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Ph. D. 2002 Plant Science (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines.
M. S. 1997 Plant Science (Cell Biology and Cytogenetics), University of Calcutta, India.
B. S. 1994 Biology and Chemistry, Presidency College, Calcutta, India.


Present and Past Research Interests

  • Natural product therapeutics: inflammation and immune-modulation.
  • Functional genomics.
  • Genetic engineering of eukaryotic system.
  • Cell and tissue culture.

Professional Experience

2004 – present Research Associate, Biotech Center, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA.
2002 – 2004 Post-Doctoral Associate, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.


Honors and Awards

2007 – 2012 National Institutes of Health career / research grant, USA.
2002 – 2004 Cornell University Post-Doctoral fellowship, USA.
1999 – 2000 Rockefeller Foundation, USA; grant for Ph. D. dissertation.
1999 Best Poster Award at the 15th Annual National Scientific Conference of the Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines.
1999 RF foreign travel grant for participation in General Meeting of the International Program on Rice Biotechnology, Phuket, Thailand (organized by the Rockefeller Foundation, USA).
1999 IRRI foreign travel grant for participation in EMBO workshop on post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in plants, Leysin, Switzerland, organized by FMI, Basel, Switzerland.
1997 – 1999 D A N I D A fellowship for Ph. D. dissertation, Denmark.
1989 – 1994 National Scholarships for college education, Government of India.



Key publications (journals):

  1. Nebojša Ilić, Moul Dey, Alexander Poulev, Sithes Logendra, Peter Kuhn, and Ilya Raskin. Anti-inflammatory activity of Grains of paradise (Aframomum melegueta Schum) extract. J. Agric. Food Chem., Vol. 62, No. 43, pp. 10452-7, 2014.
  2. Burns Kraft, T. F., M. Dey, R. B. Rogers, D. M. Ribnicky, D. M. Gipp, W. T. Cefalu, I. Raskin, and M. A. Lila. Phytochemical composition and metabolite performance enhancing activity of dietary berries traditionally used by Native North Americans. J. of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 56(3): 654-660, 2008.
  3. Luan, W., He, C., Hu, G., Dey, M., Fu, Y., Si, H., Zhu, L., Liu, W., Duan, F., Zhang, H., Liu, W. Y., Zhuo, R., Garg, A., Wu, R., Sun, Z. X. An efficient field-screening procedure for identifying transposants for constructing an Ac/Ds based insertional-mutant library of rice. Genome 51: 41-49, 2008.
  4. Dey, M., Ripoll, C., Pouleva, R., Dorn, R., Aranovich, I., Zaurov, D., Kurmukov, A., Eliseyeva, M., Belolipov, I., Akimaliev, A., Sodombekov, I., Akimaliev, D., Lila, M. A., and Raskin, I. Natural product screen using pro-inflammatory gene transcription assay. Phytotherapy Research, 22: 929-934, 2008.
  5. Schmidt, B. M., A. Poulev, M. Dey, M. Gries, A. G. Kurmukov, S. K. Zakirov, N. R. Lyapina, I. Belolipov, M. A. Lila, and I. Raskin. An extract from Artemisia leucodes reduces acute and chronic inflammation in rats. J. Ethnopharmacology, submitted, 2007.
  6. Ripoll, C., B. Schmidt, N. Ilić, A. Poulev, M. Dey, A. G. Kurmukov, and I. Raskin. (2007) Anti-inflammatory effects of a sesquiterpene lactone extract from chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) roots. Natural Product Communications, Vol. 2, No. 7, 717-722.
  7. Ma, J., Dey, M., Yang, H., Poulev, A., Pouleva, R., Dorn, R., Lipsky, P., Kenelly, E. J., and Raskin, I. (2007) Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive compounds from Tripterygium wilfordii. Phytochemistry, Vol. 68, No. 8, 1172-1178.
  8. He, C. K., Dey, M., Lin, Zh., Duan, F., Li, F. L., and Wu, R. (2007) An efficient method for producing an indexed, insertional-mutant library in rice. Genomics, Vol. 89, No. 4, 532-540.
  9. Schmidt, B., Poulev, A., Dey, M., Grace, M., Kurmukov, A., Belolipov, I., Akimaliev, A., Sodombekov, I., Akimaliev, D., Lila, A. M., and Raskin, I. (2006) An extract from Artemisia leucodes reduces acute and chronic inflammation in rats. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, submitted.
  10. Dey, M., Ribnicky, D., Kurmukov, A. G., and Ilya Raskin (2006). Transcriptional modulation and in vivo anti-inflammatory activity of a seed preparation containing phenethylisothiocyanate. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics; 317(1), 326-333.
  11. Verma, D., Madan, M., Dey, M., Jain, R. K. and Wu, R. (2005). Molecular dissection of tobacco Rb7 matrix attachment region (MAR) sequence and their effect on gene expression in rice. Plant Science, 169: 704-717 (Download article in pdf).
  12. Dey M., Complainville, A., Charon, C., Torrizo, L., Kondorosi, A., Crespi, M. and Datta, S. K. (2004). Phytohormonal responses of enod40-overexpressing plants in Medicago truncatula and rice. Physiol. Plant.
  13. Li, F., Dey, M., He, C., Sangwan, V., Wu, X., and Wu, R. (2003). Rapid PCR-based detection of transgene copy numbers in rice. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 21(1):73-80.
  14. Dey, M., and Datta, S. K. (2002). Promiscuity of Hosting Nitrogen Fixation in Rice- an overview from legume perspective: review article for journal; Critical Reviews in Biotechnology 22(3):281-314.
  15. Dey, M., Jiang, H., and Wu, R. (2002). Antinecrotic substances improved regeneration frequency of
    transgenic rice: Rice Genetic Newsl. 19:35-38.
  16. Dey, M., Torrizo, L. B., Chaudhuri, R. K., Reddy, P. M., Ladha, J. K., Datta, K., and Datta, S. K. (1999).
    Transgenic rice harbouring legume ENOD40 gene. Rice Genet. Newsl. 16:147-149.
  17. Dey, M., Datta, S. K., Torrizo, L., B., Reddy, P. M., Ladha, J. K., Day, B., Stacey, G. (1999).
    Integration into rice of a soyabean apyrase gene proposed to play a central role in nodulation. Rice Genet. Newsl. 16, 145-147.

