Faculty Department

Dr. Piyush Kumar

Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)

  • PhD Biochemistry (2006-2010), G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar
  • M.Sc Biophysics (2005) G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar
  • B. Sc. (2003) RHGPG College, Kumaun University

Career Graph: 

Duration

Position

Name of Institute/University/Industry

07/2022 – Present

Assistant Professor Selection Grade

School of Health Sciences, UPES, Dehradun, UK, India

03/2021 – 07/2022

MHRD-Postdoctoral Fellow

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, UK, India

09/2017 - 02/2020

Assistant Professor

Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh, Haryana, India

09/2014 - 11/2017

MHRD-Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, UK, India

08/2010 - 03/2014

Research Associate

NAIP, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, UK, India

 

Honours and Achievements:

  • Qualified CSIR-NET Life Sciences
  • Qualified UGC-SET Life Sciences
  • Full Travel grant for IC-IMPACTS-2015 held at University of Toronto, Canada
  • Invited as a Resource person for Conference and workshop on “Antibiotic Resistance -One Health Perspective” held at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Publications (Cumulative impact Factor - >100)

  • Sushila Arya, Ravendra Kumar, Om Prakash, Satya Kumar, Sonu Kumar Mhawer, Shivangi Chamoli, Piyush Kumar, Ravi Mohan Srivastava, Mozaniel Santana de Oliveira. Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of Hedychium coccineum Buch.-Ham. ex Sm. Essential Oils from Kumaun Hills of Uttarakhand. Molecules. 2022, 27(15), 4833. IF - 4.9
  • Piyush Kumar, Arshad Ali Shaikh, Pardeep Kumar, Vivek K Gupta, Rajat Dhyani, Naveen K Navani. Decoration of a GRAS status antimicrobial peptide on nano-silver displays remarkable synergistic antibacterial activity with protean functionality. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2022.  IF-10.4
  • Rajat Dhyani, Shubham Jain, Ankita Bhatt, Piyush Kumar, Naveen Kumar Navani. Genetic regulatory element-based whole-cell biosensors for the detection of metabolic disorders. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 2022, 199, 113869. IF -12.45
  • Arun Beniwal, Amit Gaurav, Rekha Sharma, Tamoghna Ghosh, Piyush Kumar, Urmila Netter, Ranjana Pathania, and Naveen Navani. Draft Genome Sequence of Limosilactobacillus fermentum Strain NKN-51, Isolated from Fermented Yak Milk in Western Himalayas of India. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 2021, 10(16), e00186-21.
  • Shivangi Chamoli, Ekta Yadav, Hemansi, Jitendra Kumar Saini, Naveen K Navani, Ashok Kumar Verma and Piyush Kumar. Magnetically recyclable catalytic nanoparticles grafted with Bacillus subtilis β-glucosidase for efficient cellobiose hydrolysis. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 164, 1729-1736. IF-8.05 (Corresponding author)
  • Tamoghna Ghosh, Santosh Kumar Srivastava, Amit Gaurav, Alok Kumar, Piyush Kumar, Ajit Singh Yadav, Ranjana Pathania, Naveen K Navani. A combination of linalool, vitamin C, and copper synergistically trigger Reactive Oxygen Species, DNA damage and inhibits Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi and Vibrio fluvialis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2019, 85(4), e02487-18. IF-5.4
  • Rekha Sharma*, Piyush Kumar*, Rahul Das, Vandana Kaushal, Naveen K Navani. A novel PTP-like phytase from Lactobacillus fermentum NKN51: Cloning, characterization and application in mineral release for food technology applications. Bioresource Technology. 2018, 249, 1000-1008. IF- 11.88 * (Equal author)
  • Pardeep Kumar, Piyush Kumar and Naveen Kumar Navani. A simple method for detection of anionic detergents in milk using unmodified gold nanoparticles. Sensors and actuators B: Chemicals. 2016, 233, 157-161. IF - 9.0
  • Shivangi Chamoli, Piyush Kumar, Naveen K Navani, and Ashok Kumar Verma. Secretory expression, characterization and docking study of glucose-tolerant β-glucosidase from B. subtilis. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2016, 85, 425–433. IF- 8.05
  • Piyush Kumar, Paramesh R Lambadi, Naveen Kumar Navani. Non-enzymatic detection of urea using unmodified gold nanoparticles based aptasensor. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 2015, 72, 340-7.  IF-12.45
  • Paramesh R Lambadi, Tarun K Sharma, Piyush Kumar, Priyanka Vasnani, Sitaramanjaneya M Thalluri, Ranjana Pathania, Naveen Kumar Navani. Facile bio-functionalization of silver nanoparticles for enhanced antibacterial properties, endotoxin removal and biofilm control. International Journal of Nanomedicine. 2015, 10, 2155- 2171.  IF - 7.0
  • Supriya Deepak Patil, Rajnikant Sharma, Tapas Bhattacharyya, Piyush Kumar, Manasi Gupta,Bhupinder Singh Chaddha, Naveen Kumar Navani, Ranjana Pathania. Antibacterial potential of a small peptide from Bacillus sp. RPT-0001 and its capping for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles. Journal of Microbiology. 2015, 53(9), 643-652. IF - 3.78
