:

  •  Evaluator at National Children's Science Congress 2020 (Dibrugarh District Convention) held on 5th January 2021.
  • Teacher-in-charge for Inter-College Youth festival at Gargaon College 2020.

Research Gate Profile:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Minakshi_Puzari

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2705-1348

Publons IDABG-5552-2020

Publications

PAPER PUBLICATIONS:

  1.  Neog, N., Phukan, U., Puzari, M., Sharma M. and Chetia P. Klebsiella oxytoca and Emerging Nosocomial Infections. Curr Microbiol (2021). doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-021-02402-2
  2. Mohan SharmaPankaj Chetia, Minakshi Puzari, Nakul Neog, Upasana Phukan, Amrit Borah (2021). Carbapenem resistance among common Enterobacteriaceae Clinical Isolates in part of North-East India. Anti-Infective Agents.
  3. Minakshi Puzari & Pankaj Chetia (2020): Virtual high-throughput screening and simulation studies of compounds from selected traditionally important medicinal plants for the identification of potential inhibitors of AcrB, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics . Impact factor: 3.3. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1858162
  4. Minakshi Puzari Prospects of entomophagy. Int J Trop Insect Sci (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42690-020-00317-2 Impact Factor: 0.536
  5. Phukan U., Neog N., Puzari M., Sharma M., Mahanta S. and Chetia P. Virtual High Throughput Screening to find suitable inhibitors for SARSCoV-2 Main Protease. Anti-Infective Agents. Bentham Publishers. 2020. DOI : 10.2174/2211352518999200925152725 
  6. Puzari M., Baishya S., Choudhury M.D. and Chetia P. Gene network analysis of efflux pump proteins in Shigella spp. Gene Reports. Elsevier publications. 19th August 2020. ISSN: 2452-0144 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genrep.2020.100839 
  7. Dutta M.P., Gogoi S.Puzari M. Diversity analysis of butterflies in Dibrugarh University campus, Assam of North-East India. NEBio. Vol. 11, No. 1, March 2020. ISSN 2278-2281(Online Version) 
  8. Neog N., Puzari M. and Chetia P. Comparison of efflux pump protein structures predicted by different computational tools. Journal of Bioresources, RGU. Volume 6, No. 2. 2019. ISSN: 2582-2276 (Online)
  9. Barman S., Phuan B., Partho S., Puzari M, Sharma M. and Chetia P. An in silico approach to identify potential NDM-1 inhibitors to fight multidrug resistant superbugs. Current Drug Therapy, Bentham Publishers. DOI: 10.2174/1574885513666180514161513. Vol. 14. Issue 1. 2019. ISSN (Print): 1574-8855 ISSN (Online): 2212-3903 
  10. Phukan B., Borah P. S., Barman S., Puzari M., Sharma M. and Chetia P. An in silico study of selected compounds from Garcinia spp.to fight against multidrug resistant bacteria. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Bioinformatics, STM journals.ISSN: 2393-8722 (online) Vol.4 Issue.2
  11. Puzari M. and Chetia P. Molecular Dynamics Simulation of RND Efflux Pumps Involved in Multidrug Resistance. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Bioinformatics, STM journals. ISSN: 2393-8722 (online) Vol.3 Issue.2
  12. Puzari M., Sharma M. and Chetia P. Emergence of antibiotic resistant Shigella species: A matter of concern ‘Journal of Infection and Public Health’ (2018). Elsevier publications. Impact factor: 2.447. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2017.09.025. ISSN: 1876-0341 
  13. Puzari M. and Chetia P. RND efflux pump mediated antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa : a major issue worldwide. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. Springer Publications. 2017. Doi: 10.1007/s11274-016-2190-5. ISSN: 0959-3993 (Print) 1573-0972 (online). Impact factor: 2.477 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

