PG Students Thesis

PG Students Thesis

M.Sc [Biomedical Sciences]  
Name of the student Title
Akhilesh Sharma P Phenotypic and genotypic detection of antibiotic resistant coliforms in mud crab scylla serrata
Ancel Crasta Allele-specific recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) to detect PIK3CA Breast cancer mutation
Athira V Anticancer and antioxidant activity of Alpinia Malaccensis rhizome extract in human oral squamous cell carcinoma.
Carol Rodrigues Molecular analysis of integrons associated with acinetobacter baumannii isolated from clinical and Environmental samples
Devika V J Investigating the multigenerational impact of fluoride on immune response using drosophila model
Garimella Pranavi Analysis of cd44 expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma
Hasmani M S Kadar Bhai Anti-cancer activity of sea anemones in in vivo and in-vitro model systems. 
Panchami H Bhat Development of novel isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification for the rapid detection of plasmodium vivax
Reena Kishore Non-invasive profiling of KRAS mutations in lung cancer using droplet digital PCR
Rhea Kishore Non-invasive saliva-based profiling of TP53 codon 72 polymorphism in oral cancer
Rohith M K Liposomal encapsulation of pseudomonas phage in coconut lipid
Sowmya Sharada P Biosorption of heavy metals using aquatic plants
Tracy Prathibha Development of reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification assay for detection of rabies virus
Vaibhav S Nanoparticle assemblies as mimics to inhibit host-bacterial interactions
M.Sc. [Food Safety and Biotechnology]  
Ananya S Bhat Development of multiplex recombinase polymerase amplification assay for rapid detection of foodborne Enterobacteriaceae
Annapoorna Pai A Effect of pre-processing on kinetics of moisture loss and oil up-take of banana chips
Leona Venessa Saldanha Effect of ripening and processing on nutritional characteristics of jackfruit flour
M Hruthik Evaluation of antimicrobial properties of protein hydrolysate derived from food source
Nithish Kumar Saldanha Effect of ripening and processing on nutritional characteristics of jackfruit flour
Pavanashree Comparison of antimicrobial activity of Silver and gold nanoparticles in combination with white light against fish pathogens
Poonam Vinod Development of crockery using vegetable waste for a sustainable environment
Prajwal Shetty Identification of bioactive peptide from mussel
Radhika Suresh Jakkappagol Study of antimicrobial effect of jackfruit rag extract
Rahul Ramesh Patil Microencapsulation of essential oil for application as a food preservative
Sandra T S Studies on potential prebiotic properties of non-conventional flours
Seema S Abiotic stress induced elicitation of curculigoside in vitro
Shirolkar Pranali Vilasrao Evaluation of probiotic potential of weissella confusa isolated from fermented rice
Shree Lakshmi C Decoding the evolution and mechanism of ciprofloxacin resistance in typhoidal and nontyphoidal Salmonella
Vidyashree Manjunath Moger Detection of adulteration in black pepper using molecular techniques
M Aishwarya Antibacterial activity of clove oleoresin and essential oils on food borne pathogens in different food matrices
M.Sc. [Microbiology]  
Athul P Effect of essential oils on the growth of plant pathogenic fungi, Pyricularia oryzae
Ayinippully Anusree Kumaran Isolation of bioactive compounds from marine macroalgae
Mariyam Thasrifa B M Effect of moisturizing oils on virulence factors of dermatophytes
Megha M Shetty Isolation of predatory bacteria from wastewater and assessing its activity against Gram negative bacteria.
Myna Fathima Ashraf Magnetic nanoprobe for the detection of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
Saloni Antibacterial activity of myxobacterial species against gram negative pathogenic bacteria
Smitha Sahadevan Screening of antibacterial activity of Secondary Metabolites from Trichoderma species
Tiana Riyona Fernandes Isolation and characterization of alginates from pseudomonas aeruginosa
Vaishnavi O Target induced nano-assemblies for detection of nucleic acids
Aishwarya K G Antibacterial activity of clove oleoresin and essential oils on food borne pathogens in different food Matrices
Ananya B Cloning and expression of outer Membrane protein carO of Acinetobacter baumannii
Apurva V G Characterization of outer membrane proteins in bacteriophage-tolerant strains of Acinetobacter baumannii
Dincy Lourdh D Souza pH controlled release of outer membrane protein using nanoparticle for developing an oral vaccine for fish
Jipsa Ann Philip Development of reverse transcriptional Polymerase spiral reaction for the Rapid detection of dengue virus
