Ekta Tripathi

Dr. Ekta Tripathi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ekta Tripathi joined as an Assistant Professor in October 2020 in the Department of Biotechnology, FLAHS, RUAS. Having earned degrees in BSc (Hons) Biochemistry and M.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry from Delhi University, she went on to study for her PhD degree in Life Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University, NY, USA. She is a recipient of DBT-Ramalingaswami Reentry Fellowship in 2020.



    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


    University of Delhi, South Campus


    DaulatRam College, Delhi University


Total Years of Experience: 5.99 years 


  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Oct 2019- Sept 2020):

Dr. N. Ravi Sundaresan’ Lab, MCB, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Aug 2018- Mar 2019)

Dr. Hanna Irie’ Lab, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA

Postdoctoral Researcher (2013−2016)

Prof. Susan Smith’ Lab, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Langone Medical Center, New York University, New York, USA

Research Associate (2011−2012)

Dr. Kanury Rao’ Lab, Immunology Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India

Research Interest :

  • Cancer Biology, Stem cell biology, Telomere biology, Ubiquitin Biology
  • Current Topic of Research: Study of Ubiquitin mediated Telomerase regulation in Breast Cancer stem cells

Ph.D. Dissertation:

Biochemical and Molecular Analysis of Redox Signaling in Cardiac Myocytes under adrenergic stress

National Conference Papers

  • Ekta Jindal and Shyamal K. Goswami. Differential adrenergic signaling in cardiac myocytes: extensive cross talk between redox and kinase pathways. 13th Transcription Assembly. Feb 26 – 27th 2010. School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Ekta Jindal, Yamuna Devi Paila, Shyamal K. Goswami, Amitabha Chattopadhyay Cholesterol Depletion Enhances Norepinephrine Mediated Signaling in Cardiac Myocytes’. XXXIII All India Cell Biology Conference on Cell Cycle Regulation”. Dec 10 – 13th 2009. University of Hyderabad, India.
  • Ekta Jindal and Shyamal K. Goswami. Redox signaling in cardiac myocytes by Norepinephrine: differential induction of FosB and Fra‑1’. 77th annual meeting of Society of Biological Chemist (SBC). Dec 18 – 20th 2008. Chennai, India.

International Conference Papers

  • Ekta Tripathi and Susan Smith. Resolution of sister telomere cohesion is controlled by K63-linked polyubiquitination of tankyrase 1. Genome Integrity Meeting. NYU Langone Medical Center. Sept 2015. NY, USA.
  • Ekta Tripathi and Susan Smith. Differential regulation of Tankyrases by K63- and K48- linked polyubiquitination’. Genome Integrity Discussion Group, New York Academy of Science. 2015. NY, USA.

International Journal Papers

Ekta Tripathi and Susan Smith. Cell cycle-regulated ubiquitination of tankyrase 1 by RNF8 and ABRO1/BRCC36 controls the timing of sister telomere resolution.’ EMBO Journal (2017) 36(4):503 – 519.

  • Ekta Jindal and Shyamal K. Goswami. In Cardiac Myoblasts, Cellular Redox Regulates fosB and fra‑1 through multiple cis-Regulatory Modules.’ Free Radical Biology and Medicine (2011) 51:1512 – 1521.
  • Yamuna Devi Paila, Ekta Jindal*, Shyamal K. Goswami, Amitabha Chattopadhyay. Cholesterol Depletion Enhances Adrenergic Signaling in Cardiac Myocytes.’ Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (2011) 1808: 461 – 465. (* Equal contribution)

Book Chapter

  • Rhea Conchita Gonsalves, Himavani Pacharla, Sai Manohar, Siva Kumar Belliraj, Ekta Tripathi, Karyala Prashanthi, Suresh B. Pakala. SARS-CoV2 – Host Cell Interactions and pathways: Understanding its Physiology, Pathology and Targeted Drug Therapy’, in Viswanath Buddolla (ed.), Pandemic Outbreaks in the Twenty-First Century, Academic Press. (accepted) 2021

  • Awarded DBT Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship in 2020
  • Awarded DBT-IISc Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2019
    • Best Oral presentation in International Conference on Cardiovascular Research Convergence; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Feb 2012.
    • Awarded Full Graduate research fellowship from University Grants Commission, Govt. of India (2005−2010).
    • Awarded Monsanto scholarship during M. Sc. (2003−2004).
    • Awarded Silver jubilee merit scholarship during B.Sc. (2002−2003)