Moushumi Paul

Scientific Review Officer

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Moushumi Paul, Ph.D., became a scientific review officer (SRO) for SRB in 2022. She serves as the SRO for the Function, Integration, and Rehabilitation Sciences study section as well as other Special Emphasis Panel meetings. Her research expertise includes protein and peptide chemistry, enzymology, and elucidating antibiotic biosynthetic pathways.

Dr. Paul began her career in 2006 as a research chemist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). She worked as a researcher in the Dairy and Functional Foods Research Unit, investigating bioactive compounds in various milk products. In 2014, she became a scientific advisor with the ARS Office of Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity, helping to design and implement programs to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion among the agency’s scientific workforce. In 2021, she was recruited to the ARS Office of Scientific Quality Review, where she assisted the office director in overseeing the review of all USDA-ARS scientific research programs and projects.

Dr. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Barnard College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Selected Publications

Moushumi Paul, John G. Phillips, John A. Renye. Short communication: Measuring the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitory activity of an 8-amino acid (8mer) fragment of the C12 antihypertensive peptide. Journal of Dairy Science. Volume 99, Issue 5, 2016, Pages 3263-3266, ISSN 0022-0302, external link

Moushumi Paul, George A Somkuti. Hydrolytic breakdown of lactoferricin by lactic acid bacteria. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. Volume 37, Issue 2, 1 February 2010, Pages 173–178, external link

Gregory C. Patton, Moushumi Paul, Lisa E. Cooper, Champak Chatterjee, and Wilfred A. van der Donk. The Importance of the Leader Sequence for Directing Lanthionine Formation in Lacticin 481. Biochemistry 2008, 47, 28, 7342–7351. June 21, 2008. external link

Moushumi Paul, Gregory C. Patton, and Wilfred A. van der Donk. Mutants of the Zinc Ligands of Lacticin 481 Synthetase Retain Dehydration Activity but Have Impaired Cyclization Activity. Biochemistry 2007, 46, 21, 6268–6276. May 5, 2007. external link

Champak Chatterjee, Moushumi Paul, Lili Xie, and Wilfred A. van der Donk. Biosynthesis and Mode of Action of Lantibiotics. Chem. Rev. 2005, 105, 2, 633–684. February 9, 2005. external link


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