At present, he is working as scientist in Fermentation & Microbial Biotechnology (FMB) Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR-IIIM). His research interest is to screen out algae as well as their symbiotic forms (lichen) that inhabited hostile terrain of high-altitude for new therapeutic and nutraceutical bioresources. He obtained PhD in Life Sciences from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Earlier he has worked as a research scholar at Defense Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), Leh-Ladakh. Subsequently he worked as research scholar at CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (CSIR-NBRI), Lucknow. He began his research training at Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), DRDO.
|Ph.D||Life Science||Bharathiar University||2016|
|M.Sc.||Microbiology||Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya||2008|
|B.Sc.||Botany, Zoology, English chemistry||Govt. Degree Collage Kathua,
|SPF||07/07/2015 to 30//11/2016||CSIR-NBRI|
|SRF||27/11/2009 to 26/11/2011||DIHAR, DRDO|
|JRF||27/11/2011 to 26/11/2014||DIHAR, DRDO|
Area of Expertise
- Screening of high-altitude inhabited algae as well as their symbiotic forms (Lichen) for their antioxidant capacities, radioprotection, anti-hypoxic potential, cytotoxic and nutraceutical as well as phytochemical evaluation.
- Diversity study and abundance, isolation and culture of lichen’s mycobiont and photobiont, extrolites induction via elicitation and their bioprospection.
- Studies pertaining to high altitude biology.
- DIHAR, DRDO: Ethnobotany and Plants of trans-Himalaya
- CSIR-NBRI: BSC-0106 (Bioprospection of plant resources and other natural products)
|Kumar J., Shahanshah Khan S., Mandotra S.K., Dhar P., Tayade A.B., Verma S.,Toppo k., Arora R., Dalip K. Upreti D.K. & Chaurasia O.P.||Nutraceutical profile and evidence of reduction in oxidative stress by high altitude (trans-Himalaya) inhabited Spirogyra porticalis (Muell.)||Scientific Reports, 2019
|Tayade A.B., Dhar P., Kumar J., Sharma M., Chaurasia O.P. & Srivastva R.B.
|Trans-Himalayan Rhodiola Imbricata Edgew. Root: a novel source of dietary amino acid, fatty acid and minerals||Journal of Food Science & Technology, 2017|
|Prateeksha, Paliya B.S., Bajpai R., Jadaun V., Kumar J., Kumar S., Upreti D.K., Singh B.R., Nayaka S., Joshi Y. Singh B.N.||The genus Usnea: a potent phytomedicine with multifarious ethnobotany, phytochemistry and pharmacology., 6, 21672||RSC Advances, 2016
|Kumar J., Dhar P., Tayade A.B., Gupta D., Chaurasia O.P., Upreti D.K., Toppo K., Arora R., Suseela M.R. & Srivastava R.B.
|Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of Trans-Himalayan Alga Spirogyra porticalis (Muell.) Cleve.||PLoS ONE, 2015
|Kumar J., Rai H., Khare R., Upreti D.K., Dhar P., Tayade A.B., Chaurasia O.P. & Srivastava R.B.||Elevational controls of lichen commun-ities in Zanskar valley, Ladakh, a Trans- Himalayan cold desert.||Tropical Plant Research, 2014
|Kumar J., Dhar P., Tayade A.B., Gupta D., Chaurasia O.P., Upreti D.K., Arora R. & Srivastava R.B.
|Antioxidant Capacities, Phenolic Profile and Cytotoxic Effects of Saxicolous Lichen from Trans-Himalayan Cold Desert of Ladakh.||PLoS ONE, 2014
|Dhar P., Tayade A.B., Kumar J., Chaurasia O.P., Srivastava R.B. & Singh S.B.||Nutritional profiling of phytococktail from trans-Himalayan plants.||PLoS ONE, 2013|
|Tayade A.B., Dhar P., Kumar J., Sharma M., Chaurasia O.P. & Srivastva R.B.||Sequential determination of fat- and water-soluble vitamins in Rhodiola imbricata root from trans-Himalaya with rapid resolution liquid chromatography /tandem mass spectrometry.||Analytica Chimica Acta, 2013
|Tayade A.B., Dhar P., Kumar J., Sharma M., Chauhan R.S., Chaurasia O.P., Srivastva R.B.||Chemo metric profile of root extracts of Rhodiola imbricata Edgew with hyphenated gas chromatography mass spectrometric technique.||PLOS ONE, 2013
|Kumar J., Khare R., Rai H., Upreti D.K., Dhar P., Tayade A.B., Hota S., Chaurasia O.P. & Srivastava R.B.||Diversity of lichens along altitudinal and land use gradients in the Trans Himalayan cold desert of Ladakh||Nature & Science, Marshland press, 2012
Awards and Honours
GATE – Life Science-
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