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Dr. Sarita Mallik

Assistant Professor & Dean (Incharge)

About

Dr. Sarita Mallik is currently working as Assistant Professor & Dean (Incharge), School of Biological and Life Sciences, Galgotias University. She has close to a decade experience in teaching and research in Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has been associated with Galgotias University since August 2019.

She has done her graduation, post-graduation and PhD from University of Delhi with specialization in Microbiology. She has received DAAD short-term fellowship 2008-2009 by the German Academic Exchange Services for research work at Helmholtz Institute for Infection Research (HZI), Germany. Dr Mallik has also worked as Postdoctoral Associate for 3.5 years on National Institute of Health United States fellowship, for research on DNA repair and mutagenesis in bacteria at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. During her PhD and Post-doctoral research assignments, she has gained ample experience and practical knowledge in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology (gene cloning, expression, sequencing, recombineering, mutagenesis, DNA fingerprinting) and Proteomics (Protein purification and analysis techniques). The results of her doctoral and post-doctoral research work have been published in peer reviewed international journals.

As an academician for last 4.5 years, she has taught students of B.Sc. and M.Sc. specializations in Life Sciences and has undertaken the several key subjects in the discipline of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Biological sciences. She employs all latest tools for enabling learning and lecture delivery in offline and online modes. At Galgotias University she has performed administrative responsibilities and served as Program Chair of PG programs and research group coordinator, curriculum/ syllabus development, NAAC Criteria 2/ OBE co-ordinator, e-content developments, undertaking student mentoring, PhD Scholar and project guidance. She strongly believes in student grooming and exposure to cutting edge research and technologies to motivate young students towards Biological and Life Science research.

Experience

  • 8.5 yrs research( post -PhD)
  • 4.8 yrs teaching experience

Qualification

  • Ph.D. Microbiology (2011) University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. Title: “Proteomic approach to study strain diversity and arsenite-mediated multiple antibiotic resistance in Yersinia enterocolitica isolated from India”
  • M.Sc. Microbiology (2004) University of Delhi, India. (Ist Division, 66%)
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology (2002) University of Delhi, India. (Ist Division, 65.94%)

Research Experience

  • Post-Doc. Research Associate (Dec 2014Mar2015) Project title: “Structure, interactions of bacterial condensin proteins”. Dept of Chemistry, Indiana University, USA.
  • Post-Doc. Research Associate (2011Aug 2014) Project title: “Interactions of error-prone DNA polymerase IV in DNA Repair and Mutagenesis”. of Biology, Indiana University, USA.
  • Research Trainee (FebMar 2011) Yeast Molecular Biology: IMTECH. Chandigarh, India.
  • DAAD fellow May Oct 2008 Project title: “Outer membrane protein analysis of arsenite resistant Yersinia enterocolitica”. Helmholtz Inst. for Infection Res. (HZI), Germany. “
  • Senior Research Fellow CSIR (Nov 2006 Nov 2009) Junior Research Fellow CSIR (Oct 2004Oct 2006) , Project Title: “Proteomic approach to study strain diversity and arsenite-mediated multiple antibiotic resistance in Yersinia enterocolitica isolated from India” University of Delhi, New Delhi
  • Sc. Dissertation (July 2003 May 2004) , University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Award & Recognition

  • Mendeley training course with a certified Mendeley Advisor. Mendelet training certification Amity University Gwaliar. Feb 5 2022
  • Certificate of Appreciation for “Excellence in the area of Research & Innovation/ Academic Excellence/ Extension Activities” July 31, 2020, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, UP.
  • Qualified for KIRAN IPR WOS-C fellowship and attended 1 month IPR training at TIFAC, New Delhi (Aug 2019).
  • Received DAAD short-term fellowship 2008-2009 by the German Academic Exchange Services to work at Helmholtz Institute for Infection Research (HZI), Germany.
  • Travel grant award by DST, Govt. of India, to attend and present a poster at the 108th ASM General Meeting, 2008, Boston USA.
  • Qualified for joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) and Research Fellowship (June 2003). CSIR, Government of India for pursuing Ph.D. in life sciences.
  • Monsanto Post Graduate Scholarship (2003-2004) during the MSc. at Delhi University.
  • Received Matarani Memorial Prize for year 1999-2000 during B.Sc.(H) Microbiology . Institute of Home Economics, Univ. of Delhi.

Research Publications

Research Papers

  1. Khan P. A., Singh K., Mallik S., Sharma S., Khan H. M. Serological and virological profile of viral hepatitis (Hepatitis B and C) in and around Aligarh region. Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research 10:9 2022.
  2. Mallik S, Popodi EM, Hanson AJ, and Foster PL. Interactions and localization of Escherichia coli error-prone DNA polymerase IV after DNA damage. Bacteriol. 2015, 197:2792–2809. (Selected as JB Spotlight article). Impact factor=3.49
  3. Chandna P, Mallik S and Kuhad RC. Assessment of bacterial diversity in agricultural by-product compost by sequencing of cultivated isolates and amplified rDNA restriction analysis. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2013, 97: 6991-7003. Impact factor=5.56
  4. Mallik S, Virdi J S and Johri AK. Proteomic analysis of arsenite-mediated multiple antibiotic resistance in Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 1A. Basic Microbiol. 2012, 52: 306–313. Impact factor= 2.65
  5. Mallik S and Virdi JS. Genetic relationships between clinical and non-clinical strains of Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A as revealed by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis and multilocus restriction typing. BMC Microbiol. 2010, 10:158. Impact factor=3.6
  6. Mallik S and Virdi JS. Whole cell protein profiling reiterate phylogenetic relationships among strains of Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A as discerned earlier by different genotyping methods. J Appl. Microbiol. 2010, 109: 946-952. Impact factor= 4.059
  7. Mittal S, Mallik S, Sharma S and Virdi JS. Characteristics of beta-lactamases and their genes (blaA and blaB) in Yersinia intermedia and frederiksenii. BMC Microbiol. 2007, 7: 25. Impact factor=3.6
  8. Sharma S, Mittal S, Mallik S and Virdi JS. Molecular characteristics of beta–lactamase genes (blaA and blaB) of Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2006, 257: 319–327. Impact factor= 2.52
  9. Goyal, Archana ; Shukla, Gaurav; Mishra, Shruti; Singh, Anuradha; Mallik, Sarita; Dubey, Manish. Beer production by fermentation process: A review. (under review)
  10. Sharma, S. Mallik S . Technological Advancements in Aquaculture Water Quality Monitoring: A Brief Review. (under review)
  11. Phytochemical investigation on Tinospora cordifolia and Alstonia scholaris. Jyotishna Singh, Aishwarya Singhal, Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Amit, Sarita Mallik, Manish Kumar Dubey. (under review)

Book chapters

  1. Bera S, Snehlata, Mallik S. Blood culture contamination: A comprehensive report on significance, problems and control measures. International Multidisciplinary Conference on Recent Innovations in Science, Engineering, Management and Humanities (RISEMH-2022). Proceeding & Abstract Book JS University Shikohabad,Uttar Pradesh (India). 2022 pp 290-303. 9789391535346. 22nd – 23rd November 2022. A.R. Research Publication, India
  2. Sharma, S. Mallik S . Technological Advancements In Aquaculture. Proceeding & Abstract Book- Advances In Smart Agriculture And Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Development (SABCD-2022) JNU, Jaipur, March 4-6, 2022 ISBN 978-93-91872-06-9.
  3. Goyal A, Shukla G. K, Singh R, Mallik S. Microbial Fuel Cells: Principle and Use of Electrical Microbes in Waste Water Treatment. Proceedings International. 2021 Vol 3 (5) 85. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Materials for Next Generation Applications, Uttar Pradesh, India, 29th September – 30th September, 2021 (AMNGA-2021).
  4. Mallik, S., Identification Methods: Multilocus Enzyme Electrophoresis. In: Batt, C.A., Tortorello, M.L. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology, vol 2. 2014 Elsevier Ltd, Academic Press, pp. 336–343.
  5. Virdi JS, Kumar P, Mallik S, Bhagat N and Gulati P. Insights into the genetic relationships between environmental and clinical strains of Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A. Microorganisms in Environmental Management: Microbes and Environment. Springer Science Business Media B.V. Eds. T. Satyanarayana et al. 2012 pp 61-80.
  6. Virdi JS, Bhagat N, Gulati P, Mittal S and Mallik S. Yersinia enterocolitica. In: Gastrointestinal Infections 2008. C. Vaishnavi Paragon International publishers.
  7. Virdi, JS, Sachdeva P, Bhagat N, Singh I, Sinha I, Sharma S, Mallik S and Mittal S. Serological and molecular diversity of Yersinia enterocolitica isolated from India. Microbial Diversity: Current perspectives and potential applications, IK International Pvt. Ltd. Ed. T. Satyanarayana and B. N. Johri. 2005 pp 1037-1052.

Conferences /Presentations:

  1. Sharma S. Mallik S. Technological Advancement in Aquaculture. Oral presentation. 5 th International conference “Advances in Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Development (SABCD-2022)” in Jaipur, Rajasthan from 4 th -6 th March 2022.
  2. Goyal A, Shukla G. K, Singh R, Mallik S. Microbial fuel cells: principle and use of electrical microbes in waste water treatment. “An international conference AMNGA-2021 organized on 29-30th September 2021 by the School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Galgotias University.
  3. Virdi JS, Kumar P, Mallik S, Bhagat N, Gulati P “Genomic insights into the relationship between environmental and clinical isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica isolated from India.” International Conference on Microorganisms in Environmental Management and Biotechnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, July 1-3, 2011.
  4. Mallik S, Virdi JS, Johri AK, Dersch P and Chhatwal GS “Arsenic resistance and arsenite mediated multiple antibiotic resistance in Yersinia enterocolitica isolates from India and Germany” 1st National Conference on Yersinia, Braunschweigh, Germany, July 25-26, 2008.
  5. Mallik S, Virdi JS and Johri AK “Proteomic analysis of arsenite-mediated multiple antibiotic resistance in Yersinia enterocolitica Biotype 1A”. 108th ASM General Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, June 1-5, 2008.
  6. Mallik S and Virdi JS “Whole cell protein profiling and multilocus enzyme electrophoresis analysis of clinical and non-clinical strains of Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 1A.” Microbiology: the Challenges Ahead- 47th AMI Conference, Bhopal, M.P, India. Dec 6-8, 2006.
  7. Mallik S and Virdi JS. “Protein profile analysis of clinical and environmental strains of Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 1A.” Microbial Diversity 2005 – Current perspective and potential Applications: An International conference, New Delhi, India Apr 16 –18, 2005.

Certifications:

  1. FDP entitled "Interdisciplinary Aspects of Life Sciences for Translational Research: Opportunity and Challenges" organized by Division of Life Sciences, Department of Biosciences, SBAS Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh , 24-28 January 2023.
  2. Skill development training program “Good Clinical Laboratory practice (GCLP). Organised by CDSA, THSTI and BCIl National Biopharma Mission, DBT, Govt of India New Delhi. 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 2021.
  3. Attended 5 Days FDP on “Recent Advances In Health Sciences” organized by School of Allied Health Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP from 19 May to 23 May 2022
  4. Attended 5 Days Global E-FDP on “Unleashing Research Potential: Global Trends and Practices” Organised by Office of International Relations, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh held from March 7-11, 2022.
  5. NPTEL-AICTE- “Accredation and Outcome based learning” completed July-Sept 2021.
  6. FDP Courses:SWAYAM/NPTEL MOOC courses Completed: Bioenergetic of Life Processes (Mar-Apr 2020), Human molecular Genetics (Jan-Mar 2020)
  7. Python 3.4.3 training (10 days) organized at Galgotias University in May 2020 semester, Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay.
  8. Introduction to Python : DataCamp (May 2020)
  9. Indo-Muscat one-week Virtual workshop on Research Writing Skills from Date 26th May to 30th May, 2020, Organized by University Center of Research and Development(UCRD) Galgotias University, India.
  10. Statistical Methods In Biomedical Research. 3 Day workshop (Jan 04 – 06, 2017) organized at National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad.
  11. Agriculture, Biotechnology & Sustainable Development. UGC sponsored conference Dec 17-18, 2016 at PSSHDA College, Kadi darva Viswavishyala, Kadi,
  12. Advancing Nanotechnology and its Implications in Biological Sciences. Satellite symposium 14th Dec 2007 at School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi.
  13. Developments in Bacterial Diversity and Systematics. Sponsored by MoEF, Centre for Bacteria and Archaea, on 10th-11th Mar 2007 at Dept. of Microbiology, UDSC, New Delhi.

Area of Interest

Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Bacterial genetics, DNA repair, Fluorescent Microscopy, Multiple antibiotic resistance,

PhD supervisor: 1 Guiding

Project supervision : 14 MSc and 8 BSc. Students dissertation guided.

Ancillary Responsibilities

  1. Program Chair (PG courses), Division of Life Sci , SBAS, Galgotias University
  2. NEP Syllabus committee member and syllabus coordinator, Division of Life Sciences, SBAS
  3. NAAC 2 Coordinator and OBE coordinator
  4. Course Co-ordinator in several subjects
  5. PhD Supervisor: , 1 Guiding; M.Sc and B.Sc student guidance for project work