Dr. G. Naresh Kumar

FACULTY OF SCIENCE >> Department of Bio-Chemistry
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D. (TIFR, Mumbai)
Phone Nos : 912652795594
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Experience : Date of Joining : 17/08/1990; Position : Professor (i) Professor from February 3, 2004 ii) Reader from February 2, 1996 to February 2, 2004 (iii) Lecturer from 17 August 1990 to February 1, 1996 (iv) Scientific Officer (C), BARC, Bombay from December 1989 to July 1990 POSITIONS HELD : (i) Officiating Head, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, M. S. University of Baroda from November 1, 2002. (ii) Coordinator, DST-FIST, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, M. S. University of Baroda from November 1, 2002 to May 2006. (iii) Director & Dean, Institute of Science, Nirma University, Ahmedabad from July 2009- July 2011
Areas of Interest : (1)Teaching: Immunology, Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Microbial Physiology and Plant Biotechnology. (2)Research: (A) DNA rearrangements in Anabaena PCC 7120 (B) Metabolic engineering of rhizobacteria for organic acid secretion (C) Development of Novel phosphate biofertilizers (D) Exploring the potential of Escherichia coli as a probiotic. (E) Developing novel probiotics.
Dr. G. Naresh Kumar

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Name: Dr. G. Naresh Kumar

Designation: Professor
Contact: gnaresh_k@yahoo.co.in, gnaresh57@gmail.com
Academic background:
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, 1987, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
  • M. Sc. (Hons) 5 year integrated (Chemistry), 1980, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
Professional experience:
  • Scientific Officer at Molecular Biology & Agricultural Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay during December 1989 to July 1990.
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate at Depart­ment of Biochemistry and Developmental Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas U. S. A. from November 1987 - October 1988.
Research interests:
(i) DNA rearrangements in Anabaena PCC 7120
(ii) Metabolic engineering of rhizobacteria for development of novel phosphate biofertilizers.
(iii) Developing novel probioitc Escherichia coli
Supervised doctoral theses and master's degrees: 12 Ph. D., 2 M. Phil and 65 M.Sc.
List of recent Publications: 

Kavita Yadav, Chanchal Kumar, G. Archana and G. Naresh Kumar Pseudomonas fluorescens ATCC 13525 containing an artificial oxalate operon and Vitreoscilla hemoglobin secretes oxalic acid and solubilizes rock phosphate in acidic alfisols. Plos One (Accepted) PONE-D-13-37026R1. IF 3.73.

Jitendra Wagh, Sonal Shah, Praveena Bhandari, G. Archana and G. Naresh Kumar Heterologous expression of pyrroloquinoline quinone (pqq) gene cluster confers mineral phosphate solubilization ability to Herbaspirillum seropedicae Z67. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology (Accepted). DOI: 10.1007/s00253-014-5610-1. IF 3.689.

Prasant Kumar Jena,  Shilpa Singh, Bhumika Prajapati, G. Nareshkumar,  Tejal Mehta and Sriram Seshadri Impact of targeted specific antibiotic delivery for gut microbiota modulation on high-fructose-fed rats. Appl Biochem Biotechnol DOI 10.1007/s12010-014-0772-y. IF 1.893.

Rahul Jog, Maharshi Pandya, G. Nareshkumar, and Shalini Rajkumar (2014) Mechanism of phosphate solubilization and antifungal activity of Streptomyces spp. isolated from wheat roots and rhizosphere and their application in improving plant growth. Microbiology. Jan 15. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.074146-0. IF 2.252

Raina Jain, Sanjay Jha, Hemanta Adhikary, Prasant Kumar, Vipul Parekh, Anamika Jha, Mahesh K Mahatma and G Naresh Kumar (2014) Isolation and molecular characterization of arsenite tolerant Alishewanella sp. GIDC-5 originated from industrial effluents. Geomicrobiol. J. 31, 82-90. IF 1.608.

Prasant Kumar, Sriram Garg Gopalakrishnan and Naresh Kumar, G. (2013) In vitro comparism of the extracellular secretion of inulosucrase enzyme in potential probiotic Escherichia coli 16 and BL-21. African J. Biotechnology 12, 6382-6388. IF 0.57

Pandya, Maharshi; Gattupalli, Nareshkumar and Rajkumar, Shalini (2013) Invasion of rhizobial infection thread by non rhizobia for colonization of V. radiata root nodules. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 348, 58-65. IF 2.049

Chanchal Kumar, Kavita Yadav, G. Archana and G. Naresh Kumar (2013) 2-Ketogluconic acid secretion by incorporation of Pseudomonos putida KT 2440 gluconate dehydrogenase (gad) operon in Enterobacter asburiae PSI3 improves mineral phosphate solubilization. Curr. Microbiol. 67, 388-394. DOI: 10.1007/s00284-013-0372-z IF 1.815

Mahendrapal Singh Rajput, G. Naresh Kumar and Shalini Rajkumar (2013) Repression of oxalic acid-mediated mineral phosphate solubilization in rhizospheric isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae by succinate, Arch. Microbiol. 195, 81-88. IF 1.754

Raina Jain, Hemanta Adhikary, Sanjay Jha, Anamika Jha and G. Naresh Kumar (2012) Remodulation of central carbon metabolic pathway in response to arsenite exposure in Rhodococcus sp. Strain NAU-1. Microbial Biotechnology 5, 764–772, IF 3.214.

Rajkumar, Shalini, Jog, Rahul and Nareshkumar, G. (2012) Plant growth promoting potential and soil enzyme production of the most abundant Streptomyces spp. from wheat rhizosphere. Journal of Applied Microbiology 113, 1154-1164. IF 2.337.

G. Archana, A. Buch, and G. Naresh Kumar (2012) Pivotal role of organic acid secretion by rhizobacteria in plant growth promotion. In Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Biotechnology, T. Satyanarayana, B. N. Johri and A. Prakash (eds.), pp. 35-53, © Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2214-9_3.

Vikas Sharma, G. Archana and G. Naresh Kumar (2011) Plasmid load adversely affects growth and gluconic acid secretion ability of mineral phosphate-solubilizing rhizospheric bacterium Enterobacter asburiae PSI3 under P limited conditions. Microbiological Research. 166, 36-46. IF 2.054. Citation 1

Divya K. Patel, Prayag Murawala, G. Archana and G. Naresh Kumar (2011) Repression of mineral phosphate solubilizing phenotype in the presence of weak organic acids in plant growth promoting fluorescent pseudomonads. Bioresource Technology 102 3055–3061. BITE-D-10-01629R2 IF 4.365. 10.1016/j.biortech.2010.10.041

Courses being taught during 2013-2014:
  • M. Sc. (Final) Biochemistry: BCH 2301 Basic Immunology (3), BCH 2404 Plant and Microbial Biochemistry (2)
  • M. Sc. (Final) Biochemistry: BCH 2302 Metabolism II (2)
  • M. Sc. (Final) Medical Biotechnology: BCH 2312 Basic Immunology (3), BCH2413 Immunological And Genetic Disorders And Advance Diagnostics
  • M. Sc. (Final) Biochemistry/ Medical Biotechnology: BC 2309/BC957 Project Work I (1), BC 008/056 Project Work II (2)
  • M. Sc. (Prev./Final) Biochemistry/ Medical Biotechnology: BCH 2311/BCH 2320 Seminar (2), BCH2208/BCH 2216 Seminar (2)

Detailed Curriculum Vitae: see downloadable documents



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