Designation : Dean
School / Centre : School of Bio Sciences & Technology
Department : Biotechnology

Educational Details

Madurai Kamaraj University

Plant Science
Graduated in 1999

Bharathidasan University,

Plant Biotechnology
Graduated in 2003

Post Doctoral Experiences

Ben Gurion University (Israel); Gyeongsang National Univerisity (South Korea)

Research Details

Areas of Specialization
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant pigments and dyes and Conservation Biotechnology

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Ongoing Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
To understand the impact COVID19 in host transcriptome and analysing human genetic factors associated with susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 - (ICMR). ICMR

Completed Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Biochemical and Molecular Characterization of Plant Dyes”- (CSIR) CSIR
Biosynthesis and production of anthraquinones using the root cultures of Oldenlandia umbellata L. and Rubia cordifolia L." – (BRNS) BRNS
Effect of gamma radiation and elicitors on hairy roots of Gentiana kurroo and production of gentiopicrin in bioreactor - (BRNS) BRNS
Bye-carbonate: Engineering “Pro” chloroccus to tackle ocean Acidification – (DBT) DBT

Patent Published Details

Title Application No.
Indian Patent on “Tropical cream formulation with effective depigmentation and phot protective property including Brazilein and Santalin” 201741029920

Awards & Recognitions Details

  • Recognized as top 2% scientists of the world in the field of biological sciences as per Elsevier 2021
  • Holds 87 th rank in Biological Sciences as per World Scientist and University Rankings of 2021
  • Recognized as Top 2% Scientist of the world by Stanford and Mendeley 2020
  • Selected as an IPSI Member (International Partnership for Satoyoma Initiative), Tokyo, Japan (2020)
  • Elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK (2020)

Other Information

Editorial Experience : Associate Editor – Frontiers in Plant Science Associate Editor - BMC Plant Biology Associate Editor - BMC Biotechnology Academic Editor - PLoS One Academic Editor - Peer J Associate Editor - Journal of Natural Products and Bioprospecting (Springer) Associate Editor- Frontiers in Plant Science