राष्ट्रीय पशु जैव प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान

National Institute of Animal Biotechnology

An Autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology,
Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India




Education and Training:

Dr. Satya Pal Arya completed B.Sc. (2008); and M.Sc. Genetics (2010); from the University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India, and Ph.D. (2016) from the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India. After completing the PhD he joined as scientist B at National Institute of Animal Biotechnology.

Research Experience and Interests:

Dr. Arya’s research experience spans microRNA biology, spermatogenesis and genome editing. His major area of work has been in gene expression studies, where he has worked on idiopathic infertility. His research interest includes gene expression and genetic variations to understand the genetic basis of economically important traits in livestock and poultry. He is interested in using gene editing tools such as Crispr/Cas-9 and Zinc Finger Nuclease to improve economically important traits in livestock and poultry. He is also interested in developing alternative approaches for producing sexed semen in livestock.

Selected Awards, Honours and Fellowships:

1. Awarded Dina Nath-Savitri Devi Gold Medal in BSc (H) at Delhi University (2008)

2. Awarded CSIR Junior Research Fellowship in Life Sciences (2010)

3. Qualified ICAR-NET (2015)

Selected publications

1. H Sarkar, S Arya, U. Rai, SS Majumdar, 2016. A study of differential expression of testicular genes in various reproductive phases of Hemidactylus flaviviridis (wall lizard) to derive their association with onset of spermatogenesis and its relevance to mammals. PLoS ONE 11(3):e0151150.

2. M Gautam, I Bhattacharya, Y. Devi, S Arya, SS Majumdar. 2016. Hormone responsiveness of cultured Sertoli cells obtained from adult rats after their rapid isolation under less harsh condition. Andrology 4(3):509-19.

3. A Misra, S Iyer, P Baligar, S Arya, S Arindkar, A Kesarwani, PK Upadhayay, SS Majumdar, P Nagarajan. 2016. Role of antigen presenting cell invariant chain in the development of hepatic steatosis in mouse model. Experimental Cell Research 346(2):188-97.