Research Areas

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Waste water Treatment
  • Biochemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Bioenergy
  • Biochemical Analysis
  • Bioproductions
  • Cancer Research

Research Faculty Details

# Research Supervisor Specialization Awarded University Year of Award
1.ASHOK KUMAR S• Molecular and biochemical characterization of human phospholipid scramblases • Purification and characterization of a thermostable proteases and lipases • Screening of various secondary metabolites of medicinal plants for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases • Enzymatic production of biodiesel using immobilized lipases • Synthesis, characterization and applications of nanoparticles form bio wastes 0
2.Mr.PRADEEP .S• Molecular modeling and Insilico drug discovery. • Applications of shockwaves to enhance the properties of value added compounds • Phytochemical extraction, purification and analysis. • Genomic and proteomics analysis. • Invitro an insilco screening and analysis. • Green synthesis of nanoparticles. 0
3.Mrs.N. PRATHIBHA• Waste water treatment, Air quality0
4.Mr.HADAGALI ASHOKA• Industrial Microbiology, isolation, characterization of industrially important microorganisms from various sources, Microbial Fuel Cells, Microbial pigment extraction • Bio-decaffeination of T-Coffee samples using free and immobilized microbes and process development. • Biopolymers for waste water treatment and for dental fillings. • Phytochemical extractions and evaluation. • Production of high value products from marine shrimp and crab wastes. • Chromatographic separations-HPLC, TLC. 0
5.Mrs.PRAPHULLA• Nanotechnology, Wastewater treatment, Renewable energy, Redox flow batteries0
6.Dr.SAVITHRI BHAT• In vitro regeneration and proliferation of medicinal and aromatic plants.• Extraction and purification of medicinally important compounds.• The mechanism of misfolding of protein and their degradation in animal cells.• Biochemical and molecular characterization of cells exposed to chemicals and medicinally important compoundsSchool of Biotechnology, Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore2000
7.Dr.SAISHA VINJAMURI• Screening, evaluation of compounds for their therapeutic potential & their Bio production.• Studies on the role of Chalcones from natural sources in the inhibition of Hedgehog pathway Andhra University 2004
8.Dr. DIVIJENDRA NATHA REDDY S • Non Coding RNAs, cancer biomarkersCCMB/JNU2006
9.Dr..CHANDRAPRASAD MS• Production of Biosurfactants and development of applications• Bioprocessing: Optimisation of fermentation processes for the production value-added chemicals from microbes• Alternative energy: Biodiesel from renewable resources and eco-friendly processes• Bioremediation: Sustainable bio-based remedial measures for detoxification, disease control in plants and biodegradationIIT MADRAS2019
10.Dr. Rashmi ShenoyAvian Single Chain Monoclonal Antibody Technique for analysis of contaminants in food and environmental Samples • Characterization of active metabolites from plant and microbial sources against disaccharidase enzymes. • Development of encapsulated bioactive(s)/formulations as nutraceutical candidates for treatment and management of diabetes. • Development of in vitro and in vivo models to study underlying disease mechanism with/without treatment.Acsir (CSIR LABS) 2019

Research Scholars

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Guide Name : Dr. Divijendra Natha Reddy

Student Name : Sarina Khabade

Field of Study : Cancer

Scholar Type : Part Time

Details : L-asparaginase from solanum as a nutracitical for cancer therapy

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2019

Status : PURSUING

2.

Guide Name : Dr.M.Rajyalakshmi & Dr.Saisha Vinjamuri

Student Name : Ashwini Aniruddua Shahadani

Field of Study : Microbiology

Scholar Type : Full Time

Details : “Isolation,purification and characterization of antimicrobial peptides”

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2016

Status : PURSUING

3.

Guide Name : Dr.Saisha Vinjamuri

Student Name : Sharad.S

Field of Study : Plant BT &Molecular Biology

Scholar Type : Full Time

Details : Title :“Studies on the in-vitro propagation of exacum bicolor roxb.& evaluation of its bioactive compounds for treatment of diabetes”

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2015

Status : PURSUING

4.

Guide Name : Dr.Saisha Vinjamuri &Dr. M . Rajyalakshmi

Student Name : Renu Pai

Field of Study : Biochemistry

Scholar Type : Full Time

Details : “Studies on the role of chalcones from plant sources as inhibitors of hedge hog pathway with special reference to smo”

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2015

Status : PURSUING

5.

