Dr. Ajai Kumar

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Dr. Ajay Kumar

 
Name                           :           Dr. Ajai Kumar

                                                Associate Professor                 

Qualification                :           Ph.D.

Address                       :           Head, Dept. of Zoology, Feroze Gandhi College,

Raebareli, UP, India, 229001

 

Permanent Address     :           MIG-25, RDA Colony Indira Nagar

                                                Raebareli (UP)-229001

 

E-mail                          :           ajaikumar_rbl2002@yahoo.com

                                                rita121955@gmail.com

 

Details Of Research Experience:

 

Research Experience   :           28 Years

 

Name & Address of Ph.D. Supervisor :           Prof. J. P. Gupta, Genetics Laboratory,

Center of advanced Study in Zoology,

B.H.U., Varanasi (221005)

 

Topic Of Ph.D. Thesis :           “studies on systematic & Cytogenetics of Dipteran insects”

 

Post- Doctorate           : One Year Post-Doctorate was availed as A National Associate, Dept. of Biotechnology Govt. of India, New Delhi (1995-1996). This tenure was utilized to gain expertise in the area of recombinant- DNA technology, transposon mutagenesis & other techniques of Molecular Biology. The title of the project was “construction of a mycobacterium vector with temperature sensitive origin of replication.”

 

Name & Address of Supervisor for Post Doctorate:   Prof. B. S. Srivastava, Ex-Deputy Director & Head, Microbiology Division, Central Drug Research Institute.
Lucknow (U.P.) India.

 

Organisms Worked on:           (A) Drosophila  (B) Chironomus
(C) Bacteria and Mycobacteria.
(D) Human        (E) Rat

 

Area of Interest           :           Genetics, Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology,

Evolutionary Genetics of Diptera, Microbes, Mammals and Ecotoxicology

 

Research Projects (Completed):         (1) DST., Govt. of India Ref. No. SP/SO/C-57/2001. Title – Ecological Differentiation & Chromosomal Organization in Indian Population of Drosophila (3Years)

(2) CST, U.P. Ref. No. D-2190/2003 Title – Chromosomal organization and Incipient Speciation in Drosophila malerkotliana Prasad & Paik (2 Years)

(3) CST,U.P. Ref.No.CST/AAS-D1939/2008 Title- Cytotoxicity pupationsite preference and Developmental pattern in response to pesticides in some dipteran insects and effective pest management. ( for 2 years)-completed in Dec,2010

 

No of Publications :                International – 07,  National – 16, In Press – 01, Under Publication – 03

 

List of Publications     :

(A) RESEARCH PAPERS :       1. Kumar Ajai and J.P. Gupta. 1990. Four new species of Drosophilidae (Deptera : Insecta ) from Sikkm, India. Proc. Zool. Soc. Calcatta. 43(I):25-30.
2. Kumar Ajai and J.P. Gupta. 1990. Cytogenetic studies of Chironomus circumdatus from India (Diptera : Chironomidae). Genetica (Netherland).82:157 163
3. J.P. Gupta and Ajai Kumar 1991. Chromosomal characterization of Chironomus striatipennis Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zoological Science (Japan) 8:959-965.
4. Kumar Ajai and J.P. Gupta.1992 Two new and two unrecorded species of Drosophilidae (Diptera) from Sikmm, India. Senckemberg, Biol. (Germany). 72(1/3): 45-51.
5. Kumar Ajai and J.P. Gupta.1992. Description of three new species of Drosophilidae (Diptera) From India. Oriental Insects (U.S.A.). 26:207-212.
6. Kumar Ajai and K.K. Gupta.1992. A report on Drosophiilidae of Sikkim, India. Dros. Inform.Service, (U.S.A.) .99.
7. Kumar Ajai and J.P. Gupta.1993. Two new member of Scaptodrosophila from Sikkim, India (Diptera: Drosophilidae) Entomon. 18(1&2) : 43-46.
8. Wasker Moris, Deepak Kumar, Ajai Kuam and Ranjana Srivastava.2000. Isolation of a novel insertion sequence from Mycobacterium fortuitum using a trap vector based on inactivation of a lac Z reporter gene. Microbiology (Great Britain).Vol.146:1157-1157-1162.
9. Ajai Kuamr, Shivani Saxena and Tanima Singh.2004. Chromosomal Organization in India population of D. malerkotliana Parshad & Paika: Nucleus. Vol.47(3) :175-180.
10. Rabindra Kumar and Ajai Kumar .2005. Starvation resistance variation in closely related India species of the montium – subgroup of Drosophila. Environment & Ecology. Vol.47(3) : 175 -180.