Nishal Jane Fernandes Effect of compartmentalization on membraneless organelle formation
Pallavi V In vitro fluorescence and scattering imaging of cancer cells using gold nanorods
Prathiksha J Prabhu Cloning and characterization of polyketide synthase genes from gut associated bacteria of mud crab
Saloni Rita Roche Evaluation of anti-tubulin activity of pyrazolines in hepatocellular carcinoma
Sneha R Role of ribosomal protein L39 in triple negative Breast cancer
M.Sc. [Marine Biotechnology]  
Davra Akshay Ghansyambhai Nanoparticle assemblies as mimics to inhibit host-viral interactions
M.Sc [Biomedical Sciences]  
Name of the student Title
Abigail Faith Rego Investigating the effect of nucleic acids on membrane less organelles
Aguiar Zenobia Jyoti Microplastics in seafood and its trophic transfer
Anjali Sasikumar Establishing drosophila melanogaster as a host model organism for studying non-typhoidal salmonella infection
Anushree K Action of surface-functionalized silver nano-particles against methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
Aparna K G Investigating the oral microbiome in oral squamous cell carcinoma patients through metagenomic analysis
Esha Joanna Koland Germline profiling of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 E670G polymorphism in patients with coronary artery disease
Farzeen Sulthana Media optimization for the production of pyocyanin from pseudomonas aeruginosa and its application
Jeshma M Ravindra Evaluation of anti-proliferative and antioxidant activities of allicin in cellular and animal models
Manasi Lakkol Virulence gene expression of Burkholderia spp. in lung cancer cell lines
Prajna Possible therapeutic effect of gold nano spheres and light emitting diode in cancer cells– an in vitro study
Rashmi Theresa Dsouza Isolation and characterization of Achromobacter from chronic respiratory Tract infections
Sandeep Kumar B G Investigating the multi-generational impact of cadmium exposure on Drosophila immune response
Shivani H B Investigating essential oil as efflux pump inhibitors in dermatophytes
Sujitha Felicitus Investigating the multi-generational impact of cadmium exposure on Drosophila immune response
Shivani H B Investigating essential oil as efflux pump inhibitors in dermatophytes
Eldriena Maria D’silva Effect of gold nanorods and light emitting diode in cancer cell lines
M.Sc [Food. Safety and Biotechnology]  
Ajith E.S Development and shelf-life evaluation of flavoured edible cups
Drishya U Naik K Assessing the levels of phytotoxin cyanogen in bamboo plants
Himamshu Hegde Screening plant based biosorbents for heavy metal remediation
Nikhitha Jain Assessment of nutritional and functional properties of seed flour
Prathista Investigation of phytochemical properties of essential oil from local plants for application in food
Rachana S Effect of adjuvants on the bio accessibility of fucoxanthin in-vitro
Shravya Rai P Isolation of lactic acid bacteria from local fermented food and evaluation of their probiotic properties
Shettigar Siddhi Shashikanth Screening of streptococcus species from fish
Sneha Xavier Detection of microplastics in processed and unprocessed salt
Spoorthi Kapileshwar G Development and evaluation of bread fortified with unripe jackfruit flour
Sudharshana Sathyanath A new approach towards edibility of marigold flowers
Vinusha R Gowda Isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria from shopping carts and baskets
M.Sc. (Microbiology)  
Coelho E Costa Lakiesha I Molecular screening of virulence genes in Escherichia coli isolated from poultry
Pallavi Vinayak Guttal An investigation into the adaptation of Salmonella Weltevreden to different food matrices
Raisa Nashville Rodrigues Isolation and characterization of gluten degrading bacteria from the environment
Shetty Sameeksha Srinivas Development of recombinase polymerase amplification – lateral flow for the detection of Leptospira
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)  
Chethana Chandrahasa Cloning and expression of nucleoprotein gene of rabies virus
Rathan Kumar U Expression and purification of GST-FUS-GEP Protein
Ruveena Primal D’Souza Preparation and characterisation of nanoparticle encapsulating outer membrane protein of Aeromonas hydrophila as potential vaccine candidate
Shristi Study of innate immune response in axenic drosophila larvae
Vishruta Pai K Differential expression of hepatocellular carcinoma spheroids associated proteins in 2D and 3D culture
M.Sc. (Marine Biotechnology)  
Chitra Ranjan Boruah Characterization of antimicrobial activity of bacteria from mangrove waters
Yadav Ranu Hiralal Antimicrobial activity of bacteria associated with mangrove sediments
M.Sc [Biomedical Sciences]  
