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Dr. Abhijit S. Deshmukh
Scientist C
Email: abhijit[at]niab[dot]org[dot]in
Telephone: +91 40 2304 9421

Ph.D.       Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
M.V.Sc.    Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur, India
Research Interest
The project focuses on protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii cell cycle regulators and examining their role in cell cycle and transcription, using a variety of interlinked experimental approaches.
  Abhijit
Awards & Fellowships
  • International Travel award: Dept. of Biotechnology, India (2015)
  • DST/INSPIRE Faculty award: Dept. of Science and Technology, India (2013)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates award: Malaria Gordon Research Conference, Italy (2013)
  • Best poster award: Society for Biological Chemist (SBC), Hyderabad, India (2013)
  • Best oral presentation award: Biosparks, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (2012)
  • NET (all India 8th rank) & Fellowship: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (2009)
  • National Eligibility Test (NET): Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board (ICAR) (2008)
  • Best Poster Award: National Conference on Microbiology from Education to Industry, Nanded, India (2008)

Publications
  • Deshmukh*, A. S., Mitra, P. and Maruthi, M. (2016) Cdk7 mediates RPB1-driven mRNA synthesis in Toxoplasma gondii. Scientific Reports 19;6:35288. * Corresponding Author

  • Deshmukh, A. S., Agarwal, M., and Dhar, S. K. (2016). Regulation of DNA replication proteins in parasitic protozoans: possible role of CDK like kinases. Current Genetics 62(3): 481-486.

  • Mitra*, P., Banu*, K., Deshmukh, A. S., Naidu, S., Dhar, S. K. (2015). Functional dissection of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigens (1&2) in human malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum: possible involvement in DNA replication and DNA damage response. Biochemical Journal 470, 115-129. * Joint co-first author

  • Deshmukh, A. S., Agarwal, M., Mehra, P., Gupta, A., Gupta, N., Doerig, C., and Dhar, S. K. (2015). Regulation of Plasmodium falciparum Origin Recognition Complex subunit 1 (PfORC1) function through phosphorylation mediated by CDK like kinase PK5. Molecular Microbiology 98, 17-33.

  • Deshmukh, A. S., Srivastava, S., Herrmann, S., Gupta, A., Mitra, P., Gilberger, T. W., and Dhar, S. K. (2012). The role of N-terminus of Plasmodium falciparum ORC1 in telomeric localization and var gene silencing. Nucleic Acids Research 40, 5313-5331.

  • Deshmukh, A. S., Srivastava, S. and Dhar, S. K. (2013). Plasmodium falciparum: Epigenetic control of var gene regulation and disease. Subcellular Biochemistry 61,659-682.

  • Mitra, P., Deshmukh A. S. and Dhar, S. K. (2012). DNA replication during intra-erythrocytic stages of human malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Current Science 102, 725-740.

  • Gupta*, A., Mehra*, P., Deshmukh*, A., Dar, A., Mitra, P., Roy, N., and Dhar, S. K. (2009). Functional dissection of the catalytic carboxyl-terminal domain of origin recognition complex subunit 1 (PfORC1) of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Eukaryotic Cell 8, 1341-1351. * Joint co-first author
 
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Mission: Development of sustainable and  globally competitive livestock industry through innovative technology.

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