  • Vinod Sangwan, Prashant Singh, Milko A. Jorquera, Punesh Sangwan, Piyush Kumar, Ashok K. Verma, Sanjeev Agrawal. Isolation of phytase-producing bacteria from Himalayan soils and their effect on growth and phosphorus uptake of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea)" World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2013, 29(8), 1361-9. IF - 4.25
  • Piyush Kumar, Shivangi Chamoli, and Sanjeev Agrawal. Enhanced phytase production from Achromobacter sp. PB-01 using wheat bran as substrate: prospective application for animal feed. Biotechnology Progress. 2012, 28(6),1432-42. IF - 2.8
  • Sushila Arya, Ravendra Kumar, Om Prakash, Satya Kumar, Sonu Kumar Mhawer, Shivangi Chamoli, Piyush Kumar, Ravi Mohan Srivastava, Mozaniel Santana de Oliveira. Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of Hedychium coccineum Buch.-Ham. ex Sm. Essential Oils from Kumaun Hills of Uttarakhand. Molecules. 2022, 27(15), 4833. IF - 4.9
  • Piyush Kumar, Arshad Ali Shaikh, Pardeep Kumar, Vivek K Gupta, Rajat Dhyani, Naveen K Navani. Decoration of a GRAS status antimicrobial peptide on nano-silver displays remarkable synergistic antibacterial activity with protean functionality. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2022. IF-10.4
  • Rajat Dhyani, Shubham Jain, Ankita Bhatt, Piyush Kumar, Naveen Kumar Navani. Genetic regulatory element based whole-cell biosensors for the detection of metabolic disorders. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 2022, 199, 113869. IF -12.45
  • Arun Beniwal, Amit Gaurav, Rekha Sharma, Tamoghna Ghosh, Piyush Kumar, Urmila Netter, Ranjana Pathania, and Naveen Navani. Draft Genome Sequence of Limosilactobacillus fermentum Strain NKN-51, Isolated from Fermented Yak Milk in Western Himalayas of India. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 2021, 10(16), e00186-21.
  • Shivangi Chamoli, Ekta Yadav, Hemansi, Jitendra Kumar Saini, Naveen K Navani, Ashok Kumar Verma and Piyush Kumar. Magnetically recyclable catalytic nanoparticles grafted with Bacillus subtilis β-glucosidase for efficient cellobiose hydrolysis. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 164, 1729-1736. IF-8.05 (Corresponding author)
  • Tamoghna Ghosh, Santosh Kumar Srivastava, Amit Gaurav, Alok Kumar, Piyush Kumar, Ajit Singh Yadav, Ranjana Pathania, Naveen K Navani. A combination of linalool, vitamin C, and copper synergistically trigger Reactive Oxygen Species, DNA damage and inhibits Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi and Vibrio fluvialis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2019, 85(4), e02487-18. IF-5.4
  • Rekha Sharma*, Piyush Kumar*, Rahul Das, Vandana Kaushal, Naveen K Navani. A novel PTP-like phytase from Lactobacillus fermentum NKN51: Cloning, characterization and application in mineral release for food technology applications. Bioresource Technology. 2018, 249, 1000-1008. IF- 11.88 * (Equal author)
  • Pardeep Kumar, Piyush Kumar and Naveen Kumar Navani. A simple method for detection of anionic detergents in milk using unmodified gold nanoparticles. Sensors and actuators B: Chemicals. 2016, 233, 157-161. IF - 9.0
  • Shivangi Chamoli, Piyush Kumar, Naveen K Navani, and Ashok Kumar Verma. Secretory expression, characterization and docking study of glucose-tolerant β-glucosidase from B. subtilis. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2016, 85, 425–433. IF- 8.05
  • Piyush Kumar, Paramesh R Lambadi, Naveen Kumar Navani. Non-enzymatic detection of urea using unmodified gold nanoparticles based aptasensor. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 2015, 72, 340-7. IF-12.45
  • Paramesh R Lambadi, Tarun K Sharma, Piyush Kumar, Priyanka Vasnani, Sitaramanjaneya M Thalluri, Ranjana Pathania, Naveen Kumar Navani. Facile bio-functionalization of silver nanoparticles for enhanced antibacterial properties, endotoxin removal and biofilm control. International Journal of Nanomedicine. 2015, 10, 2155- 2171. IF - 7.0
  • Supriya Deepak Patil, Rajnikant Sharma, Tapas Bhattacharyya, Piyush Kumar, Manasi Gupta,Bhupinder Singh Chaddha, Naveen Kumar Navani, Ranjana Pathania. Antibacterial potential of a small peptide from Bacillus sp. RPT-0001 and its capping for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles. Journal of Microbiology. 2015, 53(9), 643-652. IF - 3.78
  • Vinod Sangwan, Prashant Singh, Milko A. Jorquera, Punesh Sangwan, Piyush Kumar, Ashok K. Verma, Sanjeev Agrawal. Isolation of phytase-producing bacteria from Himalayan soils and their effect on growth and phosphorus uptake of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea)" World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2013, 29(8), 1361-9. IF - 4.25
  • Piyush Kumar, Shivangi Chamoli, and Sanjeev Agrawal. Enhanced phytase production from Achromobacter sp. PB-01 using wheat bran as substrate: prospective application for animal feed. Biotechnology Progress. 2012, 28(6),1432-42. IF - 2.8

