Pooja Rana

Associate Professor

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Dr. Pooja Rana has completed her M. Sc. in Biochemistry in 2002 and Ph.D. in the year 2006 from Punjab Agricultural University in the year 2006.

  • Ph D Biochemistry with specializations in Enzymology, Molecular Biochemistry, Proteins, Chemistry of natural products | 2006
  • M.Sc.in Biochemistry | 2002
Teaching 15 years
Research 13 years
Career Highlights

Work Experience

  • Teaching expertise in Advanced Biochemistry, Metabolic Pathways, Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biochemistry, Biochemical and Biophysical techniques, Intellectual Property rights, Clinical Research and Immunology.
  • Chairman for the subject of Biotechnology at undergraduate and postgraduate level at Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • External Examiner for postgraduate and undergraduate course of Biotechnology by Savitribai Phule Pune University
  • Appointment as Paper-Setters and Moderators for postgraduate and undergraduate course of Biotechnology by Savitribai Phule Pune University
  • Appointed for the Central Assessment Program (CAP) by the Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • Worked in different committees of the college
  • Worked as contributing faculty to the Chemistry department of Modern College for the subject of Biochemistry for post graduate students.

Awards and Honor

  • Qualified Agricultural Scientist recruitment board (ARS) – National Eligibility Test (NET) (For Lectureship / Assistant Professorship) – 2005.
  • Qualified Council of Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR) – National Eligibility Test (NET)
  • Qualified Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR - JRF)-2004
  • Award of Honor for securing highest OCPA in Ph D Biochemistry for the year 2005.
  • University Merit Scholarship holder during M.Sc. and PhD Programme.
  • Recipient of Award of Honor (Academics /Research-2003) for best poster award (Satellite Seminar for Crop improvement, Palampur-2003).


  • Her research interests include isolation, purification and characterization of compounds from natural products and exploring their bioactivity potential in alleviation of various diseases and drug discovery.

LSM software learned

  • Moodle LSM: Hands on Training full FDP

Workshops / Conference Organized

  • Organized one-day workshop on “Advanced Techniques in Chromatography” under board of Students' Development programme of SPPU for undergraduate students on 27th January 2020.
  • Organized two days International Conference on “Biotechnology: Perspective & Challenges” under SPPU Quality Improvement Program on 14th -15th February, 2020.


  • Pooja Rana, S.Vadhera and Giridhar Soni (2004) In vivo antioxygenic potential of Rice bran oil in albino rats. Indian journal Physiology and pharmacology 48(4):428-36.
  • Pooja Rana and G Soni (2008) Antioxygenic potential of thyme: Alleviation of NDEA induced oxidative stress in “Human and Experimental Toxicology” 27: 215-221
  • Pooja Rana and Giridhar Soni (2008) Role of cumin extract in alleviating NDEA induced oxidative stress in “Toxicology International”15(1):7-1
  • Akashdeep, Pooja Rana and Giridhar Soni (2012) Effect of cultural manipulations on antioxidant potential of tissue cultured Mentha spicata (SPR 8) Journal pharmacy Research 4(10),3368-3371
  • Akashdeep, Pooja Rana, S S Gosal and Giridhar Soni (2013) Antioxidant potential of tissue cultured Mentha spicata in Journal pharmacy Research (1),90-96
  • Akash Deep*, Pooja Rana, S S Gosal and Giridhar Soni (2014) In vitro lipid peroxidation of tissue cultured, and tissue culture derived Mentha plant Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 4 (06), pp. 079-083
  • Akashdeep, Pooja Rana and Giridhar Soni (2017) Iron Chelation and Iron Reducing Activity of Tissue Cultured and Tissue Culture Derived Mentha Spp. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 7 (05), pp. 078-083
  • Swarda Deo and Pooja Rana (2018) Isolation, screening, and characterization of Biosurfactant Producing Microorganisms from petroleum contaminated soil and further optimization of parameters for Biosurfactant production. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Archives 9(3):53-59.

Books Published

  • Textbook of Bio-Analytical Techniques for S.Y Biotechnology, ISBN-978-93-90506-23-1 Nirali Prakashan
  • Textbook of Metabolism for S.Y Biotechnology, ISBN-978-93-90506-66-8 Nirali Prakashan

Conferences and Workshops

  • Participated in Two Days National seminar on Convergence of Law and Biotechnology organized by DES Law College and Fergusson College, Pune on 17 and 18 Feb 2010
  • Participated in one day workshop on discussion of revised Syllabus S.Y. B.Sc (Biotechnology) at Modern college Shivaji Nagar, Pune on 4th Dec 2009
  • Participated in National workshop on Statistical Analysis and clinical trials 18-20 dec2010 organized by Modern college of Arts, Science and Commerce, Shivaji Nagar, Pune
  • Participated in International conference on Current Trends in Medicinal Plants Research 10-12 Jan 2012 organized by department of Botany, University of Pune.
  • Successfully completed Orientation/refresher/ Induction Programme for “Faculty in Universities/Colleges/Institutes of higher education” organized by Teaching -Learning centre Ramanujan College sponsored by PMMMNMTT), MHRD, Govt. of India from 4 June to 1 July, 2020 and obtained grade A.