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Kokila Kota

Kokila KotaAssistant Professor of Microbiology

Year Joined RCNJ: 2020

Contact Information


  • B.S., Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India
  • M.S., Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Jersey

Courses Offered:

  • Microbiology-Biology Majors (Lec/Lab)
  • Microbiology for Health Sciences-Nursing Majors (Lec/Lab)
  • Microbial Biotechnology

Teaching Interest:

  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Integrative Virology
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Microbiome & Immune Health

Research Interest:

  • Bacterial communication & group behaviors
  • Bacterial biofilms & antibiotic resistance
  • Isolation & characterization of commercially relevant bacteria from the soil
  • Fermentation technology & downstream processing of microbial by-products
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