Dr. Hiren K. Patel
B.Sc.; M.Sc.; Ph.D. (Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)
Dr. Hiren K. Patel (Ph.D.) presently works as I/C Principal, School of Sciences, P. P. Savani University and recipient of “Best Young Scientist-2018” award by “The Gujarat Association for Agricultural Sciences” in the field of Agricultural Biotechnology. He received Gold Medal for "Best Innovative Research" holds a Ph.D. by Honorable Chancellor of Gujarat, Agricultural Minister of Gujarat & Deputy Director of ICAR, New Delhi in 2017. Dr. Patel is a twice NET qualified scholar. He has selected as “Top 05 Young Scientist” by prestigious committee “The Gujarat Association for Agricultural Sciences” in 2017. He is honored with “Best Ph.D. Research-2016” by All India of Human Rights, Liberties & social Justice. He has also appointed as referee for European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) International Ph.D. Programme. Dr. Patel, an academician and researcher has guided several UG, PG, M. Phil & Ph.D. Biotechnology students and have published several research papers in National and International reputed journals. He is also a reviewer in some of top most journals in the field Environmental biology and Biotechnology. His area of interest is in Plant/Agricultural Molecular Biology & biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioaugmentation and Enzyme Technology.
Dr. Amit Gupta
Dr. Amit Gupta (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Biotechnology department of the School of Sciences of P. P. Savani University. He has pursued his Doctoral in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Post Doctorate Fellow from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and National Taiwan University hospital, Taipei; Senior Research Associate (Scientist Pool scheme), in IICT, CSIR Hyderabad and then joined as Senior Scientist in Vidya Pratishthan School of Biotechnology, Baramati. Dr. Gupta is a researcher, reviewer and editorial member of several journals; has more than 146 publications in international journals including 4 patents (1 European, 2 US and one Indian patent). He has been awarded DST young scientist award and several best research paper awards at times. His area of interest lies in Preclinical and clinical studies i.e. vaccine adjuvant development, anti- inflammatory, antimicrobial activity, immunomodulatory, disease model studies, protease isolation against specific protein antigen.
Dr. Anish Kumar Sharma
Dr. Anish Kumar Sharma (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Biotechnology department of the School of Sciences of P. P. Savani University. Dr. Sharma has pursued his Ph.D. in major subject of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology with minor subject Microbiology and have qualified GATE Biotechnology in 2011 with (AIR-151 and 99.01 percentile), ICAR-(ARS-NET) in 2013 (67%), CSIR-NET examination in 2013 with AIR-33 and ICAR (ARS-NET) again in 2018 (60%). He has published research papers in National as well as International journals. He submitted 10 nucleotide DNA sequence in NCBI. He has membership of various reputed International and National Science Societies. He has attended many National & International conferences, workshops and trainings. His area of interest lies in Plant Biotechnology, Microbial Molecular Biology and Environmental Biotechnology.
Dr. Sangha Bijekar
Dr. Sangha Bijekar (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Biotechnology Department of the School of Sciences of P. P. Savani University. She has done her M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Pune. She has received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Bangalore University, Bangalore. Her doctoral research was on medicinal plants.
Dr Sangha, an academician and researcher has mentored several UG and PG’s dissertation projects. She has published her research and reviews in many National and International Journals. She also used to be an active blogger. She has witnessed many National, International conferences and workshops. Her areas of interests in teaching and research are in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Genetic Engineering. She manages to find time to pursue her other interests as well. She is an accomplished Kathak and Bharatnatyam dancer and actively participates in cultural and social activities.
Dr Piyush Desai
Prof. Piyush Desai (PhD) is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Sciences. He is one of the leading Microbiologists of Gujarat and India. He has served as the Head and Professor at Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmada South Gujarat University, Surat. He has been chair and member of various state and national level scientific and academic committees. He is recipient of the prestigious award called ‘National Biotechnology Fellowship award’ in 1990. He has published more than 50 research papers in journals of national and international repute. His areas of interest are in Textile Effluent and Agricultural Microbiology. He has mentored 20 PhD students, 6 MPhil students and 2 postdoctoral students during his career. He has 29 years of teaching experience in Microbiology at PG level. He wishes to create new milestones by training the best scientific minds in the state of Gujarat. His other interests include reading on diverse subjects, with spirituality as one of his favorites.
Dr. Mehul R. Khimani
Dr. Mehul R. Khimani is an Assistant Professor at School of Sciences, P.P. Savani University, Surat. He has obtained his doctoral degree in polymer chemistry from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Gujarat; specialize in characterization self-assembly in solution using different techniques. He has worked as a JRF and SRF during his doctorate. He has pursued his Post Doctorate from Qingdao University of Science and Technology, P.R. China.
His research interest in the field of Surface and Colloidal Science. He has published 9 research articles in reputed International Journals with the collaboration of abroad and Indian professors/ scientists. He has attended/ presented his research work in several National/ International conferences. He has visited National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), Kawasan Puspiptek Serpong, Tangerang, Indonesia to attend workshop in 2014.
