Dr. Raja Biswas
Dr. Biswas joined Amrita in June 2009. He has completed his Ph D and post doctoral work in the field of Microbial Genetics and Infectious Diseases from the Department of Microbial Genetics, University of Tuebingen, Germany.
He is the recipient of Ramalingaswami fellowship, Rapid Grant for Young Scientists from Department of Biotechnology in 2009 and Fast track grant for young scientists from Department of science and technology in 2010. He has to his credit nearly 16 publications in reputed journals like Molecular Microbiology, Journal of Bacteriology, Infection & Immunity and Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Dr. Biswas's research is focused on understanding more about the mechanism of infectious diseases specifically in understanding the complex network of host - microbe interactions, pathogenic mechanisms to escape the surveillance of host immune system and mechanisms for drug resistance.
|Year of Publication||Publication Type||Title|
|2016||Journal Article||V. Dhanalakshmi, Nimal, T. R., Sabitha, M., R.a Biswas, and Jayakumar, R., “Skin and muscle permeating antibacterial nanoparticles for treating Staphylococcus aureus infected wounds”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials, 2016.[Abstract]|
|2016||Journal Article||P. Rajitha, Gopinath, D., R.a Biswas, Sabitha, M., and Jayakumar, R., “Chitosan nanoparticles in drug therapy of infectious and inflammatory diseases”, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 1177-1194, 2016.[Abstract]|
|2016||Journal Article||S. Va Nair, Baranwal, Ga, Chatterjee, Ma, Sachu, Ac, V.A. Kumar, Bose, C., Banerji, A., and R.a Biswas, “Antimicrobial activity of plumbagin, a naturally occurring naphthoquinone from Plumbago rosea, against Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans”, International Journal of Medical Microbiology, vol. 306, pp. 237-248, 2016.[Abstract]|
|2015||Journal Article||Na Nair, Vinod, Va, Suresh, M. Ka, Vijayrajratnam, Sa, Biswas, La, Peethambaran, Rb, Vasudevan, A. Kc, and R.a Biswas, “Amidase, a cell wall hydrolase, elicits protective immunity against Staphylococcus aureus and S. epidermidis”, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol. 77, pp. 314-321, 2015.[Abstract]|
|2015||Journal Article||A. G. Krishnan, Jayaram, L., R.a Biswas, and Manitha B. Nair, “Evaluation of antibacterial activity and cytocompatibility of ciprofloxacin loaded gelatin-hydroxyapatite scaffolds as a local drug delivery system for osteomyelitis treatment”, Tissue Engineering - Part A, vol. 21, pp. 1422-1431, 2015.[Abstract]|
|2015||Journal Article||A. Mohandas, Nimal, T. R., Das, V., S.A. Shankarappa, R.a Biswas, and Jayakumar, R., “Drug loaded bi-layered sponge for wound management in hyperfibrinolytic conditions”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 3, pp. 5795-5805, 2015.[Abstract]|
|2014||Journal Article||B. M. Alphonsa, Kumar, P. T. Sudheesh, Praveen, G., R.a Biswas, Chennazhi, K. P., and Jayakumar, R., “Antimicrobial drugs encapsulated in fibrin nanoparticles for treating microbial infested wounds”, Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 31, pp. 1338-1351, 2014.[Abstract]|
|2013||Journal Article||B. M. Alphonsa, Kumar, P. T. Sudheesh, Praveen, G., R.a Biswas, Chennazhi, K. P., and Jayakumar, R., “Antimicrobial Drugs Encapsulated in Fibrin Nanoparticles for Treating Microbial Infested Wounds”, Pharmaceutical Research, pp. 1-14, 2013.[Abstract]|
|2013||Journal Article||B. S. Anisha, R.a Biswas, Chennazhi, K. P., and Jayakumar, R., “Chitosan-hyaluronic acid/nano silver composite sponges for drug resistant bacteria infected diabetic wounds”, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol. 62, pp. 310-320, 2013.[Abstract]|
|2013||Journal Article||A. N. Kumar, N. Rejinold, S., Anjali, P., Balakrishnan, A., R.a Biswas, and Jayakumar, R., “Preparation of chitin nanogels containing nickel nanoparticles”, Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 97, pp. 469-474, 2013.[Abstract]|
|2013||Journal Article||Va Sukhithasri, Nisha, Na, Biswas, La, Kumar, VbAnil, and R.a Biswas, “Innate immune recognition of microbial cell wall components and microbial strategies to evade such recognitions”, Microbiological Research, vol. 168, pp. 396-406, 2013.[Abstract]|
|2013||Journal Article||S. Sivasundar, Oommen, A. T., Prakash, O., Baskaran, S., R.a Biswas, Nair, S., Mohan, C. G., and Biswas, L., “Molecular defect of 'Prothrombin Amrita': Substitution of arginine by glutamine (Arg553 to Gln) near the Na+ binding loop of prothrombin”, Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases, vol. 50, pp. 182-183, 2013.|
|2012||Journal Article||P. T. S. Kumar, Lakshmanan, V. - K., R.a Biswas, Nair, S. V., and Jayakumar, R., “Synthesis and biological evaluation of chitin hydrogel/nano ZnO composite bandage as antibacterial wound dressing”, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, vol. 8, pp. 891-900, 2012.[Abstract]|
|2012||Journal Article||S. Maya, Indulekha, S., Sukhithasri, V., Smitha, K. T., Nair, S. V., Jayakumar, R., and R.a Biswas, “Efficacy of tetracycline encapsulated O-carboxymethyl chitosan nanoparticles against intracellular infections of Staphylococcus aureus”, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol. 51, pp. 392-399, 2012.[Abstract]|
|2011||Journal Article||P. Varma, Nisha, N., Dinesh, K. R., Kumar, A. V., and R.a Biswas, “Anti-infective properties of Lactobacillus fermentum against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa”, Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol. 20, pp. 137-143, 2011.[Abstract]|
|2010||Journal Article||P. Varma, Dinesh, K. R., Menon, K. K., and R.a Biswas, “Lactobacillus Fermentum Isolated from Human Colonic Mucosal Biopsy Inhibits the Growth and Adhesion of Enteric and Foodborne Pathogens”, Journal of Food Science, vol. 75, pp. M546-M551, 2010.[Abstract]|