K Sivakumar

Assistant Professor, Life sciences, GSS, VSP

skandula@gitam.edu | | | |

My work focuses on identifying bioactive molecules having significant activity from marine origin and studying the diversity of marine actinobacteria. My research contributions are mainly related to marine Streptomyces species, particularly known to produce diverse antibiotics and antiproliferative molecules. We are now working on identifying the lead bioactive molecules that prove to be candidates to target the alarming drug-resistant pathogenic microorganisms.

Research Publications
  • G. Krishna Kanth, G. Ravi Kumar, K. Siva Kumar, N. Srinivasu (2023) Design and straightforward synthesis of novel N-substituted 6-fluoro-3-(4-piperidinyl)-1,2-benzisoxazole derivatives and their antibacterial activity, Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry 59:190–195. ISSN 1070-4280; https://doi.org/10.1134/S1070428023010219
  • Prasad Talluri VSSL, K. Siva Kumar, S.V. Rajagopal, (2017) Identification of seaweeds from north Visakhapatnam sea coast exhibiting immunomodulatory activity using Balb/c models, Regen. Eng. Transl. Med. Volume 3(2), 70-74. doi 10.1007/s40883-017-0024-0.
  • A. Aparna, K. Siva Kumar and T. Ramana, (2013) Taxonomy and Polyphasic Characterization of Alkaline Amylase producing Marine Actinomycete Streptomyces rochei BTSS 1001, Int. J. of Microbiol Article ID 276921, 8 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/276921. ISSN: 1687-9198
  • K. Siva Kumar, R. Haritha, A. Swathi, B. Sirisha and T. Ramana, (2012) Taxonomy and antimicrobial activity of Streptomyces coeruleorubidus sp. Isolated from marine sediment, Research journal of microbiology 7(3):171-181
  • K. Siva Kumar, R. Haritha, Y.S.Y.V. Jagan Mohan and T. Ramana, (2011). Screening of marine actinobacteria for antimicrobial compounds, Research journal of microbiology 6(4): 385-393
  • Marine microbiology
  • Sreptomyces
  • Marine macroalgae
K Sivakumar