3982, 17 E Cross,
BSK II, KR Road West,
PhD: Dep’t. of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Thesis: Molecular aspects of dedifferentiation in the hypocotyls of Phaseolus vulgaris. Linn, 1980
M.Sc: Botany, Bangalore University,
BSc: Mysore University,
Diploma in Cinematography: Photo Academy, Bombay,
Diploma in Journalism: Media Center, Bombay, 1987.
UGC Advanced Courses: in Molecular Biology and Cytogenetics, 1975.
Computation Biology (Module): STG, Bangalore, 2004.
Bioinformatics-Practical Course: S*Alliance, NUS, Singapore, 2005.
Research Associate: Dept. of Biology, Univ.of Penn, 1980-81.
Research Associate: Dept. of Biology, Univ.of Penn, 1982.
Research Associate: Dept. of Biology, Univ.of Penn, 1985-86.
Scientist: Dept. of Plant Molecular Biology, USDA, Beltsville, 1995.
Graduate Studies: Dept. of Biology, Univ.Tulsa, 2001-2002.
Professor: The Department of Biotechnology and Biochemistry in Adarsha College, Bangalore University, and Bangalore, 2002 –2006 still working as a faculty.
Visiting Professor: The department of Molecular Biology, Bangalore University, Gnanagangotri, Bangalore (2006 to present)
Visiting Professor: Dept of Biochemistry, Biotechnology Bangalore University, Bangalore, 1997- 2002.
Visiting professor: Department of Biotechnology, AMC College, Don Bosco College; St. George College; SRN College, all in Bangalore, 1997-2002.
Principal Scientist: Plant Genetic Engineering Lab, Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Bangalore; Responsible for setting up the Plant Gene Engineering Lab; conducted research in Plant Molecular Biology and Tissue culture. The first to Create Transgenic Tomato Plants against ToMV and ToLCV in India, 1991-1997.
Head of the Dept. of Botany and Reader: National College, Bangalore Univ. Bangalore 1968-1991.
Research and Teaching Experience: I have hand on expertise and experience on most of the molecular tools and techniques, except I have not done micro array analysis. I am still active in research. Taught Genetics, Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Gene engineering to BSc and Masters courses in Biochemistry, molecular Biology and Biotechnology; still active in teaching the above subjects to Masters courses. I am also responsible for setting the syllabus for Masters in biotech and Molecular biology courses in The Bangalore University.
Alumna: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Life Member: Center for Advancement of Biotechnology, Bangalore.
Life Member: Society of Biological Chemists, IISc, and Bangalore.
Basaweshwara Award: For achievements in Teaching and Research, by Basaweshwara Samiti, Shimoga, 1996.
Gold Medal: For achievements in Teaching and research in Plant Biotechnology, by ROTRACT, Bangalore, 1995.
Mahavidyalaya Award: For excellence in teaching and research by Sheshadripuram Mahavidyalaya, 1989.
The effect of asafetida on root initiation in common bean plants; G. R. Kantharaj, Cur. Sc.139-40, 1971.
Molecular events leading to adventitious root initiation in the hypocotyls of Phaseolus Vulgaris L; G.R. Kantharaj, S. Mahadevan & G. Padmanabhan, Indian Cell Biology, 24, 1978.
Early Biochemical events during adventitious root initiation in the hypocotyls of Phaseolus Vulgaris L; G.R. Kantharaj, S. Mahadevan & G. Padmanabhan, Phytochemistry, 18, 383-87, 1979.
The role of IBA induced Tubulin Synthesis during new root formation in the hypocotyls of Phaseolus Vulgaris L; G.R. Kantharaj, S. Mahadevan & G. Padmanabhan, Plant Physiology, 65, (196), 36, 1980.
Tubulin Synthesis and Induced Root Initiation in Phaseolus Vulgaris L; G. R. Kantharaj, S. Mahadevan & G. Padmanabhan, Phytochemistry, 23-27,24(1), 1985.
Mode of transcription and maturation of ribosomal RNA in vitro mitochondria from Ehrlich Ascites cells; G.R. Kantharaj, Dr. S. Bhat & Dr. N.G. Avadhani, Biochemistry, 22, 3151-3156, 1983.
Nature of steady state and newly synthesized mitochondrial mRNAs in Mouse Liver and Ehrlich Ascites Tumor cells; G.R. Kantharaj, Dr. K.S. Bhat & Dr. N.G. Avadhani, Biochemistry, 23, 1965-1700, 1984.
Molecular aspects of Cytokinin’s stymied action on Auxin mediated new root formation in hypocotyls of Phaseolus Vulgaris L; G.R. Kantharaj, & Dr. G. Padmanabhan in, current plant science and Biotechnology in Agriculture, Kluwer Academic Publication, 131-139, and 1991.
Text Book of Biology- for II Pre University; Chetan Publications; Dr.G.R.Kantharaj, Mr. Srikanta and K.N Gandhi, 1982, Revised edition 1985.
Botany Manual for II pre-university: Publications by National College; editions-1973, revised editions: 1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1989, and 1992.
Molecular Aspects of Hormone Induced Redifferentiation in Plants: IBA Induced New Root Formation in Phaseolus vulgaris. Linn; A Thesis work 1976-1980 in Authors work on the web www.mol-biol4masters.org
Morphogenesis (A Review): G.R.Kantharaj, S.Mahadevan and G.Padmanabhan in mol-biol4masters.org, 2006
IBA Induced Early Molecular Events During adventitious Root formation: G.R.Kantharaj, S. Mahadevan and G. Padmanabhan in mol-biol4masters.org, 2006
Quantification of Messenger RNA and analysis of mRNA Translated protein Products Induced by IBA During Different Stages of Root formation: G.R.Kantharaj, S.Mahadevan and G.Padmanabhan in mol-biol4masters.org, 2006.
The effect of Benzyl 6-aminopurine on IBA Mediated Molecular Events Leading to New Root formation: G.R.Kantharaj, S.Mahadevan and G.Padmanabhan in mol-biol4masters.org, 2006
Hormone Induced New Root formation (A Discussion): G.R.Kantharaj, S.Mahadevan and G.Padmanabhan in mol-biol4masters.org, 2006.
Transgenic Tomato Plants Against ToMv and ToLCv: G. R. Kantharaj.
Some Protocols I have Used: G. R. Kantharaj
Launched a website on Molecular Cell Biology for Masters Courses In Biotech and Biochemistry, Bangalore University: www.mol-bio4masters.org; In 2003, revised in 2004, 2005, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Launched a website on Plant Cellular Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Masters courses in Botany, Bangalore University, plantcellbiol.masters.grkraj.org, In 2007-2008, revised in 2009.
Launched a website on Plant Biology for Pre University courses for the benefit of pre university students in “The State of Karnataka, “ http://www.plantbiology.preuniversity.grkraj.org” In 2006 Jan, revised in 2009,
Note: Due to certain contractual obligations, as Principal Scientist, in IAHS, I could not publish any papers during 1991 to 1997. Hence, many research papers; presentations in Conferences, Symposiums and Workshops have not been included in my C.V.
Dr. G. R. Kantharaj, M.Sc, PhD,
3982, 17th E cross, K.R.Road West,
B.S.K II Stage, Bangalore-560070, India.
Phone: (011) (91) (80) 26767980.
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