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16 Years 08 Months

Dr. Rakhi Agarwal

Designation : Associate Professor Qualification : M.Sc. Forensic Science, UGC-NET-JRF, Ph.D. Toxicology Experience : 16 Years 08 Months


Forensic Chemistry, Toxicology & Allied

Research Area

Mechanistic toxicology of various environmental toxicants and Possible Prevention using novel animal model viz. C. elegans. Assessment of environmental toxicants from different matrices using sophisticated instrumentation.


  1. Sarita Mishra, Aaditya Vikram Gaur and Rakhi Agarwal (2020). Standardization of Synchronization Procedure to Collect the Similar Aged C. elegans. Peer Reviewed Journal of Forensic & Genetic Sciences, 4(1): 268-271.
  2. Shashank Shekhar Tiwari, Francis Tambo and Rakhi Agarwal (2020). Assessment of lead toxicity on locomotion and growth in a nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 12(1): 36-41.
  3. Saurabh Shukla, Reena C. Jhamtani, Rakhi Agarwal (2018). Emergence of Zebra fish as a Biomarker for Pesticide Poisoning in Forensic Toxicology Research. Toxicology International, 25 (1): 68-77.
  4. Astitva Anand and Rakhi Agarwal (2018). Differentiation of Immediate and Delayed Metabolic Biomarkers: Qualitative Assessment of Benzene Exposure in Cigarette Smokers and Petrol Station Workers.  Asian Journal of Chemistry, 30, 2551-2556.
  5. Reena C. Jhamtani, Saurabh Shukla, Rakhi Agarwal (2018). Aldrin Induce Acute Toxicity at Enzymatic and m-RNA Expression Levels in Zebrafish. Toxicology International, 25 (1): 48-58.
  6. Reena C. Jhamtani, Saurabh Shukla, M. S. Dahiya, Rakhi Agarwal (2018). Evaluation of Oxidative Injury Biomarkers Caused by Acute Exposure to Sub-Lethal Concentration of Deltamethrin in Zebrafish. Biochem. Cell. Arch. Vol. 18 (1), 309-314.
  7. Reena C Jhamtani, Saurabh Shukla, P. Sivaperumal, M. S. Dahiya and Rakhi Agarwal (2018). Impact of Co-exposure of Aldrin and Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles at Biochemical and Molecular Levels in Zebrafish. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 58, 141-155.
  8. Reena C Jhamtani, Saurabh Shukla, M. S. Dahiya and Rakhi Agarwal (2017). Assessment of environmental hazard caused by industrial effluent discharge using zebrafish as an aquatic biomarker. Current Topics in Toxicology, 13: 105-112.
  9. Astitva Anand, M. S. Dahiya and Rakhi Agarwal (2017). Separation and Quantification of Phenolic Metabolites Using Thin-Layer Chromatography Followed by Ultraviolet–Visible Spectroscopy: Urinary Biomarkers of Benzene Exposure. Journal of Planar Chromatography, 30 (6), 474-480.
  10. Reena C Jhamtani, Saurabh Shukla, M. S. Dahiya and Rakhi Agarwal (2017). Evaluation of Acute Effects of Lead at Sub-Lethal Concentrations in Zebrafish. Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology, 11: 97-103.
  11. Saurabh Shukla, Reena C. Jhamtani, M. S. Dahiya and Rakhi Agarwal (2017). Oxidative Injury Caused by Individual and Combined Exposure of Neonicotinoid, Organophosphate and Herbicide in Zebrafish. Toxicology Reports, 4, 240-244.
  12. Reena C. Jhamtani, M. S. Dahiya and Rakhi Agarwal (2017). Forensic Toxicology Research to Investigate Environmental Hazard: Editorial. Journal of Forensic Sciences & Criminal Investigation (JFSCI), 3(2): 555610, 001-004.
