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Kajal Ghoshroy

Title: Professor of Biology
Department: Division of Science, Mathematics and Engineering
USC Sumter
Email: ghoshrok@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-938-3899
Office: Science Building, Room 101 A
Resources: Merit Page
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Teaches or has taught the following courses

BIOL 110 General Biology
BIOL 101 Principles of Biology
BIOL 208 Our Hungry World: From Malthus to McDonalds
BIOL 250 Microbiology
BIOL 303 Fundamental Genetics
BIOL 420 Survey of the Plant Kingdom

Education

Post Doc: Department of Chemistry, SUNY, Stony Brook, 1995-1997
Ph.D. University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1995.
M.S. Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 1991.
M.Sc. University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India, 1984.
B.Sc. Presidency University, Calcutta, India, 1982.

Publications

General Biology Lab Manual, Third edition (2016), K. Ghoshroy, D. Kiernan, P. Fernandes

Analysis of Plant Responses to Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Nanoparticles Microscopy and Microanalysis : 21 (S3): 871-872 (2015) Smith, K., Ghoshroy, K., and Ghoshroy, S.

Investigative Microbiology: a Laboratory Manual (2015) K. Ghoshroy

Microscopic analysis of lead accumulation in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum var. Turkish) roots and leaves; Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure 1: 57–62 (2013) R. Alkhatib, E. Bsoul, D. A. Blom, K.Ghoshroy

Biology 110 Lab Manual. Second edition. (2012): Ghoshroy, K.; Fernandes, P; Kiernan, D; Steinmetz, J.

Structural analysis of the inhibition of Pyrenophora teres by Laetisaria arvalis. Microscopy Microanalysis, 18 (Suppl 2) pp168-169(2012). Ghoshroy, K, Cisnero, D.; Lartey, R.T; Ghoshroy, S.

Integrative learning in biology courses. Southeastern Biology, Vol. 59(3):270 (2012) Fernandes, P. and Ghoshroy, K.

Imaging Uncoated Plant Seeds with In-Lens and Secondary-Electron Detectors in a High-Vacuum Field Emission SEM. Microscopy and Microanalysis 17: 248-249 (2011) Cisneros, D.; Ghoshroy, K. and Ghoshroy, S.

Detection of Pyrenophora teres in conidia and barley seed by PCR, a technique for rapid diagnosis of infestation. Phytopathology, Vol. 101(6):S98 (2011) Lartey, R. T; Caesar-TonThat, T.; Ghoshroy, K.; Evans, R.G.; Caesar, A. J.; Hanson, S.; Sainju, U. M.

Basis for inhibition of Pyrenophora teres by Laetisaria arvalis, a scanning and transmission electron microscopic study. Phytopathology. 101(6):S98 (2011). Lartey, R. T.; Ghoshroy, K.; Caesar-TonThat, T; Evans, R.G; Ghoshroy, S.

12 nucleotide sequences of Pyrenophora teres: Ptresefteresfrbarley_1.sqn Barley_1 JN123436 through JN123447. GenBank (2011) Lartey, R. T.; Caesar-TonThat, T; Ghoshroy, K.; Evans, R.G; Caesar, A. J.; Hanson, S.; and Sainju, U. M.

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 (2009) Ghoshroy, K., Kozlin, K. D, Ghoshroy, S., Lartey, R T., Szoke, K. A., and Szoke, K. B.

Association of Selective Deposition of (1→3)-β-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 (2008) Lartey, R. T., Ghoshroy, K., and Ghoshroy, S.

Microscopic analysis of lead accumulation in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum var. Turkish) roots. Abstract in Proceedings of Microscopy Microanalysis Society, 14(2): 1528 (2008) Al-Khatib, R., Zhao, J., Blom, D.A., Ghoshroy, K., Creamer, R., and Ghoshroy, S.

Assessment of the role of an  loop of cholesterol oxidase: a truncated loop mutant of cholesterol oxidase in interfacial catalysis. Biochemistry 37(16): 5770-5778 (1998) Sampson, N. S, Kass, I, and Ghoshroy, K. B.

Investigation of membrane disruption by cholesterol oxidase Biochemistry 36: 6133-6140 (1997) Ghoshroy, K. B., Zhu, Q., and Sampson, N. S.

Na+-H+ exchange, but not Na+-K+-ATPase, is present in endosome enriched microsomes from rabbit renal cortex. Amer. J. Physiol. 258: F1311-1319 (1990) Hilden, S. A., Ghoshroy, K. B., and Madias, N. E.

