Dr. Geetanjali Sachdeva









Scientist 'E'

Primate Biology Laboratory
Phone : + (91-22) 24192007
Email  : sachdevag@nirrh.res.in

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi (Life Sciences, 1995)
  • M.Sc. , Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi (Life Sciences, 1989)

Professional Experience

Research Associate National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
Long Term Overseas Associate National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health,USA
Scientist NIRRH
1997- till date




Research Interests

  • Mechanisms and molecular determinants of endometrial receptivity and implantation in primates

  • Hormonal regulation of telomerase in prostate cancer

Awards & Achievements

  • Received Young Scientist Award from the Indian Society of Human Genetics for the year 1996.

  • Received Merit Prize for the paper presentation in the Xth International Congress on Immunology

  • Awarded Young Scientist Fellowship to attend the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad , held from 28th November to 6th December 2002 . 

  • Awarded long term Biotechnology Overseas Associateship by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India to train at National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA from December 2002- December 2003

  • Awarded 10 th Royan International Research Award for the year 2009 at the Royan International Twin Congress, held at Tehran, Iran from 23 rd-25 th September, 2009.

  • Awarded GP Talwar Mid Level Career Award for the year 2010 by the Indian Society for the Study in Reproduction and Societ y.

Publications (Last 10)

  1. Differential expression of calreticulin, a reticuloplasmin in primate endometrium. Parmar T, Nimbkar-Joshi S, Katkam RR, Gadkar-Sable S, Chaudhari U, Manjramkar DD, Savardekar L, Jacob S, Puri CP, Sachdeva G. Human Reprod May 21, 2009 .

  2. Embryo-induced Alterations in the Molecular Phenotype of Primate Endometrium. Nimbkar-Joshi S, Rosario G, Katkam RR, Manjramkar DD, Metkari SM, Puri CP and Sachdeva G. Journal of Reproductive Immunology 83 (1-2), 65-71, 2009.

  3. Expression of Endometrial Protein Kinase A during Early Pregnancy in Bonnet Monkeys (Macaca radiata). Rosario GX, Katkam RR, Joshi SN, Modi DN, Hinduja I, Zaveri K, Puri CP and Sachdeva G. Biology of Reproduction 81,1172-1181, 2009.

  4. Protein profiling of human endometrial tissues in the midsecretory and proliferative phases of the menstrual cycle. Parmar T, Gadkar-Sable S, Savardekar L, Katkam R, Dharma S, Meherji P, Puri CP, Sachdeva G. Fertility Sterility 92(3):1091-103, 2009.

  5. Endometrial modifications during early pregnancy in bonnet monkeys (Macaca radiata) Rosario GX, D'Souza SJ, Manjramkar DD, Parmar V, Puri CP, Sachdeva G. Reprod Fertil Dev 20(2): 281-94,2008

  6. Protein repertoire of human uterine fluid during the mid-secretory phase of the menstrual cycle. Parmar T, Sachdeva G, Savardekar L, Katkam RR, Nimbkar-Joshi S, Gadkar-Sable S, Salvi V, Manjramkar DD, Meherji P, Puri CP. Hum Reprod 23(2): 379-86,2008

  7. Chimeric HIV-1 and HIV-2 lentiviral vectors with added safety insurance. Sachdeva G, D'Costa J, Cho JE, Kachapati K, Choudhry V, Arya SK. J Med Virol 79(2): 118-26, 2007

  8. Patil V. S., Sachdeva G. , Modi D.N., Katkam R.R., Manjramkar D.D., Hinduja I. and Puri C.P. Rab Coupling Protein (RCP): a novel target of progesterone action in primate endometrium. J Mol Endocrinol 35: 357-372, 2005

  9. Sable Gadkar S, Shah C., Rosario G, Sachdeva G., and Puri C.P . Progesterone receptors: various forms and functions in reproductive tissues. Front Biosci 10: 2118-2130, 2005

  10. Rosario G., Sachdeva G ., Manjramkar D.D. and Puri C.P. Enhanced expressions of endometrial tumor necrosis factor alpha and its receptors during early pregnancy in bonnet monkeys. Cytokine 31: 459-464, 2005

Present students

  • Ms Shruti Nimbkar
  • Ms Sonali Bhagwat
  • Ms Sheeba Jacob
  • Mr Sumit Bhutada


  • Hormonal regulation of human telomerase and its possible implications in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer. (Funded by the Department of Atomic Energy, Board of Nuclear and Radiation Sciences)

  • Structural and molecular signatures of early pregnancy on primate endometrium. (Funded by the Department of Science and Technology)

  • An inventory of secreted proteins and its modified forms in human uterine fluid(Funded by Department of Biotechnology)

  • Expression and trafficking of cell surface adhesion molecules and their contribution to endometrial receptivity (funded by Department of Biotechnology)