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Amisha Parmar

Amisha Parmar

PhD student

Date of Birth: 20/12/1988
Nationality: Indian

Current position

PhD student - Department of Neurosciences "Rita Levi Montalcini", University of Turin, Via Cherasco n. 15, 10126 Torino, Italy and Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO) , Regione Gonzole, 10 - Ospedale San Luigi, 10043, Orbassano (TO), University of Turin, Italy - PI: Dr Letizia Marvaldi


2019 – 2021 MSc by research. Neuroscience University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), United Kingdom
Research project: “Molecular mechanisms regulated by RE1-silencing transcription factor (REST) in Alzheimer’s disease”. PI: Dr Vassilios Beglopoulos, Lecturer in Neuroscience, UCLan, United Kingdom

2011 – 2013 Master of Science (Pharm.) in Pharmacology & Toxicology
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), S.A.S Nagar, India.
Research project: “Influence of Ulcerative Colitis on gonad development and perturbation: A study in mice”
PI: Dr G. B. Jena, Associate professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, NIPER S.A.S Nagar, India

2006 – 2010 Bachelor of Pharmacy, Gujarat University
- Two months industrial training at J.B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals limited, Gujarat (2009)
- One-month industrial training at Sunview biotech, Gujarat (2010)

Professional experience

Aug 2021 – Oct 2022 Research Technician, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience – SITraN, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom. PI:Dr Richard Mead

Feb 2021 – Aug 2021 Medical Scientific Laboratory Assistant, NHS Laboratory, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom

April 2019 – Nov 2019 Senior executive, Biology Research – Pharmacology (Oncology), Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company, Vadodara, India

Feb 2017 – Apr 2019 Junior Research Associate, In-vivo Pharmacology (Neuroscience), Jubilant Biosys Ltd., Bangalore, India. PI: DrSrikanthKanagalGopinath

Aug 2015 – Jul 2016 Pharmacologist, In-vivo biology, Shree Dhanvantary Pharmaceutical Analysis and Research Centre, Surat, India

Courses and trainings
2020 Statistical Methods for Research - Biomedical Sciences, Epigeum Online Course System, United Kingdom
2016 Molecular Biology Training Program (15 days), Rapture Biotech, Noida, India
2016 In-vitro Research internship, Department of Cell Biology, Dabur Research Foundation, Ghaziabad, India
2012 Industrial program in Pharma Regulatory Affairs (external), Bioinformatics Institute of India, Noida, India

Awards and Scholarships
2022 Awarded with a PhD scholarship at University of Turin, Italy
2020Awarded with £2000 merit scholarship, £1000 international bursary, and £3000 school contribution towards bench fees for MSc (by Research) program at University of Central Lancashire
2018 Awarded with “A Certificate of Appreciation” by Jubilant Biosys Ltd., Bangalore “For demonstrating exemplary performance and making a valuable contribution to the company”
2011 Post-graduate Research Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers, Government of India to pursue Master of Science (Pharm.) at NIPER, S.A.S Nagar

Parmar, A. R., Trivedi, P. P., & Jena, G. B. (2014). Dextran sulfate sodium-induced ulcerative colitis leads to testicular toxicity in mice: Role of inflammation, oxidative stress and DNA damage. Reproductive Toxicology49, 171-184.

Presentations in Conferences

Poster presentations:

  • Tomas M, Parmar AR,Benested JL,Becic D, Buckley NJ, Beglopoulos V, “Histological characterization and expression of GSK-3beta and immediate-early genes in a new conditional knockout mouse model relevant to Alzheimer’s disease”, Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2021, United Kingdom
  • A. R. Parmar, P. P. Trivedi and G. B. Jena, “Studies on the testicular toxicity in dextran sulfate sodium-induced ulcerative colitis in mice” at the 32nd Annual Conference of Society of Toxicology (STOX) 2012, held at IITR-Lucknow, India

Oral presentation:

  • Parmar AR, “Alzheimer’s disease-related molecular mechanisms controlled by the transcription factor REST in the brain”, Alzheimer’s Research UK NorthWest Science Day 2022, United Kingdom