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Designation : Sr. Principal Scientist
Qualification : Ph.D. (Life Sciences)
Contact Details : CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat-785006, Assam, India, 0376-2370121 Extn.2321 (O), 09435557824 (M)
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Research Interest
  • Management of Post harvest food losses
  • Alternate sources of Food and Nutraceuticals
  • Natural products for management of human disease
  • Sericulture biotechnology
  • Bio-profiling and bio-prospecting microorganisms, plants and insects from North East Gene pool and their application potentials (Inhouse Project, CSIR-NEIST)
  • Integrated NextGen approaches in health, disease and environmental toxicity (INDEPTH) (CSIR Network Project)
  • Therapeutics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) and Related Respiratory Disorders (TREAT) (CSIR Network Project)
  • New initiatives to boost Agriculture Productivity Through Maximizing Pre & Post Harvest Yields (AGROPATHY) (CSIR Network Project)
  • Isolation and Characterization of Anti Fungal Peptides from Muga Silkworm Antheraea assamensis Helfer. (Twinning Project, Sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India).
  • Development of commercial bioformulation of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) using Coir pith as carrier (Project sponsored by CCRI, Coir Board, Min. of MSME, Govt. of India)
  • CSIR Knowledge Gateway & Open Source Private Cloud Infrastructure (KNOWGATE) (CSIR Network Project)
  • Plant Diversity : Studying adaptation biology and understanding/exploiting medicinally important Plants for useful bioactives (SIMPLE) (CSIR Network Project)
  • Improved Pulses Grain Storage Container (2010): Jatin Kalita, Pranab Ram Bhattacharyya, Jayanta Jyoti Bora & Mantu Bhuyan.
List of Publications (Most Recent Ten)
Total No. of Publications: Peer-reviewed SCI Journals- 28; Book Chapter- 3; Proceedings paper- 9; International/National Conferences (Papers presented and Abstracts) -22.
  • Moonmee Bharadwaz, Prasenjit Manna, Dhrubajyoti Das, Niren Dutta, Jatin Kalita*, Balagopalan Unni, Hari Prasanna Deka Boruah (2017) Isolation, Purification, and Characterization of Staphylocoagulase, a blood coagulating protein from Staphylococcus sp. MBBJP S43, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 102, 1312-1321 (
  • Saikat Dewanjee, Swarnalata Joardar, Niloy Bhattacharjee, Tarun K. Dua, Subhadip Das, Jatin Kalita, Prasenjit Manna (2017) Edible leaf extract of Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. (Convolvulaceae) attenuates doxorubicin-induced liver injury via inhibiting oxidative impairment, MAPK activation and intrinsic pathway of apoptosis, Food and Chemical Toxicology, 105, 322-336 (
  • Dihingia, Anjum; Kalita, Jatin and Manna, Prasenjit (2017). Implication of a novel Gla-containing protein, Gas6 in the pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance, Impaired Glucose Homeostasis, and Inflammation: A Review, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 128, 74-82 (
  • Das, V; Kalita, J and Pal, M (2017) Predictive and prognostic biomarkers in colorectal cancer: A systematic review of recent advances and challenges. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 87: 8-19 (
  • Dutta, P; Dey, T; Manna, P and Kalita J* (2016) Antioxidant Potential of Vespa affinis L., a Traditional Edible Insect Species of North East India. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0156107. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156107.
  • Dey, T; Dutta, P; Manna, P; Kalita, J*; Boruah, HPD; Buragohain, AK; Unni, BG; Ozah, D; Goswami, M and Kotokey, RK (2016) Cigarette smoke compounds induce cellular redox imbalance, activate NF-κB, and increase TNF-α/CRP secretion: A possible pathway in the pathogenesis of COPD, Toxicol. Res., 5, 895-904 (DOI: 10.1039/C5TX00477B)
  • Manna, P and Kalita, J (2016) : Beneficial role of vitamin K supplementation on insulin sensitivity, glucose metabolism, and the reduced risk of type 2 diabetes: A review. Nutrition,
  • Dey, T; Dutta, P; Kalita, J*; Dekaboruah, HP; Kalita, M and Unni, BG (2015) Glutathione S Transferase Gene Polymorphism and Lung Cancer in Indian Population : A Meta-analysis of Case Control Studies, Current Science, 109(3) : 536-540.
  • Dey, Tapan; Gogoi, Kabita; Unni, Bala Gopalan; Bharadwaz, Moonmee; Kalita, Munmi; Ozah, Dibyajyoti; Kalita, Manoj; Kalita, J; Boruah, Pranab Kumar; Bora, Thaneswar (2015) Role of Environmental Pollutants in Liver Physiology: Special References to Peoples Living in the Oil Drilling Sites of Assam, PloS One. Doi:10.137/journal.pone.123370 published on 13 April, 2015.
  • Das, D; Baruah, R; Sarma Roy, A; Singh AK; Dekaboruah, HP; Kalita, J and Bora TC (2014) Complete genome sequence analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa N002 reveals its genetic adaptation for crude oil degradation, Genomics 105 : 182-190.
  • Dutta, P; Dey, T; Manna, P and Kalita J* (2016) Antioxidant Potential of Vespa affinis L., a Traditional Edible Insect Species of North East India. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0156107. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156107.
  • National Merit Scholarship of Govt. of India during 1989-1996.
  • Merit Scholarship of Assam Agricultural University during 1996 – 1998.
  • Senior Research Fellowship of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) during 2000-2002 for pursuing Ph.D. Research.
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) in Agricultural Entomology conducted by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board under ICAR in 2001.
  • Received the BEST ORAL PRESENTATION AWARD for presentation of a research paper on National Seminar on Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Grain Processing Sector with Reference to North Eastern States held at AAU, Jorhat during 2005.
  • Received Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Fellowship Award, 2007 for offering best Services to Rural peoples in N.E. India given by Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Academy, New Delhi.
  • Recognized and selected as member of the Evaluation Committee under National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) during 2006-2008.
  • Nominated by CSIR-NEIST to visit Thailand for exploring the area of Collaborative Research & study the feasibility of setting up of a CSIR-Centre in Thailand, during 18-28 February, 2013.
  • Invited to deliver a talk in International Conference on Agarwood, 2013 as Invited Speaker in MingDao University, Taiwan during 27-29 September, 2013.