Dr. Kamala Gupta

Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: Ph.D (2006) entitled “Biochemical and Molecular Analysis of Mechanism of Polyamine Action in Rice cultivars in response to salinity stress” under the Supervision of Prof. D.N.Sengupta, Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute. Kolkata. Degree awarded from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Email id: kamalagupta@gmail.com

DBT-Post Doctorate Fellow (2006), under the Supervision of Prof. K.P.Das, Dept of Chemistry, Bose Institute, Kolkata.

MSc in Botany (1997)
Department of Botany; University of Calcutta. Specialization in Plant Physiology Biochemistry, Molecular Biology.

  • Teaching Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics at the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of Botany Department of Bethune College, Kolkata.


Molecular dissection of abiotic stress tolerance in plants.
  1. Gupta B, Gupta K, Mukherjee S (2012) Lipase production by Serratia marcescens strain SN5gR isolated from the scat of lion tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) in Silent Valley National Park, a biodiversity hotspot in India. Annals of Microbiology DOI:10.1007/s13213-012-0515-7 (Springer-Verlag) (Accepted: In-Press)
  2. Gupta K, Chatterjee C and Gupta B (2012) Isolation and characterization of heavy metal tolerant gram positive bacteria with bioremedial properties from municipal waste rich soil of Kestopur Canal (Kolkata), West Bengal, India. Biologia 67(5):827-836 DOI: 10.2478/s11756-012-0099-5.
  3. Gupta B, Gupta K and Sengupta DN (2012b) Spermidine mediated in vitro phosphorylation of transcriptional regulator OSBZ8 by SNF1-type serine/threonine protein kinase SAPK4 homologue in indica rice. Acta Physiol. Plant. 34(4):1321–1336 (Joint first author) (IF:1.639)
  4. Gupta K, Gupta B and Sengupta DN (2012a) Spermidine and abscisic acid-mediated phosphorylation of a cytoplasmic protein from rice root in response to salinity stress. Acta Physiol. Plant. 34(1):29-40 (IF:1.639)
  5. . Saha J, Mitra T, Gupta K, Mukherjee S (2012) Evaluation of phytoconstituents and HPTLC studies on Saraca asoca (roxb.)Wilde. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 4(2) 96-99, (IF:0.38)
  6. Mitra T, Saha J, Gupta K and Mukherjee S (2011) Antioxidant activity study of the flowers of Saraca asoca (Roxb.)Wilde. Emerging Trends in Plant Science ( ISBN- 978-93-80673-52-3) Edition 1, 96-101
  7. Saha J, Sadhukhan P, Mukherjee R, Jele M, Ray RS, Gupta K, Mukherjee S and Mukherjee S (2011). Conservation and proliferation of butterflies. Emerging Trends in Plant Science ( ISBN- 978-93-80673-52-3) Edition 1, 123-127
  8. Roy P, Niyogi K, Sengupta DN and Ghosh B (2005) Spermidine treatment to rice seedlings recovers salinity stress induced damage of Plasma membrane and PM-bound H+-ATPase in salt-tolerant and salt sensitive Rice cultivars. Plant Science 168:583-591. (Joint first author) ( IF:2.945)


  • Saha J., Mitra T. , Gupta K. , Mukherjee S. Evaluation of Antioxidants in the Methanolic Extracts of Flower, Bark and Leaf of Saraca asoca(Roxb.)Wilde by DPPH and HPTLC assay. International Conference on Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences , 2011. 263-267
  • Gupta B and Gupta K (2010) Characterization of microbes from sewage effluents. Proceedings of UGC-Sponsored National Symposium on Recent Trends in Microbiological Research, Rashtraguru Surendranath College Barrackpore: 13-14
  • Basu S, Ghosh S, Gupta B and Gupta K (2009) Isolation and biochemical chararacterization of lead and chromium tolerant bacteria from contaminated soil and their role as potential bioremediator. Proceedings of DST-Sponsored National Symposium on Dimensions of Animal Science Researches and Human Need; UGC, Presidency College (Kolkata): 48-55

PUBLICATIONS ( Invited Review Articles/Book Chapters)

