Ph.D. Industrial Toxicology Research Centre 1984

Prof. Kiran Kalia, Ph. D


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Research Interest

    Proteomic markers for Diabetic nephropathy from urine, Genomic markers for the susceptibility of Diabetic retinopathy, Genomic alterations in Oral Cancer, Environmental Biotechnology & Metal Toxicology studies.


  • November 2014 – Present:
    Director, NIPER-Ahmedabad, Palaj, Gandhinagar
  • September 1998 – Present:
    Professor, Department of Biosciences,Sardar Patel University, V. V.Nagar,Anand
  • October 1987 - September 1998:
    Reader, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand
  • March 1986 – October 1987:
    Lecturer, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand
  • November 1985 – February 1986:
    Research Associate, Anand Agriculture University, Anand
  • April 1984 – October 1985:
    Research Associate*, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow
  • January 1980 – April 1984:
    Research Fellow*, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow * Awarded JRF, SRF and Research Associate ship as a direct fellow of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India



  • 8th International Prestigious "Sardar Patel Award – 2013” in the field of "Women Empowerment” by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Foundation, Delhi (2014).
  • Overseas research associate ship, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, to work at Purdue University, USA (2006-2007).
  • Hariom Ashram Award of Best Research Paper (2007).
  • Best Research Paper Award of Faculty of Sciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar (2005).
  • Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Research fellowshipto work at NII, New Delhi.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Fellowships JRF, SRF, and Research Associate ships during pre and post Ph.D. research.
  • National Award of Bharat Scout and Guide by His Excellence President of India Shri V.V. GIRI recognizing as PRESIDENT GUIDE of India (1974).


Research Papers: 131

  • Bhagyashri Kulkarni, Prathibha Kirave, Piyush Gondaliya, Kavya Jash, Alok Jain, Rakesh K. Tekade, Kiran Kalia,. (2019) Exosomal miRNA in chemoresistance, immune evasion, metastasis and progression of cancer, Drug Discovery Today.
  • Kavya Jash, Piyush Gondaliya, Prathibha Kirave, Bhagyashri Kulkarni, Aditya Sunkaria, Kiran Kalia. (2019) Cognitive dysfunction: A growing link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, Drug Development Research.
  • Shital P. Patil, Ashutosh Goswami, Kiran Kalia,, Abhijeet S. Kate. (2019) Plant-Derived Bioactive Peptides: A Treatment to Cure Diabetes, International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics. 1-14.
  • Mohd Rihan, Lakshmi Vineela Nalla, Anil Dharavath, Amit Shard, Kiran Kalia, Amit Khairnar. (2019) Pyruvate Kinase M2: a Metabolic Bug in Re-Wiring the Tumor Microenvironment, Cancer Microenvironment.
  • Sonali Jain, Tarang Jadav, Amit Kumar Sahu, Kiran Kalia, Pinaki Sengupta. (2019) An exploration of advancement in analytical methodology for quantification of anticancer drugs in biomatrices. Analytical Sciences, 1-54.
  • Nidhi Raval, Rahul Maheshwari, Kiran Kalia, Rakesh Kumar Tekade. "Fabrication of Mucoadhesive-Dendrimers as Solid Dosage Forms” Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2000. Humana, New York, 2019,pp 93-109.
  • Aishwarya Dasare,Piyush Gondaliya, Akshay Srivastava,Kiran Kalia.(2019) A therapeutic approach towards microRNA29 family in vascular diabetic complications: A boon or curse?, Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. org/10.1007/s40200-019-00409-y
  • Dhara N. Patel and Kiran Kalia. (2019) Characterization of low molecular weight urinary proteins at varying time intervals in type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic nephropathy patients. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, 1-11.
