Keka C. Biswas, Ph.D.

Clinical Instructor, Biological Sciences


301 Sparkman Drive
Shelby Center
Room 302G
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr Keka C. Biswas received her doctorate in Biology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, USA. She did her Masters in Zoology, Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Bachelor of Education from University of Nagpur, India. Dr Biswas was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Biochemistry in UC Boulder, Colorado (2000-2001).

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D, Biology, University of New Mexico, NM, Albuquerque, USA, 1998
  • M.Sc, Zoology, University of Nagpur, India 1989
  • B.Ed, Chemistry and Biology, University of Nagpur, India, 1991
  • B.Sc, Microbiology, University of Nagpur, India, 1987

Recent Publications

  • A novel method for the measurement of elemental selenium produced by bacterial reduction of selenite. Biswas, K. C., Barton, L. L., Tsui, W.L., Shuman, K., Gillespie, J., Ezeb,C.S. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 2011, 86:140-144.

  • Hydrolytic and Photolytic Degradation of Oxytetracycline Xuang R.; Arisi, L.; Wang, Q.; Scott, R.; and Biswas, K. C. J. of Environmental Health Sciences, Part B. 2010, 45:73-81.

  • Molydate Reduction by Sulfate Reducing Bacteria. Biswas, K. C.; Woodwards, N. A.; Xu, H.; Barton, L. L. BioMetals, 2009, 22, 131-139.

  • “Trace Metal Homeostasis in Bacteria” Biswas, K. C.; Barton, L. L.; An invited talk at the Bio- metals Symposium at the University of Santiago, Spain, July 14-17, 2008. ( Presented by Larry L. Barton)

  • Volatile ketone formation in bacteria: Release of 3-oxopentanoate by soil pseudomonads during growth on heptanoate. Matiasek, M. G.; Biswas- Choudhury, K.; Nemecek,M.; Fall, Current Microbiology, 2001, 42, 276- 281

  • “Measuring the Rate of Elemental Selenium Formation by Environmental Bacteria “ Biswas, K. C.; Gillespie, J.; Shuman, K. E.; Barton, L. L.; 2008. American society for microbiology 108th General meeting, Boston, MA June 2-5.

  • “Biodegradation of Steroidal Pharamaceuticals by Environmental Bacterial isolates “Shuman, K. E.; Biswas, K. C.; D’Souza, M.; 2009. 237th American Chemical Society Meeting. Salt Lake City UT. March22-25.

  • TEM investigation of U6+ and Re7+ reduction by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans, a sulfate reducing bacterium. Xu, H.; Barton, L. L.; Biswas-Choudhury,K.; Wang P- Z. Y. Department of Energy. Scientific and Technical Information. 2000

  • Bacterial reduction of soluble uranium: The first step of in situ immobilization of uranium. Barton, L. L.; Biswas-Choudhury, K.; Thompson, B. M.; Steenhoudt, K.; Groffman, A. R. Radioactive waste management and environmental restoration. 1998, 20, 141-151.

  • Removal of uranyl ion by anaerobic bacteria. Barton, L. L.; Biswas-Choudhury, K.; Thompson, B. M.; Steenhoudt, K.; Thombre, M. International journal of environmental conscious design and manufacturing. 1995, 4, 3-4.