2015 onwards:

  • Gupta S and Ray K*. (2017) Somatic PI3K activity regulates transition to the spermatocyte stages in Drosophila testis. J. Biosci. pp 1–13 [ Read ]
  • Dey S, Banker G and Ray K*. (2017) Anterograde transport of Rab4-associated vesicles regulates synapse organization in Drosophila. Cell Reports, Vol 18 (10):2452-2463 [ Read ]
  • Girotra M, Srivastava S, Kulkarni A, Barbora A, Bobra K, Ghosal D, Devan P, Aher A, Jain A, Panda D and Ray K. (2016) The C-terminal tails of heterotrimeric kinesin-2 motor subunits directly bind to α-tubulin1: possible implications for cilia-specific tubulin entry. Traffic [ Read ]
  • Kulkarni A, Khan Y and Ray K. (2016) Heterotrimeric Kinesin-2 together with Kinesin-1 contribute anterograde bias to the Acetylcholinesterase transport in axons. FASEB J [ Read ]
  • Dalui M, Kundu M, Madhu Trivikram T, Ray K, and Krishnamurthy M*. (2016) Manifestation of anharmonic resonance in the interaction of intense ultrashort laser pulses with microstructured targets. Physics of Plasmas 23, 103101 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4963849 [ Read ]
  • Dubey P, Shirolikar S and Ray K*. (2016) Localized, Reactive F-actin Dynamics Prevents Abnormal Somatic Cell Penetration by Mature Spermatids. Developmental Cell, 38, 507–521 [ Read ]
  • Dubey P, Joti P, and Ray K*. (2016) A conditional Orco requirement in the somatic cyst cells for maintaining spermatids in a tight bundle in Drosophila testis. Journal of Bioscience 41(2):1-11 [ Read ]
  • Ray K* (2016) InDRC 2015 – The Tradition of Drosophila Research in India has Attained a Critical Mass, Proc Indian Natn Sci Acad 82 No. 1 March 2016 pp.1-3 [ Read ]
  • Parhad SS, Jaiswal D, Ray K*, and Mazumdar S*. (2016) The Protein Inhibitor of nNOS (PIN/DLC1/LC8) binding does not inhibit the NADPH-dependent heme reduction in nNOS, a key step in NO synthesis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 472:189-93. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2016.02.092 [ Read ]
  • Krishanamurthy M* et al., (2015) Enhanced x-ray emission from nano-particle doped bacteria. Optics Express 23:17909-17922. doi: 10.1364/OE.23.017909 [ Read ]



  • Doodhi H, Jana SC, Devan P, Mazumdar S, Ray K* (2012) Biochemical and Molecular Dynamic Simulation Analysis of a Weak Coiled Coil Association between Kinesin-II Stalks. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45981. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045981 [ Read ]
  • Sadanada, A., and Ray, K*. (2012) Neurogenetics of slow axonal transport: from cells to animals. J Neurogenet. 26:291-7. (Review) [ Read ]
  • Sadananda, A., Hamid, R., Doodhi, H., Ghosal, D., Girotra, M., Jana, S. C., and Ray, K*. (2012) Interaction with a kinesin-2 tail propels choline acetyltransferase flow towards synapse. Traffic, 13:979-991. (cover article) [ Read ]
  • Ray K*. (2012) English of science or scientific English? EMBO reports 13:290-290 doi:10.1038/embor.2012.28 (comment) [ Read ]
  • Krishnamurthy M*, Mondal S, Lad AD,Bane K, Ahmed S, Narayanan V, Rajeev R, Chatterjee G, Singh PK, Ravindra Kumar G, Kundu M, and Ray K (2012) Bright point source of ultrashort hard x-ray pulses using biological cells. Optics Express, 20:5754-5761 [ Read ]
  • Joti, P., Ghosh-Roy, A., and Ray, K.* Dynein light chain 1 functions in somatic cyst cells regulate spermatogonial divisions in Drosophila. Scientific Reports 1, doi:10.1038/srep00173 ( [ Read ]
  • Jana, S. C., Girotra, M., Ray, K*. Heterotrimeric kinesin-II is necessary and sufficient to promote different stepwise assembly of morphologically distinct bipartite cilia in Drosophila antenna. (2011) Mol Biol Cell. 22:769-81. (Highlighted Cover Article, recommended for ASCB award) [ Read ]
  • Jain R, et al., Formulation and evaluation of novel micellar nanocarrier for nasal delivery of sumatriptan. (2010) Nanomedicine, 5:575-587 ( [ Read ]
  • Desai, B. S., Shirolikar, S., and Ray K*. F-actin based extensions of the head cyst cell adhere to the maturing spermatids to maintain them in a tight bundle and prevent their premature release in Drosophila testis. (2009) BMC Biol., 7:19 (Highlighted Article, Most Accessed)[ Read ]
  • Doodhi, H., Ghosal, D., Krishnamurthy, M., Jana, S. C., Divya, S., Bhaduri, A., Sowdhamini, R., and Ray K*. KAP, the Accessory Subunit of Kinesin-2 binds the Predicted Coiled-Coil Stalk of the Motor Subunits. (2009) Biochemistry 48:2248-60. (Published online Jan 22, 2009) (cover article) [ Read ]
  • Asthana J, Kuchibhatla A, Jana SC, Ray K and Panda D*. (2012) Dynein Light Chain 1 (LC8) association enhances microtubule stability and promotes microtubule bundling. J Biol Chem., 287:40793-805 [ Read ]
  • Biological Laser Plasma X-Ray point source, Krisnamurthy M. Ray K, Ravindra Kumar G (2012) PCT No. PCT/IN2009/000632, PUB No. US2012/0228523, date 13 Sep 2012 (US patent pending) [ Read ]
  • Ray K, (2014) From Fission to Fusion, J. Biosci. 39(1), March 2014, 3–11. (Commentary) [ Read ]
  • Ray K., (2014)  Research using the fruit fly Drosophila - a great conduit of knowledge in modern biology - gained traction in India. Proc. Ind. Natil. Sc. Acad. 80187-191. (meeting report) [ Read ]

