Dr. Chandra Kanta Dash
Dr. Chandra Kanta Dash
Associate Professor and Chairman
B. Sc. Ag. (Hons.) (BAU), MS in Entomology (BAU), PhD (Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China)

Publication Profile:
  • Number of publications : 32
  • Peer-reviewed journal articles : 21
  • SCI (IF) journal articles : 18
Citation indices:
  • Number of citations : 239
  • H-index : 10
  • i10-index : 10
Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • Dash, C.K., B.S. Bamisile, R. Keppanan, M. Qasim, Y. Lin, S.U. Islam, M. Hussain, L. Wang (2018) Endophytic entomopathogenic fungi enhance the growth of phaseolus vulgaris l. (fabaceae) and negatively affect the development and reproduction of tetranychus urticae koch (acari: Tetranychidae). Microbial Pathogenesis 125, 385-392 doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2018.09.044
  • Bamisile, B.S., C.K. Dash, K.S. Akutse, R. Keppanan, O.G. Afolabi, M. Hussain, M. Qasim, L. Wang (2018) Prospects of endophytic fungal entomopathogens as biocontrol and plant growth promoting agents: An insight on how artificial inoculation methods affect endophytic colonization of host plants. Microbiological Research 217, 34-50 doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micres.2018.08.016
  • Bamisile, B.S., C.K. Dash, K.S. Akutse, R. Keppanan, L. Wang (2018) Fungal endophytes: Beyond herbivore management. Frontiers in Microbiology 9, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00544
  • Qasim, M., Y. Lin, C.K. Dash, B.S. Bamisile, K. Ravindran, S.U. Islam, H. Ali, F. Wang, L. Wang (2018) Temperature-dependent development of asian citrus psyllid on various hosts, and mortality by two strains of isaria. Microbial Pathogenesis 119, 109-118 doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2018.04.019
  • Qasim, M., W. Baohua, H. Zou, Y. Lin, C.K. Dash, B.S. Bamisile, M. Hussain, Z. Zhiwen, L. Wang (2018) Phylogenetic relationship and genetic diversity of citrus psyllid populations from china and pakistan and their associated candidatus bacterium. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 126, 173-180 doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.028
  • Ravindran, K., S. Sivaramakrishnan, M. Hussain, C.K. Dash, B.S. Bamisile, M. Qasim, W. Liande (2018) Investigation and molecular docking studies of bassianolide from lecanicillium lecanii against plutella xylostella (lepidoptera: Plutellidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology 206-207, 65-72 doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2018.03.004
  • Anjum, S.I., A. Ullah, K.A. Khan, M. Attaullah, H. Khan, H. Ali, M.A. Bashir, M. Tahir, M.J. Ansari, H.A. Ghramh, N. Adgaba, C.K. Dash (2018) Composition and functional properties of propolis (bee glue): A review. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjbs.2018.08.013
  • Islam, S.U., M. Qasim, H. Ali, W. Islam, M. Arif, C.K. Dash, W. Lin, Z. Du, Z. Wu (2018) Genetic diversity of the families aeshnidae, gomphidae and libellulidae through coi gene from south china. Acta Tropica 185, 273-279 doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.06.004
  • Keppanan, R., P. Krutmuang, S. Sivaperumal, M. Hussain, B.S. Bamisile, L.C.R. Aguila, C.K. Dash, L. Wang (2018) Synthesis of mycotoxin protein if8 by the entomopathogenic fungus isaria fumosorosea and its toxic effect against adult diaphorina citri. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2018.09.093
  • Keppanan, R., S. Sivaperumal, C.K. Dash, K.S. Akutse, L. Wang (2017) Molecular docking of protease from metarhizium anisopliae and their toxic effect against model insect galleria mellonella. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 138, 8-14 doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pestbp.2017.01.013
  • Mitra, S., M. Irshad, B. Debnath, X. Lu, M. Li, C.K. Dash, H.M. Rizwan, Z. Qiu, D. Qiu (2018) Effect of vineyard soil variability on chlorophyll fluorescence, yield and quality of table grape as influenced by soil moisture, grown under double cropping system in protected condition. PeerJ 6, e5592 doi:10.7717/peerj.5592
  • Keppanan, R., S. Sivaperumal, L.C. Ramos Aguila, M. Hussain, B.S. Bamisile, C.K. Dash, L. Wang (2018) Isolation and characterization of metarhizium anisopliae tk29 and its mycoinsecticide effects against subterranean termite coptotermes formosanus. Microbial Pathogenesis 123, 52-59 doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2018.06.040
  • Hussain, M., K.S. Akutse, K. Ravindran, Y. Lin, B.S. Bamisile, M. Qasim, C.K. Dash, L. Wang (2017) Effects of different temperature regimes on survival of diaphorina citri and its endosymbiotic bacterial communities. Environmental Microbiology 19, 3439-3449 doi:doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13821
  • Lin, Y., M. Qasim, M. Hussain, K.S. Akutse, P.B. Avery, C.K. Dash, L. Wang (2017) The herbivore-induced plant volatiles methyl salicylate and menthol positively affect growth and pathogenicity of entomopathogenic fungi. Scientific Reports 7, 40494 doi:10.1038/srep40494
  • Dash, C. K., Bamisile, B. S., Mitra, M., Qasim, M., Hussain, M., Hammed, M. S., Wang, L. 2017. Impacts of climate change on plant-herbivore-natural enemy interactions. Journal of Biology Agriculture and Healthcare. 7(16): 18-24.
