A plant biotechnologist by training, having 29 years of experience in academics and research. I have worked extensively on plant tissue culture, conservation, biodiversity and molecular markers in tree species and Pteridophytes. My team has screened several Pteridophytes for phytoremediation of heavy metals from contaminated soil and liquid systems. My current research interest is in vitro production of secondary metabolites of herbal medicinal plants.
Secured Ph.D. in Biotechnology from CUSAT, and worked as Research Associate at IIT, New Delhi, Delhi University, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, and College of Fisheries, Mangalore. Received an International Fellowship for Short-term Postdoctoral work at Research Institutes for Fisheries & Aquaculture, Hungary. After, worked as Research Associate at Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai and NUCSER. Joined as Scientist (G-I) in 2019 at NUCSER.
Scientist - Grade I, Nitte University Center for Science Education and Research, Mangaluru (2019-till date)
Research Associate, NUCSER, Mangalore (2017-2019)
Research Associate, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai (2015-2016)
Post-doctoral Fellow, Research Institutes for Fisheries & Aquaculture, HUNGARY (2014-2015)
Research Associate, College of Fisheries, Mangalore (2013-2014)
Research Associate, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (2009-2012)
Bioactive compounds; AMPs
Member, Students Welfare Committee, NUCSER
Sports Advisor, NUCSER
Member Secretary, Youth Red Cross, Nitte DU
Member, Lab Equipment Committee, NUCSER
After competing my Ph.D., I have worked as Research associate and joined NUCSER as Scientist (G-I) in 2019. My research interest includes Infectious Disease Biology (Bacteriology), Antimicrobial Resistance, Food Microbiology and Biopolymers.