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Challa Vijaya Kumar

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Department of Chemistry
55 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: (860) 486-3213
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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, 1984-88
  • Radiation Laboratory, University Notre Dame, 1982-1984
  • Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur


Research Focus

  • Photochemical protein scissors
  • DNA/RNA binders
  • Artificial antenna complexes
  • Protein-polymer conjugates
  • Biosensor arrays, and biocatalytic nanomaterials



  • National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Award, 2007


Recent Publications

Kamat, R. K., Ma, W., Yang, Y., Zhang, Y., Wang, C., Kumar, C. V., Lin, Y., “Adsorption and Hydrolytic Activity of Polycatalytic Cellulase Nanocomplex on Cellulose,” ACS Advanced Materials and Interfaces, (2013) DOI:10.1021/am401916k.

“Metal-Enzyme Frameworks: Role of Metal Ions in Promoting Enzyme Self-Assembly on A-Zirconium (IV) Phosphate Nanoplates,” Pattammattel, A., Deashapriya, I., Chowdhury, R., and Kumar, C. V., Langmuir (2013) 29, 2971-81.

“Highly Efficient Binding of Paramagnetic Beads Bioconjugated with 100,000 or More Antibodies to Protein Coated Surfaces,” Mani, V., Wasalathanthri, D. P., Joshi, A. A., Kumar, C. V.,and Rusling, J. F., Anal. Chem., (2012) 84, 10485-91.

“Tuning Hemoglobin-Poly(Acrylic Acid) Interactions by Controlled Chemical Modification with Triethylene Tetramine,” Thilakarathne, V. K., Briand, V. A., Kasi, R. M., Kumar, C. V., J. Phys. Chem., (2012) 116, 12783-92.

“Ultra-Stable Hemoglobin-Poly(Acrylic) Acid Conjugates,” Mudhivarthy, V. K., Cole, K. S., Novak, M. J., Kipphut, W. Deshapriya, I. K., Zhou, Y., Kasi, R. M., and Kumar, C. V., J. Mater.Chem, (2012) 22, 20423-20433.

“Control of Enzyme-Solid Interactions by Chemical Modification,” Chowdhury, R., Stromer, B. S., Pokharel, B., and Kumar, C. V., Langmuir (2012) 28, 11881-9.

“Novel Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor for the Detection of Heme at Biological Levels via Highly Selective Recognition by Apo-Hemoglobin,” Briand, V. A., Thilakarathne, V. K., Kasi, R. M., and Kumar, C. V., Talanta, (2012), 99, 113-8.

Deshapriya, I. Kumar, C. V., “Novel Synthesis of Nanoparticles, Invited Book Chapter, in “Applications of Nanomaterials,” Studium Press, (2012) Houston Texas USA, Vol. Chapter 3, 53-86.

Kumar, C. V., “DNA-Based Bionanocatalysts, Invited Book Chapter, in “Applications of Nanomaterials,” (2012) Studium Press, Houston Texas USA, Vol 10, Chapter 7, pp 147-189.

Briand, V. A.; Thilakarathne, V.; Kumar, C. V.; Kasi, R. M., “Protein-Polymer Conjugates for Use as Hybrid Functional Materials,” PMSE Preprints (2011).