Sneh M Toprani
Research Associates

Sneh M Toprani

Research Associate

Environmental Health


Presently, Dr. Sneh serves as Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in MA, USA. Her current research is centered around identifying functional DNA repair biomarkers in non-small lung cancer patients. The goal is to predict disease risk and develop personalized treatment plans based on each patient's sensitivity to radiation and other DNA-damaging agents.
Additionally, she serves as a Principal Investigator, focusing on assessing genomic instability caused by occupational exposures in firefighters.
Dr. Sneh is also an Affiliated Research Scientist at SHINE, Harvard, where she collaborates on the Flight Attendant Health study. The objective is to investigate whether compromised genomic integrity resulting from air travel exposures contributes to the elevated health risks observed in flight crews.
Furthermore, she holds the role of Affiliated Radiation Oncology collaborator at Brigham Women's Hospital, aiming to comprehend the effects of low-dose radiation on human health within medical settings.

Bsc, 2006, Biotechnology and food production
University of Mumbai, India

Msc, 2008, Biotechnology
University of Mumbai, India

Diploma, 2010, Clinical Research
Reliance Life sciences, India

Diploma, 2016, Sport therapy
K11 Academy, India

Diploma, 2017, Fitness consultant
University of Mumbai, India

Ph.D., 2017, Life Sciences
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India

Diploma, 2018, MBA
Harvard Business School, U.S.A

SC, 2020, Patent Law
Harvard Business School, U.S.A

SC, 2020, Project Management
Harvard C&T Science Center, U.S.A

Postdoc, 2022, Genomics, Radiation and Cancer Biology
Harvard School of Public Health, U.S.A

NCI fellowship 2020
National Cancer Institute, USA

Excellence in reviewing2020
Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International

Bharat Excellence award with gold medal2019
“Economic growth and national unity” FFI, Govt of India, New Delhi, India

Leading Educationist of India award with gold medal2019
“Economic growth and national unity” FFI, Govt of India, New Delhi, India

Travel award (Scholars-in-Training [SIT]2018
64th Annual Meeting of Radiation Research Society, Chicago, USA

Excellence in reviewing2018
Health Science Journal, Insight Medical Publishing

Best poster image (abstract booklet back cover)2018
Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health

Alexander Hollaender Travel Award2017
48th International Meeting of Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society, North Carolina, USA

Global Bhaitya Foundation excellence award2016
Global Bhaitya Foundation

Rashtriya Vidya Gaurav Puraskar2016
Indian Solitary Council, Government of India, New Delhi, India

Young Scientist Award2014
International Conference on Radiation Biology, New Delhi, India

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Delhi

Nominee of President’s Gold Medal of India 2008
University of Mumbai

Achievement of excellence Award in M.Sc2008
University of Mumbai

Best Student Award2007
University of Mumbai

Best environmental project award 2006
Guru Nanak Khalsa College

Achievement of excellence in education Award in Bsc2006
Guru Nanak Khalsa College, India

Best scientific project 2003
Guru Nanak Khalsa College

Silver medal and excellence Award2001
Maharashtra State Board