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Dr. Kamal Dev

Professor
Faculty of Applied Sciences & Biotechnology

Dr. Kamal Dev received his PhD from Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) in Biochemistry and pursued postdoctoral research at National Institutes of Health, USA. Professor at Shoolini University,he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students of Biotechnology and Microbiology. He is currently involved with research to harness extremophilic microbial biodiversity of Himalayas for societal benefits and develop phytochemical based formulations to manage multi-drug resistance. He is coordinator for DST-FIST facility on proteomics at Shoolini University. Dev is also a visiting scientist at University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA.

  1. Wiertzema, J., Borchardt, C., Beckstrom, A., Dev, K., Chen, P., Chen, C., Vickers, Z., Feirtag, J., Lee, L., Ruan, R., Baumler, D. J. (2019). Evaluation of Methods for Inoculating Dry Powder Food Ingredients with Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium LT2, Enterococcus faecium or Cronobacter sakazakii. Journal of Food Protection, (Accepted).
  2. Rangra, S., Kumar, V., Guleria, S., Sharma, N., Sourirajan, A., Khosla, P.K., Baumler, D. J., Dev, K. (2019). Sequential fractionation by organic solvents enhances the antioxidant and antibacterial activity of ethanolic extracts of fruits and leaves of Terminalia bellerica from north Western Himalayas, India. Pharmacognosy Journal, 11(1), 94-101.DOI:10.5530/pj.2019.1.17
  3. Sharma, P., Gupta, S.,  Sourirajan, A. David J Baumler Dev, K.(2019). Draft Genome sequence of hyper thermophilic, halotolerant Parageobacillus toebii PW12 isolated from Tattapani hot spring of North West Himalayas. Microbiology Resource Announcement, 8 (4), e01163-18.DOI: 10.1128/MRA.01163-18.
  4. Gupta, S., Sharma, P., Dev, K., David J Baumler and Sourirajan, A. (2019). Draft Genome Sequence of Halobacillus trueperi SS1 isolated from Lunsu, a salt water body of North West Himalayas. Microbiology Resource Announcement, 8 (10), e01710-18. DOI: 10.1128/MRA.01710-18.
  5. Rani, V., Sharma, P., Dev, K. (2019). Characterization of Thermally Stable β galactosidase from Anoxybacillus flavithermus and Bacillus licheniformis Isolated from Tattapani Hotspring of  North Western Himalayas, India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 8(01), 2517-2542. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.266.
  6. Bisht, G., Sourirajan, A. David J Baumler Dev, K.(2018).16S rRNA gene amplicon data setbased bacterial diversity in a water-soil sample from Pangong Tso Lake, a high-altitude grassland lake of the Northwest Himalayas. Microbiology Resource Announcement, 7 (17), e01192-18.DOI: 10.1128/MRA.01192-18.
  7. Omolo, M., Wong, Z., Borh, W., Hedblom, G., Dev, K., Baumler, D. J. (2018). Comparative analysis of capsaicin in twenty nine varieties of unexplored Capsicum and its antimicrobial activity against bacterial and fungal pathogens. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research,12(29), 544-556. https://doi.org/10.5897/JMPR2018.6667.
  8. Nidhi, P., Kumari, R., Thakur, S., Devi, R., Sharma, R., Kashyap, S., Dev, K., Sourirajan, A. (2018).  Role of Essential Oils of Medicinal Plants (Eucalyptus globulus, Thuja occidentalis, Rosmarinus officinalis, Lavandula officinalis) to Treat Broad Spectrum Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens and as Antioxidants in Food and Health (December 11, 2018). International Conference on New Horizons in Green Chemistry & Technology (ICGCT) 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3299291 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3299291.
  9. Rolta, R., Sharma, A., Kumar, V., Chauhan, P.,  Sourirajan, A., Dev, K. (2018). Traditional Medicinal Plants of Higher Altitude of Himachal Pradesh as Functional Food Ingredient Cum Food Preservative and Bioavailability Enhancer of Anifungal Antibiotics (December 11, 2018). International Conference on New Horizons in Green Chemistry & Technology (ICGCT) 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3299285 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3299285.
