Team Detail

Peeyush Prasad

The thought and brain behind The Science Serve, Peeyush Prasad, is a Biomedical Researcher with more than five years of experience. Peeyush, an M.Sc. in Biomedical Science from Dr. B.R. Amdedkar Center For Biomedical Research (ACBR), University of Delhi, has published numerous research and review papers in reputed international journals like Oxford Carcinogenesis, ACS Applied Material and Interfaces, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and Cancer and Metastasis Review. He is passionate about science communication and likes to ideate on industry trends. He has also worked with platforms like AltNews Science and BiotechKiosk magazine. Peeyush has experience in conducting workshop and science communication that resulted in 11 general science articles on different cutting edge topics such as medical devices, synthetic biotechnology, and artificial intelligence for cancer diagnosis. His mission for founding The Science Serve is to provide the most authentic scientific information to the readers. And his expertise in working with a large team of scientists and researchers and excellent project management skills help shape this mission.

Dr. Ajaz Bhat is a name to reckon within the field of cancer research. After completing his Ph.D. from AIIMS, one of the most premier institutes in India, Dr. Bhat pursued his postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University Medical School, USA. During the last ten years of his scientific career, he has gained expertise in the field of cancer biology, cancer immunology, and vaccine biology. Currently, his research focus is on cancer metabolism, cancer immunotherapy, cancer imaging, and neuroimaging genetics. Dr. Bhat regularly publishes in well-reputed journals like Nature Communications, GUT, Oncogene, Cancer Research, and Molecular Cancer. He has one several accolades including an outstanding researcher award from Sidra Medicine and several other awards from Indian Immunology society and the American Association of Cancer research. Dr. Bhat is an active member of many immunological and cancer societies as well as serves on the editorial board and review committee of many peer-reviewed journals. When not in his lab, Dr. Bhat enjoys his workout at the gym and the kitchen. He loves playing cricket, table tennis, and chess and dishing out scrumptious food. Dr. Ajaz Bhat is currently working as a research scientist at the Department of Translational Medicine, Sidra Medicine, Qatar. 

Dr. Vineeta Tanwar is a B.S. (Human Biology), M.S. (Pharmacology), and Ph.D. (Cardiovascular Physiology & Pharmacology) from AIIMS, India.  Her strong interest in understanding the genetic basis of human heart diseases and cardiovascular stem cell biology led her to join one of the Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC) labs of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) as a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She, later on, moved to Ohio State University to explore the field of Environmental Cardiology where she studied external triggers of cardiac disease, with emphasis on investigating the cardiovascular effects of particulate matter exposure. In her academic career, Dr. Tanwar has worked in several cross-functional areas and established prominent collaborations including the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. She has work published in prestigious scientific journals in the field of cardiovascular sciences, cardio metabolomics, stem cells, disease models and mechanisms, and environmental cardiology. She has also been on the editorial board and as an invited reviewer of several international scientific journals. Dr. Tanwar firmly believes in the power of sharing knowledge and actively volunteers with programs that emphasize her belief. She enjoys hiking, avidly consumes science fiction, and writing.  

Neha Bhatia Sareen is a freelance journalist with an experience of over a decade with the leading newspapers of India. Neha has worked as the Principal Correspondent and Chief Copy Editor with The Times of India and The Economic Times. She has written extensively on various subjects such as MSMEs, Education, Science and Technology, and Health. During her stint with the Times, Neha has worked on various technology magazines and government reports on health. A leader in a true sense, she believes in growing with her team. Her forte is writing in a way that brings out the right facts for the common man to understand. Neha did her Bachelor’s in Journalism from Delhi University and has done her Masters in Marketing Communication. She also holds a certificate in Digital Marketing from Columbia Business School, USA. She is a passionate photographer and an avid reader. 

