Ms. Shweta Goyal
Assistant Professor

Ms. Shweta Goyal is a faculty of Biotechnology at IILM, Greater Noida. She comes with an more than five years of research experience as an AcSIR PhD student (Biological Sciences) under the esteemed supervision of Dr Rajnish Kumar Chaturvedi, Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, UP, India. She has qualified the Joint CSIR-UGC test for Junior Research Fellowships and Eligibility for Lectureship (NET) held on 21 December, 2014 (All India Rank-50). She has presented her research work in several prestigious International & National conferences. She has submitted her doctoral thesis in the faculty of Biological Sciences in this year 2022. Her research area of interest are Neuroscience, Biotechnology, Stem cell biology, Toxicology, Mitochondrial Biology, Proteomics, Neurotoxicology, Proteostasis, Protein Trafficking, toxicological and analytical studies and Developmental Biology in both in vivo and in vitro models.. She is a Lifetime member of Vigyan Bharati Awadh Prant (VIBHA) India. She has been a two-year member of of the International Society for Neurochemistry (2018-2020). She received a Prestigious “Travel Award” from the ISN to attend and present a poster in the 2019 meeting of the ISN and the American Society for Neurochemistry (ASN), held in Montreal, Canada during August 4-8, 2019. She has also received the Esteemed “Young Investigator Award” from the XLIV Annual Conference of Environmental Mutagen Society of India and International Symposium on Present and Future Challenges of Xenobiotic Mediated Mutagenesis: Impact on Human Health & Environmental Safety for best oral presentation in the conference, held at CSIR-IITR, Lucknow, UP, India during February 18 – 20, 2020. She has published more than six research papers in peer-reviewed international journals in her Ph.D. career. She first time introduced the standardized protocol of Immunogold Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) in CSIR-IITR, Lucknow under the guidance of her Ph.D. supervisor, which was published in a reputed international journal.


  • Ph.D., Biological Sciences, CSIR-IITR, Lucknow (UP) (2022)
    – Topic: Cellular and Molecular Mechanism(s) of Bisphenol-A Mediated Effect(s) on Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Dynamics in the Rat Hippocampus
  • B.Ed, MDU, Rohtak, Haryana (2015)
    – Major: Teaching of Life Sciences
  • M.Sc, ICG-THE IIS University, Jaipur, Rajasthan (2012)
    – Major: Microbiology (1st class)
  • B.Sc I.E.T. Biotechnology Institute (Rajasthan University), Alwar, Rajasthan (2010)
    – Major: Biotechnology (1st class)


Publications in Refereed Journals

  • Goyal S, Tiwari S, Seth B, Phoolmala, Tandon A and Chaturvedi RK. Bisphenol-A mediated impaired DRP1-GFER axis and cognition restored by PGC-1α up-regulation through nicotinamide in the Rat Brain Hippocampus. Mol Neurobiol (2022). [Impact Factor: 5.590]
  • Goyal S, Seth B and Chaturvedi RK. Polyphenols and Stem Cells for Neuroregeneration in Parkinson’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. [published online ahead of print, Curr Pharm Des. 2021 Nov 15]. doi: 10.2174/1381612827666211115154450. [Impact Factor: 3.116] [Review Article]
  • Goyal S, Tiwari S, Seth B, Tandon A, Shankar J, Sinha M, Singh SJ, Priya S, Chaturvedi RK. Bisphenol-A inhibits mitochondrial biogenesis via impairment of GFER mediated mitochondrial protein import in the rat brain hippocampus. Neurotoxicology. 2021 Jul;85:18-32. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2021.04.001. Epub 2021 Apr 18. PMID: 33878312. [Impact Factor: 4.294]
  • Goyal S, Chaturvedi RK. Mitochondrial Protein Import Dysfunction in Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Mol Neurobiol. 2021 Apr;58(4):1418-1437. doi: 10.1007/s12035-020-02200-0. Epub 2020 Nov 12. PMID: 33180216. [Impact Factor: 5.590] [Review Article]
  • Yadav A, Tandon A, Seth B, Goyal S, Singh SJ, Tiwari SK, Agarwal S, Nair S, Chaturvedi RK. Cypermethrin Impairs Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Cognitive Functions by Altering Neural Fate Decisions in the Rat Brain. Mol Neurobiol. 2021 Jan;58(1):263-280. doi: 10.1007/s12035-020-02108-9. Epub 2020 Sep 13. PMID: 32920670. [Impact Factor: 5.590]
  • Tandon A, Singh SJ, Gupta M, Singh N, Shankar J, Arjaria N, Goyal S, Chaturvedi RK. Notch pathway up-regulation via curcumin mitigates bisphenol-A (BPA) induced alterations in hippocampal oligodendrogenesis. J Hazard Mater. 2020 Jun 15;392:122052. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122052. Epub 2020 Jan 8. PMID: 32151947. [Impact Factor: 10.588]

Publications in Magazine

  • Article on “तम्बाकू सेवन का मानव मस्तिष्क पर दुष्प्रभाव : मनोरंजक एवं भ्रामक चक्रव्यहू”, विषविज्ञान सन्देश राजभाषा पत्रिका [अंक 32, अक्टूबर- मार्च 2019-20, ISSN 0972-1746]
  • Article on “मच्छर विकर्षकों (Mosquito Repellents) का बच्चों के मस्तिष्क के विकास पर दुष्प्रभाव”, विषविज्ञान अनुसंधान के नए आयाम [प्रथम संस्करण, 2018]

Chapters Contributed

  • Under communication book chapter (Elsevier)– “Mitochondrial Dynamics in Diseases of the Nervous System”. Mitochondria in Neurological Disorders.

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