Dr. Gargi MeurScientist ‘D’
Clinical Epidemiology Division
After receiving her Ph.D. in the area of Molecular & Cellular Biology from University of Hyderabad in 2006, she pursued postdoctoral research work at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK till 2008 in the area of calcium imaging and ion channels, followed by further research at the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Imperial College London, UK where she carried out a wide range of research activities starting from MODY (maturity onset diabetes of the young) clinical presentations, gene mutations and cellular signalling, pancreatic alpha and beta cell signaling in insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis, Ca2+, Zn2+ and small molecule live-imaging in beta cells, functional genomics of mutations associated with type 2 diabetes in the post genome-wide association studies (GWAS) phase. In 2016, Dr. Gargi joined as Assistant Editor (Scientist ‘D’) of Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR), which is a peer-reviewed, international monthly journal published by ICMR-Wolters Kluwer Medknow, and is based in ICMR Head Qtrs. IJMR team brought out three Special issues and five Supplements in past 3 years, in addition to the regular monthly issues of IJMR. Special Issues: Challenges in Control of Smokeless Tobacco (July, 2018); Nutrition Research (Nov, 2018); Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (Feb, 2019). Supplements: Biomedical Research: Oncology (May, 2016); Microbes & Health (July, 2017); Research in Non-Communicable Diseases (Nov, 2017); Reproductive Health with Emphasis On Strategy For Infertility (Dec, 2018); and Gandhi and Health @150 (Jan, 2019). In May 2016, she has moved to ICMR-NIN and joined as Scientist D at the Division of Clinical Epidemiology and initiated community-based research activities. Her research interests include Ca2+, Zn2+ and small molecule imaging in excitatory cells, glucose metabolism and diabetes, gut microbiota in regulating metabolic homeostasis, antimicrobial resistance transmission.
EASD Travel grant to attend 47th EASD Annual Meeting at Stockholm; Twice qualified CSIR-UGC-NET-JRF for PhD (2000, 2002), ICAR-JRF for MSc (1998-2000).