  • Vignesh Kotian, Deepaneeta Sarmah, Harpreet Kaur, Radhika Kesharwani, Geetesh Verma, Leela Mounica, Pabbala Veeresh,Kiran Kalia, Anupom Borah, Xin Wang, Kunjan R. Dave, Dileep R Yavagal, and Pallab Bhattacharya. (2019) Evolving evidences of calreticulin as a pharmacological target in neurological disorders, ACS Chemical Neuroscience. DOI: 1021/acschemneuro.9b00158 (Accepted)
  • Radhika Kesharwani, Deepaneeta Sarmah, Harpreet Kaur, Leela Mounika, Geetesh Verma, Veeresh Pabbala, Vignesh Kotian,Kiran Kalia, Anupom Borah, Kunjan R. Dave, Dileep R Yavagal, and Pallab Bhattacharya. (2019) Interplay between Mitophagy and inflammasome in Neurological Disorders, ACS Chemical Neuroscience. DOI:1021/acschemneuro.9b00117
  • Pankaj Bidve, Namrata Prajapati, Kiran Kalia,Rakesh Tekade & Vinod Tiwari. (2019) Emerging Role of Nanomedicine in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain, Journal of Drug Targeting.
  • Dnyaneshwar Kalyane, Nidhi Raval, Rahul Maheshwari, Vishakha Tambe, Kiran Kalia, Rakesh K.Tekade. (2019) Employment of enhanced permeability and retention effect (EPR): Nanoparticle-based precision tools for targeting of therapeutic and diagnostic agent in cancer. Materials Science and Engineering: C,
  • Tarang Jadav, Sonali Jain,Kiran Kalia & Pinaki Sengupta. (2019) Current Standing and Technical Guidance on Intracellular Drug Quantification: A New Site Specific Bioavailability Prediction Approach, Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry. 1-12.
  • Pramina Kumari Pandey, Rahul Maheshwari, Nidhi Raval, Piyush Gondaliya,Kiran Kalia, Rakesh Tekade. (2019) Nanogold-core Multifunctional Dendrimer for Pulsatile Chemo-, Photothermal- and Photodynamic- Therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.
  • Pranathi Tata, Piyush Gondaliya, Aditya Sunkaria, Akshay Srivastava, Kiran Kalia*.(2019) Modulation of CD44, EGFR and RAC Pathway Genes (WAVE Complex) in Epithelial Cancers, Current Pharmaceutical Design. DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190222143044
  • Aparna Lakshmi Manchikalapudi, Rajasekhar Reddy Chilakala, Kiran Kaliaand Aditya Sunkaria. (2019) Evaluating the role of microglial cells in clearance of A# from Alzheimer’s brain, ACS Chemical Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00627
  • Lakshmi vineela Nalla, Kiran Kalia, Amit Khairnar. (2019) Self-renewal signaling pathways in breast cancer stem cells, The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. 107, 140-153p.
  • Dilip Sharma,Piyush Gondaliya, Vinod Tiwari, Kiran Kalia. (2019) Kaempferol attenuates diabetic nephropathy by inhibiting RhoA/Rho-kinase mediated inflammatory signaling, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 109, 1610-1619.
  • Vimalkumar Johnson Muniswamy, Nidhi Raval, Piyush Gondaliya, Vishakha Tambe, Kiran Kalia, Rakesh Tekade. (2019) Dendrimer-Cationized-Albumin’ encrusted polymeric nanoparticle improves BBB penetration and anticancer activity of doxorubicin,555, 77-99.
  • Kanta Pravalika, Deepaneeta Sarmah, Harpreet Kaur, Kanchan Vats, Jackson Saraf, Madhuri Wanve,Kiran Kalia, Anupom Borah, Dileep R.Yavagal, Kunjan R.Dave, Pallab Bhattacharya. (2019) Trigonelline therapy confers neuroprotection by reduced glutathione mediated myeloperoxidase expression in animal model of ischemic stroke, Life Sciences.
  • Tyagi, S., Kiran Kalia, R. S. Chundawat, And P. P. Sood.(2018) Heavy Metal Intoxication, Oxidative Stress And Antioxidants Therapy: A Review, Journal of Cell and Tissue Research. 18(03), 6583-6611.
