Biotechnology

Varalakshmi

Dr. Varalakshmi K N.

Director - School of Sciences, Block-I

Specialization

Animal Biotechnology

Education

  • 1997 - Ph.D., Bangalore University

Work Experience

  • 2009 - Professor, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru
  • 2003 - 2009 - Lecturer, Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College
  • 1997 - 2003 - Guest Lecturer, Bangalore University

Key Areas of Research
Cancer Biology

  • Screening natural compounds from plants and microbial sources for anticancer activity.
  • Purification and characterization of anticancer compounds
Mala Majumdar

Dr. Mala Majumdar

Professor and Coordinator

Specialization

Physiology, Biochemistry, Phytochemistry

Education

  • 1991 - Ph.D., Calcutta University, West Bengal

Work Experience

  • 2004 onwards JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru
  • 1992-2000 - Search Foundation, Amrut Distilleries Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

Key Areas of Research
Phytochemistry, Industrial Enzymes, Medical Biotechnology

  • Antidiabetic activity of medicinal plants and edible seeds
  • Conservation of RET medicinal plants
  • Purification and characterization of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants
Ramesh

Dr. Ramesh K V

Professor

Specialization

Agricultural Microbiology

Education

  • 2005 - Ph.D., GKVK, Bangalore

Work Experience

  • 2005 onwards JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru
  • 2002-2005 - Global Enterprise InfoTech Solution
  • 1997-2002 - Sheshadripuram FGC, Yelahanka, Bangalore
  • 1995-1996 - Shasun Chemicals & Drugs, Cuddalore

Key Areas of Research
Computational & Structural Biology; Crop Science and Bioinformatics

  • Research interests protein modeling and drug discovery Molecular dynamics simulation, evolutionary biology
Kumudini

Dr. Kumudini Belur Satyan

Associate Professor

Specialization

Plant Sciences

Education

  • 1998-2004 - M.Phil. and Ph.D., University of Mysore

Work Experience

  • 2005 onwards JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bangalore

Key Areas of Research
Plant Disease Management; Biofuels; Environmental Biotechnology

  • Use of PGPR in management of biotic and abiotic stress in plants
Vani

Dr. Vani R.

Associate Professor

Specialization

Oxidative Stress Biology and Hematology

Education

  • 2008 - Ph.D., Bangalore University

Work Experience

  • 2008 onwards JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bangalore
  • 2000-2002 - VET College, Bangalore

Key Areas of Research

  • Hypoxic, Hypothermic situations and Antioxidants in erythrocytes
  • Current focus is towards improving the efficacy of Erythrocytes and Platelets during storage
Jithesh

Dr. Jithesh MN

Assistant Professor

Specialization

Plant Molecular Biology

Affiliation

Assistant Professor, School of Sciences, Jain University

Education

  • 2006 - Ph.D., M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, University of Madras

Work Experience

  • 2016 onwards JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru
  • 2012-2016 – Senior Scientist, SCMS Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology - Research & Development (SIBB-R&D), Kochi, Kerala
  • 2009-2012 – Principal Scientist, Pondicherry Biotech Pvt Ltd, Pondicherry
  • 2006-2009– Post Doctoral Research Scientist, Department of Plant Sciences, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture, Canada.

Key Areas of Research

  • Plant stress biology
  • Priming response in plants
  • Interface between biotic and abiotic stress
  • Free radicals in plants
  • Synthetic genes and biology
Salamun

Dr. Salamun De

Assistant Professor

Specialization

Biomedical Science

Education

  • 2010 - Ph.D., Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
  • 2016 - B.Ed., Specialization in Physical Science, Pondicherry University

Work Experience

  • 2016 onwards JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru
  • 2015-2016 – Project Assistant, SPI Global, Pondicherry
  • 2011-2015 – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Achariya Arts and Science College, Villianur, Puducherry.
  • 2010-2011 – Research Assistant, Dept. of Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT), PSG Institute of Medical Science (PSGIMSR), Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.

Key Areas of Research

  • Stem cell and molecular Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacokinetics in Humans
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring in humans
Leela

Dr.Leela Iyengar

Adjunct Professor

Specialization

  • Microbial Biotechnology / Water and Waste Water Treatment
  • Bioremediation, Immobilization of microbial cells and Enzymes
  • Education

    • Ph.D Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore