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Dr. Sarita Mallik

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarita Mallik is currently working as Assistant Professor in School of Basic and Applied Science. She has total experience of more than 8 years of research and teaching in Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has been associated with Galgotias University since 2019. 

She has done her graduation, post-graduation and PhD from University of Delhi with specialization in Microbiology. She has worked for 3 years as Post-doctoral Research Associate at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Her research work focussed on DNA repair and mutagenesis in bacteria. 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 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. In Division of Life Science, SBAS, at Galgotias University she also serves as Program Chair of PG programs and research group coordinator. Further she have performed administrative responsibilities and aided in curriculum/ syllabus development, NAAC Criteria 2/ OBE co-ordinator, e-content developments, undertaking student mentoring, project guidance.


  • 8.5 yrs research and 4.5 yrs teaching experience


  • 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, New Delhi, India.  (Ist Division, 66%) 

Award & Recognition

  • Mendeley training course with a certified Mendeley Advisor. Mendelet training certification  Amity University Gwaliar. Feb 5 2022

  • 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.

Research Publications

Research Papers 

  1. 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

  2. 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 2022.

  3. Mallik S, Popodi EM, Hanson AJ, and Foster PL. Interactions and localization of Escherichia coli error-prone DNA polymerase IV after DNA damage. J. Bacteriol. 2015, 197:2792–2809. (Selected as JB Spotlight article). Impact factor=3.49

  4. 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. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2013, 97: 6991-7003. Impact factor=5.56 

  5. Mallik S, Virdi J S and Johri AK. Proteomic analysis of arsenite-mediated multiple antibiotic resistance in Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 1A. J. Basic Microbiol. 2012, 52: 306–313. Impact factor= 2.65

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Mittal S, Mallik S, Sharma S and Virdi JS. Characteristics of beta-lactamases and their genes (blaA and blaB) in Yersinia intermedia and Y. frederiksenii. BMC Microbiol. 2007, 7: 25. Impact factor=3.6

  9. 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

  10. Goyal, Archana ; Shukla, Gaurav; Mishra, Shruti; Singh, Anuradha; Mallik, Sarita; Dubey, Manish. Beer production by fermentation process: A review. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences. (under review)

  11. Sharma, S.  Mallik S . Technological Advancements in Aquaculture Water Quality Monitoring: A Brief Review. Journal of Applied Aquaculture (under review)

  12. Phytochemical investigation on Tinospora cordifolia and Alstonia scholaris. Jyotishna Singh, Aishwarya Singhal, Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Amit, Sarita Mallik, Manish Kumar Dubey. Plant Science Today. (under review)

Book chapters

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Virdi JS, Bhagat N, Gulati P, Mittal S and Mallik S. Yersinia enterocolitica. In: Gastrointestinal Infections 2008. Ed. C. Vaishnavi Paragon International publishers.

  4. 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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. NPTEL-AICTE- “Accredation and Outcome based learning” completed July-Sept 2021.

  5. FDP Courses: SWAYAM/NPTEL MOOC courses Completed: Bioenergetic of Life Processes (Mar-Apr 2020), Human molecular Genetics (Jan-Mar 2020)

  6. Python 3.4.3 training (10 days) organized at Galgotias University in May 2020 semester,  Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay.

  7. Introduction to Python : DataCamp (May 2020)

  8. 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.

  9. Statistical Methods In Biomedical Research. 3 Day workshop (Jan 04 – 06, 2017) organized at National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad. 

  10. Agriculture, Biotechnology & Sustainable Development. UGC sponsored conference Dec 17-18, 2016 at PSSHDA College, Kadi darva Viswavishyala, Kadi,

  11. Advancing Nanotechnology and its Implications in Biological Sciences. Satellite symposium 14th Dec 2007 at School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi.

  12. 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,  Multiple antibiotic resistance

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