  • Piyush Gondaliya, Aishwarya Dasare, Akshay Srivastava ,Kiran Kalia.(2018) miR29b regulates aberrant methylation in In-Vitro diabetic nephropathy model of renal proximal tubular cells, PLOS ONE. 1-22.
  • P.A. Shantanu, Dilip Sharma, Monika Sharma, Shivani Vaidya, Kuhu Sharma, Kiran Kalia, Yuan-Xiang Tao, Amit Shard, Vinod Tiwari. (2018) Kinesins: Motor Proteins as Novel Target for the Treatment of Chronic Pain, Molecular Neurobiology. 1-11.
  • Dilip Sharma,Suril Verma,Shivani Vaidya, Kiran Kalia, Vinod Tiwari.(2018) Recent updates on GLP-1 agonists: Current advancements & challenges, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy.108, 952-962.
  • Madhuri Wanve, Harpreet Kaur, Deepaneeta Sarmah, Jackson Saraf, Kanta Pravalika, Kanchan Vats,Kiran Kalia, Anupom Borah, Dileep R. Yavagal, Kunjan R. Dave, Pallab Bhattacharya. (2018) Therapeutic spectrum of interferon‐β in ischemic stroke, Journal of Neuroscience Research.
  • Jackson Saraf, Kiran Kalia,Pallab Bhattacharya, Rakesh Tekade. (2018) Growing Synergy of Nanodiamonds in Neurodegenerative Interventions, Drug Discovery Today.
  • Kirave Pratibha, Pataskar,T, Piyush Gondaliya, Aditya sunkaria, And Kiran kalia. (2018) Human Papilloma Virus – Amajor Invader In Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Review, Journal of Cell and Tissue Research. 18(03), 1-15
  • Kavya, Jash, raval,m.,Piyush Gondaliya, and Kiran kalia. (2018) rescue of beta Cells From Immune Destruction In Type 1 Diabetes: Advancements In Treatment Strategy: A Review, Journal of Cell and Tissue Research. 18(03), 1-14.
  • Sejal Shah, Girish Mishra, Kiran Kalia. (2018) Single nucleotide polymorphism rs17849071 G/T in the PIK3CA gene is inversely associated with oral cancer, Oral Cancer.1-7.
  • Keval Shah, Sunita Chawla, Anuradha Agrawal, Goutham Reddy, Rahul Maheshwari,Kiran Kalia, Rakesh.K.Tekade.(2018) Nanostructured Hyaluronic acid-based materials for the delivery of siRNA, Current Pharmaceutical Design. doi: 10.2174/1381612824666180807123705
  • Shubhangi Mahajana, Abhimanyu Patharkar, Kaushik Kuche, Rahul Maheshwari, Pran Kishore Deb, Kiran Kalia, Rakesh K.Tekade. (2018) Functionalized carbon nanotubes as emerging delivery system for the treatment of cancer, International Journal of Pharmaceutics.548(01), 540-558
  • Pallavi Rane, Deepaneeta Sarmah, Shashikala Bhute, Harpreet Kaur, Avirag Goswami,Kiran Kalia, Anupom Borah, Kunjan R. Dave, Nutan Sharma, and Pallab Bhattacharya. (2018) Novel targets for Parkinson’s Disease: Addressing different therapeutic paradigms and conundrums, ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 1-39. DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00180
  • Saraf, Jackson, Kalia Kiran, Borah, Anupom, Sarmah, Deepaneeta, Kaur, Harpreet, Dave, Kunjan, Yavagal, Dileep, Bhattacharya, Pallab. (2018) A friend or foe: Calcineurin across the gamut of neurological disorders, ACS Central Science. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.8b00230
  • Deepaneeta Sarmah, Harpreet Kaur, Jackson Saraf, Kanchan Vats, Kanta Pravalika, Madhuri Wanve,Kiran Kalia, Anupom Borah, Akhilesh Kumar, Xin Wang, Dileep R. Yavagal, Kunjan R. Dave, Pallab Bhattacharya.(2018) Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Stroke: Implications of Stem Cell Therapy , Translational Stroke Research. 1–16.