11. Tanima Singh and Ajai Kumar.2005. “Malathion induced chromosomal Aberrations in bone Marrow cells of Rattus norvegicus.” J.Appl. Biosci., 31(2):122-127.
12. Shivani Saxena ,Tanima Singh & Ajai Kumar 2006 Chromosome Invesion frequencies in natural populations of D. malerkotliana Prashad & Paika. Int. J. Mendel, 23(3-4): 155-156

13. Rabindra Kumar and Ajai Kumar 2006. Gene Rearrangement in natural populations of Drosophila punjabiensis from Gurarat State in India. Int. J. Mendel

14. Ravindra Kumar and Ajai Kumar 2007. Gene re-arrangement in natural population of Drosophila punjabiensis from Gujrat State in India. J.Int.J.Mendel Vol.-24 (1-2): 71-73

15. Rabindra Kumar and Ajai Kumar2007. Preferences to different Fruit baits in natural environment of Drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

16. S.K.Srivastava , R.kumar, A.K. Srivastava & A.kumar. .2008. Preference to different fruit baits in three closely related Drosophila species. Trends in life science. 23(2):29-42

17. Garima Saxena, Parul Gupta and Ajai Kumar (2011 A). Evaluation of Chlorophyriphos toxicity on behavior of Drosophil Punjabiensis. J.Exp.Zool.India 14(1):31-33

18. Parul Gupta, Garima Sxena and Ajai Kumar (2011 B) Effect of Malathion on reproductive performance of D.kikkawai in agriculture field. J.Exp.Zool.India Vol. 14(1):55-58

19. Arun Kumar and Ajai Kumar (2012) Resistance of starvation tolerance for Sucrose Sugar in closely related Indian species of bipectinata subgroup of the genus Drosophila. J.Adv. in Dev.Res.3(1):99-103

20. Arun Kumar and Ajai Kumar (2013 A) Ecogenetics of starvation tolerance for Dextoze Sugar in three Indian species of genus Drosophil. J.Exp.Zool.India 16(2)675-681

21. Arun Kumar and Ajai Kumar (2013 B) Starvation resistance for Fructose Sugar in three Indian species of genus Drosophila. J. of Indian Res. Vol. 1(2):71-80

22. Parul Gupta and Ajai Kumar (2014) Effect of malathion on Chromosomal pattern of Drosophila kikkawai. J.of Indian Res.Vol.2(4):90-95

23. Arun Kumar and Ajai Kumar (2015) Ecogenetics of variations in pupation height in bipectinata species complex of genus Drosophila. Online J. www.oiirg.org Vol.5, pg 51-57

 

National / International Conference Attended/ Presented Research papers - (B) ABSTRACTS:

1. Kumar Ajai & J.P. Gupta 1989. Cytogenetics Studies of Chironomus Circumdatus Kieffer. Abstract. In Preceding of XIII all India cell biology Conferences Hyderabad, pp.108.(CSIR/DST sponsored)

2. Ajai Kumar 1993. A Comparative Cytogenetic Study in two Indian Species of Chironomus, Ch. Circumdatus and Ch. Striatipenis. Abstract. In proceeding of XVI All India cell Biology conference, B.H.U., Varanasi, pp. 87.(UGC/DST sponsored)

3. Kumar Ajai & J.P. Gupta 1994. Chromosomal polymorphism in two Indian species of Chironomus, Ch. Circumdatus and Ch. Striatipennis. Abstract. In proceeding of XII International Chironomid symposia, Canberra, Australia.

