Research Interests: Nanobiotechnology, DNA Biochip, Environmental Biotechnology And Nanotoxicology.
Ashutosh Kumar works as an Assistant Professor in Biological and Life Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Gujarat, India. He completed his Master’s degree in Applied Microbiology from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore and PhD from CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research/Integral University, Lucknow and was involved in understanding the fate of nanomaterials on biological systems. His current research areas of interest includes, nanomedicines for cancer and arthritis therapy, DNA Biochip for pathogen detection, nanobased drug and gene delivery, nanoemulsions for food industries, environmental nanotechnology and nanotoxicology.
Ashutosh has established several new methods for nanomaterial toxicology in India. He developed a novel method for the detection of uptake of nanoparticles in live bacteria for several generations. He also unravelled the mechanism of metal oxide nanoparticles induced genotoxicity and apoptosis in prokaryotic as well as in eukaryotic cells using the state of art techniques. The work conducted by him is in the frontiers of nanomaterial safety area worldwide. His studies shall have far reaching applications in predicting the adverse health effects of nanoparticles and safe use of ENMs to protect human and environmental health. He has published more than 44 research papers and 16 book chapters in internationally reputed peer reviewed journals.
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