  1. "SARS-COV-2: Structure, Evolution and Vaccine Development" published in "Impact of Covid-19 on Indian Society: Challenges & Opportunities" (ISBN: 978-93-85756-99-3)
  2. “Molecular assessment of Parental Genetic Diversity in Muga Breeding Populations” published in “Interdisciplinary Approach to Biological Science Research and Sustainable Development” (ISBN 978-93-83230-03-7).
  3. "Antibiotic resistance and New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamases (NDM) published in "Glimpses of Biological research in Upper Brahmaputra Basin" (ISBN: 978-81-94692-20-1).
  4. “Green synthesis, characterization and anti-microbial activity assessment of silver nanoparticles” published in ‘Recent trends in Life Sciences’ by UGC-HRDC, Gauhati University, Guwahati. (ISBN: 978-93-87263-67-3)
  5. “Superbugs from Antibiotic Misuse: Threat to Public Health” published in “Recent trends in Environment and Society- Its issues and discussions”. (ISBN: 978-93-82283-14-0).
  6. ‘Bioremediation : To Undo The Damage Done To Nature’ published in “Reviews in Environmental Issues-Volume 1” (ISBN 978-81-2028-827-0).

Accession numbers of Nucleotide sequences submitted to NCBI:

MH092624, MH092625, MH092626, MH092627, MH092628, MH092629, MH092630, MH092631, MH092632, MH092633, MH092634, MH092635, MH092636, MH092637, MH092638, MH092639, MH092640, MH092641, MH092642, MH092643, MH092644, MH092645, MH092646, MH092647, MH092648, MH092649, MH092650, MH092651, MH092652, MH092653, MH092654, MH092655, MH092656, MH092657, MH092658, MH092659

Profile

Profile

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree: B.Sc. in Zoology from J.B. College, Jorhat. (1st class 1st position)
  2. Master’s Degree: M.Sc. in Life Sciences (Zoology) from Dibrugarh University. (1st class 1st position)
  3. Ph.D.: Pursuing at Dibrugarh University
  4. Other qualifications:
  • Qualified SLET 2015
  • MOOC certificate on ‘Bugs 101: Insect- Human Interactions’ by University of Alberta, Canada
  • Diploma in Computer Operating and typewriting (English)
  • One Year UGC sponsored Course on Commercial Pisciculture.
  • Certificate course on Basics of Animation and gaming using Multimedia, NIIT, Jorhat.

Professional experience

  • Served as Junior Research Fellow in DBT-NER Twinning Project entitled “Drug Discovery approaches for the effective control of Tuberculosis- Target based virtual screening and whole cell screening of medicinal plants” in the Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University.
  • Currently serving as Assistant Professor in Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University

Specialization:

  • Entomology

Areas of Interest:

  • Entomology and Bioinformatics

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS/FDPs:

  • Participated in one week online faculty development programme (FDP) on Blended learning and Pedagogical Techniques organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College under the aegis of Ministry of Education PMMMNM on teachers and teaching in collaboration with St. Jude's College Thoothoor, Tamil Nadu. 7-16th June, 2021.
  • Participated in seven day long Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Moodle learning management system organized by Dibrugarh University in association with IIT Bombay and sponspored by National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD, Govt. of India. 9th Sept-15th Sept., 2020.
  • Participated in Weeklong Online Workshop on Assessment and Evaluation organized by Teaching learning Centre, Tezpur University under PMMMNMTT Scheme of Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. August 24-29, 2020.
  • Participated in 4-week long Orientation/Induction Programme by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi. Sponsored by MHRD, PMMMNMTT. (4th June-1st July, 2020)
  • Participated in 6 day long INYAS-CUPB Lecture Workshop ‘tangled bank’ organized by Indian National Young Academy of Sciences and Central University of Punjab. 31st May to 5th June, 2020.
  • Participated in Seven day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) in online mode for University and college teachers on Preparation of Self-learning Materials for University and College learners organized by Dibrugarh University. 12th to 18th May, 2020.
  • Participated in Two day workshop on Online Basic Training on use of ICT in Teaching organized by Tezpur University under PMMMNMTT Scheme of MHRD, Govt. Of India. 20th April and 23rd April, 2020.
  • Completed MOOCS on Bugs 101: Insect-Human interactions from University of Alberta, Canada.(April-May 2020)
  • Presented paper at National Seminar on ‘Current Research in Drug Discovery and Development’ organized by Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University. 13th -14th November, 2019.
  • Participated in Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on Computational Chemistry with special emphasis on electronic structure methods organized by Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University, 19th -21st  November, 2018.
  • Presented a paper entitled ‘Antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles synthesized from Flacourtia jangomas leaf extract’ presented in National seminar held at D.R.college, Golaghat on 22nd and 23rd September, 2017.
  • Presented a paper entitled ‘Probiotics prospective of Gundruk and Sinki- fermented food items consumed by Gorkhas of Assam’ presented in National seminar held at Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya on 8th September, 2017.
  • Participated in DBT sponsored hands on training in “Molecular Modeling &Molecular Dynamics Simulation” organized by Assam Agricultural University. 28th-30th March, 2017.
  • Presented a paper entitled ‘Comparison of Computational Tools for Protein Structure Prediction’ in North East Regional Research Scholars Meet held at Assam University, Silchar on 17th and 18th March, 2017.
  • Participated in DBT sponsored workshop on Capacity Building in Grant Writing Skills and Effective Management of IPR in Biotechnology organized by Biotech Consortium India Limited at Dibrugarh University. 16th – 18th November, 2016.
  • Participated in National workshop on Research Paper writing and Project Proposal organized at Dibrugarh University. 24th -25th Oct, 2016.
  • Participated in DBT sponsored workshop on Proteomics and Genomics organized by Dibrugarh University. 22nd Sept- 27th Sept, 2016.
  • Presented paper entitled ‘Molecular marker based evaluation of parental genetic diversity and optimizing parental selection in Muga silk worm breeding populations: A case study in Jorhat district of Assam” in National seminar organized at Bahona College, Jorhat on 10th and 11th May, 2013.
  • Participated in DBT sponsored hands on Students training programme in Principles and basic techniques in biotechnology organized by J.B.College IBT hub. 3rd- 11th November, 2011.

Awards:

  • Awarded third position in state level recitation competition (Poem writing in English) 2018 organized by Govt. Of Assam in association with Directorate of Cultural Affairs.
  • Awarded U.G.C. Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder, 2013.
  • Awarded best participant of Hands on Students training programme in Principles and basic techniques in biotechnology organized by J.B.college IBT hub in 2011.
  • Awarded First position at State level essay competition 2008 organized by Department of Information and Public relations and Department of Cultural Affairs as a part of the festival of NC Hills, Haflong.

Administrative Assignments:

  • Member of Committee for survey of flora and fauna in Dibrugarh University campus.

Memberships:

  • Life Member of The Indian Science Congress Association (Membership No. L40426)

Extension services:

  •  Evaluator at National Children's Science Congress 2020 (Dibrugarh District Convention) held on 5th January 2021.
  • Teacher-in-charge for Inter-College Youth festival at Gargaon College 2020.

Research Gate Profile:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Minakshi_Puzari

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2705-1348

Publons IDABG-5552-2020

Publications

Publications

 

PAPER PUBLICATIONS:

