Cancer and Radiation Molecular Biology (Prof. Sharan is a Molecular Biologist and Biochemist by training with over 3 decades of research experience in the field of betel (Areca) nut & chemical induced carcinogenesis, and molecular mechanisms of radiation induced damage to DNA & its repair with expertise in biomarker discovery for cancer and radiation damage assessment or for their clinical applications. Since last few years, he has also developed keen interest in the field of tobacco related cancer and its harm reduction).
Over 35 years
Total publications: 111 [Books – 6, including 1 text book adaptation, 2010 International Edition and 1 with e-book version; Full length research papers – 105 (including 11 reviews)]. ‘H’ Index = 13; Total citations > 1100; Cumulative IF = 275; Average IF @ 3; Number of reviews = 11; Number of papers in journals with IF greater than 2 = 50 [Details in Google Scholar under ‘R. N. Sharan/Sharan, RN/Sharan, Rajeshwar’].
Fifteen gene/NT sequences have also been published on GenBank repository.
Sixteen Ph. D. degrees and one M. Phil. degree – awarded; one Ph. D. scholar (INSPIRE Fellow) is currently working in the domain of cancer biomarker clinical study. Three PDFs worked in my lab. and over two dozen under- and post-graduate interns from India and abroad have been trained in my lab.
Besides having discharged the usual administrative responsibilities that are assigned from time to time at NEHU as per seniority, some of the additional administrative responsibilities (current and former) include (a) Director, Design Innovation Centre (DIC); (b) Member, EC of National Council of Science Museum; (c) Member, Steering Committee of DBT-NER for HRD; (d) Visitor’s nominee on the EC of Assam University, Silchar; (e) Visitor’s nominee, Court, BHU, Varanasi; (f) Dean, Student’s Welfare, NEHU (2 successive terms); (g) Administrative in-charge for NEHU Data and Voice Network (NDVN); (h) Program-Co-ordinator, NSS Cell, NEHU; and (i) President, Indian Society for Radiation Biology (ISRB), among many others.
Life Member of
Currently collaborating with International Agency for Atomic Energy (IAEA), Vienna (Austria); Dr. B. Barooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati; North East Cancer Hospital & Research Institute (NECHRI), Jorabat; Department of Chemistry, NEHU; Department of Nano Technology, NEHU and Center for Health Research and Education (CHRE), UK, etc.
One Indian patent # 302099 granted and one (# 10193) under process.
Presently I also serve as Director, Design Innovation Center (DIC), NEHU.