Mehar Monga


College / University

Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Endocrinology, Metabolism




Lab Experience

Spectroscopy, protein purification and assay, gel electrophoresis, chromatography, hematology, DNA, RNA and plasmid isolation, PCR, transformation of E. coli culture, double immuno diffusion, ELISA, western blot, Drosophila maintenance and cross setting and basic bioinformatics.

Projects / Research

  • 2016 – 2018: DBT-CIC Star Innovation project: "Network analysis in Systems Biology of Neurological Disorders"
  • 2013: "Inspire Internship Program", Department of Science and Technology, University of Delhi

Scholarships / Awards

2018 – 2019: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2016 – 2018: Stipend for Star Innovation Project by the Cluster Innovation Centre
2015 – 2018: Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology


Epigenetic modifications lead to altered gene expression and thus a varied phenotype. This is something that makes me curious, especially epigenetic modifications that alter the gene expression of neuronal cells and may in some manner contribute to neuronal plasticity. An understanding of neurogenetics, the receptors and cascades involved in altering gene expression, would aid in the designing of therapeutics for various neurological disorders. In the course of my masters, I would like to enhance my knowledge of the various mechanisms governing molecular genetics and explore the plethora of subjects that the program offers.