Dr K Kiran Kumar

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr. K Kiran Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Semester / Year
Pharmaceutical Microbiology Theory & Practical B Pharm Semester III
Pharmaceutical Microbiology Theory & Practical PharmD II Year
Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology DPharm I Year

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD RNA Splicing Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER Mohali) 2020
M.S (Pharm) Biotechnology Biotechnology National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER Mohali) 2012
BPharm JNTU Anantapur 2010

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS, Manipal Assistant Professor Teaching and Research March 2020-present
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER-Mohali) Project Fellow Research July-December 2013
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER, Ahmedabad) Project Fellow Research August 2012-June 2013

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular biology and Cancer Biology

Area of Expertise

RNA splicing, protein chemistry

Area of Research

Molecular biology, Cancer biology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Travel award from the RNA Society to attend RNA 2019 meeting in Krakow, Poland-2019
  • Grant from DBT/CTEP, Govt. of India for RNA 2019 meeting in Krakow, Poland-2019.
  • Travel grant from IISER Mohali to attend MaxQuant Summer School course at Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany, July 2017.
  • ICMR-JRF, January 2014- December 2018.
  • Two-year fellowship awarded by Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India, July 2010-2012.
  • Member of The RNA Society, VA, USA.

Sde2 is an intron-specific pre-mRNA splicing regulator activated by ubiquitin-like processing

Thakran, P Pandit, P.A Datta, S Kolathur, K.K Pleiss, J.A

The EMBO Journal 2018; 37(1): 89-101. [IF-11.2]

Role of promoters in regulating alternative splicing

Kolathur, K.K

Gene, GENE-D-20-03846, (in press) [IF-2.9]

Pre-mRNA splicing function of the ubiquitin-like protein Hub1/UBL-5 in Caenorhabditis elegans

Kiran Kumar Kolathur Pallavi Sharma Nagesh Y. Kadam Ane Nishitha Kavita Babu Shravan Kumar Mishra

Revision in FEBS letters, FEBSL-20-1184 [IF-3.05]