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Qualification: Ph.D. Biochemistry
Nature of Appointment: Adhoc
Area of interest:
Nutritional & Clinical Biochemistry; Nutraceuticals
Dr. Poonam Singh is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi and also taught in Sri Venkateswara College and Institute of Home Economics. She has many years of experience in teaching and research in Biochemistry. She completed her Ph.D in Biochemistry from J.N.U., M. Sc (Biochemistry), B. Sc from B.H.U. and qualified CSIR-NET and GATE in Life Sciences.
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Qualification:Masters in Mathematics; Ph.D Mathematics, from Mathematics Department, University of Delhi
Area of interest: Statistics, Biostatistics, Exploratory Data Analysis using Statistical software R, Excel, SPSS, Modelling Differential Equations using mathematical softwares Mathematica/Maxima, Graph Theory.
Dr. Neerja Chawla has done her Master’s in Mathematics and PhD from Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi. She has more than 16 years teaching experience in different colleges of Delhi university on adhoc basis. She has published two papers in international journals. Currently she is working as an Assistant Professor (Mathematics) in the Department of Food and Nutrition in Lady Irwin College.
Qualification: B.Sc. (Life Sciences), M.Sc. Food Technology (GJU; Hisar), Ph.D. Food Engineering and Technology (SLIET, Longowal)
Area of interest: Food Engineering, Food Analysis and Quality Control, Food Packaging, Meat Technology.
Dr. Bindu has a Ph.D. in Food Engineering & Technology from SLIET, Longowal and M.Sc. in Food Technology from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar (Haryana). Her areas of specialization are Food Engineering, and Thermal processing of food.
Qualification: M.Sc. and Ph.D. Food & Nutrition, University of Delhi
Area of interest: Public Health Nutrition,Food Science and Nutrition Program Planning.
Dr Anu Taneja is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food & Nutrition. She is an alumna of Delhi University. Her areas of interest include Public Health Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition Program Planning. She has been teaching various papers of nutrition to both undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than 20 years. She is a certified Master Trainer for Bakery & Confectionery by MOFPI.
Qualification: M.Sc. (Applied Nutrition) ICMR-NIN, Hyderabad, Ph.D. CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru
Area of interest: Food processing, value-addition of foods, new product development, traditional herbal medicines and nutrition & public health.
She is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. Recently, she has been certified as a qualified Masters Trainer under PMFME programme, Government of India for Fruits and Vegetables Processing by IIFPT, Thanjavur. She has also successfully completed her Masters Training programme for Spices and Plantation Crops under PMFME conducted by ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod representing Delhi.
Qualification: PhD, University of Delhi, MSc. (Food and Nutrition) Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi
Area of interest: Nutritional epidemiology, public health nutrition, therapeutic nutrition, prevention and management of non-communicable diseases, maternal nutrition and infant and young child feeding practices.
Dr. Kanika Agarwal, PhD (Food and Nutrition) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College. She teaches subjects related to public health, therapeutic nutrition, research methods, nutritional methodology, and sports nutrition to graduate and post-graduate students.
Qualification: Ph.D. Food & Nutrition, University of Delhi; RD, Indian Dietetics Association; M.Sc. Food and Nutrition, University of Delhi
Area of interest: Clinical Nutrition, Disease Management, Dietary interventions, Dietary Counseling, Sports Nutrition and Lifestyle Modifications at Different Life Stages.
Dr. Anjani Bakshi is a clinical nutritionist with over a decade of experience in the area of Food & Nutrition. Besides being a registered dietician (RD), in the Delhi chapter, she is also a valued member of Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) and Nutrition Society of India (NSI).
Qualification: Ph.D. ( Nutrition), Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi; M.Sc. Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi
Area of interest: Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Therapy, Developing dietary intervention protocols for critically ill patients, and planning nutrition strategies for the prevention and treatment of disease conditions.
Dr. Neha Bakshi has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College since 2016. She has done Masters in Foods and Nutrition from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi with specialization in Clinical Nutrition. She has been awarded the Ph.D. degree in 2017 by University of Delhi which focused on ” Adults patients undergoing Liver Transplant pre and post nutritional profile”.
Qualification: Ph.D. Food and Nutrition
Area of interest: Appetite regulation, Intervention research focused on nutrition issues related to chronic disease risk reduction and self-management; maternal nutrition, infant and young child feeding, child growth and malnutrition.
Dr. Swati Jain is a qualified nutritionist, presently working as an Assistant Professor in Dept of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. Her research and curriculum development interests are diverse and extend into the areas of mechanism based nutrition studies to public nutrition.
