Sneh M Toprani
Research Associates

Sneh M Toprani

Research Associate

Environmental Health


My postdoctoral research focuses on measuring DNA damage and repair efficiency in the human population. I am primarily responsible to lead a research project that is focused on non small cell lung cancer with a goal to identify functional DNA repair biomarker that can be used for individualized predictions regarding disease risk and sensitivity to exposure to radiation and other DNA damaging agents.
In addition, I (role: principal investigator) have secured NIEHS/NIH supported pilot grant for a project to understand biological mechanisms involved in elevating cancer risk in flight crew. I am leading several collaborative projects, including one where we have developed a high throughput functional platform to assess alterations in DNA repair mechanism on exposure to engineered nanoparticles.

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 therapist
K11 Academy, India

Diploma, 2017, Fitness Training, consultant and nutrition
University of Mumbai, India

PhD, 2017, Life Sciences
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre-University of Mumbai, India

2018, Intensive mini MBA
Harvard GSAS Business School Club, Boston,MA

2020, Patent Law
Harvard GSAS Business School Club and Morrison & Foerster LLP, Boston, MA

2020, Project Management Strategies for Researchers
Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, Boston, MA

Postdoc, current, DNA damage and repair
Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Silver medal and excellence Award
Maharashtra State Board

Best scientific project
Guru Nanak Khalsa College

Best environmental project award
Guru Nanak Khalsa College

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

Best Student Award
University of Mumbai

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

Achievement of excellence Award in M.Sc
University of Mumbai

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Delhi

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

Global Bhaitya Foundation excellence award
Global Bhaitya Foundation

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

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

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

Excellence in reviewing
Health Science Journal, Insight Medical Publishing

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

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

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

NCI fellowship
National Cancer Institute, USA

Excellence in reviewing
Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International