Amit Roy

Post-Doctoral Scholar
Phone (859) 257-7450
Palli Laboratory

Department of Entomology
S-225 Ag. Science North
Lexington KY 40546-0091

Career Objective

To pursue a research oriented career in the frontier areas of Entomology that invokes immense challenge ensuring a continuous process of learning, paving way to efficient research abilities and team work and to be a valuable asset to the society.

Educational Profile:

  • Present Post-Doctoral Researcher. 
  • 2014-2016 Post-doctoral Researcher at Swedish Agricultural University, Alnarp, Sweden.
  • 2014 Awarded PhD degree in Biotechnology from Calcutta University, Kolkata, India.

Current Project

Epigenetic regulation of Juvenile hormone action in Insects

There has been a continuous demand for the development of insect control methods that are target-specific. Juvenile hormone (JH) and ecdysteroids are the major hormones that regulate development and reproduction in insects. Since these hormones are not present in vertebrates, they represent attractive targets for the development of insect control methods. Currently, I am working on understanding the molecular basis of JH action in Flour beetle and Mosquitoes.

Recent Publications

  • Amit Roy, William W Walker, Heiko Vogel, Sophie Chattington, Mattias C Larsson, Peter Anderson, David G.Heckel. Fredrik Schlyter. Diet dependent metabolic responses in three generalist insect herbivores Spodoptera spp. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2016 71,91-105
  • Amit Roy, Sampa Das. Molecular mechanism underlying the entomotoxic effect of Colocasia esculenta tuber agglutinin against Dysdercus cingulatus Insects 2015, 6(4), 827-846.
  • Prithwi Ghosh, Amit Roy, Daneil Hess, Anupama Ghosh, Sampa Das. Deciphering the mode of action of a mutant Allium sativum Leaf Agglutinin (mASAL), a potent antifungal protein on Rhizoctonia solani. BMC Microbiology, 2015, 15:237
  • Amit Roy, Sumanti Gupta, Daniel Hess, Kalipada Das and Sampa Das. Binding of Colocasia esculenta tuber agglutinin (CEA) to midgut receptors may regulate vital cellular processes in hemipterans. Proteomics. 2014, Jul; 14(13-14):1646-59.