Department of Biological Sciences
ABOUT THE FACULTY
Prof. Kumar Pranav Narayan is teacher and researcher in the Department of Biological Sciences since December 2008. He also served as Chief Warden of the campus for more than six years. He teaches various courses in programs like M.Sc. Biological Sciences & ME Biotechnology. He also teaches BITS BIOCON Certificate Program in Applied & Industrial Microbiology. He works in the area of cancer therapeutics using targeted drug/gene delivery system, plant-based adjuvants for vaccine & immunotherapies and the development of nutraceutical for cancer patients. Prof. Narayan has also worked in the field of agriculture microbiology for the development of inoculum for biofertilizer. Presently, he is using crop residues and waste/weed plants for the development of biopesticides. His research projects are funded by industry, as well as DBT, Govt. of India and internal funding from CHDR-BITS. He is also having active collaboration from reputed institution like CSIR-IICT Hyderabad, IIT Hyderabad, NIT Warangal and Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad.
May 2006 –Nov’ 2008: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lipid Science and Technology, CSIR -Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad in the field of targeted gene delivery for cancer therapeutics
July 2004 - April 2006: Postdoctoral Senior Research Fellow in Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in the field of molecular biodiversity analysis of cyanobacterial germplasm
Sept’ 2004: Received Doctoral degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi under joint supervision of Dr. Y. D. Gaur, Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Dr. Arif Ali, Professor, Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Sept’ 1997: Received M.Sc.(Ag) in Biochemistry, Graduated with First Class from Allahabad Agricultural Institute, (University of Allahabad) Naini, Allahabad
Nov’ 1994: Received B.Sc.(Ag) Hons, Graduated with First Class from R.B.S. College, Agra (Agra University, Agra)