4. Rabindra Kumar and Ajai Kumar. 2004. Resistance to Induced starvation in sympatric Species of the montium- subgroup of Drosophila. In : National seminar on Anthropogenic stress on environment and sustainable development, Kanpur U.P.( UGC sponsored) 17th &18th December.2004

5. Rabindra Kumar and Ajai Kumar 2005. Gene rearrangement in natural population of Drosophila punjabiensis from Gujarat state in India in: 50th annual technical session of Assam science society and national conferences in current trend of research in science & technology. Guwahati.(DST sponsored). 28th &29th January 2005

6. Rabindra Kumar and Ajai Kumar 2005. Ecogenetic relationship for preferences to different fruit baits in natural environment of Drosophila. In national seminar on integrated crop and environment management: trends and perspectives in developing areas (Ballia,U.P.)( UGC sponsored).15th – 17th October 2005

7. Rabindra Kumar and Ajai Kumar2005. Cytogenetics studies in Indian population of Drosophila takahasii from Gujarat state in India: in: national seminar on “conservation of biodiversity in relation rural Development” Kanpur U.P.( UGC sponsored) 9th &10th December 2005.

8. Tanima Singh and Ajai Kumar 2005. Malathion induced chromosomal aberrations in bone marrow cells of Rattus Norvegius.” In: national seminar on integrated crop and environment management: trends and perspectives in developing areas. Ballia, U.P.( UGC sponsored) 15th – 17th October 2005

9. S.K. Srivastava & Ajai Kumar 2005. Resource utilization divergence to different sugar in D. Bipectinanta. In National Seminar in integrated crop and Environment management: trends and perspective in developing areas. Ballia U.P.( UGC sponsored) 15th – 17th October 2005

10. Ajai Kumar, Tanima Singh and A.K. Srivastva2005. Chromosomal abnormalities in lymphocytes from different group of rural Human Population” in national Seminar on conservation on biodiversity and environment in relation to rural Development. Kanpur U.P. (UGC sponsored) 9th &10th December 2005.

11. Rabindra Kumar, Shivani Saxena, Tanima Singh & Ajai Kumar2006. Chromosome inversion frequency in natural population of D. malerkotliana Parshad & Paika: In 21st national symposium of Indian society of life science at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshtra.(UGC/Indian Society of Life Sciences Sponsored) 3rd – 5th February 2006

12. Ajai Kumar, S.K. Srivastava & A.K. Srivastava 2006. Pattern of preference to different fruit baits among member of Bipectinata – Species complex of the genus- Drosophila. In 21st national symposium of Indian society of life science at kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. (UGC/ Indian Society of Life Sciences sponsored) 3rd – 5th February 2006

13. Suman Singh, Sudhakar, Rabindra Kumar, Vinod Kumar Kant & Ajai Kumar.2006. Studies of toxicity of Malathion in D.melanogaster. In: National Seminar on Innovation in Biosciences.Kanpur (UGC Sponsored) 11th- 12 December 2006.

14. Rabindra Kumar, Sudhakar, Akhilesh Srivastava & Ajai Kumar2007. Gene rearrangement shifting from sex chromosome to autosomes in Drosophila jambulina from Gujarat state in India. In : National seminar on Combating populations to Create a Healthier Planet.Kanpur . (UGC Sponsored) 10th- 12 December 2007
15. Malti, Ajai Kumar& S.K.Srivastava.2007. Karyotype variation & chromosomal polymorphism in D.kikkawai. In : National seminar on Combating populations to Create a Healthier Planet.Kanpur . (UGC Sponsored) 10th- 12 December 2007

16. Suman Singh,Akhilesh Srivastava, S.K.Srivastava & Ajai kumar.2007. Endogenous β-galactosidase activity in D.melanogaster in response to malathion.. In : National seminar on Combating populations to Create a Healthier Planet.Kanpur . (UGC Sponsored) 10th- 12 December 2007.

17. RabindraKumar and Ajai Kumar.2008. Studies on drosophilds (Diptera:Drososphilidae) of Gujarat state in India. In: National seminar on Natural Resources, their protection and conservation. Najababad. (UGC Sponsored) 30th – 31st August 2008.

