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M. Sc. 2008 – 2010 Plant and Environmental Sciences (major) and Microbiology (minor) – Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
M. Sc. 2002 – 2004 Microbiology – Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India.

  • Lignolytic enzymes from natural white rot fungus and their use in bioremediation.
B. Sc. 1999 – 2002 Microbiology – Saurashtra University, Gujarat, India.

Work Experience

Jan 2016 – present Laboratory Researcher IV. Dr. Ilya Raskin’s Laboratory. SEBS, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Jun 2015 – Dec 2015 Laboratory Technician. Department of Pharmaceutics at Rutgers University.

  • Design and characterization of recombinant protein particle to achieve successful drug and gene delivery for cancer therapy.
Mar 2015 – May 2015 Senior Research Support Specialist. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Upstate Medical University, NY.

  • Membrane protein extraction from Botrytis cinerea.
Feb 2011 – Feb 2012 Junior Scientist. Department of Plant Biology at University of Minnesota.

  • Isolation of Ostreococcus from contaminants.
  • Design of Cyanobacterium strain for Nitrogen fixation.
Sep 2004 – Jan 2006 Technical Supervisor. Quality Control Department at Cadila Pharmaceuticals, India.

Graduate Research Work

  • Graduate Research Assistant: Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences, Clemson University, SC.
    • Advisor: Dr. Guido Schnabel, Professor and Plant Pathologist.
    • Research project: Characterization of transgenic plum lines expressing Gastrodia anti-fungal protein (GAFP-1) under bul409 promoter.


  • Skubel, S., Dushenkov, V., Graf, B., Niu, Q., Poulev, A., Kalariya, H., Foxcroft, L., Raskin, I. Rapid, field-deployable method for collecting and preserving plant metabolome for biochemical and functional characterization. PLoS|ONE, Vol. 13, No. 9, article e0203569, 2018.
  • Kuhn, P., Kalariya, H., Poulev, A., Ribnicky, D. M., Jaja-Chimedza, A., Roopchand, D. E., and Raskin, I. Grape polyphenols reduce gut-localized reactive oxygen species associated with the development of metabolic syndrome in mice. PLoS|One, published Oct. 11, 2018.
  • Zhang, Li, Carmody, R. N., Kalariya, H., Duran, R., Moskal, K., Poulev, A., Kuhn, P., Tveter, K., Turnbaugh, P. J., Raskin, I., Roopchand, D. E. Grape proanthocyanidin-induced intestinal bloom of Akkermansia muciniphila is dependent on its baseline abundance and precedes activation of host genes related to metabolic health. J. Nutr. Biochem., Vol. 56, pp. 142-151, 2018.
  • Kalariya, H. M., Schnabel, G., Petri, C., Scorza, R. Generation and Characterization of Transgenic Plum Lines Expressing gafp-1 with the bul409 Promoter. HortScience, Vol. 46, No. 7, pp. 975-980, 2011.
  • Nagel, A. K., Kalariya, H. M., Schnabel, G. The Gastrodia Antifungal Protein (GAFP-1) and its Transcript Are Absent from Scions of Chimeric-grafted Plum. HortScience, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 188-192, 2010.(Rated among the top 10 HortScience articles read in March, 2010)