Qualification:Ph.D. Food and Nutrition
Area of interest: Clinical Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Oxidative stress biomarkers, Polyphenols, Antioxidants.
Dr. Nidhi Jaiswal has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College since 2014. She obtained her MSc in Food and Nutrition from University of Allahabad in 2008 and completed her Ph D on the topic “Nutritional and Biochemical studies on Allium species” from the same university in 2014.
Qualification:B.Sc. Food Technology, University of Delhi, M.Sc. Food Science and Technology (BHU), Ph.D. Dairy Technology from NDRI, Karnal
Area of interest: Food Science and Technology: Cereals and Bakery, Beverages, Food Microbiology, Functional Foods and Dairy Technology.
Dr Dipesh Aggarwal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Technology with more than six years of experience in Academics and Research. He had completed his graduation in Food Technology from University of Delhi, Post-graduation in Food Science and Technology from Banaras Hindu University and Doctor of Philosophy in Dairy Technology from ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute.
Qualification: B. Tech, M. Tech and Ph.D. in Dairy Chemistry, NDRI Karnal
Area of interest: Dairy and Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Functional foods, Bioactive peptides and proteins.
Dr. Aparna Agarwal, is B.Tech (Dairy Technology), M.Tech and Ph.D. from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal. She has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and industry. Her areas of interest include Dairy and Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Functional foods, Bioactive peptides, and proteins. She has been involved in the teaching of UG and PG courses. She has been involved in research as UG research mentor, PG supervisor and Ph.D. advisor.
Area of interest: Nutritional Biochemistry; Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.
Dr. Shailly Nigam is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Food and Nutrition at Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. She did her graduation in Chemistry followed by post graduation in Biochemistry from University of Delhi.
Qualification: M.Sc., Ph.D. Food & Nutrition, University of Delhi
Nature of Appointment: Permanent
Area of interest: Clinical Nutrition, Sports Nutrition and Spiritual tools in behaviour change communication.
Dr. Priti Rishi Lal has completed her M.Sc and PhD in Food and Nutrition, at the Delhi University and has a work experience of over 30 years with the GOI and DU. Her areas of specialization are Clinical and Sports Nutrition.
Qualification:M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Area of interest: Underutilized millets, Bioactive components, Functional foods, Utilization of waste obtained from fruits and vegetables, preservative techniques and nanotechnology
Ms. Anjana Kumari has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition for 14 Years. She has guided more than 15 M.Sc. Dissertations and 10 B.Tech. Food Technology projects, and published in reputed journals and books. She has also presented in national conferences. She is a certified Master trainer for “Fruits and Vegetables Processing” and “Bakery and Confectionery Processing” by MoFPI. Her area of research interest lies in the development of value added products from agricultural waste, traditional foods and underutilised millets.
Qualification: M.Sc. Food & Nutrition, University of Delhi
Research on Bariatric surgery and its impact on obesity and comorbidities, Non communicable diseases and its management and interventional strategies in health, nutrition and wellbeing among adolescents.
Ms. Prachi Shukla is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. Her Undergraduate and Postgraduate training has been from University of Lucknow. Her areas of interest are non-communicable diseases, adolescent nutrition, obesity surgery. She is currently pursuing Ph.D. research from University of Delhi in the area of Bariatric Surgery.
Qualification: M.Sc. Food & Nutrition, Saurashtra University , Gujrat and Ph.D. University of Delhi
Area of interest: Public Health Nutrition, Promotion of good health through primary prevention of nutrition problems in the population at large.
Dr. Lalita Verma is a faculty and researcher with experience of more than 15 years. Her area of specialization is Public Health, Mid Day Meal, Integrated Child Development Services and maternal nutrition. Dr Lalita has been working on various aspects of Anthropometry growth assessment, Situational analysis of ICDS, Correlation of anthropometric indices and body fat percent in assessing obesity, Malnutrition , Mid-Day Meal, Maternal nutrition, development of nutrition education modules and prevalence GAM (Global acute malnutrition
M.B.B.S. DNB (Obs. & Gynae), FHM, Fellowship in HIV Medicine
Area of interest: Reproductive health and hygiene, Developing strategies on health and disease among adolescents girls. Research on diabetes, its preventive and curative strategies.
Dr.Pooja Raizada is a Medical Doctor by education and an Academician by profession. She is a part of the Adolescent Health Committee, Association of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Delhi for over 14 years. Dr. Raizada is a Fellow in HIV Medicine. She has also done a Certification course in Diabetes Mellitus from Royal College of Physicians UK. Dr. Raizada is also a Covid Educator.