Guide Name : Dr. Divijendranatha reddy

Student Name : Madhuri P Rao

Field of Study : Organic chemistry

Scholar Type : Full Time

Details : Synthesis of platinum based organic compounds

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2015

6.

Guide Name : Dr.M.Rajyalakshmi

Student Name : Teesta.V.Katte

Field of Study : Immunotechnoogy

Scholar Type : Full Time

Details : “Study on C-Phycocyanin isolated from spirulina platensis and its effect on immune modulator”

Qualification : M.Sc (Engg by Research)

Year of Admission : 2013

Status : COMPLETED

7.

Guide Name : Dr.M.Rajyalakshmi & Dr.Savithri Bhat

Student Name : Krithika .H.L

Field of Study : Plant BT & Molecular Biology

Scholar Type : Part Time

Details : “A study on genetic diversity in endangered medicinal plant species“

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2012

Status : PURSUING

8.

Guide Name : Dr.Savithri Bhat

Student Name : G.Suhasa

Field of Study : Molecular BT

Scholar Type : Full Time

Details : Title :A novel alternative to homologous recombination for gene cloring & expension of proteins A in yeast “
Awarded

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2012

Status : COMPLETED

9.

Guide Name : Dr. Guru Murthy Hegde

Student Name : Roopa Gaonkar

Field of Study : Biochemistry

Scholar Type : Full Time

Details : Evaluation of action of citral from lemongrass extract on HSP’s “
Awarded

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2012

Status : COMPLETED

10.

Guide Name : Dr.M.Rajyalakshmi

Student Name : Vidhya.Y.J

Field of Study : Molecular Biology

Scholar Type : Full Time

Details : Title : “A study on small ubiquition like proteins (SUMO)”
Awarded.

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2011

Status : COMPLETED

11.

Guide Name : Dr.Savithri Bhat

Student Name : Sahana Rao

Field of Study : Plant BT & Animal BT

Scholar Type : Part Time

Details : Title :Study on the role of natural molecules in protein misfolding disorders“

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2011

Status : COMPLETED

12.

Guide Name : Dr.M.Rajyalakshmi & Dr.Savithri Bhat

Student Name : Indira.S

Field of Study : Plant BT & Molecular Biology

Scholar Type : Full Time

Details : In vitro propagation of commiphera species and effect of their extracts & metabolites on mammalian cells

Qualification : M.Sc (Engg by Research)

Year of Admission : 2011

Status : COMPLETED

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Research Facility: Facilities & labs
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Research Facility: R&D lab
Description: R&D Lab was established in the year 2009.The major equipments of the lab are HPLC(Shimadzu),FPLC(Bio-Rad), Fluorescence spectrophotometer (Perkin Elmer), Ultrasonicator (Sonics), Lyophilizer (ScanVac), IEF(Bio-Rad), Spectrophotometer(Thermo scientific), Gel doc(Bio Rad), PCR(Eppendorf), PCR(Applied biosystems),Co2 Incubator (Eppendorf), Deep freezer (-85oC) (New Brunswick),Nikon Inverted fluorescence microscope. This lab caters to undergraduate and Research Scholars.
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Research Facility: Equipments available
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Research Grants

Project Title : A low glycemic indexed miracle bar from Gymnema sylvestre

Sanctioned Year : 2021

Amount : 1.7 Lakh

Funding/Sanction agency : TEQIP III

Status : Ongoing

Principal Investigators : Dr Rashmi S Shenoy

Project Title : Bioactive Dressings for treatment of third degree burns

Sanctioned Year : 2021

Amount : 1.0lakh

Funding/Sanction agency : TEQIP III

Status : Ongoing

Principal Investigators : Dr. V. Saisha

Project Title : Cost-effective herbal disinfectant chamber For covid-19 sample collection kiosk

Sanctioned Year : 2020

Amount : 0.5 lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : VTU

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Savithri Bhat, Dr Rashmi S Shenoy

Project Title : Role of Micro RNA-203 in the regulation of the genes that are upregulated in triple negative breast cancer(TNBC)