  10. Rolta, R., Sharma, A., Kumar, V., Sourirajan, A., Baumler, D.J., Dev, K. (2018). Methanolic extracts of the rhizome of R. emodi act as bioenhancer of antibiotics against bacteria and fungi and antioxidant potential. Medicinal Plant Research, 8(9), 74-85. doi: 10.5376/mpr.2018.08.0009.
  11. Vaidya, S., Dev, K., and Sourirajan, A. (2018). Distinct osmoadaptation strategies in the strict halophilic and halotolerant bacteria isolated from Lunsu salt water body of North West Himalayas. Current Microbiology, 75(7), 888-895. doi: 10.1007/s00284-018-1462-8.
  12. Sharma, S., Sourirajan, A., Baumler, D.J., Dev, K. (2018). Identification of thermophilic Flavobacterium and Anoxybacillus in unexplored Tatapani hotspring of Kishtwar District of Jammu and Kashmir: A North Western Himalayan State. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 12 (3), 245-256.
  13. Sharma, A., Kumar, V., Shukla, R.K., Dev, K., Sourirajan A. (2018). Resurrection of the Fern "Cheilanthes albomarginata Clarke" Involves Utilization of Trehalose as Energy Source and Accumulation of Protective Stress Metabolites. International Journal of Biochemistry & Physiology, 2018, 3(3), 000131.
  14. Kumar, V., Sharma, N., Sourirajan, A., Khosla, PK., Dev, K. (2018). Comparative evaluation of antimicrobial and antioxidant potential of ethanolic extract and its fractions of bark and leaves of Terminalia arjuna from north-western Himalayas, India. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 8,100-106.doi: 10.1016/j.jtcme.2017.04.002.
  15. Sharma, S., Sourirajan, A., Dev, K. (2017). Role of Saccharomyces cerevisiae TAN1 (tRNA acetyltransferase) in Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 2B (eIF2B) mediated Translation Control and Stress Response, 3 Biotech,7(3), 223. DOI: 10.1007/s13205-017-0857-8.
  16. Sharma, N., Vaid., R., Dev, K.,and Sourirajan, A. (2017). Polo-like Kinase (PLK). S. Choi (ed), Encyclopedia of Signaling Molecules,1-7. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-6438-9_101760-1.
  17. Vishambra, D., Srivastava, M., Dev, K., Jaiswal, V. (2017). Subcellular localization based comparative study on radioresistant bacteria: A novel approach to mine proteins involve in radioresistance. Computational Biology and Chemistry, 69,1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2017.05.002.
  18. Sood, S., Gupta, VK., Agarwal, S., Dev, K., Pathania, D. (2017). Controlled release of antibiotic amoxicillin drug using carboxymethyl cellulose-cl-poly(lactic acid-co-itaconic acid) hydrogel. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 101, 612-620. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.03.103.
  19. Sharma, V., Kumar, T., and Dev., K. (2016). Effect of medicinal plant extracts on the antimicrobial activity of amoxyclave and erythromycin against E. coli and S. aureus.International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 7(11), 4615-4625.DOI: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.7(11).4615-25.
  20. Sharma, A., and Dev, K. (2017). Optimization and immobilization of Escherichia coli producing β-galactosidase from dairy industry.International Journal of Advanced Scientific and Technical Research, 6(4): 762-776.
  21. Sharma, A., and Dev, K. (2016). Isolation and identification of β-galactosidase producing Escherichia coli from raw milk of dairy industry. International Journal of Advanced Scientific and Technical Research, 5(6), 163-170.
  22. Hangloo, S., Sourirajan, A., Dev, K. (2016). Metal independent and detergent stable lipases from Aeromonas and Pseudomonas spp. and their role in bioremediation. International   Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences, 5(11), 2781-2799.
