Dr. Vikrant M. Bhor








Scientist 'D'

Division of Molecular Immunology
Phone : +(91-22) 2419-2017
Email  : bhorv@nirrh.res.in

Academic Background

  • Ph.D (Life Sciences), University of Mumbai , 2003.
  • M.Sc. (Life Sciences), University of Mumbai , 1998.

Professional Experience

Research Associate

Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

2003 – 2006

Research Associate

Institute Curie, Paris, France

2006 - 2007

Senior Research Scientist

Piramal Life Sciences Ltd, Mumbai

2008 – May 2011

Scientist ‘C’


May 2011- Till date

Research Interests

  • RTI’s / STI’s & HIV
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Reproductive Immunology

Publications (Last 10)

  • Suji G, Khedkar S A, Singh S K, Nand Kishore, Coutinho E C, Bhor V M and S Sivakami. Binding of lipoic acid induces conformational changes and appearance of a new binding site in methylglyoxal modified serum albumin. (2008) Protein J. 27: 205-14. 
  • Vasanthakumar G R, Bhor V M and Surolia A. Hydrolysis of Cyclic Ureas under Microwave Irradiation: Synthesis and Characterization of 7,8-Diaminopelargonic Acid. (2007) Syn. Commun.37: 2633-2639.  
  • Bhor V M , Dev S, Vasanthakumar G R, Kumar P, Sinha S and Surolia A. Broad Substrate Stereospecificity of 7-Keto-8-Aminopelargonic Acid Synthase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Spectroscopic and Kinetic Studies. (2006) J. Biol. Chem.281: 25076-25088. 
  • Bhor V M , Dev S, Vasanthakumar G R and Surolia A. Spectral and Kinetic Characterization of 7,8-Diaminopelargonic Acid Synthase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. (2006) IUBMB Life. 58: 225-233.  
  • Das S, Kumar P, Bhor V M, Surolia A and Vijayan M. Invariability and variance in Bacterial PanK. A study based on the crystal structure of M. tuberculosis panK (2006) Acta. Crystallogr. D. D62: 628-638. 
  • Das S, Kumar P, Bhor V M, Surolia A and Vijayan M. Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of pantothenate kinase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. (2005) Acta. Crystallogr. F. F61: 1-3. 
  • Bhor V M, Thomas C J, Surolia. N and Surolia. A. Polymyxin B: An ode to an old antidote for endotoxic shock. (2005) Mol. BioSyst.1: 213-222.
  • Bhor V M, N Raghuram and S Sivakami. Oxidative damage and altered antioxidant enzyme activities in the small intestine of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. (2004) Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 36: 89-97.
  • Bhor V M and S Sivakami. Regional variations in intestinal brush border membrane fluidity and function during diabetes and the role of oxidative stress and non-enzymatic glycation. (2003) Mol. Cell. Biochem. 252:125-32.