Dr. Niyaz Ahmad Naikoo did his PhD from Immunology & Molecular Medicine at SKIMS India post-graduation in Biotechnology from University of Kashmir, J&K India. Dr. Niyaz did his Research Associate-ship from Division of Biotechnology at SKUAST-K, J&K India. Dr. Niyaz also discharged his duties as a lecturer in Biotechnology in the Deptt. of higher education J&K India. Dr. Niyaz has numerous accomplishments to his credit and awarded with 1. National Eligibility Test Examination for Agricultural Scientists Recruitment, 2. National Eligibility Test in Life Sciences, 3. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, 4. All India Entrance Examination. Dr. Niyaz serves as an Editorial board member of several international journals (Insights in Surgery, Current Research in Molecular Medicine etc.) and is also reviewer for journals of Gene, Tumori, tumor Biology and Journal of Gene Medicine. Dr. Niyaz is an author of 21 scientific publications and 1 book. Presently Dr. Niyaz is performing his duties as an Assistant professor in the division of Biotechnology Govt. College for Women, M.A Road (Cluster University) Srinagar J&K India.
Dr. Niyaz Ahmad Naikoo Research interest is to understand the molecular mechanisms of cancer initiation and progression and developing novel strategies for diagnosis and treatment. Niyaz work focuses on studying several cancer-related signaling pathways and biological processes. These include cross talks between receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) pathways, tumor growth and metastasis development as well as resistance to existing treatments, particularly in lung cancer. Niyaz have thorough experience in in-vitro/in-vivo experiments, microscopy, microbiology, biological data analysis, interpretation and hypothesis generation mice handling, lymphocyte proliferation assays, macrophage collection test, ELISA, delayed type hypersensitive test in mice, chromatography techniques like molecular sieve chromatography, electrophoretic techniques like PAGE with more than four years of teaching/research experience and published more than 18 articles as journals, conferences and other articles. Experience in Nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) purification and handling expertise, Extensive experience with PCR and quantitative real-time PCR, Experience with primer and probe design. Hands on skills in PCR, RT-PCR. Genotyping using qPCR, Experience in SNP, SSR, ISSR, and RAPD genotyping techniques and data analysis. Familiar with sequencing technologies and molecular based disease diagnostics, proficient in data interpretation. Gene cloning (Transformation, Transfection), Establishment and maintenance of mammalian cell lines (Primary cell culture, Fibroblast Cell culture) for transfection, Differential gene expression through qPCR. Proficiency in Microsoft office, SPSS, Graphpad prism, Chromas, Clustal X,Primer designing, Familiar with sequence alignment software etc.