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Dr. Susanta Pahari

Dr. Susanta Pahari is a Professor in The Department of Biochemistry, Skyline University, Nigeria.
He has a PhD in Biochemistry, MSc in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta, India. In addition, he also has BSc in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta, India.

He has over 20 years’ of experience in teaching, training, research and administration in India as well as in abroad. He has done his research work in Indian premier institutes as well as in Singapore, Sweden (Stockholm) and Taipei. He has taught in Jain University, CMR University and leading colleges under Bangalore University, India. He has also worked as Director of R&D and Skill Development Programme in India.

He has a multi-disciplinary research interests Genomics, Transcriptomics, Toxin Biology etc., Protein Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Academic/educational Development etc. His research on snake venom is commendable. He is posing 10 international Journal publications to his credit.

He has presented papers in international/local conferences, contributed many book chapters and published papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has established R& D laboratory and accomplished big research projects in his capacity. His some of the past works has great impact on the snake venom composition among varieties of snakes and correlation between food habit and venom composition.   His some of the publication has been published in The Straits Times, Singapore and Deccan Herald, India.
He also regularly writes in peer reviewed journals about the development in Indian education systems. Recently he has got a membership in the Polymer Institute of Nigeria. He is currently working on couple of books on the influence of scientific events in society.

1) Research Articles (* Equal contribution):


  1. Robin Doley, Susanta Pahari, Md Abu Reza, Stephen P. Mackessy and R. Manjunatha Kini:  The gene structure and evolution of ku-wap-fusin (Kunitz waprin fusion toxin), a novel protein from Sistrurus catenatus – an evolutionary intermediate of the Kunitz and Waprin toxins. The Open Evolution Journal (2010), 4, 31-41.
  2. Robin Doley*, Susanta Pahari*, Stephen P. Mackessy and R. Manjunatha Kini: Accelerated exchange of exon segments in Viperid three-finger toxin genes (Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii; Desert Massasauga): BMC Evolutionary Biology (2008), 8: 196.
  3. Susanta Pahari, Stephen P. Mackessy and R. Manjunatha Kini:  The venom gland transcriptome of the Desert Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii): towards an understanding of venom composition among advanced snakes      (Superfamily Colubroidea): BMC Molecular Biology (2007), 8:115. (Highlighted article)
  4. Susanta Pahari, Bickford D, Bryan G Fry and R. Manjunatha Kini: -Expression pattern of three-finger toxin and phospholipase A2 genes in the venom glands of two sea snakes, Lapemis curtus and Acalyptophis peronii: comparison of evolution of these toxins in land snakes, sea kraits and sea snakes: BMC Evolutionary Biology (2007), 7, 175.  (Highlighted article)
  5. Roy Joseph*, Susanta Pahari*, Wayne C. Hodgson and R Manjunatha Kini: Hypotensive agents from snake venoms.  Current Drug Targets – Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders (2004), 4, 435-457.
  6. Susanta Pahari and Dipankar Chatterji: Interaction of bacteriophage T4 AsiA protein with E. coli 70 and it’s variant. FEBS letter (1997), 411, 60-62.
  7. Susanta Pahari, Amal Pari and D.J. Chattopadhyay: Periplasmic expression of biologically active vesicular stomatitis virus P protein in E. coli. Protein Expression and Purification (1996), 7, 384-388.
  8. Susanta Pahari and D.J. Chattopadhyay: Mutagenesis study to ameliorate the bacterial expression of phosphoprotein P of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus. Journal of Biosciences (1996), 21, 687-697.

2) Publication related to Educational Research:

  1. Susanta Pahari: World university rankings and Indian universities. Current Science, (2011), 100, 7.
  2. Susanta Pahari: Can semester portability improve quality of education? Link:
  3. Popular demand of Science Education in India is dwindling down: causes and potential remedials – Current Science (2014), 106, 928.

3) Publications in Print Media:

  1. “Snake Venom production varies with prey” - The Straits Times (a leading daily news publication in Singapore), 29th September 2007, ps 12
  2. “Common toxin in krait, viper, cobra venom”: Expert – Deccan Herald, 25th December (Tuesday), 2007  

4) Data Base Deposits: 600 ESTs and 50 complete genes have been deposited in dbEST and GenBank respectively.

5) Paper presentation (only best occasions):

  1. Plenary Speaker for National Conference on Genomics, Proteomics & Systems Biology (1st – 3rd  October-2008) jointly organized by Department of Biotechnology, Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology and Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, held at J. N. Tata Auditorium, IISc Campus, Bangalore, India.
  2. Summer Research Fellowship in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from June –July 2009.
  3. Convener of the Annual Symposium Event of CMRIMS College “BIOFUTURA 2010” held on 12-13/03/2010 at the college premises. 
  4. Resource person for the DST sponsored “INSPIRE-2012” Programme: Title of the talk  “Life -> Genome -> Gene”.

• Orcid id : 0000-0002-1627-8985  

• Researcher Id AGZ-5506-2022

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•Research Gate Dr. Susanta Pahari, PhD

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Scopus Id:23135291800