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Teaching and Research Experience: 4 Years and 6 Months

Dr. Malay Shukla

Designation : Assistant Professor Qualification : M.Sc. Forensic Science; Ph.D. Forensic Science; UGC-NET-JRF Experience : Teaching and Research Experience: 4 Years and 6 Months


Wildlife Forensics; Forensic Biology and Biotechnology

Research Area

Wildlife Forensics; Phylogenetics of Human and Non-Human species; Conservation Genetics; Evolutionary Biology; DNA Barcoding of different species; Forensic Anthropology of wildlife species


  1. Malay Shukla, Bheem Dutt Joshi, Ved Prakash Kumar, Anil Kumar Mehta, Surendra Prakash Goyal. (2019). Investigating the genetic diversity and presence of forensically informative nucleotide sequences in Indian antelope (Antilope cervicapra) using multiple genes of mitochondrial genome. Molecular Biology Reports; Online First (05/09/2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-019-05054-5
  2. Malay Shukla, Bheem Dutt Joshi, Ved Prakash Kumar, Mukesh Thakur, Anil Kumar Mehta, Sambandam  Sathyakumar, Surendra Prakash Goyal. (2018). Species dilemma of musk deer (Moschus spp) in India: Molecular data on Cytochrome Oxidase I suggest distinct genetic lineage in Uttarakhand than other species. Animal Biotechnology: Volume 30, Issue 3, page 193-201). https://doi.org/10.1080/10495398.2018.1521822
  3. Malay Shukla, Bheem Dutt Joshi, Ved Prakash Kumar, Satish Kumar, Anil Kumar Mehta, Surendra Prakash Goyal. (2018). Forensic examination of Goral samples seized under wildlife offence cases in India using DNA based techniques. Journal of Environment and Bio-Sciences, Vol.32 (2): 313-317
  4. Ved P. Kumar, Malay Shukla, Ankita Rajpoot, Mukesh Thakur, Parag Nigam, Dhyanendra Kumar, Anil Kumar Mehta and Surendra P. Goyal. (2018). DNA barcoding as a tool for robust identification of cervids of India and its utility in wildlife forensics. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 3:1, 250-255, DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1438858.
  5. Ved Prakash Kumar, Ankita Rajpoot, Malay Shukla, Parag Nigam & Surendra Prakash Goyal (2018) Inferring the molecular affinity of Indian pangolin with extant Manidae species based on mitochondrial genes: a wildlife forensic perspective, Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 3:2, 640-644. DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1473719
  6. Rahul De; Bheem Dutt Joshi; Malay Shukla; Puneet Pandey; Randeep Singh; Surendra P. Goyal. (2018). Understanding predation behaviour of tigers in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India: Use of low cost gel based molecular sexing of prey hairs from scats (2018). Conservation Genetic Resources. Vol 11(1), 97-104.
  7. Mukesh Thakur, Ruheena Javed, Ved Prakash Kumar, Malay Shukla, Neha Singh, Aishwarya Maheshwari, Nipun Mohan, Dong-Dong Wu and Ya-Ping Zhang (2017). DNA forensics in combating food frauds: a case study from China in identifying canned meat labeled as deer origin. Current Science. Volume 112, Issue 12, pp 2449-2452. (IF: 0.756)
  8. Ved Prakash Kumar, Ankita Rajpoot, Mukesh, Malay Shukla, Dhyanendra Kumar, Surendra Prakash Goyal. (2016). Illegal trade of Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata): Genetic study from scales based on mitochondrial genes. Egyptian Journal of Forensic Science. Volume 6, Issue 4, pp. 524-533.
  9. Ved P Kumar, Barbara V Asch, Malay Shukla, Puneet Pandey, Vipin, Chandra P Sharma and Surendra P Goyal (2016). Geographical Assignment and Molecular Tracking in Wildlife Offences: A Case Study of Seized Elephant Tail Hair. International Journal of Forensic Science. 1(2): 000112.
  10. Mukesh, Ved P Kumar, Lalit K Sharma, Malay Shukla, Sambandam Sathyakumar. (2015). Pragmatic Perspective on Conservation Genetics and Demographic History of the Last Surviving Population of Kashmir Red Deer (Cervus elaphus hanglu) in India. PLoS ONE. 10 (2): e0117069. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117069.
  11. Mukesh, Sujeet Kumar Singh, Malay Shukla, Lalit Kumar Sharma, Nipun Mohan Aggarwal, et al. (2013). Identification of Galliformes through Forensically Informative Nucleotide Sequencing (FINS) and its Implication in Wildlife Forensics. Journal of Forensic Research. S1: 001 doi:10.4172/2157-7145.S3-001?
  12. Malay Shukla, Khalid Pasha, Samir Sinha and Goyal S.P. (2011). Wildlife Crime Scenario in India-A perspective based on analysis of Wildlife offence cases referred to Wildlife Institute of India. A research Project report submitted to TRAFFIC-India, New Delhi, India (Research Project Report).