Dr. Parul Thapar (born 20 December 1989) had completed her graduation from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India and post-graduation (PG) form Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India. During her graduation, she has performed microbiological and biochemical examinations for isolating Escherichia coli from sewage water and then extracting its plasmid. During her PG she has performed microbiological and biochemical examinations for isolating Pseudomonas spp. from fresh produce and determining its antimicrobial resistance against certain antibiotics (penicillin, chloramphenicol and gentamicin). After that she has submitted her PhD (Dairy Science and Technology sp. Dairy Microbiology) from School of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India and worked on Bacteriocin production and characterization from Lactic acid bacteria for food and biomedical applications. She has published 3 researches, 1 review article in many national and international journals and 1 popular article in Science reporter magazine. She has received Young Scholar and Young Achiever’s awards, and has 7 abstract in various national and international conferences. She has more than 3 years experience in research, at present she is Senior Research Fellow for a CDC project on preventing antimicrobial resistance to control hospital infections at Department of Lab Medicine, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre- All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Dr. Parul Thapar Research interests includes Microbiological and biochemical techniques; DNA extraction and PCR