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Dr. Kumari "Kavita" Sharma

Research Assistant Professor

Office: Physical Science Complex 347


Pd.D. Molecular Biotechnology, Konkuk University, South Korea, 2015

M.S. Analytical Chemistry, University of Pune, India, 2007

B.S. Chemistry, University of Pune, India, 2005


Research area: Life Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, and Natural Product Analysis

Research Description

1. Extraction and identification of bioactive compounds

Our research program is primarily focused on extraction, isolation, purification and identification of bioactive compounds from different natural resources such as plants availing various chromatographic (GC/MS, HPLC, and TLC) and spectroscopic (NMR and mass) techniques.

2. Assay of biological activity

Biological activities such as different cancer cell line and antimicrobial activities of crude as well as purified compounds is assayed as a joint venture with other research groups at ISU.

Working with INL on the research project for the analysis of ligands used for the extraction of Actinide and lanthanides from HighLevel Waste (HLW)

Journal Publications

1. Evaluation of total phenolics, flavonoids and antioxidant activity of eighteen Korean onion cultivars: A comparative study. Kavita SharmaAwraris D AssefaSeol KimEun Young Ko, Eul Tai LeeSe Won Park. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2013, 94, 1521-1529

2. A study of mass transfer kinetics of alanyl-alanine on a chiral crown ether stationary phase. Leonid Asnin, Kavita SharmaSe Won Park. Journal of chromatography A, 2011, 1218, 5263– 5272

3. Economical and environment-friendly approaches for usage of onion (Allium cepa L.) wastes. Kavita Sharma, Neelima Mahato, Shivraj Hariram Nile, Eul Tal Lee, Yong Rok Lee. Food & Function, 2016, 7, 3354-3369

4. New promising candidates as antioxidizing, antibacterial, and biofilm inhibitory agents: 3-Naphthylindoles. Kavita Sharma, Ek Raj Baral, Muhammad Saeed Akhtar, Yong Rok Lee, Sung Hong Kim, Young-Jung Wee. Research On Chemical Intermediates, 2017, 43, 2387–2399

5. Catalyst- and solvent-free thermal multicomponent approach for the construction of diverse and polysubstituted 2-aminopyrinides and their antibacterial activity. Ek Raj Baral, Kavita Sharma, Muhammad Saeed Akhtar, Yong Rok Lee. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2016,14, 10285-10297

6. Utilization of quercetin and quercetin glycosides from onion (Allium cepa L.) solid waste as an antioxidant, urease and xanthine oxidase inhibitors. Shivraj Hariram Nile, Arti Shivraj Nile, Young Soo Keum, Kavita Sharma. Food Chemistry 2017, 235, 119-126

7. Systematic study on active compounds as antibacterial and antibiofilm agent in aging onions. Kavita Sharma, Neelima Mahato, Moo Hwan Cho, Yong Rok Lee. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 2018, 26(2), 518-528.

Contact Us

(208) 282-4444

(208) 282-4373

921 S. 8th Ave

Mail Stop 8023

Pocatello, ID 83209-8023