Ms. Faiza Raihan Cellular and molecular studies on the toxic effects of benzene on immune cells of Drosophila  
Ms. Gaonkar Anjali Arun Detection of microplastics in water and toxicity evaluation using zebrafish  
Ms. Ashwini N Pai Development of nucleic acid based lateral flow assay for point of care diagnosis of in-vitro transcribed viral RNA  
Ms. Prerana S Development of rapid CRISPR-CAS12a assay for detection of in-vitro transcribed viral RNA  
Ms. Shabreen Banu Detection of biosynthetic gene clusters in the gut associated bacterial community of mud crab  
Ms. Sneha A Shetty Prevalence and characterisation of Legionella pneumophila and related species from water based recreational sites  
Ms. Varsha P Shetty Isolation and molecular characterization of bacteriophages against Burkholderia spp.  
M.Sc [Food. Safety and Biotechnology]  
Mr. Bhambure Sahil Yoginath MOLECULAR characterization of bacterial pathogens from poultry waste
Mr. Gavasane Ajinkya Sanjay Production of biosurfactants from microbial sources
Ms. Manikeri Shraddha Suresh Isolation of Bdellovibrio and its inhibitory activity against gram-negative pathogens
Ms. Nimmymol Jose Antioxidant activity of lutein oxidation products
Mr. Panse Atharva Kailas In vitro virulence characterization of Aeromonas spp. from aquatic environment
Ms. Rakshitha S Role of lutein supplementation in the management of rotenone-induced Parkinson’s like symptoms in Drosophila
M.Sc (Microbiology)  
Ms. Akshatha Naik Effect of glucose on quorum sensing genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Ms. Anagha M Kumar Activity of phage protein on Staphylococcus aureus from bovine mastitis
Ms. Neeksha Microplastics as a substrate for biofilm formation of bacterial pathogens
Ms. Shaikh Sameera Aboobakar Role of microplastics in the transport of antimicrobial resistance
Ms. Sreya Saikrishnan Infective ability of nontyphoidal Salmonella in the zebrafish model system  
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
Ms. Gauthami H Developing in-vitro model systems to study protein-protein interactions in neurodegenerative diseases
Ms. Prajna V S Standardization of polymerase spiral reaction assay for the detection of viral RNA  
Name of the student Title
Ms. Mrunali J P Generation of transgenic zebrafish cancer models by Tol2 transposon system
Mr. Nester Brian Fernandes Neuroprotective efficacy of lutein in rotenone exposed Drosophila
Ms. Pooja B M Molecular typing of Acinetobacter Baumannii isolates
Mr. Rami Sirelkhatm
Mohamed Hussein
Bacterial pathogens associated with leafy salad vegetables sold in markets
Ms. Rima Mondal Genotoxic and cytotoxic effect of nonylphenol on Drosophila immune cells
Ms. Saher Dabir Pathan In-vitro callogenesis and wound healing properties of Centella asiatica
Ms. Shraddha Rani M Molecular characterization of clinical isolates of Burkholderia species
Ms. Shravya Shetty Role of bystin, a nucleolar protein, in muscle development of zebrafish
Ms. Sujana Prabell In-vitro antimicrobial activity of Pseudomonas phage-associated proteins
Ms. Teena Delia Dsouza Molecular characterization of dengue virus from infected cases
Ms. Chaithra S Hebbar Bacterial pathogens associated with spices
Ms. Neha D Pambadabettu Microbiological safety of sprouts
Ms. Srajana Nayak Characterization of low calcium response protein (LCR) in pathogenic Vibrio Parahaemolyticus
Name of the Student Title
Ms. Anshida M Occurrence of aflatoxin in ready to eat nuts
Ms. Anusha P Kashyap Geospatial distribution of fluoride in natural water sources in Mangalore city
Ms. Archana Levels of formalin in freshly caught and stored fish
Ms. Ashwini Bhaskar Shetty Depolymerisation of pseudomonas biofilm using phage enzybiotics
Ms. Shruthi Umesh Kunder Antibacterial activity of oleoresins from ginger and clove
Ms. Kajol Poojari Decontamination of Escherichia coli and salmonella on poultry meat using phage
Ms. Sneha Vaidya R N Degree of hydrolysis as a determinant of ace-i inhibitory activity from ribbon fish (Lepturacanthus savala)
Ms. Fathimath Sulthana Generation of egfr mutation plasmid Constructs using site-directed mutagenesis strategy for use in droplet digital PCR
Ms. Jassiya Sheikh Effect of iron and sodium chloride on the virulence gene expression in multi-drug resistant non typhoidal Salmonella Newport
Ms. Joshna Pereira Induction of thromboxytopenia in zebrafish by cyclophoshamide
Ms. Megha K.P Drug resistance and virulence in Acinetobacter baumannii
Ms. Nidhi G Shetty The role of hsp27on nonylphenol induced cellular stress
Mr. Nithin K K Effect of benzene on hematopoiesis in drosophila
Ms. Sandra Celenia Nazareth Role of poly (a)-specific ribonuclease in oncogene and tumor suppressor mrna stability using cell lines
Ms. Shwetha P


