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Lecturer (Temp)

University of Central Oklahoma


Sutapa Roy received her Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from the University of Kentucky in 2016.  During her doctoral research, she became interested in the metabolite profiling and regulation of biosynthetic pathways/networks of secondary metabolites. She also had the opportunity to explore the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, plant pathology, and plant physiology. Her dissertation work focused on simple monomeric phenolic acids to complex polyphenolic compounds found in wild and commercial strawberries and transcriptional regulation of phenylpropanoid/flavonoid biosynthetic pathway structural genes encoding enzymes and regulatory genes encoding transcription factors in Fragaria spp. After her Ph. D she moved to Oklahoma and was working as a postdoctoral researcher at Oklahoma State University where she worked on evaluation and characterization of algal extract as potential by-products and quality parameters of grains. She started teaching at Oklahoma City Community College in Fall 2017 and at the University of Central Oklahoma in Fall 2018.  Her passion for teaching has been fostered by several years of assisting, training, and supervising graduate and undergraduate students in areas of biology and chemistry. Outside research and teaching, Sutapa loves to paint and travel with her husband.

Education and Certifications

Ph. D in Plant Physiology, University of Kentucky.

M.S in Plant Physiology, University of Calcutta, India.



 2020, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Central Oklahoma, OK.

 2019, Adjunct Professor of Biology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK.

2018, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK.

2017-2018, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, OK.

2016-2017, Post-doctoral Scholar and Lab Manager, Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

2010-2016, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

Classes Taught

CHEM 1232 General Chemistry II Recitation/Laboratory

CHEM 1112 General Chemistry I Recitation/Laboratory

CHEM 1014 Introchem & Lab

CHEM 1014L Intro Chem Lab.

BIO 1114 General Biology

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

  • Thesis/Dissertation: “Polyphenol Content and Differential Expression of Flavonoid Biosynthetic Pathway Genes of Fragaria spp. with White Fruit.” 2016, Theses and Dissertations--Plant and Soil Sciences. 72.
  • Roy, S.; Wu, B.; Liu, W.; Archbold, D. Comparative analyses of polyphenolic composition of Fragaria spp. color mutants. Plant Physiol. Biochem 2018, 125, 255-261.
  • Roy, S., Nuckles, E. and Archbold, D. Effects of Phenolic Compounds on Growth of Colletotrichum spp. in vitro", Current Microbiology 2018, 75, 550–556.
  • Roy, S. Singh, S and Archbold, D.D. Developmental Variation in Fruit Polyphenol Content and Related Gene Expression of a Red- versus a White-Fruited Fragaria vesca Genotype. Horticulturae 2018,4,30.
  • Archbold. D., S. Roy, J. Strang, A. Poston and C. Smigell. 2010.Kentucky grown berry crops are rich sources of health-beneficial phytochemicals. Fruit and Vegetable Research Report, University of Kentucky. College of Agricultural Experimental Station Publication. PR-608, 26-29BLICATION.

Honors and Awards

American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Travel Grant 2014 ASHS Annual Conference.

UK Graduate School Travel Award 2014.

2nd Place (Ph.D Category) in 2013 Fall IPSS Graduate Student Research Mini- Symposium, University of Kentucky.

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