KIRIT D. CHAPATWALA
STATUS U.S. Citizen
Residence 236 Ramsey Drive
Selma, Alabama 36701
Office Division of Natural & Applied Sciences
Selma University, Selma, Alabama 36701
Ph.D. 1978. Microbiology (Virology and Immunology); Minor: Biochemistry and Chemistry (18 Graduate hrs. in 1998) Mississippi State University, MS 39762 and Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
M.S. 1973. Microbiology (Immunology), Mississippi State University, MS 39762.
B.Sc.1970. Microbiology, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.
Chairman & Associate Professor of Biology
Division of Natural Sciences
Selma, Alabama 36701
July 1987 – Present
Co-Owner and Operator of
Chapatwala Consultancy Co.
Laboratory Number 41380 (Certified Microbiological Lab.)
I am the Laboratory Director of Chapatwala Consulting Co.
I have helped many companies with their HACOP and QA/QC Program.
I have done microbial analysis for fish processing plants, a candy company, a sauce company
as well as water analysis for various cities and counties. I am certified to do drinking water
analysis by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. I helped a sauce company formulate new products and make better, healthful products. I have also developed
a quick method to isolate and identify Listeria monocytogens. This company also provides educational consultation for industries and academic institutions.
For last three years I have observe and evaluated classrooms for Selma-Dallas County Head Start. I have also given many seminars to the Head Start teachers on teaching techniques and how to improve students performance. The seminars has help the quality of education to all the students.
Various introductory courses in biology including microbiology and general chemistry.
1st Indian Appointed School Board Member in the Nation
Appointed by Selma City Council to the Selma City Schools Board (Two Terms.)
Member of multi-culture committee of the Alabama Association of School Boards Leader to Leader Committee for AASB (Alabama Association of School Board Member Academy)
Completed Level IV and Master (5 times) training for AASB
AASB All -State School Board member (2006)
Member of various community boards including the Selma Area Food Bank, Selma-Dallas County Community Action Agency and RSVP
Selected for Selma-Dallas County Leadership class of 1995-1996
Appointed by Alabama State Senate to Alabama Sickle Cell Oversight and Regulatory Commission (last 6 years)
Elected to the board of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (last 9 yrs.)
Elected to the board of the State of Alabama Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
State of Alabama Chapter (Served in various positions like treasurer, vice president, etc.)
Chairman of the board of Tri-County Sickle Cell Disease Association (Founder of Organization)
Active in Selma City School PTO
Active in Selma City School PTO
Human Biology: Two Dysfunctions and Their Biological Implications-1979
Information Analysis for Resources and Environment Management-1979
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
How to Work with HIP Patients in Community
Scanning Electron Microscope – 1980
Electron Microscope – 1982
Separation of Protein by Two-Dimension Electrophoresis – 1982
High Voltage Electron Microscope – 1982
CDC, Hemoglobinopathies – 1984
Environmental Aspects of Toxic Waste Disposal. Georgia Institute of Technology – 1987
DNA Technic Alabama A & M University, Huntsville, Alabama – 1989
Recombinant DNA Technology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN – 1991
Recombinant DNA and Special Topics in Biotechnology NIH, Bethesda, MD – 1993
Southern University Molecular Biology Workshop in PCR, Baton Rouge, LA – 1994
MFSP-Special Topics in Recombination DNA Technology, FAES-NIH, MD – 1997
Materials Science and Engineering – Uni. Alabama – Summer of 2005
ATSDR Training (Instructor)
National Library of Medicine
Oak Ridge Associated Universities – July 15-19, 1991
Oak Ridge, TN
Laboratory Safety Workshop
Curry College – July 24-27, 1991
Your Town Alabama – How to Develop City and Planning of City – 2004
OTHER SPECIAL TRAINING
In Molecular Biology Technics
Huntsville, Alabama – 1989
Recombinant DNA Technology
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN – 1991
Recombinant DNA and Special Topics in Biotechnology
NIH, Bethesda, MD – 1993
Southern University Molecular Biology Workshop in PCR
Baton Rouge, LA – 1994
MFSP-Special Topics in Recombination DNA Technology
NIH, Bethesda, MD – 1997
Special Topics in Biotechnology: Cell Cycle, Apoptosis, Cancer
NIH, Bethesda, MD – 2000
Funded from federal and private companies.
For last 15 years over 3 million dollars grants and contracts.
Over 150 presentations in both national and international symposia and conferences
The Use of Biobeads in Groundwater Remediation
Florida Remediation Conf. Nov. 8-9, 2005.
Armando A. de la Cruz, Kirit D. Chapatwala and William E. Poe. Amino Acid changes during in vitro decomposition of Marsh Plant Ditrius. Gulf Research Reports., 5(1):59-60.
K.D. Chapatwala, B. Rajanna and D. Desaiah. Cadmium induced changes in gluconeogenic enzymes in rat kidney and liver. Drug and Chemical Toxi. 3(4), 407-420.
B. Rajanna, K.D. Chapatwala, D.D. Vaishnav and D. Desaiah. Changes in ATPase activities in tissue of rats fed on Cadmium. J. Environ. Biol., 2:1-9.
Kirit D. Chapatwala, Armando A. de la Cruz and D. Howard Miles. Antimicrobial Activity of Juncusol, A Novel 9-10 Dihydrophenanthrene from the Marsh Plant, Juncus roemerianus. Life Sci. 29:1997-2001.
Armando A. de la Cruz, D. Howard Miles, and Kirit D. Chapatwala. Toxic effect of Juncusol, a marsh plant phenolic extract, on estuarine fish and shrimp. Life Sci. 30:1805-1810.
B. Rajanna, K.D. Chapatwala, M. Hobson and D. Desaiah. Influence of Spironolactone on Cadmium induced changes in Hepatic and Renal gluconeogenesis in Rats. J. Toxicol. Environ. Hlth., 9:1033-1042.
K.D. Chapatwala, M. Hobson, D. Desaiah and B. Rajanna. Effect of cadmium on hepatic and renal gluconeogenic enzymes in Female Rats. Toxicol. Lett., 12:27-34.
K.D. Chapatwala, M. Boykin, A. Butts and B. Rajanna. Effect of Intraperitoneally injected cadmium on renal and hepatic gluconeogenic enzymes in rats. Drug and Chemical Toxicology, 3(3):305-317.
D.H. Miles, A.A. de la Cruz and K.D. Chapatwala. Juncusol. Drugs of the Future, 7(11) 807-809.
B. Rajanna, M. Hobson, John Reese, Esther Sample, and Kirit D. Chapatwala. Chronic hepatic and renal toxicity by cadmium in rats. Drug and Chemical Toxicology, 7(1):229-241.
Bettaiya Rajanna, Evelyn Fikes, Harold Simpson, Kirit D. Chapatwala and Marvin Hobson. Reversibility effects on renal and hepatic gluconeogenic enzymes in rats from chronic exposure of cadmium. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health, 15:521-529.
Charles M. Carr and Kirit D. Chapatwala. Sickle Gene Frequency in a South central Alabama Family Medical Program Ala.Medicine, The Journal of MASA, Oct.:17-18.
Mohamed Nawaz, Juddie D. Richardson, Kirit D. Chapatwala and James H. Wolfram. Degradation of Acetonitrile by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Purdue Symposium. 43rd Industrial Waste Conference. Section Four Biological Systems-A. General p. 251-256.
Kirit D. Chapatwala and James H. Wolfram. Isolation and Identification of Microorganisms capable of Degrading common Laboratory Solvents. DOE Model Conference. Proceedings, Oct. 3-7, p. 1671-1689.