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Hitesh Kathuria, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry / Biochemistry
Whitewater Hall 254
Phone: 765-973-8247


  • 2005 – Ph.D. Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, INDIA
  • 1999 – M.S. Biochemistry, Hamdard University, New Delhi, INDIA (Gold Medalist)
  • 1997 – B.S. (Honours) Biochemistry, University of Delhi, New Delhi, INDIA
  • 1994 – Senior School Certificate Exam, Springdales School, CBSE, New Delhi, INDIA

Current Research Interests

Structural and functional characterization of Drosophila Dscam

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Kathuria H and Clemens JC. (2008) The Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule. Book Chapter for “The Sticky Synapse” from Springer. (Under preparation)
  • Kathuria H, Giri J, Karaba N, Murata N, Kumar U.M and Tyagi A.K. (2008) Glycinebetaine-induced water stress tolerance in codA expressing transgenic indica rice is associated with up-regulation of several stress responsive genes. (Under preparation)
  • Kathuria H, Giri J, Tyagi H and Tyagi A.K. (2007) Advances in transgenic rice biotechnology. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 26: 65-103.
  • Kathuria H, Mohanty A and Tyagi A.K. (2003) Analysis of inheritability and expression profile of single and multi-copy transgene(s) in rice over generations. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 12: 103-107.
  • Mohanty A, Kathuria H, Ferjani A, Sakamoto A, Mohanty P, Murata N and Tyagi A.K. (2002) Transgenics of an elite indica rice variety Pusa Basmati 1 harbouring the codA gene are highly tolerant to salt stress. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 106: 51-57.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • 2006-2008 – Postdoctoral fellow in Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, Indiana, USA with Dr. James C. Clemens.
  • 2005-2006 – Postdoctoral fellow at Cancer Research Institute, IUPUI, Indianapolis with Professor David G. Skalnik.

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Senior Research Fellowship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, INDIA from July 2001 to 2004.


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