Debabrat Baishya

Debabrat Baishya

Assistant Professor

MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)

Microbial Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology

Department of Bioengineering and Technology
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014

 B.TECH (Biotechnology)

1. Paper: Microbiology 

2.Paper:  Immunology 

3. Paper: Nano Biotechnology

M. TECH (Biotechnology)

1. Paper: Microbial and Immunotechnology 

2. Paper: Food Science and Technology

M. Sc (Cancer Biology)

1. Immunology I (Unit 3)

2. Immunology II (Unit 3)


Microbial biotechnology, Nanomaterials, Natural products and drug discovery





Title of the Project


Funding Agency


Rs. Lakhs



Value addition and in vitro induction of active principle in Artemisia annaua and Tinospora cordifolia after co-cultivation with microbial consortium






Molecular profiling of acute myeloid leukemia






Understanding host pathogen interaction in Aquilaria malaccensis and molecular

mechanism of agarwood formation















Ph. D 

Completed: 5 nos.

1. Sangeeta Baruah (Degree awarded, 2015)

Topic: Assessment of Genetic Diversity and Inheritance Study  for Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance in Soybean

2. Pori Deka (Degree awarded, 2016)

Topic: In vitro  Propagation and Co-cultivation of Artemisia annua L. with Piriformospora indica for Enhancing the Production of Artemisinin and Expression of Related Genes

3. Sorra Sandhya (Degree awarded, 2017)

Topic: Identification of Potent Herbal Chemopreventive Agent

4. Joyeeta Talukdar (Degree awarded, 2017)

Topic: Study on Interaction between Cancer Stem Cells and Mesenchymal Stem Cells

5. Pranjal Sarmah (Degree awarded, 2019)

Topic: Identification of  Potent Hepatoprotective Agent from Medicinal Plants of North East India

Ongoing: 4 Nos.

5. Kaushik Kumar Bharadwaj

6. Bijuli Rabha (UGC-NFST scholar)

7. Seema Bhuyan

8. Santanu Dhar

 M. Tech Project students guided: 10 nos.

Current students:

1. Alakesh Dutta

2. Jishnu Nath


 B. Tech Project students guided: 14 nos.


Undergraduate/Postgraduate/PhD Students performed short term project work/internship from other Institutes 

1. Hiya Bordoloi (B. Sc in Biotechnology, Asian Institute of Management and Technoloogy, March-May, 2018)

2. Manjari Agarwal (B. Tech in Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Rajashtahn, August-November, 2018)




Selected Research Publication:

