Saurabh Kumar

Young Policy Professional

Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi

Research Interest:

Saurabh’s area of interest is to check the efficacy of different herbal extracts in animal models and their implications for recovering from various diseases. Further, involving the idea of policy research into traditional Indian medicine is my primary focus. Innovation in herbal medicine and its wide use for humankind through Indian technology is my fundamental approach.

Background:

Saurabh completed his B.Sc in Zoology (Hons) from Shivaji College, University of Delhi, followed by Masters in Life Sciences from the Central University of Punjab. He pursued his research from the National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi, and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He has a total research experience of 3.5 years with 15 publications in National & International Journals and 2 book chapters in Springer Nature. He is also acting as a reviewer for various international journals. He has been awarded the Bharat Nirman Award in the behavioural change category at India International Science Festival (IISF-2017). He is an avid learner and is currently working as a Young Policy Professional at DST, New Delhi.

At present, he is a part of the STIP 2020 secretariat and is working on the new Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy 2020 (STIP 2020).

Publications:

Ravi P Cholia, Sanju Kumari, Saurabh Kumar, Manpreet Kaur, Manbir Kaur, Raj Kumar, Monisha Dhiman, and Anil K. Mantha. An in vitro study ascertaining the role of H 2 O 2 and glucose oxidase in modulation of antioxidant potential and cancer cell survival mechanisms in glioblastoma U-87 MG cells. Metabolic Brain Disease. 2020. 32 (5), 1705-1716.

Deepak Kumar Pal, Ashish Bhalla, Sridhar Bammidi, Shirley Telles, Adarsh Kohli, Saurabh Kumar, Pooja Devi et al. Can yoga-based diabetes management studies facilitate

integrative medicine in india current status and future directions. Integrative Medicine International. 2020. 4 (3-4), 125-141.

Atul Kumar Goyal, Sanjay Bhadada, Neeru Malik, Abhilasha Anand, Raman Kumar, Sridhar Bammidi, Rahul Tyagi, Shweta Modgil, Kaushal Sharma, Parul Bali, Deepak Kumar Pal, Saurabh Kumar, et al. Guinness world record attempt as a method to pivot the role of Yoga in Diabetes management. Annals of Neurosciences. 2020. 26 (1), 21-24.

Akshay Anand, Avijit Banik, Gillipsie Minhas, Sridhar Bammidi, Keshav Thakur, Kaushal Sharma, Rahul Tyagi, Shweta Modgil, Parul Bali, Natasha Sayal, Paramvir Kaur, Deepak Kumar Pal, Atul Kumar Goyal, Vinod Bhatt, Navneet Kaur, Saurabh Kumar, et. al. Creating a role model for “Academicians” Social Responsibility (ASR) synergizing with Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: A campus hygiene initiative by PGIMER, Chandigarh. Annals of Neurosciences. 2020. 26 (2), 75-81.

Gurwattan S Miranpuri, Justyn Nguyen, Neydis Moreno, Noemi A Yutuc, Jason Kim, Seah Buttar, Greta R Brown, Sydney E Sauer, Chandra K Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Daniel K Resnick. Folic Acid Modulates Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Expression Following Spinal Cord Injury. Annals of Neurosciences. 2020. 26 (2), 60-65.

Parul Bali, Navneet Kaur, Abha Tiwari, Sridhar Bammidi, Vivek Podder, Chandra Devi, Saurabh Kumar, Madhava Sai Sivapuram, Abdul Ghani, Shweta Modgil, Neeru Malik, Akshay Anand. Effectiveness of Yoga as the Public Health Intervention Module in the Management of Diabetes and Diabetes Associated Dementia in South East Asia: A Narrative Review. Neuroepidemiology. 2020. 1-17.

Saurabh Kumar, Shweta Modgil, Sridhar Bammidi, et al. Allium cepa exerts neuroprotective effect on retinal ganglion cells of pterygopalatine artery (PPA) ligated mice. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. 2020.

Vivek Podder, Vinod Srivastava, Saurabh Kumar, et al. Prevalence and Awareness of Stroke and Other Comorbidities Associated with Diabetes in Northwest India. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice. 2020. 11 (3), 467.

Saurabh Kumar. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: Hope and search for effective therapeutic agent. Letters in Drug Design & Discovery. 2020. 17 (8), 940-942.

Saurabh Kumar, Richa Shri, Sushmita Kaushik, Varinder Singh, Akshay Anand. “Electrophysiological assessment of retinal functions by ERG in Ischemia/Reperfusion (I/R) Allium cepa pre-treated mice. Integrative Medicine Case Reports. 2020. 1 (1), 18-28.

Saurabh Kumar, Vinit Sharma, and Kanu Priya. Battle against COVID-19: Efficacy of Convalescent Plasma as an emergency therapy. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020.

Saurabh Kumar, Shweta Modgil, Kaushal Sharma, Akshay Anand. The need for alternative therapies in eye disorders. Essentials in Ophthalmology, Springer Nature. Advances in Vision Research, Volume III. (Accepted)

Kaushal Sharma, Rahul Tyagi, Priya Battu, Saurabh Kumar, NK Sharma, Akshay Anand. Contribution of rare allele and Junk Genome in AMD complexity. Essentials in Ophthalmology, Springer Nature. Advances in Vision Research, Volume III. (Accepted)

Saurabh Kumar, Priya Mehra, Akshay Anand. Policy research into Quality assessment of published data from Medical Institutes can increase the authenticity of translation. Annals of neurosciences. 2020. (Accepted)

Saurabh Kumar, Divya Dwivedi, Madhu Chopra. COVID-19 Outbreak: Neurological Manifestations beyond Cough and Fever. CNS & Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets. 2020. (Accepted)