Prof. K.D. Gill received her Ph.D in Biochemistry from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India during the period of 1970-1974. Currently she is working as Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 16002 India. She has authored more than 100 research publications. She is member of many national and international societies Viz Society of Biological Chemists, India, Association of Clinical Biochemists, India, Indian Academy of Neurosciences, India, Indian society for Pain Research and Therapy, Indian Science Congress, Society of Applied Biotechnology, Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Society for Neurochemistry. She has been honoured as Fellow of Sociaty of Applied Biotechnology, India.
Kiran Dip Gill research interests are molecular mechanisms involved in neuronal death in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease in cell culture and animal models, molecular basis of organophosphate and metal neurotoxicity which includes signal transduction pathways, apoptosis, receptor ligand binding, protein phosphorylation, peripheral markers, NTE isolation and characterization, neurobehavioral studies and Paraoxonase polymorphism. In addition to that her lab is also focusing on primary cell culture of neurons and microglia to understand the molecular targets of neuronal degeneration after exposure to organophosphates and heavy metals. An another area of interest is neuroprotection using various natural antioxidant and mitochondrial drug targeted delivery in vivo and in vitro systems.