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Namita Kumari , Ph.D.


Namita Kumari , Ph.D. [namita.kumari@howard.edu] [biosketch]
Research Associate
Center for Sickle Cell Disease
Howard University, College of Medicine

tel (202) 865-4548

M.Sc Biochemistry, MS university of Baroda, India, 1889
M.Phil Biotechnology, Delhi University South Campus, New Delhi, India, 1997
Ph.D. Biochemistry, MS University of Baroda, India, 2007

Rm 6B24
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20060

Research Interests

  • Molecular Mechanism of Genetic and Infectious Diseases
  • Role of antibiotics in primary metabolism
  • Combinatorial biosynthesis of antibiotics



  • Rajam, M.V., Chandola N., Goud P.S., SINGH D., KASHYAP V., Choudhary M.L. and Sihachakr D., Thaumatin gene confers resistance to fungal pathogens as well as tolerance to abiotic stresses in transgenic tobacco plants, BIOLOGIA PLANTARUM 51 (1): 135-141, 2007.
  • Dave, K.C., Kumari N, and Pohnerkar J, Complete ORFs for Ketosynthase and chain length factor and a partial sequence of NDP glucose dehydratase of uncharacterized strain of streptomyces species, AY no. 461806. NCBI Nucleotide Databank, 2003.