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
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 High‐Level Waste (HLW)
1. Evaluation of total phenolics, flavonoids and antioxidant activity of eighteen Korean onion cultivars: A comparative study. Kavita Sharma, Awraris D Assefa, Seol Kim, Eun Young Ko, Eul Tai Lee, Se 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 Sharma, Se 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.