Subrat Kumar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Subrat Kumar completed his Ph.D from PGIMER, Chandigarh in Molecular Virology and has worked as Post Doc fellow in High Security Animal Disease laboratory (BSL4), Bhopal and University of Maryland, College Park, USA in understanding the molecular mechanism of pathogenesis in avian influenza virus. Currently he is working as assistant professor in the Department of Biotechnology, KIIT University. His long-term research interest is to understand the pathogenesis mechanisms in ARTIs due to viral infections (especially HMPV, RSV and hRV) in humans and its associated immune reactions, as in the context of developing a live attenuated vaccine. He is particularly interested in utilizing novel plasmid based reverse genetic system (PBRG) and other molecular virology tools for the analysis. He is a recipient of Young Scientist Award and best poster and oral presentations awards in various international/national conferences. He has trained two PhD students and numerous master candidates for their dissertation work. Currently Apart from his research endeavor, Dr. Subrat Kumar is also involved in teaching various advance and basic subjects to graduate and under graduate students at the school.

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Educational Qualification

Administrative Responsibility
Convener for stores, member secretary for IAEC and IBSC

Awards & Honours
Young Scientist Award

  1. Full member of American Society of Virology (ASV)
  2. Life member of Indian Veterinary Association
  3. Life member of Association of Microbiologist`s of India (AMI/LM-381(1)/2012)
  4. Life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) (L29480)

Journals/Conferences :
1. Kumar S. Extinction need not be forever. Nature. 6 Dec 2012; Vol-492 (7427): 9.
2.Panda S. Mohakud NK, Pena L, Kumar S. (2014). Human metapneumovirus: Review of an important respiratory pathogen. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 25C:45-52.
3.Mohanty D, Swagatika P, Kumar S, Pratima R (2019). In vitro evaluation of adherence and anti-infective property of probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum DM 69 against Salmonella enterica. Microbial Pathogenesis. 126:212-217.
4.Shrivastava AK, Kumar S, Sahu PS, Mahapatra RK.(2017) In-Silico identification and validation of a novel hypothetical protein in Cryptosporidium hominis and virtual screening of inhibitors as therapeutics. Parasitology Research. 116(5): 1533-1544.
5.Shrivastava AK, Kumar S, Mohakud NK, Suar M, Sahu PS.(2017.) Multiple etiologies of infectious diarrhea and concurrent infections in a pediatric outpatient based screening study in Odisha, India. Gut Pathogen. 9:16
6.Panda S. Mohakud NK, Suar M, Kumar S.(2017). Etiology, seasonality and clinical characteristics of respiratory viruses in children with respiratory tract infections in Eastern India (Bhubaneswar, Odisha). Journal of Medical Virology. 89(3): 553-558.
7.Mishra B, Turuk J, Sahu SJ, Khajuria A, Kumar S, Dey A, Praharaj AK. (2017). Co-circulation of all four dengue virus serotypes: first report from Odisha. Ind J Med Microbiol. 35(2):293-295.
8. Kumar S*, Pujhari SK, Chawala Y, Chakraborti A, Ratho RK. (2011). Molecular detection and sequence analysis of Hepatitis E Virus in patients with viral hepatitis from North India. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 71 (2):110-7.
9.Kumar S, Ratho RK, Chawla YK and Chakraborti A. (2007). The incidence of sporadic viral hepatitis in North India: A Preliminary study. Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disease International. 6(6): 596-9.
10.Kumar S, Subhadra S, Singh B and Panda BK. (2013). Hepatitis E virus: The current scenario. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 17 (4): e228-e233.