  23. Vaid, R., Dev, K., Lichten, M., Sourirajan, A. (2016). Generation of an inducible system to express Polo like kinase, Cdc5 as TAP fusion protein during meiosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, 3 Biotech6 (2), 1-6. doi: 10.1007/s13205-016-0503-x.
  24. Thakur, R., Sourirajan, A.,Dev, K. (2016). Isolation and characterization of caffeine degrading Pseudomonas putida species and Bacillus licheniformis from thermal hot springs and tea garden of Himachal Pradesh, north west Himalayas.International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences, 5(8), 1869-1888.
  25. Hangloo, S., Sourirajan, A., Raina, C., Chaubey, A., Dev, K. (2016). Isolation and characterization of extracellular lipase producing bacterial isolates from effluent waste of paint industry. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 10 (3), 261-273.
  26. Rani, V., Dev, K. (2016). Molecular evolution of β-Galactosidase in Thermophiles, Psychrophiles, Mesophiles, Plants and Mammals by in silico approach. Research Journal of Recent Sciences, 5(2), 1-11.
  27. Kumar , V., Sourirajan, A., Dev, K., Khosla, PK. (2016). Comparative Antioxidant Potential of Bark and Leaves of Terminalia arjuna (Roxb) Wight & Arn from Himachal Pradesh.International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Phytopharmacological Research, 6(1), 27-33.
  28. Guleria, S., Dev, K., Khosla, PK. (2016). Comparative analysis of phytochemicals and antioxidant activities of fruit and leaves of Terminalia chebula from Himachal Pradesh. International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences, 5(6), 1195-1206.
  29. Rangra, SC., Dev, K., Khosla, PK. (2016). Comparative Antioxidant Potential of Leaves and Fruit Extracts of Terminalia bellerica Roxb from Himachal Pradesh.International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research,38(1), 216-222.
  30. Sharma, N., Dev, K.,Sourirajan, A. (2016). A recombinant system for plo1 expression: an amenable tool to study Schizosaccharomyces pombe polo-like kinase in vitro. International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences, 5(5), 1046-1057.
  31. Vaid, R., Sharma, N., Chauhan, N., Deshta, A., Dev, K., and Sourirajan A. (2016). Functions of Polo-Like kinases: A journey from Yeast to Humans. Protein and Peptide Letters, 23(2), 185-197.DOI: 10.2174/092986652302160105143348.
  32. Gupta, S., Sharma, P., Dev, K., and Sourirajan, A. (2016). Halophilic bacteria of Lunsu produce an array of industrially important enzymes with salt-tolerant activity. Biochemistry Research International, 2016: Article ID 9237418, 10 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9237418.
  33. Sharma, P., Gupta, S., Sourirajan, A., and Dev, K. (2015). Characterization of Extracellular Thermophilic cellulase from Geobacillus sp. Isolated from Tattapani Hot Spring of Himachal Pradesh, India. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research, 6 (3), 433-442.
  34. Deshta, A., Dev, K., and Sourirajan, A. (2015). Cloning and expression of Polo-like kinase (CaCdc5) from Candida albicans. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 6 (5), 127-133.
  35. Aggarwal, A., Banerjee, S., Dev, K. (2015). Comparative characterization of urease secreting bacterial and fungal isolates from soil sample of farm fields.International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology,4 (5), 138-150.
  36. Sharma, A., Kashyap, S., Dev, K., and Sourirajana, A. (2015). A report on resurrection activity of the fern ‘Cheilanthes albomarginataclarke’ from various regions of Himachal Pradesh, India. International Journal of Life science and Pharma Research, 5 (4), L1-L7.
  37. Sharma, P., Gupta, S., Sourirajan, A., and Dev, K. (2015). Characterization of Extracellular Thermophilic Amylase from Geobacillus sp. Isolated from Tattapani Hot Spring of Himachal Pradesh, India. Current Biotech, 4(4), 1-8.
