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Apr 23, 2018
Category: General
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The Department of Microbiology is in the process of revising the syllabus of M.Sc. Microbiology program under Choice Based Credit System. The draft of the revised syllabus has been prepared after taking into consideration the feedback obtained from multiple stakeholders including the present students, the alumni, as well as prospective employers from the corporate sector. The Department invites your views and suggestions on the same which may be submitted only by email at latest by 5 PM on Friday, the 4th of May 2018. The draft of syllabus may be downloaded here.

Apr 17, 2018
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On 20-April-2018, Ms.Nivedita Gaur will present her pre-PhD submission seminar entitled -“The role of human tumor associated herpesvirus latent antigens in epithelial to mesenchymal transition of cancer cells" at 11AM in Seminar room of the Department. 

Apr 13, 2018
Category: General
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On 13-Apr-2018, Ms.Ashima Dua will be presenting a paper which may be downloaded by clicking on the image below. This will be followed by work presentation by Mr.Gaurav Kumar.

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Dr.Rajeev Kaul

Lab Members






2010 Onwards

Lohit Khera, Catherine Paul, Rajeev Kaul (2018). Hepatitis C Virus mediated metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma as a therapeutic target for cancer management. Current Drug Metabolism. 19: (DOI: 10.2174/1389200219666180129110942).

Meenakshi Tanwar, Lohit Khera, Nemneineng Haokip, Rajeev Kaul, Aruna Naorem & Suneel Kateriya. (2017). Modulation of cyclic nucleotide-mediated cellular signaling and gene expression using photoactivated adenylyl cyclase as an optogenetic tool. Scientific Reports 7: 12048. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-12162-4

Lohit Khera, Catherine Paul, Rajeev Kaul. (2017). Hepatitis C Virus E1 protein promotes cell migration and invasion by modulating cellular metastasis suppressor Nm23-H1. Virology. 506:110-120 

Jaya Gandhi, Lohit Khera, Nivedita Gaur, Catherine Paul, Rajeev Kaul. (2017). Role of Modulator of Inflammation Cyclooxygenase-2 in Gammaherpesvirus Mediated Tumorigenesis. Front. Microbiol. | doi: 10.3389/fmicb. 00538.

Jaya Gandhi, Nivedita Gaur, Lohit Khera, Rajeev Kaul*, Erle Robertson* (*Co-corresponding authors). (2015). COX-2 induces lytic reactivation of Epstein Barr Virus through Prostaglandin E2 by modulating the EP receptor signalling Pathway. Virology. 484: 1-14

Prerna dabral, Lohit Khera, Rajeev Kaul. (2014). Host Proteins associated with Hepatitis C Virus encoded NS4A. Virus Disease. 25(4): 493-496.

Nivedita Gaur, Jaya Gandhi, Erle S Robertson, Subhash C Verma, Rajeev Kaul. (2014). Epstein Barr Virus latent antigens EBNA3C and EBNA1 modulate epithelial to mesenchymal transition of cancer cells associated with tumour metastasis. Tumor Biology. 36(4):3051-60.

Jaya Gandhi and Rajeev Kaul. (2011). Cyclooxygenase-2 and hepatocellular carcinoma: the proteomics of association. Journal of Proteins and Proteomics. 2: 81-97.



Jie Lu, Masanao Murakami, Subhash C. Verma, Qiliang Cai, Sabyasachi Haldar, Rajeev Kaul, Mariusz A. Wasik, Jaap Middeldorp and Erle S. Robertson. (2011). Epstein-Barr Virus nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA1) confers resistance to apoptosis in EBV-positive B-lymphoma cells through up-regulation of Survivin. Virology. 410(1): 64-75.

Abhik Saha*, Rajeev Kaul*, Masanao Murakami and Erle S. Robertson (* Joint first author). (2010). Tumor viruses and cancer biology: Modulating signaling pathways for therapeutic intervention. Cancer Biology and Therapy, 10(10): 961-78.

Bingyi Xiao, Subhash Verma, Qiliang Cai, Rajeev Kaul, Jie Lu, Abhik Saha, Erle Robertson. (2010). Bub1 and CENP-F Can Contribute to KSHV Genome Persistence by Targeting LANA to Kinetochores. Journal of Virology. 84(19): 9718-32.

Tathagata Choudhuri, Masanao Murakami1, Rajeev Kaul, Sushil K Sahu, Suchitra Mohanty, Subhash C Verma, Pankaj Kumar and Erle S. Robertson. (2010). Nm23-H1 Can Induce Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in B cells. Cancer Biology and Therapy, 9(12): 1065-1078.

