Ninadini Sharma


College / University

Miranda House, University of Delhi

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science (Honors)

Major Subjects

Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Plant Physiology, Metabolism and Biotechnology




Lab Experience

Basic techniques in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular and cell biology such as DNA isolation, AGE, SDS-PAGE, ELISA, Western blotting, PCR, molecular cloning, chromatography, spectrophotometry, enzymatic assays, experiments (behavioral assays and dissections) with Drosophila, techniques in plant tissue culture, preparation of nanoparticles from plant and synthetic sources.

Projects / Research

  • 05/2016 – 07/2016: “Temporal study of breakdown of nuclear envelope during cell division in Cryptococcus neoformans using fluorescent protein markers”. Molecular Mycology Lab (Dr. Kaustuv Sanyal), JNCASR, Bangalore
  • 05/2015 – 07/2015: “In vivo chromosome visualization using tetO array/ tetR-GFP system in Cryptococcus neoformans”. Molecular Mycology Lab (Dr. Kaustuv Sanyal), JNCASR, Bangalore
  • 11/2013 – 03/2015: “Nanoparticles and plant systems: in vitro and in silico studies”. University of Delhi Innovation Project

Scholarships / Awards

2016 – 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2016: I Rank holder in BSc (Hons) Botany in University of Delhi
2016: D. S. Kothari Science Award by D.S. Kothari Centre for Research and Innovation in Science Education, Delhi
2015: Professor Savitri G. Burman Award of Excellence in Science by Miranda House, University of Delhi
2014 – 2016: Diploma in Biology along with stipend from JNCASR, Bangalore upon successful completion Project Oriented Biological Education (POBE)
2013 – 2016: INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to top 1% students in India


I am fascinated by the prudent orchestration of bustling cellular activities resembling jazz groups in harmony. I am keen to understand the molecular mechanisms of chromosome dynamics, like those which ensure cell cycle progression with high fidelity, and the implications of their inaccuracies. I am also interested in regulation of gene expression, particularly epigenetics, cellular transport and cell signaling pathways. Being a botany enthusiast, I enjoy topics including plant physiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, plant-pathogen interactions and their evolution. My goal after the PhD is to embark on a research cum teaching career that contributes to the understanding of complex phenomena of life for science and society.