Educational Qualification

    PhD

Research Area

    Microbiology

Designation

  • Assistant Professor

Department

  • Science

General Information

Specialisation

    Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR); Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM); Whole Transcriptome Analysis of bacteria exposed to sonic stimulation/ plant extracts

About

  • Vijay Kothari is a microbiologist. His current research interests are: (a) Validation of Traditional Medicine, (b) Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and (c) Microbial response to sonic stimulation. He earned his MSc from Gujarat University and PhD from Nirma University. He has published more than 70 papers/ book chapters, which have been downloaded by readers across the globe >1,23,000 times from ResearchGate alone. With respect to preprint downloads, Rxivist has ranked him at 391st position among 18,451 microbiologists (i.e. in top 2.11%): https://rxivist.org/authors/258084. His paper describing effect of Indian classical music on bacteria has been ranked among top 5% of all 1,23,17,848 research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric: https://www.altmetric.com/details/3899248#score. His research has received funding from SRISTI-DBT-BIRAC and GUJCOST. Dr Kothari has been involved as an active editor (Guest Editor for 3 journal issues) and reviewer with many prestigious journals. In recognition of his peer-reviewing activity, he was awarded The Sentinel of Science (2016) by Publons for being among the top 10% of international peer-reviewers. He is a member of 16 different professional bodies, and delivered over 25 conference talks. During the period 2007-2019, Dr Kothari has guided 84 M.Sc. students for their dissertation projects; of which 71 (i.e. 84.52%) have been able to publish research/ review papers in different peer-reviewed, indexed journals (or a citable pre-print), based on their Masters’ dissertation. Hitherto 2 students have completed their Ph.D. under his supervision, and 1 is pursuing. He is contributing towards institute administration by acting as the Member Secretary of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC), Examination Coordinator, Anti-ragging Coordinator, member of Board of Studies (BoS), Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), etc.