Dr. Nibedita Naha

Present Designation:

Scientist ‘C’

Educational Qualification

  • Post Doc (Mechanistic assessment of neurotoxic substances & prostate cancer)
  • Ph.D. (Male reproductive toxicity upon occupational lead exposure)
  • M.Sc. (Human Physiology with Environmental Physiology specialization)
  • Diploma & Certificate course (DOA, DTP; & Unix, C)

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  1. Executive Committee Member, Physiological Society of India (elected for the session 2013–2016)
  2. Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF Life Member since 2013)
  3. National Environmental Science Academy (NESA Life Member since 2011)
  4. Indian Science News Association (ISNA Life Member since 2011) 
  5. Society for Neuroscience, USA (SfN Regular Member since 2007)
  6. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS Regular Member since 2007)
  7. Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA Life Member since 2000)
  8. Physiological Society of India (PSI Life Member since 2000)


  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Award, USA, 2009
  • BK 21 Post Doc Fellowship, MOEST, Govt. of South Korea, 2007–2010
  • BK 21 Project Presentation Award, MOEST, Govt. of South Korea, 2007
  • PB Sen Memorial Gold Medal, Physiological Society of India, 2006
  • Young Scientist Award, Indian Science Congress Association, 2004
  • Best Oral Presentation Award, Physiological Society of India, 2002
  • Research Fellowship, DST, Govt. of West Bengal, 2000–2002
  • National Scholarship, DDPI, Govt. of West Bengal, 1989–1994 & 1995–1997

Foreign Visits:

USA, South Korea, Japan, China, Bangkok

Research Interest:

  • Mechanistic toxicology of carcinogenic, neurotoxic substances, occupational/ environmental toxicants, and gene therapy for management 
  • Reproductive toxicology with regard to intra-spermatozoal signaling associated to occupational/environmental toxicants

Number of Publications:

(a) International Journal - 10  (b) National Journal- 06

Selected Publications

  1. Naha N, Li SP, Yang BC, Park TJ, Kim MO. Time-dependent exposure of nicotine and smoke modulate ultrasubcellular organelle localization of dopamine D1 and D2 receptors in the rat caudate-putamen. Synapse, 63 (10): 847-854, 2009.
  2. Naha N, Lee HY, Hwang JS, Bahk JY, Park MS, Lee SY, Kim SH, Kim MO. Nicotine Tolerance to PC12 Cell Line: Acute and Chronic Exposure Modulate Dopamine D2 Receptor and Tyrosine Hydroxylase Expression. Neurol Res, 31 (3): 289-299, 2009.
  3. Naha N, Lee HY, Naser MI, Park TJ, Kim SH, Kim MO. Ethanol inhibited apoptosis-related RNA binding protein, Napor-3 gene expression in the prenatal rat brain. Med Sci Monit, 15 (1): BR 6-12, 2009.
  4. Naha N, Lee HY, Jo MJ, Chung BC, Kim SH, Kim MO. Rare sugar (D)-allose induces programmed cell death in hormone refractory prostate cancer cells. Apoptosis, 13 (9): 1121-1134, 2008.
  5. Lee HY*, Naha N*, Li S , Jo MJ, Naseer ML, Park MS, Park TJ, Chung BC, Kim MO. In vivo and in vitro ethanol exposure in prenatal rat brain: GABAB receptor modulation on dopamine D1 receptor and protein kinase A. Synapse, 62 (7): 534-543, 2008.
  6. Lee HY*, Naha N*, Ullah N, Jin GZ, Kong IK, Koh PO, Seong HH, Kim MO. Effect of the coadministration of vitamin C and vitamin E on tyrosine hydroxylase and Nurr1 expression in the prenatal rat ventral mesencephalon. J Vet Med Sci, 70 (8): 791-797, 2008.
  7. Lee HY*, Naha N*, Kim JH, Jo M, Min KS, Seong HH, Shin DH, Kim MO. Age and area dependent distinct effects of ethanol on the bax and bcl-2 expression of the prenatal rat brain. J Microbiol Biotechnol, 18 (9): 1590-1598, 2008.
  8. Naha N, Roy Chowdhury A: Inorganic lead exposure in battery and paint factory: Effect on human sperm structure and functional activity. JUOEH (Japan), 28 (2): 157-171, 2006.
  9. Naha N, Bhar RB, Mukherjee A, Roy Chowdhury A: Structural alteration of spermatozoa in the persons employed in lead acid battery factory. Ind J Physiol Pharmacol, 49 (2): 153-162, 2005.
  10. Naha N, Roy Chowdhury A: Morphological abnormalities of spermatozoa in workers exposed to lead fumes and dust in the factory. Ind J Physiol Allied Sci, 58 (3): 80-91, 2004.
    *Equal contribution