BOOK CHAPTER

  • Shahnawaz Ahmad Baba, Ruchi Mutreja, Arun Beniwal, Shubham Jain, Ekta Yadav, Tamoghna Ghosh, Naveen K Navani, Piyush Kumar 2019. Nucleic acid guided molecular tool for in-vivo theranostic applications. Springer Nature. ISBN: 978-981-13-8835-4
  • Ruchi Mutreja, Pardeep Kumar, Anupama Semwal, Shubham Jain, Rajat Dhyani, Rupesh Agarwal, Umesh Chand, Shahnawaz Ahmad Baba, Naveen K Navani, Piyush Kumar 2019. Aptamer: A Futuristic Approach in Diagnosis Rivaling Antibodies. Springer Nature. ISBN: 978-981-13-8835-4
  • Mahak Sapra, Tarun Kumar Sharma, Piyush Kumar, Ranjana Pathania and Naveen Kumar Navani. 2013. Nanoparticles-based optical detection of xenobiotics small molecules. Nanotechnology Series: Multi-volume Set: 1 to 10 Vols Studium Press. LLC, USA. ISBN: 9781626990005

Patents

  • Single-stranded nucleotide sequences specific for binding to Acinetobacter baumannii and use thereof. Indian patent office-201911016947
  • Nucleotide sequences based colourimetric nanosensor for detection of urea. Applied at the Indian patent office (Application number 901 /DEL/2014).

Professional Memberships/Fellowships/Awards:

  • Life Member of Society of Biological Chemists
  • Life Member of Indian Biophysical Society
  • Life Member of Association of Microbiologists of India