Dr. Wankupar Wankhar

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Paramedical Sciences

Academic qualification

            Degree/Board

Year of completion

                        University/board

National Post- Doctoral                    Fellowship (DST-SERB)

2019

Department of Biochemistry, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong-793022, Meghalaya, India.

 Ph.D. (Physiology) (Faculty of         Medicine) (UGC – RGNF)

2017

 Department of Physiology, Dr A.L.M. PG IBMS, Taramani Campus, University of Madras, Chennai-600113, Tamil Nadu, India

 M.Sc (Physiology)                          (Faculty of Medicine)

2012

Department of Physiology, Dr A.L.M. PG IBMS, Taramani Campus, University of Madras, Chennai-600113, Tamil Nadu, India.

 B. Sc (Medical laboratory                technology)

2009

Jawaharlal Institute of postgraduate medical education and research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.

 AISSCE

2006

 La Chatelaine Residential Jr College, Chennai,        Tamil Nadu, India..

 AISSE

2004

 La Chatelaine Residential Jr College, Chennai,      Tamil Nadu, India..

Neurophysiology and Natural product research

Research experience

       Position

                  Project entitled

      Year

    Funding agency/ Fellowship

Post-doctoral Fellow

 Efficacy of Psilocybin on Chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) induced anxiety and depression – mediated via 5-HT2A receptor–calcium signaling regulation on synaptic plasticity and mitochondrial function

 

2017-2019

DST, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) under National Post- Doctoral Fellowship Scheme.

Senior research Fellow & Junior research Fellow

Effect of Scoparia dulcis on noise induced neurobehavioral changes and apoptosis in discrete brain regions of Wistar albino rats”

2014-2017

UGC-Rajiv Gandhi            National  Fellowship.

 Project Fellow

Studies on Immunomodulatory effects of aqueous extract of Scoparia dulcis linn and Indigofera tinctoria

2013-2014

UPE Phase-II Programme, UGC.

 M.Sc Dissertation

Unilateral lesion of fastigial nucleus in wistar albino rats and its effect on motor Coordination - a preliminary study.

2012

 

Teaching experience

      Position

                Department

                 Role

          Year

 

 Assistant Professor    and Program              coordinator

 

Faculty of Paramedical Science, Assam downtown University.

Lecture in anatomy and physiology for Faculty Paramedical science and Faculty of science for undergraduate and Postgraduate students

 

2019 - present

 Ph.D.,

Dept of Physiology (Teaching cum        research), Madras University.

Lecture and practical on physiology for Postgraduate students.

 2012 -2017

 

