Anand Kumar Bachhawat (born 1 October 1958) is an Indian geneticist, biochemist, professor in biological sciences and the dean of faculty at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali. Known for his studies on microbial genetics, Bachhawat is an elected fellow of all the three major Indian science academies namely Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India and Indian National Science Academy.
Bachhawat, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur from where he secured a PhD, heads the Bachawat Lab at the Department of Biological Sciences of IISER Mohali. His studies have been documented by way of a number of articles and the online repository of scientific articles of the Indian Academy of Sciences has listed 29 of them. He also holds patents for the biochemical processes he has developed. The Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India awarded him the National Bioscience Award for Career Development, one of the highest Indian science awards, for his contributions to biosciences in 2000.
- Iqbal Ahmad; Mohammad Owais, Mohammed Shahid, Farrukh Aqil (editors); Anand Kumar Bachhawat, Anil Kumar Yadav (chapter authors) (3 August 2010). “Metabolic Pathways as Drug Targets: Targeting the Sulphur Assimilatory Pathways of Yeast and Fungi for Novel Drug Discovery”. Combating Fungal Infections: Problems and Remedy. Springer Science & Business Media
- Anup Arunrao Deshpande1, Muskan Bhatia1, Sunil Laxman, Anand Kumar Bachhawat (2017). “Thiol trapping and metabolic redistribution of sulfur metabolites enable cells to overcome cysteine overload”. Microbial Cell. 4(4): 112–126. doi:15698/mic2017.04.567. PMC 5376351. PMID 28435838.
- Amandeep Kaur, Ruchi Gautam, Ritika Srivastava, Avinash Chandel, Akhilesh Kumar, Subramanian Karthikeyan, Anand Kumar Bachhawat (2017). “ChaC2: An Enzyme for Slow Turnover of Cytosolic Glutathione”. Journal of Biological Chemistry (published 2016). 292: 638–651. doi:1074/jbc.M116.727479. PMC5241738
- Shailesh Kumar, Hariom Kushwaha, Anand Kumar Bachhawat, Gajendra Pal Singh Raghava, Kaliannan Ganesan (2012). “Genome Sequence of the Oleaginous Red Yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides MTCC 457”. Eukaryot Cell. 11(8): 1083–1084. doi:1128/EC.00156-12. PMC 3416060