Dr. Abhishek  Kumar

Dr. Abhishek Kumar

Research Scientist
Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Life Sciences from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India

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Biography

Dr. Abhishek Kumar completed his masters in 2004 from Dr RML Awadh University, Faizabad, India in the subject of Zoology with specialization in fisheries science. Later in 2006 he joined DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India for his Doctorate. During his Ph.D. he studied about the impact of botanicals on toxicity and endocrinal calcium regulation of fish. His topic of PhD thesis is “Botanical Pesticides: Effects on Blood Parameters and Calcium Regulating Endocrine Glands of Teleost Heteropneustes Fossils”.
Dr. Kumar studied the toxicity of Euphorbia tirucalli latex on fish Heteropneustes fossilis which is the FIRST report. After his Ph.D. he continued his research in Department of Zoology of DDU Gorakhpur University as an independent researcher. Later, Dr. Kumar published various research articles in Journals of Inetrnational repute. His studies mainly focused on the toxic impact of azadirachtin, Euphorbia tirucalli, Euphorbia royleana, Nerium indicum and Microcystin-LR .
Dr. Kumar had published more than 24 research articles in addition to a book chapter on environmental toxicants and calcium regulation. Presently Dr. Kumar is on editorial board of five science alert Journals. He is also Managing Editor of International Journal of Zoological Investigations.

Area of Interest:

Environmental Sciences
100%
Environmental Toxicology
62%
Calcium Regulation
90%
Endocrinology
75%
Biopesticides
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Prasad, M., A. Kumar, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2018. Alterations in the corpuscles of stannius of Euphorbia royleana treated catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Iran. J. Toxicol., 11: 27-32.
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  2. Prasad, M., A. Kumar, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2016. Response of prolactin cells of stinging catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis to Euphorbia royleana treatment. Int. J. Fish. Aquat. Stud., 4: 330-334.
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  3. Prakash, C., M. Prasad, A. Kumar, A. Chaudhary, D. Mishra and S.K. Srivastav, 2016. Protective effect of ZnCl2 on toxicity produced by Microcystin- LR on serum calcium and phosphate levels of freshwater catfish Heteropneustes fossilis. Int. J. Pure Appl. Biosci., 4: 111-117.
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  4. Prakash, C., M. Prasad, A. Kumar, A. Chaudhary and S.K. Srivastav, 2016. Histological alteration in the ultimobranchial gland of catfish Heteropneustes fossilis in response to microcystin– LR treatment Int. J. Fish. Aquat. Stud., 4: 616-620.
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  5. Srivastav, A.K., K. Agarwal, M. Prasad and A. Kumar, 2015. Acute Toxicity of Chromium Chloride to the Freshwater Catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Int. J. Zool. Invest., 1: 85-90.
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  6. Prasad, M.R., A. Kumar, N. Suzuki and A.K. Srivastav, 2015. Botanical pesticide Nerium indicum alters prolactin cells of stinging catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Int. J. Zool. Invest., 1: 77-84.
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  7. Prakash, C., A. Kumar, M. Prasad, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2015. Microcystin-LR attenuates blood calcium and phosphate levels in stinging catfish Heteropneustes fossilis. Int. J. Pharma Bio Sci., 6: 1147-1153.
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  8. Prakash, C., A. Kumar, M. Prasad, A. Chaudhary, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2015. Corpuscles of stannius of freshwater catfish Heteropneustes fossilis after exposure to microcystin-LR. Int. J. Zool. Investigation, 1: 192-197.
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  9. Kumar, A., M. Prasad, S.K. Srivastav, N. Suzuki and A.K. Srivastav, 2015. Toxicological impacts of a botanical pesticide, azadirachtin on corpuscles of Stannius of stinging catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., 12: 507-512.
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  10. Prasad, M., A. Kumar, S.K. Srivastav, N. Suzuki and A.K. Srivastav, 2014. Cyto-architectural alterations in the corpuscles of stannius of stinging catfish Heteropneustes fossilis after exposure to a botanical pesticide (Nerium indicum). Iran. J. Toxicol., 8: 1017-1024.
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  11. Prasad, M.R., A. Kumar, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2013. Nerium indicum, a botanical pesticide affects ultimobranchial gland of the catfish Heteropneustes fossilis. Environ. Toxicol., 28: 661-665.
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  12. Kumar, A., M.R. Prasad, K. Srivastava, S.K. Srivastav and N. Suzuki et al., 2013. Cyto-histopathological alterations in the liver of azadirachtin treated catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Proc. National Acad. Sci. India Sec. B Biol. Sci., 83: 609-613.
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  13. Kumar, A., M. Prasad, N. Suzuki, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2013. Influence of a botanical pesticide, azadirachtin, on ultimobranchial gland of the freshwater catfish Heteropneustes fossilis. Toxicol. Environ. Chem., 95: 1702-1711.
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  14. Kumar, A., M.R. Prasad, D. Mishra, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2012. Acute toxicity of azadirachtin to a teleost, Heteropneustes fossilis. ACTA Scientiarum Biol. Sci., 34: 213-216.
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  15. Srivastav, A.K., V.K. Das, S.K. Srivastav and A. Kumar, 2011. Environmental Contaminants: Impact on Endocrinal Calcium Regulation in Fish. In: Emerging Trends in Zoology, Srivastava, U.C. and S. Kumar (Eds.). Vol. 1, Narendra Publishing House, India, ISBN: 9789380428253, pp: 319-334.
  16. Prasad, M., A. Kumar, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2011. Euphorbia royleana, a botanical pesticide affects ultimobranchial gland of the catfish Heteropneustes fossilis. Egypt. J. Biol., 13: 14-20.
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  17. Prasad, M., A. Kumar, D. Mishra, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2011. Blood electrolytes of the freshwater catfish Heteropneustes fossilis in response to treatment with a botanical pesticide (latex of Euphorbia royleana). Integr. Zool., 6: 150-156.
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  18. Prasad, M., A. Kumar, D. Mishra, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2011. Alterations in blood electrolytes of a freshwater catfish Heteropneustes fossilis in response to treatment with a botanical pesticide, Nerium indicum leaf extract. Fish Physiol. Biochem., 37: 505-510.
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  19. Kumar, A., M.R. Prasad, D. Mishra, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2011. Effects of Euphorbia tirucalli latex on blood calcium and phosphate of the freshwater air-breathing catfish Heteropneustes fossilis. Toxicol. Environ. Chem., 93: 585-592.
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  20. Kumar, A., M.R. Prasad, D. Mishra, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2011. Botanical pesticide, azadirachtin attenuates blood electrolytes of a freshwater catfish Heteropneustes fossilis. Pestic. Biochem. Physiol., 99: 170-173.
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  21. Prasad, M.R., A. Kumar, D. Mishra, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2010. Acute toxicity of Euphorbia royleana Boiss (Euphorbiaceae) latex on freshwater catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. ACTA Toxicol. Argent., 18: 5-9.
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  22. Kumar, A., M.R. Prasad, K. Srivastava, S. Tripathi and A.K. Srivastav, 2010. Branchial histopathological study of catfish Heteropneustes fossilis following exposure to purified neem extract, azadirachtin. World J. Zool., 5: 239-243.
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  23. Kumar, A., M. Prasad, D. Mishra, S.K. Srivastav and A.K. Srivastav, 2010. Toxicity of aqueous extract of Euphorbia tirucalli latex on catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 73: 1671-1673.
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  24. Prasad, M., A. Kumar, D. Mishra, S.L. Srivastav, N. Suzuki and A. Srivastav, 2009. Acute toxicities of diethyl ether and ethanol extracted Nerium indicum leaf to the fish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Niger. J. Nat. Prod. Med., 13: 53-57.
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