LIST OF PUBLICATION                                                                                                      

  1. Protein profile of human saliva as a predictive and prognostic tool for OSCC in Tamol chewer’s population in Assam.  lhakit lepcha, Manash Sarma, Amal Chandra Kataki, Wankupar Wankhar, Bala Gopalan Unni. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2021. APJCP-2102-6542 (IF: 1.77).
  2. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2): COVID 19 gateway to multiple organ failure syndromes Sundareswaran loganathan, Maheshkumar Kuppusamy, Wankupar Wankhar, Krishna Rao Gurugubelli, Vidyashree Hodagatta Mahadevappa, Lhakit Lepcha, Arbind kumar Choudhary. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology 283 (2021) 103548. (Review Article) (IF: 1.591)
  3. Effect of 5-HT2C receptor agonist and antagonist on chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) - mediated anxiety and depression in adolescent wistar albino rat: implicating serotonin and mitochondrial ETC-I function in serotonergic neurotransmission. Wankupar Wankhar*, Donkupar Syiem, Careen Pakyntein, Daiahun Thabah and Shelareen Sunn. Behavioral Brain Research. 2020 doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2020.112780. Elsevier publication. (IF: 3.002)
  4. Role of Scoparia dulcis linn on noise-induced nitric oxide synthase (NOS) expression and neurotransmitter assessment on motor function in Wistar albino rats. Wankupar Wankhar, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Loganathan Sundareswaran, Dapkupar Wankhar, Ravindran Rajan, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2017; 86: 475–481. Elsevier publication. (IF: 4.545)
  5. Oxidative stress evoked damages leading to attenuated memory and inhibition of NMDAR–CaMKII–ERK/CREB signalling on consumption of aspartame in rat model. Ashok Iyaswamy, Ananth Kumar Kammella, Citarasu Thavasimuthu, Wankhar Wankupar, Wankhar Dapkupar, Sambantham Shanmugam, Ravindran Rajan, Sheeladevi Rathinasamy. Journal of food and drug analysis, 2018; 26: 903 – 916. Elsevier publication. (IF: 5.26)
  6. Effect on selective inflammatory markers of Wistar albino rats immune organs and role of Scoparia dulcis noise exposure effect on selective inflammatory markers of wistar albino rats immune organs. Loganathan Sundareswaran, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Wankupar Wankhar, Arbind Kumar Choudary, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi. Journal of biologically active products from nature, 2017; 7 (4): 294-310. Taylor and Francis.
  7. Antioxidant mediated response of Scoparia dulcis in noise-induced redox imbalance and immunohistochemical changes in rat brain. Wankupar Wankhar, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Ravindran Rajan, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi. Journal of Biomedical Research, 2017; 31(2): 143–153. Elsevier publication.
  8. Efficacy of Scoparia dulcis on noise- evoked neural cytokines and neurotransmitter level in experimental rat model. Wankupar Wankhar, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Ravindran Rajan and Sheeladevi Rathinasamy. Journal of biologically active products from nature, 2016; 6(1):32-42. Taylor and Francis.
  9. Larvicidal activity against dengue vector aedes aegypti and HPTLC analysis of Scoparia dulcis linn (scrophulariaceae). Wankupar Wankhar, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi and Sakthivel Srinivasan. Natural product research, 2015; 29(18): 1757-60. Taylor and Francis. (IF: 2.00)
  10. Evaluating in-vitro antioxidant activity and GC-MS analysis of Scoparia dulcis linn (scrophulariacae). Wankupar Wankhar, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Ravindran Rajan and Sheeladevi Rathinasamy. Journal of applied and pharmaceutical science, 2015; 5 (07): 029-034.
  11. Phytochemicals screening and antimicrobial efficacy of Scoparia dulcis linn (scrophulariacae) against clinical isolates. Wankupar Wankhar, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Ravindran Rajan and Sheeladevi Rathinasamy. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 2015; 3(6): 17-21.
  12. Unilateral lesion of fastigial nucleus in Wistar albino rats and its effect on motor coordination - A preliminary study. Wankupar Wankhar and R Sheeladevi. Journal of behavioral health, 2015; 4 (4): 122-126.
  13. Noise exposure effect on selective inflammatory markers of Wistar albino rats immune organs and role of Scoparia dulcis. Loganathan Sundareswaran, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Wankupar Wankhar, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi. Journal of biologically active products from nature, 2017; 7(4): 294 – 310. Taylor and Francis.
  14. Free radical scavenging potential and HPTLC analysis of Indigofera tinctoria linn (Fabaceae). Sakthivel Srinivasan, Wankupar Wankhar, Sheeladevi, Rathinasamy, Ravindran Rajan. Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis, 2016; 6 (2): 125–131. Elsevier publication. (IF: 2.673)
  15. Effect of Scoparia dulcis on noise stress induced adaptive immunity and cytokine response in immunized Wistar rats. Loganathan Sundareswaran, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Wankupar Wankhar, Arbind Kumar Chodhary, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi. Journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine, 2017: 8; 1-7. Elsevier publication.
  16. Neuroprotective effects of Indigofera tinctoria on noise stress affected Wistar albino rat brain. Sakthivel Srinivasan, Wankupar Wankhar, Sheeladevi Rathinasamy, Ravindran Rajan. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 2015; 5 (06): 058-065.
  17. Larvicidal potential of indigofera tinctoria (fabaceae) on dengue vector (aedes aegypti) and its antimicrobial activity against clinical isolates. Sakthivel Srinivasan, Wankupar Wankhar, Sheeladevi Rathinasamy and Ravindran Rajan. Asian Journal of Clinical Research, 2015; 8(3): 316-319.
  18. GC-MS Analysis of Indigofera tinctoria and its Protective Effect on Noise Induced Behavioral and Biochemical Alterations in Rats Sakthivel Srinivasan, Wankupar Wankhar, Sheeladevi, Rathinasamy, Ravindran Rajan. Research & Reviews: Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis, 2015; 4(2): 72-83
  19. Neurobehavioral changes and activation of neurodegenerative apoptosis on long-term consumption of aspartame in the rat brain. Iyaswamy Ashok, Dapkupar Wankhar, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi, Wankupar Wankhar. Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, 2015; 2 (1-2):76-85. Elsevier publication.
  20. Long-term effect of aspartame on the liver antioxidant status and histopathology in Wistar albino rats. Iyaswamy Ashok, Dapkupar Wankhar, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi, Wankupar Wankhar. Biomedicine & Preventive Nutrition, 2014; 4(2): 305-311. Elsevier publication.

PAPER UNDER REVIEW

  1. Evaluating in-vitro antioxidant properties and HPTLC analysis of Eranthemum indicum and Tinospora cordifolia from Meghalaya, India. Flavius Phrangsngi Nonglang, Wankupar Wankhar, Abhijeet Khale, Surya Bhan. Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis. Elsevier publication

CONFERENCE AND PAPER PRESENTATION                                                                       

  • Attended the National Web Conference on “COVID19 Pandemic: Challenges in Drug Development and Clinical Research” organized by Operant Pharmacy Federation on 20th June 2020.
  • Attended International Webinar on “Anthropogenic Impact on Environment” organized by Diphu Government College on 18th June 2020
  • International Conference of Physiology and Medicine (ICPM) 2014. Stress induced altered motor function and histopathological changes in Wistrar albino rat. Wankupar Wankhar and Rathinasamy Sheeladevi.
  • 36th annual conference of Indian association of Biomedical Science (IABMS) 2015 - Effect of Scoparia dulcis linn on noise – evoked nitric oxide synthase (nos) status and cytokines profiles on anxiogenic and depressive like behavior in wistar albino rats. Wankupar Wankhar and Rathinasamy Sheeladevi.

MEMBERSHIPS       

  • Indian association of Biomedical Scientist (IABMS)

RESEARCH PROJECT COMPLETED

  • DST, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) funding under National Post-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme, for Post-Doctoral Fellows, 2017-2019. A project entitled: "Efficacy of Psilocybin on Chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) induced anxiety and depression–mediated via5-HT2A receptor regulation on synaptic plasticity and mitochondrial function"

  • DST, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) funding under National Post-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme, for Post-Doctoral Fellows, 2017-2019.
  • Mrs. Thangam Vasudevan AwardIndian Association of Biomedical Scientist (IABMS) 2015.  Best research paper in the aspect of biomedical sciences, 2015.
  • UGC “Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for Ph.D. students, 2013-2014.
  • Project fellowship award, funded by UPE Phase - II Programme, UGC. 2012-2013.

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