18. Malti, Rachna Nim, Rabindra Kumar & Ajai Kumar.2008. Pupation height preference in D.watanabei. In: National seminor organized by Indian Society of Life Sciences sponsored in Ludhiyana. (UGC Sponsored) 6th – 7st November 2008.

19. Ajai Kumar and Rabindra Kumar.2008. Biomonitoring of environmental toxicants using UAS-GAL4 transgenic Drosophila melanogaster.2008. International conference on Drosophila.Midwest University, USA.( Oct.2-3,2008).
20. Ajai Kumar and Rabindra Kumar .2008. Chloropyrophos induced tissue specific expression in UAS- GAL 4 transgenic Drosophila melanogaster. In 50th Annual Drosophila Conference, Chicago,USA( March 2-8,2009).

21. Parul Agarwal,Garima Saxena & Ajai Kumar.2009 Evaluation of Malathion toxicity in D. kikkawai in agricultural field. 23rd Natinal symposium on merging and emerging areas in Biology at Cheenai (7-9 Dec.2009)
22. Parul Agarwal,Garima Saxena, Rabindra Kumar & Ajai Kumar.2009 Risk assessment assay on the malathion toxicicty of D. punjabiensis. DBS College, Kanpur

23. Rachna Nim and Ajai Kumar 2010. Evaluation of Acetamide toxicity on behavior of D.melanogaster. In Nation Conference sponsored by UGC on “After math of Global changes on Biological World” (Nov.2010) Kanpur.

24. Rachna Nim and Ajai Kumar 2011. Miocphological effect of Acrylamide on D.melagaster. In National Conference on “Resent Development in material science” UGC sponsored seminar Raebareli.

25. Arun Kumar and Ajai Kumar 2011. Resistance of starvation tolerance for Dextoze Sugar in genus Drosophila. National Seminar on “Resent advances in Biological Science: Biodivercity and Human welfare” Organized by ZSI, Bodh Gaya & Lucknow University, in Lucknow (Dec.29-31, 2011)

26. Arun Kumar, Ravindra Kumar and Ajai Kumar 2012. Resistance of starvation tolerance for fructose sugar in closely related Indian species of bipectinata subgroup of genus Drosophila. UGC sponsored National Conference at RGSPG College Singaramau, Jaunpur (Feb. 21, 22- 2012)

 

Expertise Gained :       (1) Collection Culture & Taxonomic identification of Family- Drosophilidae & Chironomidae.

(2)In Cytogenetics: Metaphase chromosome preparation., Polytene Chromosome Preparation., C-banding., NOR Localization, Normal Puffing, Induced Puffing- In- vitro method (Chemical& heat shock treatment), Population Genetics & Chromosomal Polymorphism investigations, Microphotography & Photo-processing.

(3) In Molecular Biology: Growth & culture of Bacteria & Mycobacteria, Chemical mutagenesis & selection, Isolation of Plasmid and chromosomal DNA, Restriction Fragments analyses, Electroporation, Transformation, Southern hybridization, Ligation, Estimation of protein, Estimation of DNA, Protein Extraction, SDS-PAGE, Western Hybridization, PCR.

 

Number of students awarded for Ph.D. :        Ph.D.awarded – 05

1- Shivani Saxena 2- Sanjay Kumar Srivastava 3- Rabindra Kumar

4- Rachna Nim (In 2011) 5- Arun Kumar (Mewar Univ. July,2015)

 

Thesis Under Submission:      01 (Mewar University, Chittaurgarh)

 

Supervised for M.Phill :           02

(1)   Brajesh Singh (2) Arun Kumar

 

Professional Experience :

 

Present Employment :             Associate Professor (Permanent), P.G. Dept. of Zoology, Feroze Gandhi Collage, (Kanpur University)
Raebareli-229001

 

Name of Employer (Institution) :         Feroze Gandhi College, Raebareli-229001

 

Date of appointment :                         1stFeb.1978; 01/02/1978 (as Lecturer); Reader/Associate Professor-Since                                                                  1992

 

Teaching Experience :                         (A) Undergraduate Classes :37 Years
(B) Postgraduate Classes :37 years (In Feb.2015)

Computer Experience :                       MS-Office, Multi media.

