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Dr. Kajal Bose Ghoshroy,
Associate Professor of Biology (Div. of Science, Math and Engineering, USC Sumter) Natural History Curator (McKissick Museum, USC Columbia)
• Ph.D. Plant Biology, University of New Hampshire, 1995
• M.S. Biology, Illinois State University, 1991
• M.Sc. Botany, University of Calcutta, India, 1984
• B.Sc. Honors in Botany, Presidency College, Calcutta, India, 1982
COURSES TAUGHT AT USC SUMTER
General Biology (BIOL110); Microbiology (BIOL250); Plant Science (BIOL 200); Survey of the Plant Kingdom (BIOL 420); Priciples of Biology (BIOL 101) and Fundamental Genetics (BIOL 303)
Fungal interactions and biological control of plant diseases. Plant Stress Physiology: including heat stress, chilling stress, heavy metal stress, drought stress and other abiotic stress tolerance mechanisms in economically important plants. Plant Virus interactions.
2014 Research Initiative for Summer Engagement Grant, University of South Carolina
2014 Faculty Scholarship Summer Stipend, USC Sumter
2013 Research Initiative for Summer Engagement Grant, University of South Carolina
2012 International Diatome Award for the posters illustrating the best use of diamond-knife ultramicrotomy in either the biological or physical sciences.
2011 "Museums for America" Collections Stewardship grant from Institute of Museums and Library Services awarded to McKissick Museum (2011) Project Manager: Jill Koverman, Natural History Curator: Kajal Ghoshroy
2010 NSF ADVANCE IT-Catalyst grant titled, “Advancing Women Faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” PI: Christine Curtis, Co-PIs: Kajal Ghoshroy, Drucilla Barker, Sarah Baxter, and Ann Johnson
2007 Research (ROP) category II grant from University of South Carolina titled: Investigation of Host Range, Infectivity, and Spread of Turnip Vein Clearing Virus among Diverse Plant Species; $10,000
2007 Nominated Science Advisory Board member
2007 Eli Lilly intellectual capital retention grant, Trine University
2006 NSF Grant: Academic, Mentoring, and Financial Support for Upper-class Students in STEM Disciplines, Trine University (co-PI)
2005, 2006 Eli Lilly intellectual capital retention grant, Trine University
2003 Stocker Foundation Grant
2003, 2002 New Mexico Space Grant Consortium
2001, 2000 NASA Educational Grant
2000 Science Education Alliance Board Member, Las Cruces, NM
1999 Best Biology Faculty Award, Mississippi University for Women
1998 Faculty Research Grant, Mississippi University for Women
1995-1997 American Heart Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, State University of NY, Stony Brook
1990 Graduate Research Award, University of New Hampshire
1988 Graduate Research Award, Phi Sigma Scientific Society, University of New Hampshire
1984 Doctoral Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission, Government of India
2014 Curator of the exhibit: Taking Root, Mckissick Museum, USC
Rami Alkhatib; Emad Bsoul; Douglas Blom; Kajal Ghoshroy; Rebecca Creamer; Soumitra Ghoshroy. Microscopic Analysis of Lead Accumulation in Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum var. Turkish) Roots and Leaves. Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure.
(2013) In print.
Ghoshroy, K.; Fernandes, P; Kiernan, D; Steinmetz, J. (2012): Biology 110 Lab Manual. Second edition. USC Sumter
Ghoshroy, K, Cisnero, D.; Lartey, R.T; Ghoshroy, S. (2012). Structural analysis of the inhibition of Pyrenophora teres by Laetisaria arvalis. Microscopy Microanalysis, 18 (Suppl 2) pp168-169
Fernandes, P. and Ghoshroy, K. (2012) Integrative learning in biology courses. Southeastern Biology, Vol. 59(3):270
Cisneros, D.; Ghoshroy, K. and Ghoshroy, S. (2011) Imaging Uncoated Plant Seeds with In-Lens and Secondary-Electron Detectors in a High-Vacuum Field Emission SEM. Microscopy and Microanalysis 17: 248-249
Lartey, R. T; Caesar-TonThat, T.; Ghoshroy, K.; Evans, R.G.; Caesar, A. J.; Hanson, S.; Sainju, U. M. (2011) Detection of Pyrenophora teres in conidia and barley seed by PCR, a technique for rapid diagnosis of infestation. Phytopathology, Vol. 101(6):S98 (Supplement)
Lartey, R. T.; Ghoshroy, K.; Caesar-TonThat, T; Evans, R.G; Ghoshroy, S. (2011). Basis for inhibition of Pyrenophora teres by Laetisaria arvalis, a scanning and transmission electron microscopic study. Phytopathology. 101:S98
Lartey, R. T.; Caesar-TonThat, T; Ghoshroy, K.; Evans, R.G; Caesar, A. J.; Hanson, S.; and Sainju, U. M. (2011) 12 nucleotide sequences of Pyrenophora teres: Ptresefteresfrbarley_1.sqn Barley_1 JN123436 through JN123447. GenBank
Ghoshroy, K., Kozlin, K. D, Ghoshroy, S., Lartey, R T., Szoke, K. A., and Szoke, K. B. (2009) Investigation of Host Range, Infectivity, and Spread of Turnip Vein Clearing Virus and a Possible Mechanism for Non-Seed Transmission. Southeastern Biology, 56(3):350
Lartey, R.T., Ghoshroy, K., and Ghoshroy, S. (2008) Association of Selective Deposition of (1->3)-ß-glucan in floral tissues with restricted movement of turnip vein-clearing virus in Arabidopsis: A possible mechanism for non-seed transmission. Plant Pathology Journal 7(2): 120-130
Al-Khatib, R., Zhao, J., Blom, D.A., Ghoshroy, K., Creamer, R., and Ghoshroy, S. (2008) Microscopic analysis of lead accumulation in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum var. turkish) roots. Proceedings of Microscopy Microanalysis, 14(2): 1528
Sampson, N. S, Kass I, and Ghoshroy, K. B. (1998) Assessment of the role of an Ω loop of cholesterol oxidase: a truncated loop mutant of cholesterol oxidase in interfacial catalysis. Biochemistry 37(16): 5770-5778
Ghoshroy, K. B., Zhu, Q., and Sampson, N. S. (1997) Investigation of membrane disruption by cholesterol oxidase Biochemistry 36: 6133-6140
Hilden, S. A., Ghoshroy, K. B., and Madias, N. E. (1990) Na+-H+ exchange, but not Na+-K+-ATPase, is present in endosome enriched microsomes from rabbit renal cortex. Amer. J. Physiol. 258: F1311-1319.