  • Kanchan Vats, Deepaneeta Sarmah, Harpreet Kaur, Madhuri Wanve, Kiran Kalia, Anupom Borah, Kunjan R. Dave, Dileep R. Yavagal, Pallab Bhattacharya. (2018) Inflammasomes in stroke: a triggering role for acid‐sensing ion channels, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
  • Harpreet Kaur, Deepaneeta Sarmah, Jackson Saraf, Kanchan Vats, Kiran Kalia, Anupom Borah, Dileep R Yavagal, Kunjan R Dave, Zhumur Ghosh Pallab Bhattacharya (2018) Non-coding RNAs in ischemic stroke: Time to translate, Annals of New York Academy of Sciences,
  • Shashikala Bhute, Deepaneeta Sarmah, Pallavi Rane, Amit Shard, Avirag Goswami, Anupom Borah,Kiran Kalia, Kunjan R Dave, Pallab Bhattacharya.(2018) Interventional Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease: Emerging Novel Therapeutic Targets for Future implications. Molecular Neurobiology (In press)
  • Dnyaneshwar Kalyane, Rahul Maheshwari., Rakesh Kumar Tekade , Kiran Kalia.(2018) Nanotechnology-based precision tools for the targeted therapy of triple negative breast cancer. Journal of Cell and Tissue Research Vol. 18(1) 6335-6343.
  • Kuhu Sharmaa, Dilip Sharmaa, Monika Sharmaa, Nishant Sharmaa, Pankaj Bidvea, Namrata Prajapatia,Kiran Kalia, Vinod Tiwaria. (2018) Astaxanthin Ameliorates Behavioral and Biochemical Alterations In In-Vitro and In-Vivo Model of Neuropathic Pain. Neuroscience Letters, 674,162-170.
  • Jaicy Jacob, Namdev More, Kiran Kalia and Govinda Kapusetti. (2018) Piezoelectric smart biomaterials for bone and cartilage tissue engineering, Inflammation and Regeneration. 38(2),
  • Valencia Fernandes, Dilip Sharma, Kiran Kalia & Vinod Tiwar. (2018) Neuroprotective Effects of Silibinin: An In-silico and In-vitro Study, International Journal of Neuroscience.128(10),935-945.
  • Kanta Pravalika, Deepaneeta Sarmah, Harpreet Kaur, Madhuri Wanve, Jackson Saraf,Kiran Kalia, Anupom Borah, Dileep R Yavagal, Kunjan R. Dave, and Pallab Bhattacharya.(2018) Myeloperoxidase and Neurological disorder:A cross talk. ACS Chem. Neurosci., 9 (3), 421–430. DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.7b00462
  • Valencia Fernandes, Dilip Sharma, Shivani Vaidya, Shantanu P.A, Yun Guan, Kiran Kalia & Vinod Tiwari.(2018) Cellular and molecular mechanisms driving neuropathic pain: Recent advancements and challenges. Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets,22(2),131-142.
  • Deepaneeta Sarmah, Vishal Agrawal, Pallavi Rane, Shashikala Bhute, Mitsuyoshi Watanabe,Kiran Kalia, Zhumur Ghosh, Kunjan R Dave, Dileep R Yavagal, Pallab Bhattacharya.(2017) Mesenchymal Stem Cell therapy in Ischemic stroke: A meta-analysis of preclinical studies.Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics,103(06),990-998 DOI:
  • Rahul Maheshwari, Muktika Tekade, Piyush Gondaliya, Kiran Kalia, Antony D’Emanuele & Rakesh Kumar Tekade. (2017) Recent advances in exosome-based nanovehicles as RNA interference therapeutic carriers. Nanomedicine 12 (21), 2653-2675.
