M. Sc., Microbiology -93, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Ph. D. Science, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore
University Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble France
Rockefeller University, New York, USA
Areas of Interest/Specialization
- Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance Genes, Host-Pathogen Interaction, Environmental Microbiology
- Medicinal plant: Antimicrobial and Anticancer potentiality
Experience: 26 years
- September 2017 till date: Professor, School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, India
- August 2008 till Sept 2017: Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Subcampus Osmanabad, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, MS, India
- January 2007 till August 2008: Reader, Department of Biotechnology, Subcampus Osmanabad, Dr. Basaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, MS, India
- January 2001 till January 2007: Postdoctoral Fellow, Rockefeller University, USA
- July 1994 till January 2001: Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, MS, India.
- June 1993 till July 1994: Scientific Assistant C, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, MS, India.
Awards & Honours:
- Director, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Subcampus Osmanabad, June 17 till Sept 17.
- Director, UGC-Human Resource Development Center, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, 2013-2017
- Academic Director, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Subcampus Osmanabad June 2011-June 2013
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Rockefeller University, 2001-2007Teacher Fellow: Indian Academy of Science, to participate in Adaptive Mutation symposium, Raman Research Laboratory, Bangalore, India -1996
- Researcher, A National Fellowship –French Ministry of Science, CNRS Fellow, Postdoctoral Research Work with the then Universite Joseph Fourier, presently known as University of Grenoble Alepes, Grenoble, France. 2000
- Travel Grant by Nobel Laureate, James D. Watson, to present work in Genetics of Bacteria and their Phages, August 1998, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA.
- Senior Research Fellow, Molecular Reproduction Development and Genetics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1998-1999
- Junior Research Fellow, Developmental Biology and Genetics Laboratory, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1996-98
- Collaborated with Prof. Jean-Pierre, Laboratory of Molecular Microbial Genetics, University of Toulouse, France (2003)
- Participant of PREVIS, a multinational and intercontinental Research Project: Pneumococcal Resistance Epidemicity and Virulence: An International Study (2004-07)
Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)
- Kharat AS, Mahadevan S (2000). Analysis of the β-glucoside utilization (bgl) genes of Shigella sonnei: evolutionary implications for their maintenance in a cryptic state. Microbiology, 146(8), 2039-2049.
- Kharat AS, Tomasz A (2003). Inactivation of the srtA gene affects localization of surface proteins and decreases adhesion of Streptococcus pneumoniae to human pharyngeal cells in vitro. Infection and immunity, 71(5), 2758-2765.
- Kharat AS, Tomasz A (2006). Drastic reduction in the virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae expressing type 2 capsular polysaccharide but lacking choline residues in the cell wall. Molecular microbiology, 60(1), 93-107.
- More NV, Kharat AS (2016). Antifungal and Anticancer Potential of Argemone mexicana L. Medicines, 3(4), 28.
- More NV, Kharat KR, Kharat AS (2017). Berberine from Argemone mexicanaL exhibits a broad spectrum antibacterial activity. Acta Biochim Pol 64(4):653-660.
Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3):
- Nandimath AP, Karad DD, Gupta SG, Kharat AS (2017). Consortium inoculum of five-thermotolerant phosphate solubilizing Actinomycetes for multipurpose biofertilizer preparation. Iran J Microbiol. 9(5):295-304.
- Kharat AS, Parte SG, More NS (2018). Microbes Ecofriendly Tools for Bioremediation of Pesticide-Contaminated Environments. In the Recent Advances in Environmental Management by Ram Narsh Bhargava, CRC Press.
- Parte SG, Kharat AS (2019). Aerobic degradation of Clothianidin to 2-Chloro-methyl Thiazole and Methyl-3(thiazol-yl) Methyl guanidine produced by Pseudomonas stutzeri smk. J. Environ Pub Health Mach 2019:4807913
Patents (if any)