Dr. Deepak Modi



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientist 'E'

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Phone : +(91-22) 2419-2034
Email  : modid@nirrh.res.in , modidn@icmr.org.in

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Mumbai (Applied Biology; 2003)
  • M.Sc. University of Bombay (Zoology; 1995)


Professional Experience

Lecturer in Zoology Wilson College , Mumbai University 1995-1996
Research Assistant Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai 1997-2001
Scientist NIRRH 2002-till date

Research Interests

  • Cell and molecular biology

  • Functional genomics

  • Proteomics

Awards & Achievements

  • Recipient of NASI, National Academy of Science India, platinum jubilee young scientist award, 2007

  • Recipient of the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) for the year 2007.

  • Recipient of the Indian National Academy of Science (INSA) Young Scientist Medal 2006

  • Selected as one of the 16 international participants for the course work “Frontiers in Reproduction - 2003” Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA

  • Dr D N Modi: Receipient of ICMR Tilak Venkoba Rao Award - 2010

Publications (Last 10)

  1. Modi D , Shah C, and Puri CP (2007) Non Genomic membrane progesterone receptors on human spermatozoa. In Proceedings of the International Congress on Gamete Biology: Emerging Frontiers on Fertility and Contraceptive Development eds. Gupta SK, Koyama K and Murray J Society of Reproduction and Fertility Supplement 63 Nottingham University Press pp 515-530

  2. Nandedkar T, Dharma S, Modi D and D‘Souza S (2007) Differential gene expression in transition of primordial to preantral follicles in mouse ovary. In Proceedings of the International Congress on Gamete Biology: Emerging Frontiers on Fertility and Contraceptive Development eds. Gupta SK, Koyama K and Murray J Society of Reproduction and Fertility Supplement 63 Nottingham University Press pp 57-68

  3. Modi D, Bhartiya D and Puri, CP. (2006) Developmental expression and cellular distribution of Mullerian inhibiting substance in the primate ovary Reproduction132:443-453

  4. Modi D , Shah CA, Sachdeva G, Gadkar S, Bhartiya D and Puri, CP. (2005) Ontogeny and cellular localization of SRY transcripts in the human testes and its detection in spermatozoa Reproduction130:603-613

  5. Shah CA , Modi D, Sachdeva G, Gadkar-Sable S, D`Souza S, Puri, CP. (2005) N-terminal region of progesterone receptor B isoform in human spermatozoa. International Journal of Andrology 28:360-371

  6. Rosario G, Sachdeva G, Manjramkar DD, Modi D, and Puri CP (2005) Endometrial expression of immunomodulatory cytokines and their regulators during early pregnancy in bonnet monkeys (Macaca radiata) Human Reproduction 20: 2039-46.

  7. Patil V, Sachdeva G, Modi D, Katkam RR, Manjramkar DD, Hinduja I, Puri CP (2005) Rab Coupling Protein (RCP): A novel target of progesterone action in primate endometrium Journal of Molecular Endocrinology 35: 357-372

  8. Shah C, Modi D, Gadkar G, Sachdeva G, Puri C (2005) Coexistence of intracellular and membrane bound progesterone receptor in human testis Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 90: 474-483

  9. Rosario G, Modi D, Sachdeva G, Manjramkar D, Puri CP (2005) Morphological events in the primate endometrium in presence of a preimplantation embryo detected by the serum preimplantation factor bioassay. Human Reproduction 20: 61-71

  10. Merchant M, Modi D (2004) Effects of acute and chronic doses of aspirin on hematological parameters and hepatic ferritin expression in mice Indian Journal of Pharmacology 36: 226-230

Present students

  • Ms Geeta Godbole
  • Ms Vrushali Sagare
  • Ms Sanjukta Sen

Projects

  1. Deciphering the role of homeobox protein HOXA10 in endometrial receptivity and decidualization ( Funded by Department of Biotechnology)
  2. Identification and characterization of a novel transmembrane receptor for progesterone (Funded by ICMR Medical Innovation Grant)
  3. Sperm Phospho-Proteomics: Elucidating the Signal Transduction Mechanisms of Progesterone Action ( Funded by Department of Biotechnology)
  4. Identification and characterization of progesterone receptors in human testis and spermatozoa ( Funded by ICMR-NIRRH core grant)