 

Award and Fellowship Received :       (A) Teacher Fellowship for 4 Years from University Grants Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi. at B.H.U.Varanasi for Ph.D.

(B) National Associateship for one Year from Dept of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. at C.D.R.I. Lucknow

 

Member of International / National Societies :            1. LIFE MEMBER OF Indian National Science Congress

2. Life member of All India Cell Biology Society

3. Member- Indian Society of Life Sciences

4. Member- International Society of Fanconi Annemia, U.S.A.

5. Member- Mendelian Society of India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Achievements from 2010-2015

 

 

(A)  Research Project completed

CST,U.P. Ref.No.CST/AAS-D1939/2008

Title- Cytotoxicity pupation site preference And Developmental pattern in response to pesticides in some dipteran insects and effective pest management. (for 2 years) completed in Dec.2010

 

(B)  Ph.D.Awarded, Thesis submitted & Thesis under submission

Ph.D. Awarded – 05

1- Shivani Saxena 2- Sanjay Kumar Srivastava 3- Rabindra Kumar 4- Rachna Nim (In 2011) 5- Arun Kumar (Mewar Univ. July,2015)

Thesis Under Submition:  01 (Mewar University, Chittaurgarh)

 

(C)  List of Publications between 2010-2015

1.      Garima Saxena, Parul Gupta and Ajai Kumar (2011 A). Evaluation of Chlorophyriphos toxicity on behavior of Drosophil Punjabiensis. J.Exp.Zool.India 14(1):31-33

2.      Parul Gupta, Garima Sxena and Ajai Kumar (2011 B) Effect of Malathion on reproductive performance of D.kikkawai in agriculture field. J.Exp.Zool.India Vol. 14(1):55-58

3.      Arun Kumar and Ajai Kumar (2012) Resistance of starvation tolerance for Sucrose Sugar in closely related Indian species of bipectinata subgroup of the genus Drosophila. J.Adv. in Dev.Res.3(1):99-103

4.      Arun Kumar and Ajai Kumar (2013 A) Ecogenetics of starvation tolerance for Dextoze Sugar in three Indian species of genus Drosophil. J.Exp.Zool.India 16(2)675-681

5.      Arun Kumar and Ajai Kumar (2013 B) Starvation resistance for Fructose Sugar in three Indian species of genus Drosophila. J. of Indian Res. Vol. 1(2):71-80

6.      Parul Gupta and Ajai Kumar (2014) Effect of malathion on Chromosomal pattern of Drosophila kikkawai. J.of Indian Res.Vol.2(4):90-95

7.      Arun Kumar and Ajai Kumar (2015) Ecogenetics of variations in pupation height in bipectinata species complex of genus Drosophila. Online J. www.oiirg.org Vol.5, pg 51-57

No of Publications :    International – 07,  National – 16, In Press – 01, Under Publication – 03

 

(D) List of Seminar/Conference attended/presented papers between 2010-2015

1.       Rachna Nim and Ajai Kumar 2010. Evaluation of Acetamide toxicity on behavior of D.melanogaster. In Nation Conference sponsored by UGC on “After math of Global changes on Biological World” (Nov.2010) Kanpur.

2.      Rachna Nim and Ajai Kumar 2011. Miocphological effect of Acrylamide on D.melagaster. In National Conference on “Resent Development in material science” UGC sponsored seminar Raebareli.

3.      Arun Kumar and Ajai Kumar 2011. Resistance of starvation tolerance for Dextoze Sugar in genus Drosophila. National Seminar on “Resent advances in Biological Science: Biodivercity and Human welfare” Organized by ZSI, Bodh Gaya & Lucknow University, in Lucknow (Dec.29-31, 2011)

4.      Arun Kumar, Ravindra Kumar and Ajai Kumar 2012. Resistance of starvation tolerance for fructose sugar in closely related Indian species of bipectinata subgroup of genus Drosophila. UGC sponsored National Conference at RGSPG College Singaramau, Jaunpur (Feb. 21, 22- 2012)