Presentations or Performances

Co-Curator of the exhibit: “Taking Root,” McKissick Museum, USC, June 12 - September 20, 2014

Structural analysis of the inhibition of Pyrenophora teres by Laetisaria arvalis; Presented at: Annual International Meeting of Microscopy Society of America, August 2012, Phoenix, AZ

Cisneros, D., Ghoshroy, K., and Ghoshroy, S. Imaging Uncoated Plant Seeds with In-lens and Secondary Electron Detectors in a High Vacuum Field Emission SEM. Presented at Annual International Meeting of Microscopy Society of America, August 2011, at Nashville TN.

• Microbes in & Around Us: Demonstrating the Use of Technology in Teaching Biology. Presented at Octoberbest program of CTE, USC Columbia in October, 2011.

Viral movement in plants: using Turnip Vein Clearing Virus (TVCV) as a model. (on March 17, 2010) Presented a seminar at: Plant Group Seminar Series, Department Of Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Ghoshroy, K.B, 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. Association of Southern Biologist Annual Meeting

Al-Khatib, R., Zhao, J., Blom, D.A., Ghoshroy, K.B, Creamer, R., and Ghoshroy, S. Microscopic analysis of lead accumulation in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum var. Turkish) roots. International Microscopy and Microanalysis Society at Albuquerque, NM, July 2008

Yoste E, Ghoshroy S, Ghoshroy KB and Brown, J; Cloning and expression of the AV1 gene of the squash leaf curl geminivirus; Mississippi Academy of Science, 1999

Loop function in membrane binding and disruption in the reaction catalyzed by cholesterol oxidase; Mississippi University for Women, MS, 1997

Ghoshroy, K. B., and Jahnke, L. S. 1996; Role of ascorbate and vitamin E in recovery of Zea mays and Z. diploperennis from chilling photoinhibition; University of Essex, England

Ghoshroy, K. B., and Jahnke, L. S. 1993; Oxygen inhibition of photosynthesis at low temperature in Zea mays; Annual Meeting of American Society for Plant Physiology

Ghoshroy, K. B., and Jahnke, L. S. 1993; Oxygen inhibition of photosynthesis and antioxidant synthesis at low temperature in Zea mays; North-Eastern Society for Plant Physiology

Ghoshroy, K. B. and Jahnke, L. 1992; UV acclimation in the algae Dunaliella bardawil; New England Botanical Club.

Ghoshroy, K. B. and Jahnke, L. 1992; UV acclimation in the algae Dunaliella bardawil, UV screening compounds and carotenes; North-Eastern Society for Plant Physiology

Hilden SA, Ghoshroy KB, Madias NE. 1990; Demonstration of Na+/H+ and Ca2+/H+ exchangers in rabbit renal cortical endosomes, Annual Kidney International Meeting

Professional Service

Attended Chelsea Flower Show as a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, in May 2017, at London, England

Professional Membership

Royal Horticultural Society
Microscopy Society of America
Botanical Society of America
Southeastern Botanical Society of America
Royal Microscopical Society, England
Nature Conservancy
Science Advisory Board

 

Awards

John J. Duffy Excellence in Teaching Award, University of South Carolina, 2016
RISE Grant, University of South Carolina, 2016
USC Sumter nominee for John J Duffy Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016
Second place poster award, Biological Applications of Microscopy and Microanalysis, awarded by Microscopy Society of America and the Microanalysis Society of America, August, 2015
SMART Support Grant, USC, 2015
Stoddard Award for Outstanding USC Sumter Faculty , 2014
USC Sumter nominee for John J Duffy Excellence in Teaching Award , 2014
Palmetto College Course Development grant, 2014
RISE Grant, University of South Carolina, 2014
USC Sumter Faculty Summer Scholarship Stipend, 2014
RISE Grant, University of South Carolina, 2013
Diatome Award for best use of ultramicrotomy in a research project, second place winner; International Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2012
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, 2010
Research (ROP) category II grant from University of South Carolina, 2007
Eli Lilly intellectual capital retention grant, Trine University, 2007
Science Advisory Board, nominated 2007
NSF Grant: Academic, Mentoring, and Financial Support for Upper-class Students in STEM Disciplines, Trine University, PI: Dolores Tichnor, Co-PI: Kajal Ghoshroy, 2006
Stocker Foundation Grant, 2003
New Mexico Space Grant Consortium Award, 2003
New Mexico Space Grant Consortium Award, 2002
NASA Educational Grant, 2001
New Mexico Space Grant Consortium Award, 2001
Science Education Alliance Board Member, Las Cruces, nominated, 2000
Best Biology Faculty Award, Mississippi University for Women, 1999
Faculty Research Grant, Mississippi University for Women, 1998
Curriculum Development Award, Mississippi University for Women, 1998
American Heart Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1995-1997
Graduate Research Award, University of New Hampshire, 1990-1993
Graduate Research Award, Phi Sigma Scientific Society, University of New Hampshire, 1988
Doctoral Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission, Government of India, 1984


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