Designation Scientist-D
Divsion Biochemistry
Email naha[dot]n{[at]gov[dot]in; niv_639[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
Contact +91-79-22688737 / 852

Academic Qualifications

  • Post Doc (Mechanistic assessment of Reproductive & Neuro-toxicology; Application of RNAi; Prostate cancer signaling)
  • Ph.D. (Reproductive toxicity in lead exposed factory workers)
  • Diploma & Certificate course (DOA, DTP; & Unix, C)


  • CPCSEA Main Nominee of Several Research Institute / University / Pharmaceutical Co. etc.
  • Editorial Board Member, Annals of Cytology and Pathology (former Peertechz Journal of Cytology and Pathology), Peertechz Publications, India
  • Advisory Board Member, ICAR, NESA & DRDO sponsored National Conference on Food Security Issues & Environmental Challenges for Indian Agriculture in the Next Decades - 2016, Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • Executive Committee Member (elected since 2013), Physiological Society of India (PSI)
  • Life Member, Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF)
  • Life Member, Society for Reproductive Biology & Comparative Endocrinology (SRBCE)
  • Life Member, National Environmental Science Academy (NESA)
  • Life Member, Indian Science News Association (ISNA)
  • Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
  • Life Member, Physiological Society of India (PSI)
  • Regular Member, Society for Neuroscience (SfN), USA
  • Regular Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA

Awards/ Honors

  • Cell Biologist Congress, Japan
  • 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

Research Interest

  • Mechanistic toxicology of carcinogenic & neurotoxic substances of occupational, environmental & public health importance
  • Studies of biomarkers of different occupational exposure with respect to public health interest
  • Reproductive toxicology with regard to molecular signaling of occupational & environmental toxicants
  • Gene therapy for management of diseases in experimental models


  • Number of publications : 26
  • Patent: 01


  1. Naha N, Gandhi DN, Gautam AK, Ravi Prakash J. Nicotine and cigarette smoke modulate Nrf2-BDNF-dopaminergic signal and neurobehavioral disorders in adult rat cerebral cortex. Hum Expt Toxicol, 37(5): 540-556, 2018; online publication: 2017 (If 1.8; Corresponding author)

  2. Naha N. Tobacco smoking and nicotine modulate Nrf2-BDNF-DA signaling in cerebral cortex and testis of adult rats during addiction and withdrawal. Biochem Anal Biochem, 7(S1):  35, 2018 (If: 2.63; Invited paper; Corresponding author)

  3. Naha N, Das M, Banerjee A. Toxic exposure and life style factors on ageing brain neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s: role of natural antioxidants to ameliorate the condition. J Alcohol Drug Depend, 6(2):309-317, 2018 (If 1.57; Invited Review; Corresponding author)

  4. Naha N, Desai R, Fernandez JRD, Banerjee A. Globalization, obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome: What we pay? Austin Endocrin Diab Case Rep, 2(1): 1010-1018, 2017 (Peer-reviewed journal; Invited Review; Corresponding author)

  5. 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(1): 5-17, 2016 (Peer reviewed journal; Corresponding author)

  6. 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(1): 48-53, 2016 (Peer reviewed journal

  7. Naha N. Lead and male reproduction: Impact of workplace exposure. ISSRF News Lett, 18 (1): 54-61, 2016. (Invited Review; Peer-reviewed journal, Corresponding author)

  8. Naha N, Kumar S. Impact of lifestyle factors on deterioration of reproductive health in human. ISSRF News Lett, 14 (1): 6-11, 2014. (Review, Peer-reviewed journal)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

  14. 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; Joint Corresponding author)

  15. 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)

  16. 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)

  17. 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)

  18. Naha N, Manna B: Mechanism of lead induced effects on human spermatozoa after occupational exposure. Kathmandu Univ Med J, 5 (1): 85-94, 2007. (Peer-reviewed journal; Corresponding author)

  19. Naha N, Roy Chowdhury A: Inorganic lead exposure in battery and paint factory: effect on human sperm structure and functional activity. J Univ Occup Environ Health (Japan), 28 (2): 157-171, 2006. (If 1.5; Corresponding author)

  20. Naha N, Sa GS, Ganesan V, Bhar R, Roy Chowdhury A: Is occupational lead exposure detrimental to human spermatozoa? A question of recent concern. JColl Med Sci, 2 (1): 105-110, 2005. (Peer-reviewed journal; Corresponding author)

  21. 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. (If 3.31)

  22. Naha N, Roy Chowdhury A: Toxic effect of lead on human spermatozoa: a study among pigment factory workers. Ind J Occup Environ Med, 9 (3): 118-123, 2005.(Peer-reviewed journal)

  23. 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. (Peer-reviewed journal)

  24. Naha N, Roy S, Guha T, Roy Chowdhury A: Lead induced changes in seminal constituents of workers from battery and paint factories in Kolkata. Ind Biol, 35 (1): 41-48, 2003. (Peer-reviewed journal)

  25. Roy Chowdhury A, Naha N: Heavy metal induced toxicity in male reproductive system. Ind J Toxicol, 9 (2): 61-67, 2002 (Review; If 1.243).

  26. Roy Chowdhury A, Naha N: Toxic effect of industrial chemicals on male reproductive system. Ind J Physiol Allied Sci, 56 (2): 47-60, 2002 (Review, Peer-reviewed journal)