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Sushma Chaubey, PhD

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Life Sciences (2007)
    Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)

About Me

I am teaching biomedical engineering courses, including biochemical engineering laboratory, as well as mentoring undergraduate students. My ultimate goal as an instructor is to produce independent thinker and critical problem solvers in my students. I share my research expertise and enthusiasm with students, and I believe that by learning to think like a scientist and recognize connections between a wide range of concepts, my students will have success in the classroom, in the laboratory and in other walks of life.

I have a bachelor's degree with Physics, Chemistry and Botany as majors and a master's degree in Biotechnology. I conducted my PhD research at Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, India and received my PhD degree in Life Sciences from the Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. Prior to joining Widener University, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Pediatrics at Drexel University and in the Department of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). I have also been adjunct reviewer for many peer reviewed journals.

Research Interests

I have conducted diverse research studies which have given me understanding of various subjects and vast experience in a number of molecular, biochemical, cell biology, immunological and neurological techniques. I have extensive experience in cell and tissue culture techniques. My research interest is focused on application of stem cells (NSCs/MSCs) in understanding and treating different diseases of brain, lungs and heart. I also have interest in molecular and cell biology of microbes and malaria parasite. During my PhD., I investigated the translational status of a plastid-like organelle - apicoplast, known to be essential for the survival of Plasmodium falciparum.


  • Sushma Chaubey et al. α1,3-Fucosyltransferase-IX, an Enzyme of Pulmonary Endogenous Lung Stem Cell Marker SSEA-1, Alleviates Experimental Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (2020) Pediatric Research; April 17; doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-0891-9

  • Chaubey S et al. Early gestational mesenchymal stem cell secretome attenuates experimental bronchopulmonary dysplasia in part via exosome-associated factor TSG-6 (2018) Stem Cell Research and Therapy; June 26; 9(1): 173-198. PMID: 23681951

  • Sushma Chaubey and John H. Wolfe. Transplantation of CD15-enriched murine neural stem cells increases total engraftment and shifts differentiation towards oligodendrocyte lineage (2013) Stem Cells Translational Medicine; 2(6):444-454. PMID: 23681951

  • Sushma Chaubey, Ambrish Kumar, Divya Singh and Saman Habib. The apicoplast of Plasmodium falciparum is translationally active (2005) Molecular Microbiology; 56(1):81-89. PMID: 15773980

  • Kumar B, Chaubey S, Shah P, Tanveer A, Charan M, Siddiqi MI, Habib S. Interaction between sulphur mobilization proteins SufB and SufC: evidence for an iron-sulphur cluster biogenesis pathway in the apicoplast of Plasmodium falciparum (2011) Int J Parasitol; 41(9):991-999. PMID: 21722645

  • Raghu Ram EVS, Kumar A, Biswas S, Kumar A, Chaubey S, Siddiqi MI and Saman Habib. Nuclear gyrB encodes a functional subunit of the Plasmodium falciparum gyrase that is involved in apicoplast DNA replication (2007) Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology; 150:30-39. PMID: 17499371

  • Divya Singh, Sushma Chaubey and Saman Habib. Replication of the Plasmodium falciparum apicoplast DNA initiates within the inverted repeat region (2003) Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology; 126:9-14. PMID: 12554079

  • Divya Singh, Sushma Chaubey and Saman Habib. Replication and translation of the malaria plastid-like organelle (2003) Medicinal Chemistry Research; 12, No.4/5


  • Dr. C.R. KrishnaMurti memorial Young Scientist Award-2005, Society of Biological Chemists.
  • M.M. Dhar best thesis award for the year 2006 in Biological Sciences at CDRI, Lucknow, India.