Sanctioned Year : 2018

Amount : 4500000

Funding/Sanction agency : SERB-DST

Status : Ongoing

Principal Investigators : DR. Divijendra Natha Reddy & Dr. Rajya Lakshmi M

Project Title : fold scope

Sanctioned Year : 2018

Amount : 800000

Funding/Sanction agency : Fold scope

Status : Ongoing

Principal Investigators : Prathibha N

Project Title : fold scope

Sanctioned Year : 2018

Amount : 800000

Funding/Sanction agency : Fold Scope

Status : Ongoing

Principal Investigators : Dr. M. Rajyalakshmi & Dr. Saisha V

Project Title : DBT -STAR

Sanctioned Year : 2018

Amount : 25 lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : DBT

Status : Ongoing

Principal Investigators : Dr. Savithri Bhat

Project Title : Global Initiative of Academic Network

Sanctioned Year : 2017

Amount : 554000

Funding/Sanction agency : GIAN

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Savithri Bhat & Dr. Divijendra Natha reddy

Project Title : Protein profiling of mammalian cells treated with withanolides to relieve oxidative stress

Sanctioned Year : 2014

Amount : 2000000

Funding/Sanction agency : KSTePS(VGST)

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Savithri Bhat

Research Students Publications

Student Name : Rachana. D S(1BM14BT027) , Midhun Manohar,(1BM14BT020) Sudhiksha Kaushik (1BM13BT036), Yash Kaundilya(1BM14BT045)

Title of the Paper : “An Experimental Study on Design of MFC using Software”,

Research Description : International journal of scientific research and review, Volume 7 Issue 7 (July 2018). [ Impact factor 6.1] [Scopus: No, UGC: Yes]

Faculty Coordinator : N. Prathibha,

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Student Name : Arthy Narayanan(1BM14BT010), B.V. Sai Sinduri (1BM14BT012)

Title of the Paper : Counteracting Congenital Cataract.

Research Description : International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology. Vol 5, Issue 2, June 2017

Faculty Coordinator : Pradeep S

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Student Name : Adhithi Venkatesh(1BM14BT001), Aishwarya.V.A(1BM14BT002) Sasty, Anish Raju(1BM14BT004)

Title of the Paper : In-silico Drug Discovery approach to Cancer.

Research Description : International Journal of Graduate Research and Reviews. Vol 3, Issue 2, June 2017.

Faculty Coordinator : Pradeep. S*: In-silico Drug Discovery approach to Cancer. Internation

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Student Name : Midhun Manohar,(1BM14BT020) Nihal Kulkarni,(1BM14BT024)

Title of the Paper : Mapping the Resistance Potential of Influenza’s H + Channel Using an AntiViral Blocke

Research Description : International Journal of Fundamental & Applied Sciences Volume 6 Issue 4, 31-33

Faculty Coordinator : Pradeep .S:

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Student Name : Anushree Jai Kumar,(1BM14BT007) Deeshani Laxmesh Salian, (1BM14BT014)

Title of the Paper : In-silico discovery of potential anti-malarial drugs targeting pfATP6 using Artemisinin as a model.

Research Description : International Journal of Fundamental & Applied Sciences Volume 6 Issue 3, 16-19

Faculty Coordinator : Pradeep S

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Student Name : Prashanth Hegde,(1BM13BT024) Manasa K. H., (1BM13BT018)

Title of the Paper : Isolation and Detection of Vinca Alkaloids from Endophytes isolated from Catharanthus Roseus.

Research Description : Hadagali Ashoka*, Prashanth Hegde, Manasa K. H., Chandraprasad Madihalli, Pradeep S. and Ashok Kumar Shettihalli: Isolation and Detection of Vinca Alkaloids from Endophytes isolated from Catharanthus Roseus. European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical sciences Volume 4, Issue 10, 2017, 675-683

Faculty Coordinator : Hadagali Ashoka

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Student Name : Piyusha Kalwad, (1BM14BT017)Ranjitha Guttapadu(1BM14BT030)

Title of the Paper : Finding a possible biomarker to tackle Parkinson’s disease by splice analysis and random point mutations to counter the expression of genes involved in Parkinson’s disease.