  • Deepaneeta Sarmah, Harpreet Kaur, Jackson Saraf, Kanta Pravalika, Avirag Goswami,Kiran Kalia, Anupom Borah, Xin Wang, Kunjan R Dave, Dileep R Yavagal., Pallab Bhattacharya.(2017) Getting closer to an effective intervention of ischemic stroke: The big promise of stem cell.Translational Stroke Research, DOI: 10.1007/s12975-017-0580-0
  • Pallab Bhattacharya, M.Watanabe, A.Khan, J.M.Hare, M.Perez-Pinzon, Kiran Kalia, A.P.Raval,D.R.Yavagal, L.Guadaa. (2017) Intra-arterial mesenchymal stem cell treatment reduces ischemic brain injury in reproductively senescent female rats. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 381, 72.
  • Patel Shivangi., Sharma Dilip., Kalia Kiran., Tiwari, Vinod. (2017) Crosstalk between endoplasmic reticulum stress and oxidative stress in schizophrenia: The dawn of new therapeutic approaches. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews,
  • Deepaneeta Sarmah ,Jackson Saraf , Harpreet Kaur , Kanta Pravalika , Rakesh Kumar Tekade , Anupom Borah ,Kiran Kalia , Kunjan R Dave and Pallab Bhattacharya (2017) Stroke Management: An Emerging Role of Nanotechnology. Micromachines, 8,(9), 1-13. doi:10.3390/mi8090262
  • Thakkar, S., Shah, Viral., Misra, Manju., & Kiran Kalia. (2017). Nanocrystal Based Drug Delivery System: Conventional and Current Scenario. Recent Patents on Nanotechnology, 11(2). doi:10.2174/1872210510666161014122439
  • Lalu L , Tambe V , Pradhan D , Nayak K , Bagchi S , Maheshwari R , Kalia Kiran , Tekade Rakesh Kumar. (2017) Novel nanosystems for the treatment of ocular inflammation: Current paradigms and future research directions. Journal of Controlled Release, 268, 19-39. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2017.07.035.
  • D Jajal, A Panchani, Kalia Kiran.(2017) Genetic variations in coding region of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and risk of diabetic retinopathy: A primary case-control study. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 58 (8), 1847-1847.
  • Vishakha Tambe, Shreya Thakkar, Nidhi Raval, Dilip Sharma, Kiran Kalia, Rakesh K. Tekade (2017) Surface Engineered Dendrimers in siRNA Delivery and Gene Silencing. Current Pharmaceutical Design,23,20, 2952-2975. DOI: 10.2174/1381612823666170314104619
  • Sharma, Dilip., Bhattacharya, Pallab., Kalia Kiran., Tiwari, Vinod.(2017) Diabetic nephropathy: New insights into established therapeutic paradigms and novel molecular targets. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 128, 91-108. DOI:
  • Bapi,Gorain., Tekade,Muktika., Kesharwani, Prashant., Iyer , Arun K., Kalia Kiran., Tekade, Rakesh Kumar (2017) The use of nanoscaffolds and dendrimers in tissue engineering. Drug Discovery Today,22,4, 652-664.
  • D Jajal, Kalia Kiran.(2017) Impact of VEGF Gene Polymorphisms on Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy in an Indian Population. The FASEB Journal,31, 780.10.
  • S Shah, D Jajal, G Mishra, Kalia Kiran.(2017) Genetic profile of PTEN gene in Indian oral squamous cell carcinoma primary tumors. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine 46 (2), 106-111.
  • Dhara Nareshkumar Jajal, Kalia Kiran(2017) Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A (Vegfa) Gene Polymorphisms and Genetic Predisposition of Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes Patients of India. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research (IJBR), 8(1), 209-220.

    Complete list
Book Chapters:
National : 30
International: 45
Completed 14
Ongoing 01
PhD Guided:
Completed 23
Ongoing 03
MS Dissertation:
Completed: 51
Ongoing: 01
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