Qualification: M.Sc. Food & Nutrition, University of Delhi, Ph.D. University of Delhi
Area of interest: Different aspects of food safety like risk analysis of different food hazards- adulterants, contaminants and food additives, microbiological quality of food and use of HACCP approach to ensure food safety in small scale food industries/ catering establishments. Research on Metabolic Syndrome, body composition and its relationship to health, Nutrient profiling, diet quality, and human nutritional requirements.
Dr Pulkit Mathur is a teacher and researcher with experience of more than 25 years. She did her PhD research at the Food and Drug Toxicology Research Centre, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad. She is a Gold Medallist from the University of Delhi having topped the university in both her BSc and MSc.
Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D. Food & Nutrition, University of Delhi
Area of interest: Public Nutrition, Diet Counselling and Epidemiological Research, Development of Computer Software for nutrition counselling, Micronutrient Profile of vulnerable groups, Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Public health and nutrition Programmes
Neena Bhatia, MSc, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Food & Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India. Dr. Bhatia obtained her postgraduate and Doctorate Degrees from the University of Delhi. She has over 29 years of experience in research, teaching and extension.
Qualification: M.Sc and Ph.D. Food & Nutrition, University of Delhi
Area of interest: Public health nutrition- nutritional assessment – diet and anthropometric assessment, Nutrition Education- Behaviour Change Communication, Nutrition Counselling, Nutrition Programme Development and Evaluation, Capacity Building of Nutrition Programme Functionaries, Infant and young child feeding practices, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Metabolic Syndrome and other risk factors of cardiometabolic diseases among adults, Nutrition concerns among children with special needs.
Ravinder Chadha, M.Sc., PhD. is an Associate Professor at the Department of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. Her doctoral research was on vitamin A deficiency among underprivileged communities residing in Delhi and use of carotene rich food sources for combating the deficiency.
Area of interest: Geriatric nutrition, Nutritional epidemiology of elderly (60 years and above), determinants of functional ability and dependence in elderly, development of resource material for nutrition programs of elderly, capacity building of community level health workers for new born care and infant feeding, nutrition and health communication and research on Maternal and Child Nutrition.
With almost three decades of experience in teaching and research, Dr. Manisha Sabharwal has held the position of Incharge, Department of Food and Nutrition , Lady Irwin College from April, 2018 to April, 2021 and the Administrative Lead , National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Diets (NCEARD) from February 2019 to July 2020, which functioned as the technical support unit to the Maternal health division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare , Government of India for policy, research and program guidance for improving maternal nutrition with a focus on diets.
Qualification: M.Sc. Food Technology G.B. Pant Agri. Univ, Pantnagar; Ph.D. Food & Nutrition, University of Delhi
Area of interest: Technology for conventional Indian food, process optimisation in the food industry, food safety, trouble shooting in industry, millet production and effect of protein quality on inflammatory markers.
Dr. Sangeeta Goomer is presently an Associate Professor in the Food and Nutrition Department at Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. She has completed her graduation in Pure Science from Christ Church College, Kanpur. Further, she has pursued her Master’s in Food Technology from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. She has combined her knowledge of agriculture, food technology/science/microbiology with nutrition to pursue her Doctoral dissertation along with her job at Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi.
Qualification: M.Sc. Food & Nutrition, University of Delhi , Ph.D. (AIIMS)
Area of interest: Body composition and energy requirements, Anthropometric growth assessment, Age-related changes in work capacity, sports nutrition, Lipid intake and requirements, Prevention of low birth weight, Stunting, Obesity, Clinical nutrition, Bariatric surgery, Recession of diabetes and heart disease, Food safety, Maternal nutrition, Food security of communities
Dr. Anupa Siddhu, Director, Lady Irwin College and Head, Dept of Home Science, University of Delhi. She is a PhD from AIIMS (Gold Medallist). Under her leadership Lady Irwin College has received NAAC rating of A+ in 2018 and NIRF 2018 National ranking of 12 among colleges of India. She was National Head, Secretariat, Capacity building project – Food and Drug Safety (MOHFW) 2007. Presently she is Chairperson, National Center of Excellence and Advanced Research on Diets and Chairperson, National Center of Women Collectives Led Social Action at Lady Irwin College. She is signatory to several MOUs with Foreign Universities. She is the recipient of several awards- Mahila Shiromani Swarn Padak, Asia’s Brand Award 2016 for Education, and Women Leadership Award.