Ms. Dipali Kathiriya
Ms. Dipali Kathiriya is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Science department of School of Science of P. P. Savani University. She has completed her B.E (Environmental Engineer) from L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad and M.E (Environmental Engineer) from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She is UGC NET 2017 qualified in Environment Science. Her areas of interest are teaching and research in bioremediation of industrial effluent. She has attended many national conferences and seminars in the field of Environment. She is an Environmentalist not only by profession but also by heart. Besides teaching the student about nature she also makes them aware about their responsibility towards conserving it.
She is an avid reader of both fictional and non fictional books.
“The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.”—Barry Commoner
Dr. Bharat Solanki
Dr. Bharat Solanki (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Biotechnology Department of the School of Sciences of P P Savani University. He has pursued Doctorate in Biochemistry from Saurashtra University, Rajkot in the field of Nano-Biotechnology and he has qualified ICAR-NET. He has published several research paper in peer-reviewed journals of National and International repute.
He is recipient of the Summer Research Fellowship Programme by Science Academies of India. He has attended several National and International Conferences, Workshops and Trainings. He has gained professional experiences in the field of Biochemistry by working at prestigious Institute like IISc, IIT- Delhi, University of Delhi, and University of Kashmir etc. He has also acted as resource person for the preparation of JNU and other M.Sc. level competitive entrance examination in the subject of Biotechnology sponsored by GSBTM. His area of Interest lies in Protein Engineering, Enzyme Technology, Nano-biotechnology and bioactive natural Products.
Ms. Parini Surti
Ms. Parini Surti is an assistant professor at Biotechnology department of School of Science, P. P Savani University. She has completed her M.Sc Biotechnology from Nirma University, Ahmedabad. She has qualified CSIR-NET, DBT-NET and GATE. She has 4 years of research experience in the field of biochemistry. She has served as CSIR Junior and Senior Research Fellow at Biochemistry Department, the M. S University of Baroda. She has received training from IISER Bhopal. She has published research and review articles in international journals; attended several national and international conferences and workshops. Her research interest includes microbiology, microbial biochemistry and molecular biology. Parini Surti is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. She has completed her B. A in performing arts from Bruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti. She has worked as a professional choreographer and has donned other hats of educationist, RTE activist; standup comic and improv artist.
Dr. Vishal Singh Negi
Dr. Vishal Singh Negi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology / Microbiology, School of Sciences at the PP Savani University. He is a recipient of the prestigious International Ford Foundation Fellowship awarded for pursuing Ph.D. in Life Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering from the University of Hawaii, USA. After his Ph.D., Dr. Negi worked as a postdoctoral researcher in one of the leading mesothelioma research laboratories in the world (UH Cancer Center, USA). Before joining PPSU, Dr. Negi was working on epigenomics and centromere biochemistry at UH Manoa, USA. He has published his research in several high-impact factor international journals and presented his work in several international conferences as well. Dr. Negi has mentored several undergraduate and postgraduate students and has been actively serving as a reviewer in several international journals. His research interest lies in epigenomics, microbiome, biochemistry, and bioinformatics. Besides academic and research activities, Dr. Negi enjoys playing badminton, table tennis, and volleyball.
Dr. Archana Negi
Dr. Archana Negi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology / Microbiology, School of Sciences at the PP Savani University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering from the University of Hawaii, USA. Dr. Negi has worked in academics as well as in industry. She has worked in premier research institutions such as ICGEB, and MBBE UH Manoa, USA. She has published several research articles in national and international journals and presented her research findings in several international conferences. Dr. Negi has served as a reviewer in several international journals and has also mentored several undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has also conducted several clinical research studies for leading pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lily & Company, Sanofi, and Novartis. Besides research, she has also taught UG and PG students in national and international institutions. Her research interest lies in plant tissue culture and transformation, plant microbiome, molecular biology, and biochemistry.
Dr. Sadafara Pillai
Dr. Sadafara Pillai is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, at the P. P. Savani University. She has done her Ph.D. in the major subject of Chemistry(specialization in Physical Chemistry) from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. She is a university topper in her post-graduation (PG)course and recipient of prestigious UGC fellowships; Maulana Azad National fellowship (for pursuing Ph.D.) and Dr. D. S. Kothari Post doctoral Fellowship (for postdoctoral research). She is engaged in the research field of surface, colloid and polymer science and published many research papers in reputed international journals.In addition, she has presented papers in various national/ international conferences and also collaborating with several leading professors abroad and scientists at BARC, Mumbai for her research work.
Dr. Aditee Pandya
Dr. Aditee Pandya (Ph.D) is an Assistant Professor in the Microbiology, Department of the School of Sciences of P P Savani University. She has pursued her Doctoral in Microbiology from Maharaja KrishnaKumarsinhji Bhavnagar University. Dr. Aditee, Mycologist, Researcher, Reviewer and Editorial member of several National and International journal and also published many International and National Papers and Books, has organized many National conferences and workshops and have guided many UG and PG students in Dissertation, won first prize at National level Oral Presentation. Has served as Resource Person for preparation of JNU competitive exams sponsored by GSBTM and KCG SANDHAN. Her area of expertise lies in Environmental Microbiology, Food & Water Microbiology, Microbial Diversity, Industrial Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Bioremediation and Xenobiotics.