Scientific Staff

Dr. Alok Kumar Pandey
Scientist
Nanomaterial Toxicology
CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
Vishvigyan Bhavan, 31, Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Lucknow - 226 001. Uttar Pradesh, India
Email: alokpandey[at]iitr[dot]res[dot]in | Alternate Email: alokpandey[at]iitr[dot]res[dot]in
Tel: 522-2613786 | Extension: 672
Fax: 522-2628227
Area of Specialization
Nanomaterial Toxicology, Biochemical and Genetic toxicology, Molecular Epidemiology
Current R&D/S&T Activities

With the inclusion of nanomaterials to improve the quality and performance of widely used products, potentially in medicine, it is likely that occupational and public exposure to nanomaterials would increase in the near future. Our group is involved in assessing the toxicity of nanomaterials (in particular Carbon based nanomaterials) in a battery of toxicity tests starting from characterization of nanomaterials to their fate in the organism and the environment. My recent research work involves mechanism of nanomaterial toxicity in in vitro and in vivo models using different cytogenetic techniques as well as cell cycle and apoptosis. The work is also being done towards ecotoxicological studies of the nanomaterials.

Apart from Nanomaterial toxicology our group is also involved in development, validation and establishment of biomarkers of DNA damage, which could be used for studying exposure and effect in human population.


Awards/Honours/ Distinctions

Memberships of Scientific Societies

  • Life member- Electron Microscope Society of India, India (LM 471)
  • Life member- Indian Nanoscience Society
  • Life Member- Indian Science Congress (L25411)
  • Life member- Society of Toxicology, India (920L)
  • Fellow, The Academy of Environmental Biology, India (663)
  • Life member-Environmental Mutagen Society of India (LM 382)
  • Member- American Society for Microbiology (2007-08)
  • Member- Indian Society of Cell Biology (2006)

Member of reviewer's database of:

  • BioMed Research International
  • International Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
  • Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics
  • Journal of Translational Toxicology
  • Journal of Toxicology
  • Materials and Design
  • Mutagenesis
  • Nanotoxicology
  • National Academy Science Letters
  • Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology
  • Scientific Reports
  • RSC Advances
  • Chemosphere
  • Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
  • Food and Chemical Toxicology
  • Indian Journal of Medical Research
  • International Journal of Environmental Health Research
  • Journal of Bionanoscience

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