Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India.
Dr Neelam Garg was born in Hoshiarpur (Punjab) in 1960. She completed her both higher degrees of Masters and Doctorate in Microbiology from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana (Punjab) with a focus on Pseudomonas aeruginosa toxins. She was a recipient of merit fellowship in Masters and CSIR Research Fellowship during her Ph.D. programme. Presently, she is Professor and has presided over the Department of Microbiology as Chairperson (HOD), Faculty of Life Sciences, Kurukshetra University (KUK), Kurukshetra-136 119 for three terms latest being from 2012-2018. She has over 31 years of research and teaching experience as a faculty member in PAU and KUK. She has a number of research publications in peer reviewed reputed International and national journals and has been guiding a number of students for their Masters and Doctoral thesis. She was awarded two major research projects by Department of Biotechnology (DBT, Government of India), on bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass into ethanol and production (scale up) of microbial xylanases for pulp and paper industry as co-principal Investigator (Co-PI) from 2003 onwards. She has also been awarded a major research project (as PI) from University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi in 2012 on microbial chitin deacetylases. Apart from these, her broad field of research interests includes Medical Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology. She has presented papers in many National and International Conferences and Reviewed many research articles for different journals. She has evaluated many M Sc and PhD thesis from different Universities & Institutes. She has a no. of research papers, book chapters and 3 edited books to her credit.