Rita Kumari

Ad-hoc -Assistant Professor

Email: rita.acbr@gmail.com

Rita Kumari is an assistant professor of human physiology at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, Delhi University, India. She has her bachelorís degree in Zoology from Maitreyi college, Delhi University, followed by her masters in Biomedical sciences at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, Delhi University where she developed research interest in Parkinson disease that earned her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the same institution. She has her expertise in rodent animal models for neurodegenerative disorder like Parkinsonís disease for behavioral, biochemical, molecular biology studies. She had her short stint at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, there she elaborate her knowledge in immunology and sharpened her molecular biology skills. Her current research interest includes evaluation of post translational modification in arbitrating neuronal cell death and assessment of oxidative stress induced neurotoxicity using in vivo and in vitro models. currently she is engaged in teaching Human Physiology and course work at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, Delhi University to postgraduate students and PhD scholars respectively.

Selected Recent Publications:
  1. 1. Namrata Kumari, Saurabh Agarwal, Rita Kumari, Dimpy Sharma and Pratibha Mehta Luthra. Neuroprotective effect of IDPU (1-(7-imino-3-propyl-2,3-dihydrothiazolo [4,5-d]pyrimidin-6(7H)-yl)urea) in 6-OHDA induced rodent model of hemiparkinsonís disease. Neuroscience Letters (2018), accepted

  2. 2. JB Senthil Kumar, Rita Kumari, and Pratibha Mehta Luthra. Modulation of Indole Ring Annulation in Ergoline Template: Chemistry, Receptor Binding and In-vivo Pharmacology with 6-OHDA Model of Parkinsonís Disease. Med Chem Res (2016) 25:596Ė608.

  3. 3. Rita Kumari, JB Senthil Kumar, and Pratibha Mehta Luthra. Postoperative administration of 7-NI in 6-OHDA induced bilaterally lesioned female rat model of Parkinsonís disease. Neuroscience Letters 589 (2015) 191Ė195

  4. 4. Luthra PM, Prakash A, Barodia SK, Kumari R, Mishra CB, Kumar JBS. In silico study of naphtha [1, 2-d] thiazol-2-amine with adenosine A 2A receptor and its role in antagonism of haloperidol-induced motor impairments in mice. Neuroscience letters 463(2009):215-218.