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Dr SS Agarwal

Prof. of Eminence, Head of Department of Medical Genetics, Director,
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute,
Lucknow

Education: B.Sc. Lucknow University (1956-58), M.B.B.S. (Hons), KGMC, Lucknow (1958-63), MD (Hons), Medicine KGMC, Lucknow (1963-66), FRCPC, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Canada (1976), Post Doctoral Fellowship of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO) at the Institute of Cancer Research, Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, USA (1967-70).
Professional Experience: Lecturer and Reader in Medicine, KGMC, Lucknow (1970-86), Visiting Scientist, Foxchase Cancer Centre, Philadelphia, USA (1974-77), Professor & Head, Department of Medical Genetics and Clinical Immunology, SGPGI, Lucknow (1986-1997), Dean, SGPGI (1986-90), Director, SGPGI, Lucknow (1993-97). Presently Professor of Eminence, Medical Genetics, SGPGI (1997-Contd.)
Awards and Distinctions: Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (FNA), Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (FASc), National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS), National Academy of Science, Allahabad, and Indian College of Physicians, Mumbai. Kamla Menon Research Award (ICMR) (1986), S.S. Bhatnagar Award, CSIR (1986), Lajwanti Madan Oration Award IMA, UP (1985), M.P. Mehrotra Oration Award, UP API (1981), Unichem Lectureship, API (1979), Glaxo Oration, National Academy of Medical Sciences (1992), JB Chatterjee Oration, Indian Society of Hematology & Blood Transfusion (1993), CR Krishnamurthy Oration (1997), Mathur – Mehrotra Oration, SN Medical College, Agra (1998), Bhatia – Misra Oration K.G. Medical College, Lucknow (2000), Vigyan Ratna Award, Council of Science & Technology, U.P., (2000).
Research Specialization: Medical Genetics, Immunology, Internal Medicine. Molecular Biology - Role of induction of DNA polymerase in initiation of DNA synthesis in PHA stimulated human lymphocytes, Fidelity of E Coli DNA Polymerase in in-vitro DNA Synthesis, Effect of aging on fidelity of DNA replication, Effect of elevated temperature on DNA replication, Effect of elevated temperature on survival & function of lymphocytes, PHA stimulated DNA synthesis in irradiated lymphocytes as a measure of DNA repair. Immune modulation - Panax ginseng, Analogs of thymopentin, Analogs of met-enkephalin, Mechanism of Interferon induced expression of HLA, Immunization with husband’s lymphocytes to prevent recurrent spontaneous abortion. Clinical Research - Polygenic inheritance of Indian Childhood Cirrhosis, Identification of Handigodu Syndrome as a new syndrome of autosomal dominant Skeletal dysplasia, Evaluation of Gugulipid as a hypolipidemic agent in Primary Hyperlipidemia, Evaluation of genotoxic effects of MIC in population exposed to Gas at Bhopal, Identification & characterization of Thalassaemia mutations, ICMR multicentric task force studies on Mental retardation, Genetic syndromes & genetic counseling, Periconceptual vitamin supplementation for prevention of Neural Tube Defect, Identification & management of women at risk of giving birth to children with genetic defects, and Prevention of Thalassaemia by antenatal screening.
Special Interests: Dr Agarwal's special interests are in hereditary haematological disorders and skeletal dysplasias. He loves teaching and enjoys research.

 

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