Book chapters:

  1. Dey, M., I. Belolipov, S. Zakirov, J. Akimaliev, A. Akimaliev, I. Sodombekov and I. Raskin. Anti-inflammatory botanicals: a pharmacogenomic approach. In: Phytochemicals: Aging and Health; Meskin, M. S., Bidlack, W. R., Randolph, K. (eds.), Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, London, UK, chapter 4: pp 77-88, ISBN 10:1420061372, 2008.
  2. Dey, M., and Datta, S. K. Nitrogen fixation in rice – A reality or a dream? In: Rice Improvement in Genomic era, Datta S. K. (ed), Haworth Press, Albany, New York, ISBN: 978-1-56022-952-0, 2008.
  3. Garg, A., Sangwa, V., He, C., Dey, M., Duan, F., Li, F., Su, J. and Wu, R. (2003). Applying Agricultural
    Biotechnology to Produce Salt- and Drought-Tolerant Rice Plants. In Rice Genetics V. Proceedings of the Fourth International Rice Genetics Symposium, October 2002, Los Baños, Philippines. G. S. Khush, D. S. Brar, and B. Hardy (eds.). International Rice Research Institute and Science Publishers, Inc., P.O Box 699, May Street, Enfield, NH 03748. USA.
  4. Garg, A. K., Li, F., He, C., Sangwan, V., Dey, M., Su, J. and Wu, R. J. (2002). Agricultural biotechnology today and tomorrow. In the proceedings of the 6th General Assembly of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
    on Agricultural Science and Technology, Beijing, China (June 3-7, 2002). pp: 1-10.
  5. Dey, M., and Tu, J. (1999). Four chapters (#10. Extraction of total RNA from rice leaf tissue; #11. Northern blotting; #15. Polymerase chain reaction; #16. Reverse Transcription polymerase chain reaction) in the International workshop manual on “Transgenic rice: production and deployment with special reference to sheath blight and stem borer resistance”, edited by Datta SK, IRRI press, Philippines.

Patent application:

  • Ilya Raskin, Ribnicky, D., Dey, M. (2005). Anti-inflammatory activity of phenethylisothiocyanate (PEITC) and the Barbarea verna seed extract containing this compound. Application for US patent submitted on Aug. 18, 2005.

Selected conference articles/abstracts:

  1. Barbara M. Schmidt, Moul Dey, Alexander Poulev, Nebojša Ilić, and Ilya Raskin (2007). Isolation and anti-inflammatory activity of the sesquiterpene lactone dihydrolactucopicrin. FASEB J. 21: 701.30.
  2. Dey, M., Ribnicky, D., Kurmukov, A. G., Raskin, I. (2006). Phenethylisothiocyanate from Barbarea verna as anti-inflammatory agent. Experimental Biology meeting, April 1-5, San Francisco, CA, USA; Abstract#121.
  3. He, C. K., Dey, M., Duan, F., Li, F., Lin, Z., Su, J., Garg, A., and Wu, R. (2004). A Systematic Approach to Construct an Indexed, Saturation, Insertional-Mutant Rice Library. Abstract for the 2nd International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics, Nov. 15-17, Tucson, AZ, USA.
  4. Duan, F., Dey, M., Sangwan, V., He, C. K., Li, F., Su, J., Garg, A. and Wu, R. (2004). Production of Ds-anchor plant lines for generating a large population of insertional-mutants in rice for functional genomics. Abstract for Plant and Animal Genome Conference XII, Jan 10-14, San Diego, CA, USA.
  5. Su, J., Dey, M., Garg, A., He, C. K. and Wu, R. (2004). Agricultural Biotechnology for producing crop plants that are tolerant to abiotic stresses. Abstract for WFPF and CAAS joint symposium in Beijing, China; July 10-12.
  6. Chaudhuri, R., Datta, S., Datta, K. and Dey, M. (2001). In search of NOD gene expression in transgenic rice plant. Poster abstract for conference proceedings, Plant and Animal Genome Conference IX, Jan 13-17, San Diego, CA, USA.
  7. Dey, M., Torrizo, L., Reddy, P., Ladha, J., Datta, K. and Datta, S. (1999). Step towards mimicking the genetic mechanism of nodulation in rice. Poster abstract presented during EMBO workshop on post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in plants, Switzerland, and Rockefeller meeting on International Program on Rice Biotechnology, Thailand.

Invited seminars/lectures:

  1. 1999 Presented Ph. D. research work at invited seminar at ETH, Zürich, Switzerland.
  2. 1999 Presented Ph. D. research work at invited seminar at Institut des Sciences du Végétal, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
  3. 2005 Real-time-PCR-based genetic screens. Lecture at the 2nd symposium of the International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG) on Building new pharmaceutical capabilities in Central Asia. July 5-7, East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA (sponsored by NIH, NSF, USDA, Rutgers University).