Faculty


Dr. Praveen Kamalakar Belagal

Assistant Professor (On Adhoc Basis)

Molecular Biology
Email: prabelagal@gmail.com

Dr. Praveen Kamalakar Belagal did his doctoral work in Molecular Biology at Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), Madurai where he worked on Transcription Regulation in E.coli by fit factors (factor involved in transcription)..

Dr. Praveen K. Belagal moved to France to pursue postdoctoral projects funded by ANR-CNRS contracts at École normale supérieure (ENS-Biologie), Paris and Institut de Biologie Physico- Chimique (IBPC)/Centre Universitaire des Saints-Pères, Paris where he worked on Regulation of RNAP-II Transcription machinery by ncRNAs in Humans and the Role of host cell and microbial nutrient transporters in M.tb pathogenicity, respectively.

Further, he obtained CEFIPRA/IFCPAR postdoctoral fellowship (Indo-French) at LBME, Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, to work on Epigenetics of RNA-Polymerase-III gene regulation in space and genome organization in budding yeast. Recently, he worked as RA at University of Hyderabad before he joined as Assistant Professor (on temporary basis) at ACBR.

His areas of research interests include studies on molecular microbiology of human pathogens, infectious diseases & development of diagnostics, transcription regulation and/or involvement of (L)ncRNAs in health & disease and Bioinformatics approaches etc.

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. 4. Role of probiotics in the management of cervical cancer: An update. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2022 Apr;48:5-16. PMID: 35331533 doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2022.02.017. Kandati K, Belagal P, Nannepaga JS, Viswanath B.

  2. 3. Decoding the principles underlying the frequency of association with nucleoli for RNA polymerase III-transcribed genes in budding yeast. Mol Biol Cell. 2016 Oct 15; 27(20):3164-3177. PMID: 27559135. Belagal P, Normand C, Shukla A, Wang R, Léger-Silvestre I, Dez C, Bhargava P, Gadal O.

  3. 2. Splicing-independent recruitment of U1 snRNP to a transcription unit in living cells. J Cell Sci. 2010 Jun 15; 123 (Pt 12): 2085-93. PMID: 20519584. Spiluttini B, Gu B, Belagal P, Smirnova AS, Nguyen VT, Hébert C, Schmidt U, Bertrand E, Darzacq X, Bensaude O.

  4. 1. Allele-specific suppression of the temperature sensitivity of fitA/fitB mutants of Escherichia coli by a new mutation (fitC4): isolation, characterization and its implications in transcription control. J Biosci. 2006 Mar; 31(1):31-45. PMID: 16595873. Vidya S, Kamalakar BP, Munavar MH, Kumar LS, Jayaraman R.