Dr. Nibedita Naha

Present Designation:

Scientist ‘C’

Educational Qualification

  • Post Doc ( Mechanistic assessment of Reproductive & Neurotoxicology, RNAi, Prostate cancer signaling)
  • Ph.D. (Male reproductive toxicity upon occupational lead exposure)
  • M.Sc. (Physiology)
  • Diploma & Certificate course (DOA, DTP; & Unix, C)

Contact Number:


E-mail Address:

niv_639{AT}yahoo{DOT}co{DOT}in; naha{DOT}n{AT}gov{DOT}in


  1. CPCSEA Main Nominee of Several Research Institute / University / Pharmaceutical Co. etc.
  2. Editorial Board Member, Peertechz Journal of Cytology and Pathology, Peertechz Publications Private Limited, India
  3. Advisory Board Member, ICAR, NESA & DRDO sponsored National Conference on Food Security Issues & Environmental Challenges for Indian Agriculture in the Next Decades, Punjub University, Chandigarh
  4. Executive Committee Member, Physiological Society of India
  5. Life Member, Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility
  6. Life Member, Society for Reproductive Biology & Comparative Endocrinology
  7. Life Member, National Environmental Science Academy
  8. Life Member, Indian Science News Association
  9. Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association
  10. Life Member, Physiological Society of India
  11. Regular Member, Society for Neuroscience (SfN), USA
  12. Regular Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science


  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Award, USA
  • BK 21 Post Doc Fellowship, MOEST, Govt. of South Korea
  • BK 21 Project Presentation Award, MOEST, Govt. of South Korea
  • PB Sen Memorial Gold Medal, Physiological Society of India
  • Young Scientist Award, Indian Science Congress Association
  • Best Oral Presentation Award, Physiological Society of India
  • Research Fellowship, DST, Govt. of West Bengal
  • National Scholarship, DDPI, Govt. of West Bengal

Foreign Visits:

USA, South Korea, Japan, China, Bangkok

Research Interest:

  • Mechanistic toxicology of carcinogenic, neurotoxic substances, occupational and 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 - 15  (b) National Journal- 09 (c) Patent - 01

Selected Publications

  1. Naha N, Gautam AK, Ravi Prakash J, Gandhi DN. Nicotine and cigarette smoke modulate Nrf2-BDNF-dopaminergic signal and neurobehavioral disorders in adult rat cerebral cortex. Hum Expt Toxicol, in press, 2017 (If 1.7; Corresponding author)
  2. Naha N, Desai R, Fernandez JRD, Banerjee A. Globalization, obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome: What we pay? Austin Endocrin Diab Case Rep, 2: 1010, 2017 (Peer reviewed journal; Corresponding author: Invited Review for Special issue on Climate change & embryo loss: A global challenge)
  3. Naha N, Gandhi DN, Gautam AK, Patel S. Involvement of neurotransmitter and Nrf2 in nicotine- and cigarette smoke-induced testicular toxicity in adult rat. Reprod Biol Insight, 9: 5-17, 2016 (Peer reviewed journal; Corresponding author)
  4. Majumder J, Bagepally BS, Shah P, Kotadiya S, Yadav S, Naha N. Comparison of workers’ perception towards work climate and health symptoms between ceramic and iron foundry workers. Ind J Occup Environ Health, 20: 48-53, 2016 (PubMed citation
  5. Naha N. Lead and male reproduction: Impact of workplace exposure. ISSRF News Lett, 18 (1): 54-61, 2016. (Invited Review; Corresponding author)
  6. Naha N, Kumar S. Impact of lifestyle factors on deterioration of reproductive health in human. ISSRF News Lett, 14 (1): 6-11, 2014. (Review)
  7. 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. (If 3.22)
  8. 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. (If 1.638)
  9. Das A, Naha N, Chang KC. Targeted necrosis in P-53 mutant brain metastatic cell line: an alternative death pathway. J Neurochem, 110 (S2): 233, 2009. (If 3.842)
  10. Kim MO, Naseer M, Lee HY, Naha N. Maternal and in vitro ethanol modulated GABAB1 receptor downstream and apoptosis pathway: effect of siRNA in prenatal brain. J Neurochem, 110 (S2): 172-173, 2009. (If 3.842)
  11. 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. (If 1.607)
  12. 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. (If 4.497; Patent: PCT/KR 2008/007320, 10-12-2008)
  13. 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. (*Equal contribution; If 3.22)
  14. Lee HY*, Naha N*, Ullah N, Jin GZ, Kong IK, Koh PO, Seong HH, Kim MO. Effect of the co-administration 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. (*Equal contribution; If 0.663)
  15. 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. (*Equal contribution; If 2.062)