Dr. Rekha Puria

Assistant Professor

University School Of BioTechnology
PhD Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
Molecular Microbiology, Microbial biotechnology, Genomics, Cell & mol bio



Sept 2009- till date Assistant Professor School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University

2008-2009 Assistant Professor at Amity institute of Biotechnology, Amity University

2006-2007 Post doctoral fellow at Duke University Medical center, USA

  • PhD from Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), CSIR
  • MSc (Biotechnology) from Panjab University
  • BSc (H) (Microbiology) from Delhi university

Teaching and Research

  • Teaching: PhD/Mtech/MSc/Btech

Area: Mol microbiology, Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology, Virology, Mol Biology, etc


  • Research
  • Understanding pathophysiology of fungus Candida auris and development of potent antifungals
  • Understanding the role TOR signaling in cell growth and proliferation using Saccharomyces cerevisiae model system
  • Identification of potent growth inhibitors of TOR kinase as potential anticancer agents
  • Biology of long non coding RNAs in cell growth
  • Yeast synthetic biology


Projects ongoing/Completed

  • Prototyping and engineering of Candida Auris TOR pathway in Saccharomyces for identification of potential drug targets and inhibitors: Ongoing (2022-25) from CRG SERB (DST)


  • Identification and validation of anticancer drug targets in target of rapamycin (TOR) signaling pathway: Completed (From DBT)


  • Genome scale fitness profiling of transposon mutant library for identification of novel component of Target or Rapamycin (TOR) signaling pathway: Completed (From SERB DST)