Scientific Staff

Dr. Kausar Mahmood Ansari
Food, Drug & Chemical Toxicology
CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
Vishvigyan Bhawan, 31, Mahatma Gandhi Marg
Lucknow - 226 001. Uttar Pradesh, India.
Email: kmansari[at]iitr[dot]res[dot]in | Alternate Email: ansari.kausar[at]gmail[dot]com
Tel: +91-522-2217497 | Extension: 753
Fax: 522-2628227
Area of Specialization
Cancer Biology and Molecular Toxicology
Current R&D/S&T Activities

Presently, my research work embodies the assessment and elucidation of biochemical and molecular mechanism of toxicity of commonly encountered natural food contaminants, mycotoxins. In addition, our research work is focused on discovering and evaluating anticancer activities of small molecules (phytochemicals) and providing a scientific basis (mechanisms) for their effectiveness in controlling carcinogenesis. Of specific importance is the understanding of mechanisms at all levels viz., molecular, cellular and organ levels in both in vitro as well as in vivo systems by using latest techniques. The goal is to develop mechanism-based non-toxic anticancer agents for their potential use in cancer chemoprevention and treatment. 

Partial List of Research Publications
Awards/Honours/ Distinctions


Awarded “Young Scientist Award for 2008-09” by Council of Science and Technology, Lucknow, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Invited presentation at University of Allahabad, Allahabad. Title: “Molecular Mechanism of Dermal Toxicity of Patulin, a Mycotoxin”. On January 23-24, 2010.

Invited presentation, at “International Conference & Humboldt Kolleg; Frontiers of Environmental & Health Science Useful to Mankind: A Multidisciplinary Approach” on 25-27 February, 2010 at University of Lucknow, Lucknow (U.P).

Invited presentation at Regional Science City, Lucknow. Title: “Argemone oil: Induced Toxicity and its Modulation by Bio-antioxidants” on September 21, 12010.

Invited presentation at “International Mycotoxin Conference 2010”, held at Park Royal Hotel, Batu Feringghi, Penang, Malaysia, 1–4 December 2010.

Visited Penang, Malaysia to attend “International Mycotoxin Conference 2010” held at Park Royal Hotel, Batu Feringghi, Penang, Malaysia, 1–4 December 2010. (Under International Travel Support Scheme of ISTAD, CSIR)


Awarded “Rashtriya Gaurav Award, 2011” by Non-Government India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, India.


Awarded “Young Investigator Award” for the presentation entitled “Nexrutine Induces Apoptosis and Cell Cycle Arrest in Human Squamous Carcinoma and Human Melanoma Cancer Cells and Inhibits Chemically-induced Tumor Growth in Micce”  in International symposium on “Recent Advances in Cancer Research: Therapeutics to Chemoprevention” at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India, February 8-9, 2012.


Awarded “ICMR International Fellowship for Young Bio-medical Scientists” to visit Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, Mail Stop C238, 12850 E. Montview Blvd. V20-2118, Aurora, CO 80045 from October 1 to December 31, 2014.


Elected Academic Editor for PLOSONE


  • 2005-Ad-hoc reviewer, Carcinogenesis, Cancer Letters, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Toxicology Letters, Toxicological Sciences, Mutation Research
  • 2007 Member, American Association of Cancer Research
  • 2008 Member, Indian Association of Cancer Research
  • 2009 Member, Environmental Mutagen Society of India
  • 2009 Member, Alumni Association of Department of Biochemistry, Lucknow University, Lucknow India
  • 2012 Life member, Indian Society of cell biology, India.
  • 2012, Life member, Indian Nanoscience Society, India
  • 2012, Life member, The Academy of Environmental Biology, Lucknow, India
  • 2014, Full member, Society of Toxicology, USA

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