CURRICULUM VITAE

SEEMA
H.NO. 54 “B” Block Shiv Enclave Dichaon Kalan Road Najafgarh, New Delhi-43 zoroseema@yahoo.co.in

Academic Background
 Ph. D.  Title :“ADAPTATIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSES IN INDIAN DROSOPHILIDS” under the supervision of Prof. Ravi Parkash from Department of Genetics, M. D. University,Rohtak-124001(Haryana)  M.Sc. in Genetics with first division in 2005 from M. D. University, Rohtak-124001(Haryana)  B.Sc. in Zoology, Botany, Chemistry with second division in 2003 from M.D. University, Rohtak-124001(Haryana)

 DISTINCTION
 Qualified GATE examination conducted by MHRD in 2005.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS in Peer Reviewed Journal
1. Prakash R, Singh S and Ramniwas S. (2009). Seasonal changes in humidity level in the tropics impact body color polymorphism and dessication resistance in Drosophila jambulina – Evidence for melanism-desiccation hypothesis. Journal of Insect Physiology. 55: 358-368. Impact Factor: 2.30 2. Prakash R, Rajpurohit S, Singh S and Ramniwas S. (2009). Climate change, boundary increase and elongation of a pre existing cline: a case study in Drosophila ananassae Entomological research, Japan 38: 310 – 317. Impact Factor: 0.90. 3. Singh S, S. Ramniwas and Prakash R (2009). Fitness consequences of body melanisation in Drosophila immigrans from montane habitats. Entomological research, Japan 39: 182 – 191. Impact Factor: 0.50. 4. Rajpurohit S, Parkash R, Ramniwas S. (2008) Climatic changes and shifting species boundaries of Drosophilids in the Western Himalaya. Acta Entomologica Sinica,. 51 (3): 328-35. Impact factor: 0.90. 5. Parkash R, Rajpurohit S, Ramniwas S. (2008) Impact of darker, intermediate and lighter phenotypes of body melanisation on desiccation resistance in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Science, USA 8:97-103 Impact Factor: 0.95

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Rajpurohit S, Parkash R, Ramniwas S. (2008) Body melanisation and its adaptive role in thermoregulation and tolerance against desiccating conditions in drosophilids. Entomological research, Japan 38: 49 – 60, ( Invited review article) Impact Factor: 0.90

7. Parkash R, S. Ramniwas, S. Rajpurohit & Sharma V. (2008) Variations in body melanisation impact desiccation resistance in Drosophila immigrans in Western Himalayas. Journal of Zoology, Blackwell publishers, U.K, 276:219-227. Impact Factor: 1.52 8. Parkash R, Rajpurohit S, Ramniwas S. (2008) Changes in body melanisation and desiccation resistance in highland vs. lowland populations of D. melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology, Elsevier publishers, U.K. 54(6):1050-56. Impact Factor: 2.30 9. Parkash R, Rajpurohit S, Seema, Singh S. (2008) Variation in body melanisation, ovariole number and fecundity in highland and lowland populations of Drosophila melanogaster from Indian subcontinent. Insect Science, Blackwell publication.15:477-485 Impact Factor: 0.75 10. Rajpurohit S, Parkash R, Ramniwas S, Nedved O. & Singh S. (2007) Parallel trend in pigmentation and desiccation tolerance: altitudinal and latitudinal effects in Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila Information Service, U.S.A. 90: 70-79.

Conferences,Symposium and workshop attended:
INTERNATIONAL:
 The 3rd International Symposium on the Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants (ISEPEP3) 24th -28th August, 2009, JAPAN.  International conference on Entomology. Punjabi University, Patiala. Feb, 2009 presented the following : • • Parkash R, Singh S and Ramniwas S. Climate change, boundary increase and elongation of a pre existing cline: a case study in Drosophila ananassae. Parkash R, Singh S and Ramniwas S. Seasonal changes in humidity level in the tropics impact body color polymorphism and dessication resistance in Drosophila jambulina – Evidence for melanism-desiccation hypothesis.

 50th Annual Drosophila meeting Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers Chicago, Illinois, March 4-8, 2009. • Rajpurohit S, Ramniwas S, & Parkash R. 2009 indicators of changing climatic conditions. Drosophilids as

NATIONAL:
 National congress of Entomology.”Punjabi University, Patiala. March 2006.  National seminar on emerging trends of teaching and research in LifeSciences Gorakhpur University. UP 2006.

 5TH National Drosophila meeting held in Mysore University, Mysore. March, 2008.  National Conference on Recent Advances in Life Sciences Meerut College, Meerut,U.P. Feb., 2008.  National level workshop in (Nano-biotechnology and its applications, N. C. college of Engineering, Panipat, Feb, 2009.

Personal Profile: Date of Birth : 15th MAY 1981 Fathers Name : Sh. Ramniwas Marital Status : Single Hobbies : Reading Books, Painting, Singing. Languages Known: English, Hindi

Place: Date: (SEEMA)

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