Microbiology

Dr. T Padmavathi

Professor & HOD, Microbiology

Specialization:
Soil and Agricultural Microbiology

Education

  • 1992 - Ph.D.,Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

Work Experience

  • 2007 onwards HOD, Microbiology, Jain University, Bangalore
  • 1994-2007- Al Ameen College of Arts and Science, Bangalore
  • 1992-1994 - Post-doctoral fellow, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore

Key Areas of Research

  • Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Glomalin, Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR)
  • Mycoresteration and mycoremediation
  • Production of bioethanol from agricultural wastes
  • Studies of fungal food colorants


Srividya Shivakumar

Professor

Specialization
Industrial Microbiology

Education

  • 2001 - Ph.D., Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

Work Experience

  • 2004 onwards Jain University
  • 2001-2003 - Head, Department of Microbiology, Alpha College of Arts and Science, Madras University, Tamil Nadu
  • 1996-97 - Temporary Lecturer, M S University of Baroda

Key Areas of Research

  • Development of biofertilizers and biocontrol agents
  • Industrial Microbiology - Cost effective production of bioplastics, microbial enzymes, lovastatin from fungi, lactic acid

Dr.Usha M.S.

Associate Professor

Specialization
Environmental Microbiology

Education
Ph.D. : Gulbarga University (2008)

Key Areas of Research

  • Biodegradation of textile dyes and pesticides
  • Bioremediation of organophosphorous pesticides
  • Food Microbiology


Mr. Arijit Das

Assistant Professor

Specialization
Food Microbiology

Education

  • 2014 - Ph.D., Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India

Work Experience

  • 2014 onwards Assistant Professor, Dept. Microbiology, School of Sciences, Jain University, Bangalore
  • 2008-2014 - Faculty, Dept. Microbiology, Center for Advanced Studies in Biosciences, Jain University, Bangalore

Key Areas of Research

  • Microbiological quality of foods
  • Biodegradation of mycotoxin
  • Production and characterization of microbial enzymes
  • Biodegradation of hazardous compounds

Mr. Sourav Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor

Specialization
Environmental Microbiology

Education

  • 2014 - Ph.D., Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India

Work Experience

  • 2014 onwards Assistant Professor, Dept. Microbiology, School of Sciences, Jain University, Bangalore
  • 2008-2014 - Faculty, Dept. Microbiology, Center for Advanced Studies in Biosciences, Jain University, Bangalore
  • 2007-2008 – Lecturer, Dept. Biotechnology, The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore

Key Areas of Research

  • Biodegradation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons
  • Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons and azo dyes
  • Production and characterization of microbial therapeutic enzymes
  • Biosynthesis and application of microbial pigments