Rajeev Kaul, Masanao Murakami, Pankaj Kumar and Erle S Robertson. (2010). Nm23-H1 as a metastasis suppressor. In Cancer genome and tumor microenvironment. Ed. Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, Pub: Springer, New York, USA. Book Chapter.

Rajeev Kaul, Masanao Murakami, Tathagata Choudhuri, Ke Lan and Erle S Robertson. (2009). EBNA3C can modulate the activities of the transcription factor Necdin in association with the metastasis suppressor protein Nm23-H1. Journal of Virology,  83 (10): 4871–4883.

Ke Lan, Masanao Murakami, Bharat Bajaj, Rajeev Kaul, Zhiheng He, Runliang Gan, Michael Feldman, Erle S. Robertson. (2009). Inhibition of KSHV infected primary effusion lymphomas in NOD/SCID mice by gamma-secretase inhibitor. Cancer Bio and Therapy. 8(22): 2136-43

Masanao Murakami, Rajeev Kaul, Pankaj Kumar and Erle S Robertson. (2009). Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase/Nm23 and Epstein Barr Virus. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 329 (1-2): 131-139.

Pankaj Kumar, Rajeev Kaul, Masanao Murakami and Erle S Robertson. (2008). Deregulation of the cell cycle machinery by Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen 3C. Future Virology. 4(1): 79-91.

Masanao Murakami, Patricio I. Meneses, Jason Knight, Ke Lan, Rajeev Kaul, Subhash C. Verma, and Erle S. Robertson. (2008). Nm23-H1 modulates the activity of the guanine exchange factor Dbl-1.  International Journal of Cancer. 123(3): 500-510.

Masanao Murakami, Rajeev Kaul, and Erle S Robertson. (2008). MTA1 expression linked to ovarian cancer. Cancer Biology and Therapy. (9): 1468-1470.

Rajeev Kaul, Masanao Murakami, Tathagata Choudhuri and Erle S. Robertson. (2007). EBV nuclear antigens promote metastasis and can overcome the metastasis suppressor effect of Nm23H1 in the nude mice model. Journal of Virology  81(19): 10352-61.

Rajeev Kaul, Subhash C Verma, and Erle S Robertson. (2007). Protein complexes associated with the Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus-encoded LANA. Virology364(2): 317-29.

Ke Lan, Subhash C. Verma, Masanao Murakami, Bharat Bajaj, Rajeev Kaul, and Erle S. Robertson. (2007). KSHV encoded latency associated nuclear antigen stabilizes intracellular activated Notch by targeting the Sel10 protein. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104(41): 16287-92.

Subhash C Verma, Tathagata Choudhuri, Rajeev Kaul, Erle S Robertson. (2006). Latency-associated nuclear antigen (LANA) of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus interacts with origin recognition complexes at the LANA binding sequence within the terminal repeats. Journal of Virology. 80(5): 2243-56.

Rajeev Kaul, Subhash Verma, Masanao Murakami, Ke Lan, Tathagata Choudhuri and Erle S, Robertson. (2006). Epstein-Barr virus protein can upregulate Cyclooxgenase-2 expression through Association with the Suppressor of Metastasis Nm23-H1. Journal of Virology. 80(3); 1321-1331.

P Dhar, D Muthuchelvan, A Sanyal, Rajeev Kaul, RP Singh, RK Singh, and SK Bandyopadhyay (2006). Sequence analysis of the haemagglutinin and fusion protein genes of peste-des-petits ruminants vaccine virus of Indian origin. Virus Genes. 32(1): 71-78.

R.Behl, R.Kaul, N.Sheoran. J.Behl, M.S.Tantia and R.K.Vijh. (2002). Genetic identity of two Indian pig types using microsatellite markers. Animal genetics. 33: 158-159.

Rahul Behl and Rajeev Kaul. (2002). Insulin like growth factor 1 and regulation of ovarian function in mammals.  Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 40: 25-30.

Rajeev Kaul, Atar Singh, R.K.Vijh, M.S.Tantia and Rahul Behl. (2001). Evaluation of the genetic variability of 13 microsatellite markers in native Indian pigs. Journal of Genetics. 80 (3): 149-153.

Rajeev Kaul, Satish K Kalra, Arvind Kumar, SK Chaudhary. (2001). Use of binary ethylenimine inactivated infectious bursal disease virus as trapped antigen in ELISA. Indian Journal of Microbiology. 40(4):327-329.

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