  1.  Neog, N., Phukan, U., Puzari, M., Sharma M. and Chetia P. Klebsiella oxytoca and Emerging Nosocomial Infections. Curr Microbiol (2021). doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-021-02402-2
  2. Mohan SharmaPankaj Chetia, Minakshi Puzari, Nakul Neog, Upasana Phukan, Amrit Borah (2021). Carbapenem resistance among common Enterobacteriaceae Clinical Isolates in part of North-East India. Anti-Infective Agents.
  3. Minakshi Puzari & Pankaj Chetia (2020): Virtual high-throughput screening and simulation studies of compounds from selected traditionally important medicinal plants for the identification of potential inhibitors of AcrB, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics . Impact factor: 3.3. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1858162
  4. Minakshi Puzari Prospects of entomophagy. Int J Trop Insect Sci (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42690-020-00317-2 Impact Factor: 0.536
  5. Phukan U., Neog N., Puzari M., Sharma M., Mahanta S. and Chetia P. Virtual High Throughput Screening to find suitable inhibitors for SARSCoV-2 Main Protease. Anti-Infective Agents. Bentham Publishers. 2020. DOI : 10.2174/2211352518999200925152725 
  6. Puzari M., Baishya S., Choudhury M.D. and Chetia P. Gene network analysis of efflux pump proteins in Shigella spp. Gene Reports. Elsevier publications. 19th August 2020. ISSN: 2452-0144 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genrep.2020.100839 
  7. Dutta M.P., Gogoi S.Puzari M. Diversity analysis of butterflies in Dibrugarh University campus, Assam of North-East India. NEBio. Vol. 11, No. 1, March 2020. ISSN 2278-2281(Online Version) 
  8. Neog N., Puzari M. and Chetia P. Comparison of efflux pump protein structures predicted by different computational tools. Journal of Bioresources, RGU. Volume 6, No. 2. 2019. ISSN: 2582-2276 (Online)
  9. Barman S., Phuan B., Partho S., Puzari M, Sharma M. and Chetia P. An in silico approach to identify potential NDM-1 inhibitors to fight multidrug resistant superbugs. Current Drug Therapy, Bentham Publishers. DOI: 10.2174/1574885513666180514161513. Vol. 14. Issue 1. 2019. ISSN (Print): 1574-8855 ISSN (Online): 2212-3903 
  10. Phukan B., Borah P. S., Barman S., Puzari M., Sharma M. and Chetia P. An in silico study of selected compounds from Garcinia spp.to fight against multidrug resistant bacteria. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Bioinformatics, STM journals.ISSN: 2393-8722 (online) Vol.4 Issue.2
  11. Puzari M. and Chetia P. Molecular Dynamics Simulation of RND Efflux Pumps Involved in Multidrug Resistance. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Bioinformatics, STM journals. ISSN: 2393-8722 (online) Vol.3 Issue.2
  12. Puzari M., Sharma M. and Chetia P. Emergence of antibiotic resistant Shigella species: A matter of concern ‘Journal of Infection and Public Health’ (2018). Elsevier publications. Impact factor: 2.447. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2017.09.025. ISSN: 1876-0341 
  13. Puzari M. and Chetia P. RND efflux pump mediated antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa : a major issue worldwide. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. Springer Publications. 2017. Doi: 10.1007/s11274-016-2190-5. ISSN: 0959-3993 (Print) 1573-0972 (online). Impact factor: 2.477 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

  1. "SARS-COV-2: Structure, Evolution and Vaccine Development" published in "Impact of Covid-19 on Indian Society: Challenges & Opportunities" (ISBN: 978-93-85756-99-3)
  2. “Molecular assessment of Parental Genetic Diversity in Muga Breeding Populations” published in “Interdisciplinary Approach to Biological Science Research and Sustainable Development” (ISBN 978-93-83230-03-7).
  3. "Antibiotic resistance and New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamases (NDM) published in "Glimpses of Biological research in Upper Brahmaputra Basin" (ISBN: 978-81-94692-20-1).
  4. “Green synthesis, characterization and anti-microbial activity assessment of silver nanoparticles” published in ‘Recent trends in Life Sciences’ by UGC-HRDC, Gauhati University, Guwahati. (ISBN: 978-93-87263-67-3)
  5. “Superbugs from Antibiotic Misuse: Threat to Public Health” published in “Recent trends in Environment and Society- Its issues and discussions”. (ISBN: 978-93-82283-14-0).
  6. ‘Bioremediation : To Undo The Damage Done To Nature’ published in “Reviews in Environmental Issues-Volume 1” (ISBN 978-81-2028-827-0).

Accession numbers of Nucleotide sequences submitted to NCBI:

MH092624, MH092625, MH092626, MH092627, MH092628, MH092629, MH092630, MH092631, MH092632, MH092633, MH092634, MH092635, MH092636, MH092637, MH092638, MH092639, MH092640, MH092641, MH092642, MH092643, MH092644, MH092645, MH092646, MH092647, MH092648, MH092649, MH092650, MH092651, MH092652, MH092653, MH092654, MH092655, MH092656, MH092657, MH092658, MH092659

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