Dr Mugdha Tiwari
Designation Scientist-D
Divsion Microbiology
Email mugdha[dot]tiwari[at]gov[dot]in
Contact +91-79-22688873

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph. D..


  • Life member of Indian Society of Cell Biology.
  • Life member of Indian Science Congress Association.
  • Life member of Alumni Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.
  • Life member, Mushroom society of India, NRCM, Solan, H. P.
  • Life member of Indian Society of Sciences, M.P.


  • Best paper of the year 2009 in the area of biological science by Defense Research and development establishment for the paper entitled “Assessment of immunogenic potential of Vero adapted formalin inactivated vaccine derived from novel ECSA genotype of Chikungunya”
  • Young Scientist award from Indian Society of Sciences, M.P.
  • Senior Research Fellowship from ICAR from year 2001 to 2004.
  • Research Associate-ship from DRDO from year 2005 to 2006 at Molecular Cytogenetics Lab, Department of Botany, Delhi University North Campus
  • Research Associate-ship from DRDO from year 2006 to 2008 at Virology Division, DRDE, Gwalior, M.P.

Research Interest

  • Molecular Biology


  • Number of Publications :18

  1. Mugdha Tiwari, Manmohan Parida, S R Santhosh, M Khan, PK Dash, PVL Rao. 2009. Assessment of immunogenic potential of Vero adapted formalin inactivated vaccine derived from novel ECSA genotype of Chikungunya virus.Vaccine. 27(18): 2513-22.

  2. Paban Kumar Dash, Mugdha Tiwari, S.R. Santhosh, Manmohan Parida, P.V. Lakshmana Rao. 2008. RNA interference mediated inhibition of Chikungunya virus replication in mammalian cells. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 376:718–722.

  3. Jyoti Shukla, Mohsin Khan, Mugdha Tiwari, Santhosh Sannarangaiah, Shashi Sharma, Putcha Venkata Lakshmana Rao, Manmohan Parida. 2009. Development and evaluation of antigen capture ELISA for early clinical diagnosis of Chikungunya. Diagnostic Microbiology & Infectious Disease. 65(2): 142-149.

  4. S R Santhosh, P K Dash, M M Parida, M Khan, M Tiwari, P V Lakshmana Rao. 2008. Comparative full genome analysis revealed E1: A226V shift in 2007 Indian Chikungunya virus isolates. Virus Res. 135 (1): 36-41.

  5. Mugdha Tiwari, S. K. Singh, Shwet Kamal, Surendra Singh and M. C. Yadav. 2004. Extracellular enzymatic polymorphism in Morchella and related species. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology. 36 (1): 64-68.

  6. S.K. Singh, Mugdha Tiwari, Shwet Kamal, Mahesh C. Yadav and Surendra Singh. 2004. Cytology and hyphal interactions to determine mating types in Morchella esculenta. Mushroom Research. 15(1): 9-15.

  7. S. K. Singh, Mugdha Tiwari, Shwet Kamal and Mahesh C. Yadav. 2004. Morel Phylogeny and diagnostics based on restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of ITS region of 5.8S ribosomal DNA. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 14:170-183.

  8. BN Acharya, D Saraswat, Mugdha Tiwari, Ashish K Shrivastava, Ramarao Ghorpade, Saroj Bapna, MP Kaushik. 2010. Synthesis and antimalerial evaluation of 1,3,6 trisubstituted pyrazolines. European journal of medicinal chemistry. 45(2): 230-8.

  9. Mohsin Khan, S.R. Santhosh, Mugdha Tiwari, P.V. Lakshmana Rao, Manmohan Parida. 2010. Assessment of in vitro prophylactic and therapeutic efficacy of chloroquine against chikungunya virus in vero cells. Journal of Medical Virology. 82(5):817-824.5.

  10. Pallavi Gupta, Mangalesh Kumar Singh, Padma Singh, Mugdha Tiwari, Ram Kumar Dhakad. 2010. Antibodies against Recombinant Shiga Toxin Subunit B Neutralize Shiga Toxin Toxicity in HeLa Cells. Protein Pept Lett. 17(6): 774-781.

  11. Raina SN, Jain S, Sehgal D, Kumar A, Dar TH, Bhat V, Pandey V, Vaishnavi S, Bhargav A, Singh V, Rani V, Tandon R, Tiwari M, Mahmoudi A. 2012. Diversity and relationships of multipurpose seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.) germplasm from the Indian Himalayas as assessed by AFLP and SAMPL markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 59(6):1033-1053.