Molecular cloning and expression of novel outer membrane proteins of Aeromonas hydrophila
Name of the Student Title

Ms. Akshatha B

Characterizing resistance determinants in multi drug resistant Escherichia coli

Ms.Deeksha Ariga

Comparison of most –probable-number PCR(MPN-PCR) with colony hybridization for the enumeration of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Ms.Deeksha Kunder

Application of colony hybridization using non-radioactive digoxigenin labelled probe for enumeration of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Ms.Joylin Saldanha

In Vitro bacteriophage activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Ms.Mahima Kote

PCR based identification of copy number variations in PAR3 region using whole genome/exome sequence information

Ms.Rhea D’souza

Effects of arsenic exposure on hematopoietic development in zebrafish

Ms.Sana Mariyam

Effects of chalcone derivatives on embryonic development in zebrafish

Ms.Sarika S

Microorganisms associated with diabetic wound infection

Ms. Swathi

Arsenic induced cellular and organismal stress response in Drosophila melanogaster

Ms.Ashalatha A

Detection of food borne Vibrio vulnificus by dna-based lamp technique

Mr.Ashwath Nayak

Detection of Hepatitis a virus and norovirus by reverse transcription-loop mediated isothermal amplification(RT-LAMP) assay

Ms.Sonalika Jain

Assessment of lytic activity of phages on Salmonella associated with poultry

Ms.Srujana Shetty

Activity of bacteriophages against Staphylococcus aureus causing bovine mastitis

Ms.Nayana B

Characterization of photorhabdus insect related toxin like genes in Vibrio parahaemolyticus


Alternative splicing of the dscam gene(s) in gnotobiotic artemia challenged with harveyi clade vibrios

Mr Ansar M

Physicochemical and Microbiological analysis of drinking water from purifying system

Ms Nimitha Manoharan

Screening of Potassium Bromate in bakery products

Ms Tanaaz Moideen

Enzymatic Hydrolysis for lipid-free proteins from ribbon fish

Ms Nivedya Vinod

Nutraceutical Potential of whey drip from milk industry

Ms Yashwini B J

Screening of Pteridaceae fern for Anti-Candida activity

Name of the Student Title

Ms. Akshatha K

Molecular characterization of non-motile Salmonella serovar isolated from a systemic infection

Mr. Anoopkrishna K

Activity of Bacteriophages against biofilm forming Staphylococcus aureus

Mr. Koshi Matthews

Study of glyphosate induced toxicity using Drosophila as an animal model

Mr. Nishith Babu

Expression profiling of poly (A)- specific ribonuclease (PARN) in cancer

Ms. Priyanka Ashwath

Development of colony hybridization for enumeration of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Ms. Shraddha S

Expression of biofilm forming genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Ms. Sonam Kille

Molecular detection and typing of dengue viruses from acute febrile illness

Mr. Adhun Das S

Isolation and characterization of Listeria species in ready to eat dairy products

Ms. Manal Hassan

Development of Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification(LAMP) assay for Detection of Staphylococcus aureus from food

Name of the Student Title

Ms. Absath Semina B

Examination of street foods for fecal coliform as an indicator of enteric pathogen

Ms. Nikitha A

Distribution and Diversity of Aggregatibacter actinomyctemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis in Coastal Karnataka Patients with Chronic Periodontitis

Ms. Aisha Mohammed

Detection of Rotavirus in children hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis in Mangalore

Ms. Caroline Dsouza

Study of cytokine response to Vibrio vulnificus induced infection

Ms. Dechamma P. N

Expression analysis of PTPH1 and its targeting miRNAs in cancer

Ms. Jyothi U Bhatkal

Analysis and validation of mutations among South Indian patients with myocardial infraction and type-2 diabetes mellitus

Ms. Kadeeja Jazeela

Development of mismatch amplification PCR method for detection of gyrA and parC gene mutations in fluoroquinolone resistant Escherichia coli

Ms. Katheeja Muhseena

Relationship of VEGF Polymorphisms and Diabetic Retinopathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Case Study

Ms. Prathiksha P

Investigations on virulence and genetic diversity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Ms. Shrila Banerjee

Development of novel molecular assay for detection of EGFR mutations in lung cancer

Name of the Student Title

Ms. Anupama Karanth P

Identification of novel antimicrobial peptide from shrimp

Ms. Sapvana

Staphylococcus spp. as an indicator of poor handling of foods

Ms. Shruthi S. Shetty

Fluoroquinolone resistance in extraintestinal Escherichia coli

Ms. Shiwangi Dwivedi

Polymorphism in insulin gene VNTR and its association with diabetes mellitus and polycystic ovary syndrome: a case study

Ms. Srividya

PCR- RFLP for detection of mutations in p53 tumor suppressor gene in cancer: a case study

Ms. Ms. Swathi S Rao

Virulence studies on Pseudomonas aeruginosa from exudates