Dr. Bhagwan D Aggarwal

Present Designation

Scientist 'D'

Education Qualification

  • Ph.D. (Cancer Biology, Life Science) – JNU, New Delhi, India,
  • M.Sc. (Biotechnology) – University of Pune, Pune, India.
  • MBA (Marketing & Finance) – Drexel University, USA

Contact Number


Email Address

aggarwalbd{AT}icmr{DOT}org{DOT}in; bda001{AT}gmail{DOT}com


  1. Sustainability Accountability Standard Board (SASB), USA – Member and Healthcare Industry Expert
  2. International Society for Pharmaco-economics and Outcome Research (ISPOR), USA - Member
  3. ISPOR Asia Consortium / Education & Publication Committee / Reviewer of ISPOR Conferences
  4. Life Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society of Business Graduates


  • Chair-Elect - ISPOR Asia Consortium Education Committee (2012 - 2014)
  • Invited as a “Discussant” in the “Socio-economic and Technological Innovations in the Globalizing World (STIGE-2011): Mechanism and Institutions” organized by National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi.
  • Abcam Award to attend “Chromatin Structure…2004”, meeting in Cancun, Mexico
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
  • International Post-Doc Training Fellowship from International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy.
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from University Grant Commission, Govt. of India, for JNU Ph.D. program through National Entrance Test
  • Qualified CSIR National Test for Research / Teaching (NET - CSIR/UGC)
  • National Biotechnology Scholarship from Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, for National M.Sc. Biotechnology program through National Entrance Test
  • First in the College (B.Sc. Zoology)
  • State Merit Scholarship from Haryana School Education Board

Foreign Visits

Italy, USA ,Mexico

Research Interest

Molecular Epidemiology,Gene Expression,Epigenetics, Genotoxicity & Cyto-toxicity of exposures, mechanism of occupational disease

Number of Publications

(a) International Journal: 07 (b) National Journal: 02

Selected Publications

  1. Bhagwan D Aggarwal (2013). Education as a factor in the use of protective methods among Agate workers. Journal of Occupational Health, 55: 312-317

  2. Bhagwan D. Aggarwal (2012). Management of Scientific Research Institutions in India. Current Science, 103(6): 610-611.

  3. Bhagwan D. Aggarwal and Brian Calvi (2004). Chromatin regulates origin activity in Drosophila follicle cells. Nature, 430(6997): 372-376.

  4. Marguerite Thomer, Noah R. May, Bhagwan D. Aggarwal, Garrick Kwok, Brian R. Calvi (2004). Drosophila Double-parked is Sufficient to Induce Re-replication During Development and is Regulated by Cyclin E/CDK2. Development, 131: 4807-4818.

  5. Bhagwan Das, Monika Vig, Kamal K. Khurana and Rentala Madhubala (2000). Characterization of Difluoromethyl Ornithine (DFMO) Resistance Human Breast Adenocarcinoma Cell line MCF-7. Cancer Investigation, 18(2): 115-122.

  6. Bhagwan Das, Kamal K. Khurana and Rentala Madhubala (1999). Regulation of Growth and Polyamine Metabolism in MCF-7 Human Breast Adenocarcinoma Cells by Selenium. Indian Journal of Pharm Science, 61(4): 213-218.

  7. Bhagwan Das, A. Ramesha Rao and Rentala Madhubala (1997). Difluoromethylornithine Antagonizes Taxol Cytotoxicity in MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cells. Oncology Research, 9: 565-572.

  8. Bhagwan Das, Rashmi Gupta and R. Madhubala, (1997). Combined Action of Inhibitors of S-adenosylmethionine Decarboxylase with and Antimalarial Drug Chloroquine on Plasmodium falciparum. The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 44(1): 12-17.

  9. Bhagwan Das, Rashmi Gupta and R. Madhubala, (1995). Combined Action of Inhibitors of Polyamine Biosynthetic Pathway with a known Antimalarial Drug Chloroquine on Plasmodium falciparum. Pharmacology Research, 31(3/4): 189-193.

  10. Bhagwan D. Aggarwal (2005). “Chromatin suppression & structural integrity” A review of chromatin suppression proteins and the role of DNA replication in maintaining chromatin structure at