  •  Bikul Das, Bidisha Pal, Rashmi Bhuyan, Hong Li1, Anupam Sarma, Sukanya Gayan, Joyeeta Talukdar, Sorra Sandhya, Seema Bhuyan, Gayatri Gogoi, Arvin M. Gouw, Debabrat Baishya, Jason R. Gotlib, Amal Chandra Kataki and Dean W. Felsher (2019). “MYC regulates the HIF-2α stemness pathway via Nanog and Sox2 to maintain self-renewal in cancer stem cells versus non-stem cancer cells”, Cancer Research. Doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-18-2847 (IF 8.378)
  • Arabinda Ghosh, Saikat Sutradhar, Debabrat Baishya (2019). “Delineating thermophilic xylanase from Bacillus licheniformis DM5 towards its potential application in xylooligosaccharides production”, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Vol. 35: 34-41 (IF 2.652).
  • Sumit Kumar, Arun K Dangi, Pratysh Shukla, Debabrat Baishya, Sunil K Khare (2019). "Thermozymes: adaptive strategies and tools for their biotechnological application", Bioresource Technology Vol 278: 372-382 (IF: 6.669).
  • Dipu Bharali, Hakim B Jebur, Debabrat Baishya, Suresh Kumar, Manash P Sarma, Mirza Masroor, Juheb Akhter, Syed A Husain, Premashis Kar (2018). “Expression Analysis of Serum microRNA-34a and microRNA-183 in Hepatocellular Carcinoma”, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Vol. 19 (9): 2561-2568.
  •  Mrinal Kumar Baishya, Kandarpa Kr Saikia, Naba Kr Hazarika, Debabrat Baishya and Deep jyoti Das (2018). “ Antimicrobial potential and in vitro cytotoxicity study of Tabernamontana divaricata (L.) stem bark extract against HEK 293 cell line”, IOSR Journal of Pharmacy Vol. 8 (3): 11-18.
  • Dipjyoti Kalita, Neelakshi Devi, Debabrat Baishya (2016). “Comparative Preliminary Foliar Phytochemical Screening of Diospyros malabrica (Desr.) Kostel and Diospyros lanceifolia Roxb”, International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research, Vol. 8(2): 239-243.
  • S. Baruah, MK Sarma, D. Baishya, AA Sharma, J Bhuyan and R Borah (2015). “Genetic variability association and genetic divergence in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merill] germplasm under rainfed situation of Assam”, Progressive Agriculture Vol. 15(1): 1-8.
  • Pori Deka and Debabrat Baishya (2015). “Comparative study of Piriformospora indica and salicylic acid on the growth promotional activity of Artemisia annua (L)”, International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences Vol. 6 (4): (B) 345-351.
  • Debabrat Baishya, Pori Deka and Mohan Chandra Kalita (2015). “In vitro co-cultivation of Piriformospora indica filtrate for improve biomass productivity in Artemisia annua (L.)”, Symbiosis Vol. 66: 37-46. DOI 10.1007/s13199-015-0331-5 (Impact Factor: 1.284).
  • Sangeeta Baruah, Manoj Sarma, Debabrat Baishya, A A Sharma, R Borah, J Bhuyan (2014) “Genetic variation for seed yield and Yellow Mosaic Virus resistance in Soybean [Glycone max (L.) Merrill]”, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications Vol. 4 (9): 1-10.
  •  Lipi Goswami, Debabrat Baishya, Sorra Sandhya, Joyeeta Talukdar and Pranayee Datta (2014) “Tea leaf assisted synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their antimicrobial potential”, International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences Vol. 5 (2): 196- 204.
  • Pranjal Kumar Sarmah and Debabrat Baishya (2014) “ Phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activity of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis and Dyospyros malabarika Kestol”, International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences Vol. 5(1): 199-204. 
  • Mrinal Kumar Baishya, Debabrat Baishya and Mohan Chandra Kalita (2013) “Biogenesis of silver nanoparticles using Alternanthera ficoidea leaf extract and its antibacterial potential”, International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences, Vol. 4(3): 104-110.
  • Debabrat Baishya, Jayeeta Talukdar and Sorra Sandhya (2012) “Cotton Dying with Natural Dye extracted from Flower of Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus)”, Universal Journal of Environmental Research and Technology, Vol. 2(5): 377-382.
  • Debabrat Baishya and Hridip Kumar Sarma (2010) “Isolation of Amylolytic Bacteria from Viscera of Labeo rohita (Ham.) and Optimization of Alpha Amylase Extraction”, American Journal of Microbiology, Vol. 1(2): 30-35.


1. Fish Fermentation: Traditional To Modern Approaches; New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, India, 2009





1. Head i/c, Department of Bioengineering and Technology (20/10/2014 to 30/12/2015; 3/11/2016 to 10/1/2017; 20/3/2017 to 25/6/2017)



1. Member, DRC, Department of Bioengineering and Technology, GU

2. Member, CCS (PG and UG in Biotechnology), Department of Bioengineering and Technology, GU

3. Member, CCS (PG in Cancer Biology), Department of Bioengineering and Technology, GU

4. External Member, DRC, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Cotton University (27th October 2017- 26th October 2019).



1. Life Member, Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists India (ACCTI) 

2. Life Member, Association of Microbiologists of India 

3. Member, Society for Ethnopharmacology, Kolkata

4.. Life Member, North East Biotechnological Association (NEBA), Guwahati, Assam

5. Life Member, Assam Science Society, Guwahati, Assam