Tanuja Vaidya
PhD Scholar

Tanuja Vaidya

PhD Scholar

3rd Floor, Narayana Nethralaya, Narayana Health City

# 258/A, Bommasandra, Hosur Road,

Bengaluru, 560099 INDIA.

Contact Details
Email tanuja.vaidya@narayananethralaya.com
Phone +91-80-66660712

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Tanuja has completed her masters in Microbiology from University of Bangalore and she is currently pursuing her PhD from Manipal Univeristy. Her research focuses on Determination of molecular mechanisms underlying diabetic retinopathy disease progression and its resistance to anti-VEGF therapy. She has expertise in Flow Cytometry based assays, cytokine and chemokine profiling of various ocular samples.


Masters of Science (Microbiology); 2003 – 2005, Garden City College, Bangalore University

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry/Zoology/Microbiology); 2000 – 2003, LAD College, Nagpur University

Previous experience

Deputy Manager Quality Assurance; November 2014-January 2017-Innova Pharmactive Pvt.Ltd.

Lecturer (Adhoc); (Graduate and post graduate students) July 2010-June 2014,-G.H. Raisoni Instituteof Information Technology, Nagpur

Microbiologist, Quality Control; Dec 2007- July 2010-Maneesh Pharmaceuticals ltd. Mumbai

Trainee Microbiologist, Quality Control; May 2006- Nov 2007, Apotex Research Pvt. Ltd.,


Trainee Microbiologist, Quality Control; Nov 2005-May 2006- Microlabs Ltd., Bangalore


Rayne R. Lim, Tanuja Vaidya, Santosh G. Gadde, Naresh K. Yadav, Swaminathan Sethu, Dean P. Hainsworth, Rajiv R. Mohan, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Shyam S. Chaurasia. Correlation between Systemic S100A8 and S100A9 Levels and Severity of Diabetic Retinopathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, 2019, 13 (2): 1581-1589.

Khamar P, Nair AP, Shetty R, Vaidya Tanuja, Subramani M, Ponnalagu M, Dhamodaran K, D'souza S, Ghosh A, Pahuja N, Deshmukh R, Ahuja P, Sainani K, Nuijts RMMA, Das D, Ghosh A, Sethu S. Dysregulated tear fluid nociception-associated factors, corneal dendritic cell density and Vitamin D levels in evaporative dry eye. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2019, 60 (7):2532-2542

Sayan Ghosh, Archana Padmanabhan, Tanuja Vaidya, Alan M. Watson, Imran A. Bhutto, Stacey Hose, Peng Shang, Nadezda Stepicheva, Meysam Yazdankhah, Joseph Weiss, Manjula Das, Santosh Gopikrishna, Aishwarya, Naresh Yadav, Thorsten Berger, Tak W. Mak, Shuli Xia, Jiang Qian, Gerard A. Lutty, Ashwath Jayagopal, J. Samuel Zigler Jr, Swaminathan Sethu, James T. Handa, Simon C. Watkins, Arkasubhra Ghosh & Debasish Sinha. Neutrophils homing into the retina trigger pathology in early age-related macular degeneration. Communications Biology volume 2, Article number: 348 (2019)

Rohit Shetty, Jagadeesh R.Naidu, Archana PadmanabhanNair, Tanuja Arun Vaidya, Sharon D'Souza, Himanshu Matalia, Vrushali Deshpande, SwaminathanSethu, ArkasubhraGhosh, KoushikChakrabarty. Distinct ocular surface soluble factor profile in human corneal dystrophies. The Ocular surface. November 2019, DOI- 10.1016/j.jtos.2019.11.007

Conferences presentation

Association between aqueous humor soluble factor profile and disease severity in diabetic retinopathy. Society of Inflammation Research Conference (SIRCON) 2018, Bangalore. (Oral presentation)

Aqueous humor soluble factors associated with different types of diabetic macular edema. Indian Eye Research Group meet (ARVO-India) July 2019, Chennai, (Poster presentation)