Dr. Amit Kumar Bajhaiya

Dr. Amit Kumar Bajhaiya

Name: Dr. Amit Kumar Bajhaiya
Designation: Assistant Professor
Phone: 04366-277230
Email: amitkumar@cutn.ac.in


Biographic Sketch:
Dr. Amit Kumar Bajhaiya, is an Assistant Professor at the Central University of Tamil Nadu. He completed a M.Sc degree in Biotechnology at the Jiwaji University, Gwalior then worked for 1 year as a Project Assistant at CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow before starting a PhD degree in Algal Biotechnology at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. During PhD he worked on abiotic stress biology, molecular taxonomy and transcriptional engineering of Microalgae. After his PhD he worked as Postdoctoral fellow at the Umea Plant Science Centre and Chemical Biological Centre, Sweden for 4.5 years. During his postdoc, he worked on regulation of carbon concentrations mechanism and Program cell death of Microalgae with the aim to develop microalgal cells as an efficient microbial cell factory. Dr. Amit is awardee of Inspire faculty award and SERB startup grant along with several National and international travel grants. Dr. Amit is expertise in Algal molecular biology, molecular taxonomy, analysis of Algal metabolites, transcriptional engineering, secondary metabolites analysis, bioremediation and abiotic stress biology of microalgae.

Research Highlights :

My lab at CUTN work on transcriptional engineering of microalgae for the production of valuable secondary metabolites. We are interested to understand the stress specific induction of metabolites in microalgae and the role of genetic regulators like transcription factors or transcription regulators. Further we are also interested to understand the carbon sequestration mechanism in microalgae and how it affects the synthesis of primary metabolites like lipid, carbohydrate and protein.

Recent Publications :

1. Kumar, Umesh, Subhisha Raj, Arathi Sreenikethanam, Rahul Maddheshiya, Seema Kumari, Sungsoo Han, Krishan K. Kapoor, Rakesh Bhaskar, Amit K. Bajhaiya, and Dharmender K. Gahlot. (2023) "Multi-Omics Approaches in Plant–Microbe Interactions Hold Enormous Promise for Sustainable Agriculture." Agronomy 13, no. 7 : 1804. *corresponding author (IF: 3.7).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13071804

2. Subhisha Raj, Amrutha Sajith, Arathi Sreenikethanam, Swathi Vadlamani, Aiswarya Satheesh, Anurup Ganguly, J. Rajesh Banu, Sunita Varjani, Poornachandar Gugulothu & Amit K. Bajhaiya (2023) Renewable biofuels from microalgae: technical advances, limitations and economics, Environmental Technology Reviews, 12:1, 18-36, *corresponding author (IF: 0.8). DOI: 10.1080/21622515.2023.2167126

3. Arathi Sreenikethanam, Subhisha Raj, Rajesh Banu J, Poornachandar Gugulothu, Sunita Varjani, Amit K. Bajhaiya* (2022). Algal lipids for Biofuel production: Strategies, Environmental impacts, Downstream processing and commercialization, Phytochem Rev (2022).  *corresponding author (IF: 7.9).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11101-022-09824-1

4. Arathi Sreenikethanam, Subhisha Raj, Rajesh Banu J, Poornachandar Gugulothu, and Amit K. Bajhaiya* (2022). Genetic Engineering of Microalgae for Secondary Metabolite Production: Recent Developments, Challenges, and Future Prospects, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Vol. 10, 8360-8356. *corresponding author (IF: 6.1). 
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2022.836056

5. Neelam Lahari, Vinoy K Shrivastava, Arathi Sreenikethanam, Subhisha Raj and Amit K Bajhaiya* (2022), Interdictory contribution of Vitamin D to prevent corona virus infections, Archives of Food and Nutritional Science; Vol. 6 (1), pp. 073-081. *corresponding author (IF: 0.8).
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.29328/journal.afns.1001041

6. Poornachandar Gugulothu, RajeshBanu J and Amit K Bajhaiya (2022), Bioactive Compound from Micro Algae and their Anti-Cancer Properties, Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 2022, vol. 42, issue 4, 33928-33931.
DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2022.42.006799

7. Preethi, J. Rajesh Banu, Gopala Krishna kumar, Vinay Kumar Tyagi, Amit K. Bajhaiya, Poornachandar Gugulothu, M.Gunasekarana (2022). Biohydrogen production from waste activated sludge through thermochemical mechanical pretreatment, Bioresource Technology, 127301 (IF: 11.8).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2022.127301

8. Poornachandar Gugulothu, Rajesh Banu J and Amit K Bajhaiya (2022). Bioactive Compound from Micro Algae and their Anti-Cancer Properties, Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, vol. 42 (4), 33928-33931(IF: 0.06).
DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2022.42.006799

9. Subhisha Raj, Anusree M. Kuniyil, Arathi Sreenikethanam, Poornachandar Gugulothu, Rajesh Banu Jeyakumar, Amit K. Bajhaiya*(2021). Microalgae as a Source of Mycosporine-like Amino Acids (MAAs); Advances and Future Prospects, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(23), 12402; *corresponding author (IF: 4.6).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312402.

10. Godvin Sharmila V, Dinesh Kumar M, Arulazhagan Pugazhendi, Amit K. Bajhaiya, Poornachander Gugulothu & Rajesh Banu J (2021). Biofuel production from Macroalgae: present scenario and future scope, Bioengineered, 12:2, 9216-9238, (IF: 6.8).
DOI: 10.1080/21655979.2021.1996019

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