Arun Bhunia Ph.D.

Bhunia, Arun
Position Department / Business Unit
Professor Department of Food Science
Institution Disciplines
Purdue University Nanobiology
City State / Provence
West Lafayette IN
Country Website
U.S.A. link

Pathogen Detection:
• Biosensor, Cell-based sensor and Immunosensor tools
• Antibody production and Immunoassays
• Genetic fingerprinting and PCR assays

Pathogenic Mechanism and Pathogenicity Testing:
• Understanding the molecular mechanism of Listeria monocytogenes adhesion to mammalian cells in vivo and in vitro.
• Mammalian cell culture and cytotoxicity assay for foodborne pathogens


B.V.Sc. (Veterinary Medicine), W.B., India.; Ph.D. (Food Microbiology), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; Postdoctoral Training (Food Microbiology, Immunology), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR


Selected Publications
Wampler, J.L., K-P. Kim, Z.W. Jaradat, and A.K. Bhunia. 2004. Heat-shock protein 60 acts as a receptor for the Listeria adhesion protein in Caco-2 cells. Infection and Immunity 72(2): 931-936.
Jaradat, J.W. and A.K. Bhunia. 2003. Adhesion, Invasion, and translocation characteristics of Listeria monocytogenes serotypes in a Caco-2 cell and mouse model. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69 (6): 3640-3645.
Lathrop, A.L., Z.W. Jaradat, T. Haley, and A.K. Bhunia. 2003. Characterization and application of a Listeria monocytogenes reactive monoclonal antibody C11E9 in a resonant mirror biosensor. Journal of Immunological Methods 281:119-128.
Menon, A., M. Shroyer, J. L. Wampler, C.B. Chawan, and A.K. Bhunia. 2003. In vitro study of Listeria monocytogenes infection to murine primary and human transformed B cells. Comparative Immunology Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 26:157-174.
Jaradat, Z., G. E. Schutze, and A.K. Bhunia. 2002. Genetic homogeneity among Listeria monocytogenes strains from infected patients and meat products from two geographic locations determined by phenotyping, ribotyping and PCR analysis of virulence genes. International Journal of Food Microbiology 76:1-10.
Gomez, R., R. Bashir, and A.K. Bhunia. 2002. Microscale electronic detection of bacterial metabolism. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 86: 198-208.
Roberts, P.H., K.C. Davis, W.R. Garstka, and A.K. Bhunia. 2001. Lactate dehydrogenase release assay from vero cells to distinguish verotoxin producing Escherichia coli from non-verotoxin producing strains. Journal of Microbiological Methods 43:171-181.
Pandiripally, V.P., D.G. Westbrook, G.R. Sunki, and A.K. Bhunia. 1999. Surface protein p104 is involved in adhesion of Listeria monocytogenes to human intestinal cell line, Caco-2. Journal of Medical Microbiology 48: 117-124.
Bhunia, A.K. 1997. Antibodies to Listeria monocytogenes. Critical Reviews in Microbiology 23 (2): 77-107.
Bhunia, A.K., D.G. Westbrook, R. Story, and M.G. Johnson. 1995. Frozen-stored murine hybridoma cells can be used to determine the virulence of Listeria monocytogenes. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 33: 3349-3351.

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