Post-Doc Fellow

Dr. Swayamprava Dalai

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Research Area: Nanomaterial synthesis, Drug delivery and Biosensor applications
Phone: +91 8630526246

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Dr. Swayamprava Dalai is currently associated with SCNN. She is working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Symbiosis Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCNN), Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Lavale Campus, India.

Dr. Dalai has completed her B. Tech in Biotechnology from MITS, Rayagda, Odisha and M. Tech in Biotechnology from VIT University, Vellore. She pursued her Ph.D in Nanobiotechnology from Centre for Nanobiotechnology, VIT University (2010-2014). She was a JRF in funded projects from Ministry of Environment and Forest. She was also worked as a JRF to the collaborative project by Corromandel Fertilizers Pvt. Ltd. and IIT Madras. She was awarded CSIR-SRF during her PhD. She has an expertise in Ecotoxicological studies of nanomaterials, especially TiO2 nanoparticles at very low concentrations. During her postdoc she worked with eminent scientists from IIT Roorkee, INST Mohali, NISER Bhubaneswar, SNU-WKU South Korea. She was awarded National Postdoctoral Fellowship in the year 2008 and worked at NISER. She collaborates with a diverse group of researchers from academia across the world to conduct interdisciplinary research. Her research field includes synthesis of novel nanomaterials for various biomedical applications. Exploring the use of biosurfactants for nanomaterial synthesis as a green approach for novel nanobiotechnology applications. She also works on developing sustainable, low-cost, and non-invasive bio-sensors.

Brief CV:

  • July 2023–Present: SCNN-SIU Post-Doctoral Fellow; Symbiosis Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, SIU, Lavale, Pune, India.
  • March 2023- June2023: Senior Research Fellow, Centre for innovation and Biodesign (CiBioD), PGIMER, Chandigarh India.
  • 2022-2023: Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Chandigarh University, Punjab, India.
  • 2021- Postdoctoral Fellow at Wonkwang University (in collaboration with Seoul National University), South Korea Title: Developing anti-malarial vaccine candidate
  • 27.04.2018- 26.10.2020- National Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institute for Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar Title: ‘Developing folate decorated drug loaded TiO2 Nano Theranostic for breast cancer treatment’
  • 2016- Postdoctoral research fellow at Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali Title: ‘Protein based Nano formulations as drug delivery systems for cancer treatment’
  • SRF under CSIR (01.04.2013- 31.03.2014)
  • JRF in a collaborative project of Corromandel Fertilizers & IIT Madras (01.05.2012- 31.03.2013)
  • JRF in a project under Ministry of Environment & Forests (01.12.2010- 30.04.2012)

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