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Nilesh Sharma, Ph.D. University of Bihar
Nilesh Sharma, Ph.D. University of Bihar
- Instructor

BIOL 113 General Biology

BIOL 207/208 General Microbiology

BIOL 490, 490G, 490 Honors Plant Therapeutics

BIOL 516 Investigations in Biology




  • Examining the role of phytochemicals in inflammatory conditions (in vivo/in vitro)
  • Biological synthesis of metallic nanoparticles & risk evaluation of nanomaterials
  • Remediation of environmental pollution using plant/microbial systems

Research scientist – Western Kentucky University                                                                            

Ph.D. – Bihar University, India

MS - Patna University

BS Honors - Patna University                                                                                                       

Selected Publications

Book Editor - “Nanomaterial Biointeractions at the Cellular, Organismal and System Levels” – Eds.: Nilesh Sharma, Shivendra Sahi; Springer–Nature, Switzerland, 2021. This is the compilation of original works in the form of a book contributed by leading researchers in the field of nanotechnology, chemistry, biology and biotechnology.
Patent Application 2021: “Metallic Nanoparticles and Methods of Making and Using the Same” in collaboration with WKU & University of Sciences, Philadelphia
Prakasha, V., Rai, P., Sharma, N. C., Singh, V. P., Tripathi, D. K., Sharma, S., Sahi, S. Application of zinc oxide nanoparticles as fertilizer boosts growth in rice plant and alleviates chromium stress by regulating genes involved in oxidative stress. Chemosphere 303, Part 1, September 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.134554
Rawat, S., Cota-Ruiz, K., Dou, H., Pullagurala, V.L.R., Zuverza-Mena, N., White, J.C., Niu, G., Sharma, N., Hernandez-Viezcas, J., Peralta-Videa, J.R. and Gardea-Torresdey, J.L. 2021. Soil- weathered CuO nanoparticles compromise foliar health and pigment production in spinach (Spinacia oleracea). Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c06548
Kumari, S., Sharma, N., Sahi, S.V. 2021. Advances in cancer therapeutics: conventional thermal therapy to nanotechnology-based photothermal therapy. Pharmaceutics, 13, 1174.
Kumari, S.; Singh, R.P., Chavan, N.N., Sahi, S.V., Sharma, N. 2021. Characterization of a novel nanocomposite film based on functionalized chitosan–Pt–Fe3O4 hybrid nanoparticles. Nanomaterials 11, 1275. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11051275
Cox, A.*, Sharma, N. 2020. Caenorhabditis elegans: A unique animal model to study soil- nanoparticles-organism interactions, In Nanomaterial Biointeractions at the organismal and System Levels (Eds: Sharma & Sahi), Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Cox, A.*, Chandra, P*., Sharma, N. 2020. Application of Titanium dioxide nanoparticles in consumer products raises human health concerns: Lessons from murine models of toxicity. In Nanomaterial Biointeractions at the Organismal and System Levels (Eds: Sharma & Sahi), Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Bhaskaran, S., Sharma, N.C., Tiwari, P., Singh, SR., Sahi, S.V. 2019. Fabrication of innocuous gold nanoparticles using plant cells in culture. Scientific Reports 9, 12040: (2019) 9:12040 | https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48475-9
Arif, N., Sharma, N.C., Yadav, V., Ramawat, N., Dubey, N.K., Tripathi, D.K., Chauhan, D.K., Sahi, S. V. 2019. Understanding heavy metal stress in a rice crop: toxicity, tolerance mechanisms, and amelioration strategies. J. Plant Biol. 62:239-253.
Tiwari, M., Sharma, N.C., Fleischmann, P.*, Burbage, J.*, Venkatachalam, P., Sahi, SV. 2017. Nanotitania exposure causes alternation in physiological, nutritional and stress responses in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Front. Plant Sci. 8:633. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00633
Venkatachalam, P.; Jayaraj, M.; Manikandan, R.; Geetha, N.; Rene, E.R.; Sahi, S. V.; Sharma,
N. C. 2017. Zinc oxide nanoparticles alleviate heavy metal-induced toxicity in Leucina leucocephala seedlings: A physicochemical analysis. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 110, 59- 69.
Venkatachalam, P.; Jayalakshmi, N.; Geetha, N.; Sahi, S. V.; Sharma, N. C.; Rene, E.R.; Sarkar, S.K.; Favas, P.J.C. 2017. Accumulation efficiency, genotoxicity and antioxidant defense mechanisms in medicinal plant Acalypha indica L. under lead stress. Chemosphere 171, 544-553.
Tripathi, D.K., Singh, S.S., Singh, S., Pandey, R., Singh, V.P., Sharma, N.C., Prasad, S.M.,
Dubey, N.K. 2017. An overview on manufactured nanoparticles in plants: Uptake, translocation,
accumulation and phytotoxicity. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 110, 2-12.
Cox, A.*; Venkatachalam, P.; Sahi, S.; Sharma, N. 2017. Silver and titanium dioxide nanoparticle toxicity: A review of current research. Plant Physiol Biochem, 107, 147-163.
Tiwari, M., S. Krishnamurthy, D. Shukla, J. Kiiskila, A. Jain, R. Datta, N. Sharma, S. Sahi. 2016. Comparative transcriptome and proteome analysis to reveal the biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles in Arabidopsis. Scientific Reports 6:21733.

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