  13. Saurabh Shukla, Reena C. Jhamtani, M. S. Dahiya and Rakhi Agarwal (2017). A novel method to achieve high yield of total RNA from zebrafish for expression studies. International Journal of Bioassays (Int.J.Bioassays), 6 (5), 5383-5385.
  14. Rakhi Agarwal and M. S. Dahiya (2016). Detection of Ethanol and Propoxur from Whole Blood Samples by Gas Chromatography: A Case Study. Journal of Karnataka Medicolegal Society (JKAMLS), 25(2), 13-20.
  15. Rakhi Agarwal, Sudhir K. Goel, Ramesh Chandra and Jai Raj Behari (2010). Role of Vitamin E in Preventing Acute Mercury Toxicity in Rats. Environ Toxicol Phar 29(1): 70-78.
  16. Rakhi Agarwal, S. Raisuddin, Shikha Tewari, Sudhir K. Goel, Rajendra Behari Raizada and Jai Raj Behari (2010). Evaluation of comparative effect of pre- and posttreatment of selenium on mercury-induced oxidative stress, histological alterations, and metallothionein mRNA expression in rats. J Biochem Mol Toxicol 24(2): 123-135.
  17. Rakhi Agarwal, Sudhir K. Goel and Jai Raj Behari (2010). Detoxification and antioxidant effects of curcumin in rats experimentally exposed to mercury. J Appl Toxicol 30: 457–468.
  18. Oladipo Ademuyiwa, Rakhi Agarwal, Ramesh Chandra and Jai Raj Behari (2010). Effect of Subchronic Low Level Lead Exposure on the Homeostasis of Copper and Zinc and Copper: Zinc Ratios in Rat Tissues. J Trace Elem Med Biol 24: 207-211.
  19. Oladipo Ademuyiwa, Rakhi Agarwal, Ramesh Chandra and Jai Raj Behari (2009). Lead-Induced Phospholipidosis and Cholesterogenesis in Rat Tissues. Chem-Biol Interact 179 (2-3): 314-320.
  20. R. Agarwal, J. R. Behari and R. Prakash (2008). Estimation of Mercury in Environmental and Biological Samples based on Anodic Stripping Differential Pulse Voltammetry using a Novel Rotating Side Disk Electrode. Trace Elem Electroly 25(2): 79-85.
  21. Rakhi Agarwal and Jai Raj Behari (2007). Role of Selenium in Mercury Intoxication in Mice. Ind Health 45: 388-395.
  22. R. Agarwal and J. R. Behari (2007). Effect of Selenium Pretreatment in Chronic Mercury Intoxication in Rats. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 79: 306-310.
  23. R. Agarwal, R. Kumar and J. R. Behari (2007). Mercury and Lead content in Fish Species from the River Gomti, Lucknow (India) as Biomarkers of contamination. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 78: 108-112.
  24. Rakhi Agarwal and Jai Raj Behari (2007). Screening for Mercury in Aqueous Environmental Samples and Urine Samples using Thin Layer Chromatography. Water Environ Res 79 (12): 2457-2463.
  1. Jai Raj Behari and Rakhi Agarwal. Bioremediation of Mercury from Contaminated Environment. Science June 2006, 32-35.
  2. Rakhi Agarwal, Jitendra Nath Tiwari, Ramesh Chandra and Jai Raj Behari. Mercury : Introduction, Toxicity and Bioremediation. Toxicology Message 2007, 54-57.



Research Guidance

  • Ph. D. Awarded: 02
  • Ph.D. Submitted: 01
  • Pursuing Ph.D.: 03

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Forensic Science;
  • Associate Member-Toxicology Academy of Sciences for Animals Welfare (Associate Member)
  • Society of Toxicology, India (Life Member)
  • Indian Science Congress Association, India (Life Member)
  • Forensic Science Development Society, India (Life Member)
  • Society of Toxicology, USA (Former Full Member)
  • The National Academy of Sciences, India (Sessional member)