Prachi Anand, PhD


Prachi Anand received her Doctorate degree in Biomedical Sciences in March 2010 and Masters in Biomedical Science in June 2004 from Dr. B.R Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. Her PhD studies were focused on therapeutics of diabetes from natural products. She has qualified for the combined National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and University Grants Commission, Government of India in 2004 and received the CSIR-UGC Junior and Senior Research Fellowship.

She joined Dr. Holford’s group in May 2010 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry, CUNY-York College. In Dr. Holford’s lab she is working on the synthesis and characterization of novel teretoxins to identify specific ligands for ion channels and receptors. The other project she works on, is the delivery of therapeutic peptides across the blood brain barrier using viral nanocontainers. She is also studying the anticancer activity of novel teretoxins in various cell lines.



Hemlata Nimesh, Souvik Sur, Devapriya Sinha, Pooja Yadav, Prachi Anand, Priyanka Bajaj, Jugsharan Singh Virdi, and Vibha Tandon (2014) Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Bisbenzimidazoles as Escherichia coli Topoisomerase IA Inhibitors and Potential Antibacterial Agents. J.Med. Chem. 57 (12) 5238-57.

Prachi Anand, K.Y. Murali, Vibha Tandon, P.S. Murthy, Ramesh Chandra, (2010). Insulinotropic effect of cinnamaldehyde on transcriptional regulation of pyruvate kinase, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase, and GLUT4 translocation in experimental diabetic rats. Chemico-Biological Interactions, 186, (1): 72-81.

Prachi Anand, Murali, Y.K., Vibha Tandon, Ramesh Chandra and Murthy, P.S., (2009) Insulinotropic effect of AEBN improves glucose homeostasis in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats by reversing the altered glycolytic, gluconeogenic enzymes and tissue glycogen content. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes 117(6):251-6.

Poonam Shokeen, Prachi Anand, Murali, Y.K., Vibha Tandon., (2008) Antidiabetic activity of 50% ethanolic extract of Ricinus communis and its purified fractions. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 46: 3458-3466.

Prachi Anand, Murali K.Y., Vibha Tandon, Ramesh Chandra, Murthy P.S., (2007) Preliminary studies on the antihyperglycemic effect of aqueous extract of Brassica nigra (L.) Koch in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 45: 696-701.

Murali Y.K., Anand P., Tandon V., Singh R., Chandra R., Murthy, P.S., (2007) Long-term effects of Terminalia chebula Retz. on hyperglycemia and lipid profile in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes, 115 (10): 641- 646.

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