  • Dash, C. K., Hassan, K., Pramanik, M. E. A., Rashid, M. H., Choudhury, A. R. 2013. Development of management stratigies against red ant (Dorylus orientalis Westwood) of potato. Universal J. Plant Sci. 1(3):74-77. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2013.010303
  • Islam, M. S, Haque, M. A, Ahmed, K. S, Mondal, M. F and Dash, C. K. 2013. Evaluation of Some Spices Powder as Grain Protectant against Pulse Beetle, Callosobruchus Chinensis (L.). Universal J. Plant Sci. 1(4):132-136. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2013.010404
  • Chowdhury, Z. J., Alam, S. N., Dash, C. K., Maleque, M. A., Akhter, A. 2016. Determination of parasitism efficacy and development of effective field release technique for Trichogramma spp. (Trichogrammatidae: hymenoptera). 10 (1): 1-7. DOI:10.9734/AJEA/2016/20734
  • Bamisile, B.S., Dash, C.K., Akutse, K.S., Qasim, M., Ramos Aguila, L.C., Wang, F. et al. (2019). Endophytic in Foliar-Treated Plants Acting as a Growth Suppressor to Three Successive Generations of Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Insects, 10.
  • Maleque MA, Bhuiyan Liton MAH, Chowdhury ZJ, Dash CKD, Saiful Islam AFM. 2015. Introduction of insect pests of citrus plants and integrated control measures (in Bengali). 32p.
Research Interests:
  • Insect Ecology, Entomopathogenic Fungi, Insect-Plant Interactions, Biological Pest Control, Fungal Endophytes, Plant-Microbe Interactions
Research Support:
  • Project Title: Endophytic Colonization of Crop Plants by Insect Pathogenic Fungi and Their Effects on Multitrophic Interactions
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • PhD, 2018, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
  • Master of Science in Entomology, 2008, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, 2005, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh (August 2017-till date).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh (August 2010- August 2017).
  • Scientific Officer, Hill Agricultural Research Station (HARS), Khagrachari, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Joydebpur, Gazipur, Bangladesh. (February 2006- August 2010).
Awards and Scholarships:
  • Awarded Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council to support PhD research at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.
Professional Memberships:
  • Life Member of Bangladesh Entomological Society, Bangladesh
  • Life Member of Bangladesh Society of Seed Technologist, Bangladesh
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • March 11-16, 2017: Ecological Control for Insect Pests in Subtropical Crops: Organized by State Key Laboratory of Ecological Pest Control for Fujian and Taiwan Crops, Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.
  • November 20-25, 2016: Landscape Management and Ecosystem Service Delivery: Organized by State Key Laboratory of Ecological Pest Control for Fujian and Taiwan Crops, Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.
  • October 28-31, 2014: International Conference on Insect Molecular Ecology and Pest Management: Organized by Division of Insect Ecology, Entomological Society of China, Fuzhou, China.
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (MS):
  • Zinat Jahan Chowdhury (Title: Study on the mass rearing, storage duration and field release techniques egg parasitoid, Trichogramma spp.)
  • English (Fluent, IELTS: 7)
  • Hindi (Fluent)
  • Chinese (Moderate)
  • Bengali (Mother tongue)