  • · Dey A, Gupta K, Gupta B. Role of Polyamines in Plant-Pathogen Interactions. In: Gill SS & Anjum NA (eds), Amino Acids and Their Derivatives: Significance for Plant Stress Adaptations, Springer-Verlag (Communicated)
  • Gupta K and Gupta B (2011); 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence; JN392001-13
  • Gupta,B., Gupta ,K. and Sengupta, D.N. (2006) Oryza sativa (indica cultivargroup) serine kinase mRNA, complete cds; DQ408431
  • Chitrita Chatterjee, Bhaskar Gupta, Kamala Gupta “Isolation & partial characterization of heavy metal tolerant bacterial strains” 3rd International Conference on Ecotoxicology & Environmental Sciences ( ICEES 2011) from Nov. 28, 2011 to Nov. 30, 2011 Miramar Residency, Panaji, Goa, India
  • Kamala Gupta, Bhaskar Gupta, Sabari Sarkar, Anamika Das, Shemushi Banerjee, Hemlata “Isolation and partial characterization of bacterial strains showing heavy metal tolerance” National seminar on Bioresource and Human welfare, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, January 20th -21st, 2011.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Characterization of microbes from sewage effluents” in UGC, WBSUB, Dept of Microbiology, Rashtraguru Surendranath College sponsored National symposia on “Recent Trends in Microbiological Research” September 7th-9th, 2009.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Molecular Mechanism of polyamine action during salinity stress in rice” in International Symposium on “A Journey from Plant Physiology to Plant Biology” organized by Plant Physiology Forum and Bose Institute, Kolkata November 24th-28th , 2008.
  • Poster presentation entitled “Molecular mechanism of Polyamine action during salinity stress in rice” in the International 10th FAOBMB Congress, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, December 6th -11th, 2003.
  • Presented Poster entitled "Understanding the role of Polyamines in plants" in the 2nd International Congress of Plant Physiology on Sustainable Plant Productivity under Changing Environment, IARI, New Delhi, January 8th -12th, 2003.
  • Presented Paper entitled "Mechanism of polyamine action : From Membrane Stabilization to activation of MBP Kinase” in National Symposia on Plant Physiology & Biochemistry in Transgenic Era and Beyond, December 1st-3rd, 2001.
  • Received Best Poster Presentation award for the paper entitled “Molecular mechanism of polyamine action during salinity stress in rice” 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Chemistry. Science City, Kolkata, December 7th-9th, 2000.
  • Received Best Poster Presentation award for the paper entitled “Mechanism of polyamine action during salinity stress in rice” National Symposia on Plant Biology, Kasaragod, CPCRI, Kerala, February 3rd-5th, 2000.
  1. Co-Investigator in a Major Research Project entitled “Conservation & Documentation of Wild Biodiversity in Bethune College Campus & Surroundings” funded by West Bengal Biodiversity Board [506/3K(BIO)-4/2009 dated 09.12.2009], Govt. of West Bengal, India, started from February 2010. Duration: Three Years. Amount: Rs.8, 00,000/-. Man power: Two Project Fellows.
  2. Principal Investigator of University Grants Commission (UGC) New Delhi, funded project entitled, “Identification and documentation of microbes from sewage effluents of different localities in Kolkata” UGC-MRP No: F.W.PSW-042/10-11(ERO) started from November, 2010.Duration: One and half years. Amount: Rs. 1, 47,000/-
  3. Co-Investigator in Multi-Institutional DBT (RGYI) funded Major Research Project entitled “Molecular dissection of Polyamine mediated hyperosmotic stress tolerance in cultivars of Indica rice”. 2012-2015.
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-1997), with subjects Chemistry, Microbiology, and Biochemistry; conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, INDIA.
  • Qualified State Level Eligibility Test for Lecturer (2001), conducted by College Service Commission, West Bengal, India.
  • Qualified the prestigious National Eligibility Test for Lecturer and Junior Research Fellowship (NET-JRF, 2001), conducted by Council for Scientific & Industrial Research and University Grants Commission (CSIR & UGC), New Delhi, INDIA.
  • Was amongst the top 25 selected for the prestigious Shyama Prasad Mukherjee award 2001, conducted by Council for Scientific & Industrial Research and University Grants Commission (CSIR & UGC), New Delhi, INDIA.
  • Invited review editor: African Journal of Biotechnology, Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, African Journal of Microbiology.