Editorial Board

Dr. Jillian Pope’s passions involve teaching and training the next generation of scientists.  Her primary research goals include understanding the role the microbiota plays in epithelial cellular transformation and disease.  She currently works at Florida A&M University in the Department of Biological Sciences.   Prior to her role at Florida A&M,  she held a post-doctoral position at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) in the Department of Medicine/Division of Gastroenterology where she gained expertise in the field of microbiology, studying the role of gut microbiota in colorectal cancer and intestinal inflammation. These studies and collaborations resulted in several publications.  She completed her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN).  There, she began her research in colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Her work identified a novel role in a tight junction protein that altered cellular differentiation. These insights resulted in two first-author papers published in Gut, Molecular Cancer] Dr. Jillian Pope earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry at Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, FL). Connect with her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillian-pope-phd/

Dr. Nadeem Ahmed N, M.B.B.S (CHMC), MBA in Business Management (incoming) XLRI (2020-22).
Having received formal training in Emergency and Primary care, he has worked on both the government and the private side of healthcare handling personnel and resources at every level of the management hierarchy. Additionally, he has served as a Healthcare Consultant & Advisor to Hospitals, Medical trusts, NSS, NGOs and Health-Tech Start-ups. His most recent project entailed developing a REMOTE CARE MODEL for COVID19 to timely cater to the unaddressed mild and moderate cases in the city of Chennai by complementing online expert follow-up with round the clock offline paramedical support. By dynamic queuing and prioritization, the Model achieved patient cost saving of 97% compared to institution private care for the same patient grade. Additionally, he has developed a working ML model for the same hospital (based on extensive in-house data set of early-stage pneumonia Chest PA-X-rays) in order to mitigate false-negative cases that evade triple diagnosis (clinical + imaging + testing) in early stages – the model achieved an accuracy of 88%. Working as a Mobilization and outreach officer for NSS, he has trained and led students volunteers in numerous targeted Medical camps in high-density urban and remote rural areas through insights obtained from health survey. His most recent initiative is called CORONA CONSULT (CC) wherein he consults patients free of cost during his lean hours with a peer group consisting of doctors from every speciality and disseminates bite-sized information (videos, infographics & articles) in student what’s app groups, YouTube and on his health blog – HEALTH ETHOS.
Portfolio – https://www.n14.org/ | Health Blog – https://www.n14.org/healthethos| LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/drn14/

Dr. Awantika Singh is a Bioinformatics Scientist by training. She has earned her Ph.D. degree from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Joint Bioinformatics program. Her research was focused on the interdisciplinary approach to design and develop a novel drug to target the problem of limited bioavailability of tocotrienols. In her current role as IP Informatics Scientist at Monsanto Company, she supports Intellectual Property (IP)analytics. Her professional interest includes biological sequence data analysis, designing, and implementing pipeline to deliver smarter solutions for multi-stage problems. She enjoys working with data, finding solutions to the challenging problem, and translates analysis results into scientific recommendations. Dr. Singh has a strong eagerness to learn and contribute to make a difference in people’s life. She has several peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. She has been serving as a scientific judge for Missouri Regional Science Bowl. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new challenges in science and technology, gardening, and spending time with her family.

HBKU CHLS Staff Photoshoot 2020

Dr. Mohammad Farhan is a neurogeneticist, with an interest in neural circuit mapping and human brain disease modeling using Drosophila. Dr. Farhan did his Ph.D. from the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi, India, and then moved to Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai to work as a Visiting Fellow before moving to Oxford University for his postdoctoral studies. At Oxford University. Later, he moved to Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A-STAR) and Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. During years of postdoctoral training, Dr. Farhan has gained experience in optogenetics, behavior monitoring, disease modeling, and neural circuit mapping in behaving animals. Dr. Farhan has published in well-reputed journals like Nature Methods, Neuron, Current Biology, and PlosGenetics. Dr. Farhan is very active in writing op-eds related to human health and current trends in Qatar and international news portals. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator at the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar. LinkedIn –https://www.linkedin.com/in/farhan-mohammad/ CHLS-HBKU Page: | https://www.hbku.edu.qa/en/staff/mohammad-farhan

Dr. Ganeshlenin Kandasamy, PhD is currently working as an Asst. Prof. in Biomedical Engineering, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India. He has published several book chapters and papers in reputed journals like Journal of Colloids and Interface Science Journal of Molecular Liquids, ACS Omega, RSC Advances, and so on. He has completed his Ph.D. with a specialization in “Biomedical Nanotechnology”. He serves as a reviewer for high-impact journals like Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Nanotechnology, International Journal of Nanomedicine, Cancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals, Chemical Papers, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, and so on. His research interests include the synthesis, characterization, and optimization of multifunctional nanoparticles – especially spinel ferrite nanoparticles and carbon quantum dots (CQDs), their polymeric co-encapsulation with potential CTDs, and subsequent application in MRI, fluorescence imaging, MFH based thermotherapy, and combined thermo-/chemo-therapies for the treatment of different type of cancers.

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