Head, Department of Natural Products
My current research includes isolating actinobacteria and myxobacteria from different altitudes of varied soil and sediments. I am doing the phylogenetic identification of the isolated strains based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing. The isolated actinobacteria and myxobacteria are being tested for antimicrobial activity against different Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, and fungi. I am also working on extracts derived from actinomycetes and myxobacteria that are analyzed and identified by HPLC-MS and compared with the Natural Product library and Myxobase myxobacterial library. I am also interested in the metagenomics of the very high altitude soils (above 3000 m.a.s.l) and determine the actinomycetes and myxobacterial abundance in Nepalese soils.
Being a microbiologist, I am interested in research that correlates Biotechnology, Immunology, Molecular biology, and Microbiology.