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Dr. Maushmi Shailesh Kumar

Dr. Maushmi Shailesh Kumar

Assistant Professor


Marine Biotechnology, Fermentation and Downstream Processing of Secondary metabolites
M. Tech., Ph.D.

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022-42332000 (2019)


13 years (Industry – 3 years, Academics-10 years)

A highly motivated and trustworthy Assistant Professor imparting 13 years of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology knowledge while pursuing exclusive research opportunities. She is working as an Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at SPP-School of Pharmacy and Technology Management since year 2009. She is involved in teaching Pharm. Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Cell and Molecular Biology with major research interest in isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds from marine sponges. She has strong background in Fermentation and downstream processing of antibiotics (Penicillin/Erythromycin/ Vancomycin), lipstatin and beta soluble glucans.

Interest Areas

  • Marine Biotechnology for anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity leads.
  • Fermentation and microbial production of secondary metabolites
  • Downstream processing of bioactives from microbial/natural sources


  • Publications – 32 (International- 28, National- 4)
  • Books- 01
  • Book Chapters- 6
  • Presentations- 14 (International- 6, National- 8)
  • Government funded projects – 02
  • Industry projects – 01
  • Completed projects-2

Research grants:

Government funded projects – 02

    • Completed ("Isolation, Characterization and Evaluation of Anti-Inflammatory Compounds Isolated from Marine Sponges of Maharashtra Coastal Regions) funded by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, 35,68,000/-,(Principal investigator)
    • Ongoing (Tumor Model and Mechanistic Studies of the AC2, AC7 and AC26 for the treatment of Glioblastoma) ,48,00,000/-, SERB-DST funded CRG project, (Co-investigator)

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended


Academic activities

She has guided 3 JRFs on a DBT, Government of India Funded project, 22 M. Pharms and 5 M.Sc. students for their research projects.


  • Selected as Women Scientist for Level-2 and Level-1 workshop on Science Administration and Management held on January 08-09, 2018 and from September 18th- 21st, 2017 at IISER, Pune fully funded by British Council and Newton Bhabha Fund.
  • Selected for Participation in three days Brainstorming meeting on "Renewing the tradition of natural product research in India” at CSIR CDRI, Lucknow, fully funded by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
  • Fellow award from Society for Applied Biotechnology, India (FSAB)
  • Biographical profile inclusion in the Marquis Who's Who in the World® 2016 (33rd Edition) Award for Academic Excellence in Ph.D. research work by ICICI Bank at Taj Lands’ End, Bandra on October 17, 2015.
  • Distinguished paper award for the paper "Erythromycin Thiocyanate Production from micro filtered broth using Resin Technology” at 5th International Conference on Innovations in Food and Bioprocess Technology at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in December 2010.
  • DBT Fellowship for M. Tech as a Junior Research Fellow in Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (2004-6)

Professional Memberships

  • Member- Who is who in sponge science 2020 collated through annual surveys posted on Porifera List
  • Lifetime Member of Biotech Research Society of India, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology, Industrial Estate PO, Trivandrum-695 019, Kerala, India.
  • Fellow Society of Applied Biotechnology, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Life time Member of Marine Biological Association of India, Kochi.
  • Registered Pharmacist at Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council, Mumbai

Recent Publications

1. MS Kumar, SA Sharma (2020) Toxicological effects of marine seaweeds: a cautious insight for human consumption. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 61:3, 500-521. (IF: 7.862)

2. S Khan, KH Barve, MS Kumar (2020) Recent Advancements in Pathogenesis, Diagnostics and Treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Current Neuropharmacology. 18(11), 1106 – 1125. (IF: 4.668)

3. Shalini Bajaj*, Maushmi S Kumar*, GJ Peters, YC Mayur (2020) Targeting telomerase for its advent in cancer therapeutics. Medicinal Research Reviews. 40(5), 1871-1919. (Impact Factor: 9.3)

4. S Chaudhari, MS Kumar (2020) Marine sponges Sarcotragus foetidus, Xestospongia carbonaria and Spongia obscura constituents ameliorate IL‑1 β and IL‑6 in lipopolysaccharide‑induced RAW 264.7 macrophages and carrageenan‑induced oedema in rats. Inflammopharmacology. 28(4), 1091-1119. (IF: 3.38)

5. Kumar MS, Yadav TT, Khair RR, Peters GJ, Yergeri MC (2019) Combination therapies of Artemisinin and its derivatives as a viable approach for future cancer treatment. Curr Pharm Des. 25(31) 3323 – 3338. doi: 10.2174/1381612825666190902155957. (Impact Factor: 2.412)

·Simrin Kapoor, Namrata Nailwal, Maushmi Kumar, Kalyani Barve (2019) Recent patents and discovery of anti-inflammatory agents from marine source. Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery 13:1-21. DOI : 10.2174/1872213X13666190426164717

·Sharma MJ, Maushmi Kumar, Murahari M, Mayur YC. (2019) Synthesis of novel gefitinib‐based derivatives and their anticancer activity. Arch Pharm Chem Life Sci. e1800381. 352(5). doi:10.1002/ardp.201800381 (Impact factor: 2.28)

·Manikanta Murahari, Vivek Mahajan, Sreenivasulu Neeladri, Maushmi S Kumar, YC Mayur (2019) Ligand based Design and Synthesis of Pyrazole Based Derivatives as Selective COX-2 Inhibitors. Bioorganic Chemistry. 86, 583-597. Doi: 10.1016/j.bioorg.2019.02.031. (Impact factor. 3.992)

·Aayushi Vasani, Maushmi S. Kumar (2019) Advances in the proteomics of amniotic fluid to detect biomarkers for chromosomal abnormalities and fetomaternal complications during pregnancy. Expert Review of Proteomics, 16:4, 277-286, DOI: 10.1080/14789450.2019.1578213, (Impact factor. 3.484)

·Maushmi S. Kumar (2019) Peptides and Peptidomimetics as Potential Antiobesity Agents: Overview of Current Status. Frontiers in Nutrition, 6(11). doi: 10.3389/fnut.2019.00011

·Muna Subedi, Shalini Bajaj, Maushmi S. Kumar, Mayur YC (2019) An overview of tramadol and its usage in pain management and future perspective. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. March 111, 443-451. (Impact factor. 3.457) doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2018.12.085

·Maushmi Kumar and Kaveri Adki (2018) Marine natural products for multi-targeted cancer treatment: A future insight. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. September 105, 233–245. (Impact factor. 3.457) doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2018.05.142.


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