Research Description : International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology Vol 5 Issue 3, 2017, 336-344

Faculty Coordinator : Pradeep S

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Student Name : Rachana D S,(1BM14BT027) Jayashree G(1BM14BT016)

Title of the Paper : Computational Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions of G Protein Coupled Receptors

Research Description : International Journal of Fundamental & Applied Sciences Vol 6, Issue 2, 2017, Pg. No. 14-18

Faculty Coordinator : Pradeep S

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Student Name : Varsha .R (1BM12BT018)and Shriya .K. Kota: (1BM12BT030)

Title of the Paper : SCREENING OF ADULTERANTS IN MILK.

Research Description : International journal of current research and reviews. Vol 8 Issue 12 June 2016

Faculty Coordinator : Pradeep .S,

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Student Name : Jaya Saraswathi (1BM10BT035). Syeda Afshan, (1BM10BT034)Sowmya Shekar (1BM10BT032)

Title of the Paper : Evaluation of Hemolytic Activity, Atpase Inhibitory Activity and Antitumor Activity of TLC Extract of Lemon Grass (Cymbpogon Citratus)”

Research Description : Intl journal of pharmacognosy and phytochemical research 7(4): 785-788, ISSN:0975-4873 July 2015.

Faculty Coordinator : Dr.Saisha Vinjamuri

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Student Name : Devyani Shanker, (1BM11BT400)Rao Shreesha Ramesh(1BM10BT020) and Shyamala Nagarajan(1BM10BT029)

Title of the Paper : In Vitro Evaluation Of Hemolytic Activity And Cell Viability Assay Of Hexanoic Extracts Of Bridelia Ferruginea Benth”

Research Description : World Journal Of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences. 4, (7): 1263-1268., ISSN :2278-4357 June , 2015

Faculty Coordinator : Dr.Saisha Vinjamuri

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Student Name : NandanAmol Merchant (1BM11BT020), Kavya T.K (1BM11BT014)., Rachana Srinivasa(1BM11BT023)

Title of the Paper : Synthesis of Ginsenoside nanoparticle and Insilico docking & ginosenosides to SODI & TARDBP ALS

Research Description : Intl Journal of Chem Tech Research, Vol.7, No.2, pp 790-794, 2015

Faculty Coordinator : Praphulla Rao and Dr.Savithri Bhat

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Student Name : UshaRani.V(1BM07BT039), Shruthi M.S (1BM07BT034)and Raghu S(1BM07BT021)) .

Title of the Paper : Selective Isolation And Enrichment Of Endosulfan Degrading Bacteria”

Research Description : Asian Journal of microbiology, biotechnology and environmental sciences (AJMBES )16 (3):717-721, ISSN: 0972-3005, 2014

Faculty Coordinator : Dr.Saisha Vinjamuri

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Student Name : Neelam Jain,(1BM10BT014) Sanjana M Bhat, (1BM10BT021)Teesta V katte,(1BM08BT035) Avnish Bhattrai, (1BM08BT006)

Title of the Paper : reation And Designing Of PENN Database For Natural Molecules Effective Against Age Related Disorders.V

Research Description : Vedic Research International Bioinformatics and proteomics. Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014

Faculty Coordinator : Pradeep S,and Dr. Savithri Bhat:

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Student Name : K. S. Swathi,(1BM09BT035) M.V.S.S. Manjari,(1BM09BT016) Ravishankar Prarthana,(1BM09BT025)

Title of the Paper : Stress induced somatic embryogenesis: An alternative technique to enhance production of withaferinA in Indian ginseng(Withania somnifera L.) Dunal,

Research Description : International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology September2013 139-142

Faculty Coordinator : Dr. Savithri Bhat

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Student Name : Teesta V.K(1BM08BT035)., Avnish Bhattrai (1BM08BT006)

Title of the Paper : In vitro propagation of Withania somnifera and estimation of Withanolides for neurological disorders,

Research Description : Journal of Pharmacognosy
ISSN: 0976-884X & E-ISSN: 0976-8858, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2012, pp.-85-87"

Faculty Coordinator : Dr.Savithri Bhat

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Industry Collaborations / MoUs

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Title : MoU with Natural Remedies Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India

Description: MoU with Natural Remedies Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India

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Title : MoU with Bangalore Bioinnovation center , Bangalore

Description: MoU with Bangalore Bioinnovation center , Bangalore

File Name : MoU BBC

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