  • Ray K* and Lakhotia S. C. (2014) Drosophila melanogaster: a tiny fruit fly is invigorating research in India: a meeting report. Current Science, 106 (11):1469, 10 June 2014 [ Read ]
  • Dalui M., Kundu M., Madhu Trivikram T., Rajeev R., Ray K., and Krishnamurthy M*. (2014) Bacterial cells enhance laser driven ion acceleration. Scientific Reports 4:6002, doi:10.1038/srep06002 [ Read ]



  • K Ray*. How Kinesins walk, assemble and transport: A bird’s eye-view of some unresolved questions. (2006) Physica A. 372:52-64 (review article) [ Read ]
  • Baqri R, Charan R, Shimmelfeng K, Chavan S, and Ray K*. Kinesin-2 Differentially Regulates the Anterograde Axonal Transports of Acetylcholin-esterase and Choline Acetyltransferase in Drosophila. (2006) J Neurobiology, 66:378-92. (cover article) [ Read ]
  • Ghosh-Roy A, Desai BS, Ray K*. Dynein Light Chain 1 Regulates Dynamin-mediated F-Actin Assembly during Sperm Individualization in Drosophila. (2005) Mol Biol Cell. 16:3107-16. (cover article) [ Read ]
  • Ghosh-Roy A, Kulkarni M, Kumar V, Shirolikar S, Ray K*. Cytoplasmic dynein-dynactin complex is required for spermatid growth but not axoneme assembly in Drosophila. (2004) Mol Biol Cell. 15:2470-83 (cover article) [ Read ]
  • Sarpal R, Todi SV, Sivan-Loukianova E, Shirolikar S, Subramanian N, Raff EC, Erickson JW, Ray K*, Eberl DF. Drosophila KAP interacts with the kinesin II motor subunit KLP64D to assemble chordotonal sensory cilia, but not sperm tails. (2003) Curr Biol, 13:1687-96, (editorial comment on the article was published in the same issue) [ Read ]
  • Sarpal R, and Ray K*. Dynamic expression pattern of Kinesin Accessory Protein (DmKAP) in Drosophila. (2002) J Biosciences 27:479-487 [ Read ]
  • K Ray*. Is your heart on the “right” side? It’s a matter of a “rightward” stroke of cilia at the right developmental moment. (1999) J Biosciences 24:409-411. (commentary [ Read ]
  • Ray K, and Goldstein LSB. Kinesin Bipolar. (1999). A review in the "Guidebook to the Cytoskeletal and Motor Proteins" (Edited by Thomas Kreis and Ronald Vale), Oxford University Press, UK [ Read ]
  • Ray K, Perez SE, Yang Z, Xu J, Steller H, and Goldstein LSB. Kinesin-II Is Required For Axonal Transport Of Choline Acetyltransferase In Drosophila. (1999)  J Cell Biology 147:507-517 [ Read ]



  • Sakowicz R, Berdelis MS, Ray K, Blackburn CL, Hopmann C, John Faulkner D, and Goldstein LSB. A Marine Natural Product Inhibitor of Kinesin Motors. (1998) Science 280, 292-295 [ Read ]
  • Reddy GV, Gupta B, Ray K, and Rodrigues V. Development of the Drosophila olfactory sense organs utilizes cell-cell interactions as well as lineage. (1997) Development, 124, 703-712 [ Read ]
  • Dick T, Ray K, Salz HK, and Chia W. Cytoplasmic Dynein (ddlc1) Mutations Cause Morphogenetic Defects and Apoptotic Cell Death in Drosophila melanogaster (1996) Molecular and Cellular Biology, 16:1966-1977. (First report of a biological role of DLC1) [ Read ]
  • Rodrigues V,  Cheah PY, Ray K, and Chia W. malvolio, the Drosophila homologue of mouse NRAMP-1 (Bcg), is expressed in macrophages and in the nervous system and is required for normal taste behaviour. (1995). EMBO J. 14, 3007-3020 [ Read ]
  • Ray K, and Rodrigues V. Cellular events during development of the olfactory sense organs in Drosophila melanogaster. (1995). Dev. Biol.  167:426-438. (First report on the olfactory system specification) [ Read ]
  • Ray K, and Rodrigues V. The function of the proneural genes achaete and scute in the spatio-temporal patterning of the adult taste bristles of Drosophila melanogaster. (1994). Roux Arch. Dev. Biol. 203, 340-350 [ Read ]
  • Ray K, Hartenstein V, and Rodrigues V. Development of the labellar taste bristles in Drosophila. (1993). Dev. Biol. 155:26-37 [ Read ]