Dr. Vijay Shankar Singh

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  Dr. Vijay Shankar Singh
Assistant Professor
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Academic record & distinction:

  • M. Sc in Biotechnology from Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University Campus, Kanpur.
  • Qualified national level exams like UGC-NET JRF/SRF, ICMR-JRF, ARS-NET, and GATE 2008 (AIR 12, percentile 99.91).
  • Ph. D in Biotechnology from School of Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
  • Ph. D Topic: Identification and Functional Characterization of Genes Involved in Carbon Source Utilization in Azospirillum brasilense Sp7.
  • Awarded CSIR-Senior Research Associateship (CSIR-SRA) from CSIR.

Area of Specialization:

Bacterial Genetics and Molecular Microbiology.

Latest Publications:

  1. Vijay Shankar Singh, Basant Kumar Dubey, Sushant Rai, Surendra Pratap Singh and Anil Kumar Tripathi. 2022. Engineering D-glucose utilization in Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 promotes rice root colonization. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-022-12250-0).
  2. Parul Pandey, Ashutosh Prakash Dubey, Shivangi Mishra, Vijay Shankar Singh, Chhaya Singh and Anil Kumar Tripathi, 2022. β-lactamase resistance in Azospirillum baldaniorum Sp245 is mediated by lytic transglycosylase and β-lactamase and regulated by a cascade of RpoE7---RpoH3 sigma factors. Journal of Bacteriology (doi: 10.1128/jb.00010-22).
  3. Ekta Pathak, Ashutosh Prakash Dubey, Vijay Shankar Singh, Rajeev Mishra and Anil Kumar Tripathi, 2022. Structural analysis of the role of the two conserved motifs of the ECF41 family σ factor in the autoregulation of its own promoter in Azospirillum brasilense Sp245, PROTEINS: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics (https://doi.org/10.1002/prot.26387).
  4. Vijay Shankar Singh, Basant Kumar Dubey, Parul Pandey, Sushant Rai and Anil Kumar Tripathi. 2021. Ethanol is co-metabolized by Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 using fructose and glycerol as primary carbon source and regulated negatively by an alternative sigma factor RpoH2. Journal of Bacteriology (doi: 10.1128/JB.00269-21).
  5. Ashutosh Prakash Dubey, Parul Pandey, Vijay Shankar Singh, Mukti Nath Mishra, Sudhir Singh, Rajeev Mishra and Anil Kumar Tripathi. 2020. An ECF41 family σ factor controls motility and biogenesis of lateral flagella in Azospirillum brasilense Journal of Bacteriology (Doi:10.1128/JB.00231-20).
  6. Vijay Shankar Singh, Prajna Tripathi, Parul Pandey, Durgesh Narain Singh, Basant Kumar Dubey, Chhaya Singh, Surendra Pratap Singh, Rachna Pandey and Anil Kumar Tripathi. 2019. Dicarboxylate transporters of Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 play important role in the colonization of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) roots. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-12-18-0344-R).
  7. Vijay Shankar Singh, Ashutosh Prakash Dubey, Ankush Gupta, Sudhir Singh, Bhupendra Narain Singh and Anil Kumar Tripathi. 2017. Regulation of a glycerol induced quinoprotein alcohol dehydrogenase by σ54 and a Lux-R type regulator in Azospirillum brasilense Journal of Bacteriology (doi:10.1128/JB.00035-17).
  8. Sudhir Singh, Sushil Kumar Dwivedi, Vijay Shankar Singh and Anil Kumar Tripathi. 2016. Expression of alkyl hydroperoxide reductase is regulated negatively by OxyR1 and positively by RpoE2 sigma factor in Azospirillum brasilense Microbiology. 162:1868-1881.
  9. Durgesh Narain Singh, Ankush Gupta,Vijay Shankar Singh, Rajeev Mishra, Suneel Kateriya and Anil Kumar Tripathi. 2015. Identification and characterization of a novel phosphodiesterase from the metagenome of an Indian coalbed. Plos One.10:e0118075.
  10. Santosh kumar, Suneel Kateriya, Vijay Shankar Singh, Meenakshi Tanwar, Shweta Agarwal, Hina Singh, Jitendra Paul Khurana and Anil Kumar Tripathi. 2012. Bacteriophytochrome controls carotenoid-independent response to photodynamic stress in a non-photosynthetic rhizobacterium, Azospirillum brasilense Scientific Reports. (DOI: 10.1038/srep00872.p).


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