Dr. Priti Desai

Total Experience 5 years

Department: Cell and Molecular Biology

General information
Total Experience 5 Years (After PhD)
Educational Qualification M.Sc. (Biochemistry) PhD (Biochemistry)
Research Area Mucosal Vaccine, DNA vaccine, Epitope based vaccine and expression of biotherapeutics
Designation Scientist-B
Office Phone 079-27439375
Email priti@perdcentre.com, preetindesai79@gmail.com

Brief about you

Priti Desai has total 5 years research experience after completion of her Ph.D. She has done her Ph.D. from Bhavanagar University at PERD centre. Before joining PERD centre she has worked in cadila pharmaceuticals ltd., Ahmedabad for 1 year. She was also awarded DBT-Research Associate ship to work in NIPER-Ahmedabad for 2 years. She has joined PERD centre as a faculty from March 2012. She is life member of Indian immunology society. Her research area includes development of mucosal Vaccine, DNA vaccine, epitope based vaccine and expression of biotherapeutics

Current Activities

Priti Desai’s current research interest includes development of cost effective vaccine against enteric pathogens by using different approaches like oral mucosal, DNA based vaccine and epitope based vaccine. Vaccine is one of the best approaches to fight against multidrug resistance pathogens. Enteric pathogens remain the major disease burden in developing and underdeveloped countries like India and responsible for high morbidity and mortality among young children. Our research work is currently funded by Indian Institute of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India

Research 5 years
Teaching 5 years
Industry -
Website www.perdcentre.com
Indian Immunology society
Specialization Areas: Vaccine and Biotherapeutics
Subject Taught UG: -
Subject Taught PG: Cell biology, Molecular biology, r-DNA technology, Immunology, Biotechnology in Pharmaceutical sciences
Institute / Organization Designation Durations
B.V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad Scientist-B 2012 to Present
NIPER- Ahmedabad Post Doctoral Fellow December 2009 to February 2012
B.V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad Post Doctoral Fellow July 2009 to November 2009
B. V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad Ph. D scholar February 2003 to March 2009
Biotech Department, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd Research Executive January 2002 to January 2003

A. International

Sr. No. Title ISSN / ISBN No Journal / Publisher Volume Year
Construction of a new shuttle vector for DNA delivery into mammalian cells using non-invasive Lactococcuslactis 1286-4579 Microbes and infection, Elsevier (18)237-244 2016
Immunoinformaticidentification of potential epitopes against Shigellosis 1573-3904 International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics, Springer DOI:10.1007/s10989-016-9528-6 2016
Factors affecting inducible expression of outer membrane protein A (OmpA) of Shigella dysenteriae type-1 in Lactococcus lactis using Nisin Inducible Controlled Expression (NICE) 0046-8991 Indian Journal of Microbiology Springer DOI: 10.1007/s12088-015-0556-2 2015
The shRNA-mediated silencing of VEGF-C illustrates its role in proliferation, chemosensitization, tumor colonization, and anchorage independence. Journal of Biotechnology, Computational Biology and Bionanotechnology 08607796 Journal of Biotechnology, Computational Biology and Bionanotechnology, Index Copernicus International 96(3) C pp. 225-233 2015
Strain Specific agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation of bacopa monnieri 1687-157X Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Elsevier 12(2) 89–94 2014
Production of heterologous proteins in plants: Strategies for optimal expression 0734-9750 Biotechnology Advances Elsevier (28) 427-435 2010

B. Awards & honours

Sr. No. Title
Awarded as Research Associate funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi on July 2011
Selected to attend the Seattle-India Joint Research Training Program workshop on Advanced Technologies and Research Proposal Development, School of Life sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Awarded from DBT-CTEP for “International Travel fellowship” to present the paper in 2nd International Conference on Clinical and Cellular Immunology held on Las Vegas from 15th to 17th October 2013.
Work was awarded for oral presentation “ Construction of new shuttle vector for DNA delivery using Lactococcus lactis: New perspective of genetic immunisation by Bhrugu Yagnik, Priti Desai and Harish Padh at 2nd International conference on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, at Intenational Centre for Cancer, Stem cell and Biotechnology, Pune.

Paper Presentation (Oral): International: 2

Poster Presentation : International: 3

Degree Subject Class Obtained University/Institute
Ph. D Biochemistry NA B.V. Patel PERD centre, Ahmedabad, Bhavanagar University
M. Sc. Biochemistry 1st Bio-Science Department, Sardar Patel University, Anand
B. Sc. Biochemistry 1st C. U. Shah Science Collage, Ahmedabad, Gujarat University
Activity Type Activity Title Place Date Faculty Role
CE Workshop Mammalian Cell Culture Workshop Ahmedabad - coordinator
CE workshop Molecular Biology Ahmedabad - coordinator
CE workshop Proteomic Workshop Ahmedabad Jan-14 coordinator
6th International S 6th International symposium in innovation in pharmaceutical sciences Ahmedabad Nov-12 Member of organizing committee


BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Editorial Board Member

Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicological Studies

Conference/ Workshop/ Seminar Organized
World Immunology day celebration supported by Indian Immunology Society on 29th April 2015

A. Government Sponsored Projects

Sr. No. Fund Type Agency Start Date Duration Principal Investigator
External Funding Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) 2012 3 years Co-investigator
External Funding Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Submitted   Dr. Priti Desai
External Funding BIRAC, Department of Biotechnology Submitted   Dr. Priti Desai

B. Conference/ Workshop/ Seminar Organised

Sr. No. Title
Hands on Mammalian Cell Culture Workshop ( Annually organised in B. V. Patel PERD centre)
Hands on Molecular Biology Workshop ( Annually organised in B. V. Patel PERD centre)
Hands on Proteomic Workshop (Organised in January 2014)
6th International symposium in innovation in pharmaceutical sciences (November 2012)
World Immunology day celebration supported by Indian Immunology Society on 29th April 2015