  38. Kumar A., Dev K., and Sourirajan A. (2015). Screening of medicinal and aromatic plants of Himachal Pradesh for antiproliferative activities against budding yeast Saccharomycescerevisiae.International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences,6(3), 280–288.
  39. Gupta, S., Sharma, P., Dev, K., Srivastava, M., and Sourirajan, A. (2015). A diverse group of halophilic bacteria exist in Lunsu, a natural salt water body of Himachal Pradesh, India. SpringerPlus, 4, 274.DOI: 10.1186/s40064-015-1028-1.
  40. Kumar, T., Sourirajan, A., Dev, K. (2015). Isolation and characterization of psychrotolerant Serratia quinivorans secreting β-galactosidase. Universal Journal of Microbiology Research,3(1), 1-9.DOI: 10.13189/ujmr.2015.030101.
  41. Suman, R., Sharma, P., Gupta, S., Sourirajan, A., Dev, K. (2015). A Novel Psychrophilic Janthinobacterium lividum MMPP4 Isolated from Manimahesh Lake of Chamba Districtof Himachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Biochemical Technology, 6(1), 846-851.
  42. Kaushal, S., Sidana, A., and Dev, K. (2014). In vitro plant production through apical Meristem culture of Gentiana kurroo Royle. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies, 3(1),4-9.
  43. Kumar, J., Dev, K., Kumar, A. (2014). Quantification of Podophyllotoxin from Podophyllum hexandrum Using HPLC-UVDAD.Journal of Tree Sciences, 33 (2),33-37.
  44. Sharma, V., Sharma, H.V., Mehta, D., Chhabra, B., Thakur, D., Sourirajan, A., Dev., K. (2014). Comparative Analysis of Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties of Traditional Medicinal Plants of Shimla and Solan, Himachal Pradesh.International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research, 6(1), 18-26.
  45. Sharma, B., Verma, R., Dev, K., and Thakur, R. (2012). Molecular characterization of Manikaran            hotspring         microbial         community      by        16S      rRNA   and RAPD analysis. Biotechnology An Indian J, 6, 254-266.
  46. Dev, K., Qui, H., Dong, J., Zhang, F., Barthlme, D., and Hinnebusch, A.G. (2010). The β/Gcd7  Subunit  of  Eukaryotic  Translation  Initiation  Factor  2B  (eIF2B),  a  Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor, Is Crucial for Binding eIF2 In Vivo.Molecular and Cellular Biology, 30 (21), 5218‐5233. Spotlight article in the same issue: Double Duty for an Essential Subunit of Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 2B. DOI: 10.1128/MCB.00265-10.
  47. Dev, K., Santangelo, T.J., Rothenburg, S., Neculai, D., Dey, M., Sicheri, F., Dever, T.E., Reeve, J.N., and Hinnebusch, A.G. (2009). Archaeal aIF2B interacts with eukaryotic translation initiation factors eIF2α and eIF2Bα: implications for aIF2B function and eIF2B regulation. Journal of Molecular Biology, 392, 701‐722. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2009.07.030.
  48. Dev, K., and Maheshwari, R. (2003). Silencing of hygromycin phosphotransferase (hph) gene during sexual cycle and its reversible inactivation in heterokaryon of Neurospora crassa. Current Microbiology, 47, 220‐225.DOI:10.1007/s00284-002-3991-3.
  49. Dev, K., and Maheshwari, R. (2002). Transformation in heterokaryons of Neurospora crassa is nuclear rather than cellular phenomenon. Current Microbiology, 44, 309‐313. DOI: 10.1007/s00284-001-0004-x.
  50. Dev, K., and Maheshwari, R. (2001). Use of mutant mcm strain in purification of Neurospora crassa transformants resistant to hygromycin. Fungal Genet Res, 48,10‐11. DOI: 10.4148/1941-4765.1169.

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