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Dr. Arpit Shukla

Assistant Professor

Contact:-  079-6180-4300
Email:- arpit.shukla@iar.ac.in

Professional & Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. : Microbiology (Title ‘Characterization and application of indigenous bacteria isolated from radionuclide containing soil), (Specialization: Bioremediation and Biopolymers), Gujarat University, Gujarat, India (2020).
  • NET   : ICAR-NET qualified (Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Eligibility Test), (2019).
  • M.Sc. : Microbiology (Gold Medalist), Gujarat University, Gujarat, India (2016).
  • B.Sc.  : Microbiology (Gold Medalist), Gujarat University, Gujarat, India (2014).

Current research interest and area working on

  1. Production of bioplastic (PHA)
  2. Regulation of quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  3. Bioremediation of heavy metals and radionuclides by novel thoriotolerant bacteria

Latest 5 Publications

  1. Shukla, A., Parmar, P., Goswami, D., Gehlot, Y., Vala, J., Parmar, N., & Saraf, M. (2021). Microbial technologies in textile industries: an elixir for the greener environment. In Green Chemistry for Sustainable Textiles(pp. 173-189). Woodhead Publishing. Elsevier. ISBN 9780323852043. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-85204-3.00028-2
  2. Shukla, A., Jani, N., Polra, M., Kamath, A., & Patel, D. (2021). CRISPR: The Multidrug Resistance Endgame?. Molecular biotechnology, 1-10. (Impact factor: 695) https://doi.org/10.1007/s12033-021-00340-9
  3. Parashar, A., Shukla, A., Sharma, A., Behl, T., Goswami, D., & Mehta, V. (2021). Reckoning γ-Glutamyl-S-allylcysteine as a potential Main protease (Mpro) inhibitor of novel SARS-CoV-2 virus identified using docking and molecular dynamics simulation. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, (Impact factor: 365) https://doi.org/10.1080/03639045.2021.1934857
  4. Jha, C. K., Sharma, P., Shukla, A., Parmar, P., Patel, R., Goswami, D., & Saraf, M. (2021). Microbial enzyme, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) deaminase: An elixir for plant under stress. Physiological and molecular plant pathology. (Impact factor: 2.747) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmpp.2021.101664
  5. Parmar, P., Rao, P., Sharma, A., Shukla, A., Rawal, R. M., Saraf, M., Patel, B., & Goswami, D. (2021).  Meticulous assessment of natural compounds from NPASS database for identifying analogue of GRL0617, the only known inhibitor for SARS-CoV2 papain-like protease (PLpro) using rigorous computational workflow. Moleculardiversity. (Impact factor: 2.943) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11030-021-10233-3

Courses Taught at UG/PG

Bio-Analytical Tools/Industrial Microbiology/ Microbial Biochemistry/ Enzyme Engineering/ Microbial Genetics/ rDNA Technology/ Microbial Interactions/ Microbial Bioremediation


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