Current Research Group

Dr. Satyanarayana N. Gummadi

Principal Investigator,

Applied and Industrial Microbiology Lab (AIM lab),

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Chennai, India

Mail id: gummadi(at)iitm(dot)ac(dot)in

PhD Scholars

Vincent Gerard Francis

B.Sc. (Biotechnology) – Loyola Academy

M.Sc. (Animal Biotechnology) – University of Hyderabad

Research focus: Biochemical characterization of human phospholipid scramblases. We are particularly interested in understanding the mechanism of phospholipid translocation by this class of transporters.

Mail id: vinci2003(at)gmail(dot)com

Exams cleared: CSIR JRF NET (2007), DBT-JRF Fellowship (2008), Recipient of Shantha Biotech Merit Scholarship (2006), GATE (2009)

Ashok Kumar S

M.Sc ( Biochemistry) – Kuvempu University, Karnataka

Research focus: Exploration of the effect of heavy metal ions on human phospholipid scramblases and its relevance to diseased state.

Mail id: arasinagereashok(at)gmail(dot)com

Exams cleared: Joint CSIR UGC NET (2003), GATE(2006)

Ulaganathan S.

B.Tech (Biotechnology) – Mepco Schlenk Engineering College

M.Tech(Biotechnology) – Anna University

Research focus: Interactions between topoisomerases and scramblases

 Mail id: nathanulags(at)gmail(dot)com

Exams cleared: GATE (2009)

Rayala Sarika

M.Sc (Biotechnology) – Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College

Research focus: Biophysical and biochemical characterization of scramblase2

Mail id: rayala.sarika(at)gmail(dot)com

 Exams cleared: Joint CSIR UGC JRF NET examination (2011)

Rajesh Kanna A.

B.Tech (Petrochemical Technology) Bharathidasan University.

M.Tech (Petroleum Refining & Petrochemical Technology) Anna University

Research focus: Experimental investigations on microbial enhanced oil recovery.

Mail id: arkanna1983(at)gmail(dot)com

Himabindu Kumdam

B.Sc (Microbiology) - Nagarjuna university

M.Sc(Microbiology) - Nagarjuna university

Research focus: Bioprocess development for the production of xylitol using a halotolerant strain, Debaryomyces nepalensis NCYC 3413

Mail id: bindukundam(at)gmail(dot)com

Exams cleared: Joint CSIR UGC JRF NET examination

Project Associates

Archita Rajasekharan

B.Sc (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry)St. Francis Degree college for women, Osmania university)

MSc (Microbiology)Vellore Institute of Technology University

Research focus: Identification and localization of biogenic membrane flippases in plants. My work involves isolation of various plant organelles (ER, PM, chloroplast), checking for presence of flippases in them and characterization by fluorescence spectroscopic methods.

Mail id: r.archita(at)gmail(dot)com

Gayathiri T K.

B.Sc (Biochemistry) – University of Madras

M.Sc (Medical Biochemistry) – University of Madras

Research focus: Production of Curdlan from Agrobacterium sp.  ATCC 31750. Focus is on the development of mutant strains by chemical mutagenesis, scale-up of production in bioreactor and molecular characterization of curdlan

Mail id: tkgayathiri(at)gmail(dot)com

Shewta N. Murthy

B.Sc (Biotechnology) – University of Madras

M.Sc (Biotechnology) – Sri Ramachandra Medical University

Research focus: I am working on maximizing the commercial production of Xylitol from Debaryomyces nepalensis.

Mail id: shewts88(at)gmail(dot)com

Nandhini Ashok

B.Sc (Plant biology and Plant biotechnology) – Stella Maris College, University of Madras.

M.Sc (Biotechnology) – Vellore Institute of Technology

Research focus: Purification and characterization of caffeine demethylase from Pseudomonas sp. NCIM 5235

Mail id: nandhiniashok87(at)gmail(dot)com

 

Nithya Nagarajan

B.Sc (Plant biology and Plant biotechnology) – Stella Maris College, University of Madras.

M.Sc (Biochemistry) – Meenakshi College for Women, University of Madras.

Research focus: Purification and characterization of Xanthine Oxidase from Pseudomonas sp. NCIM 5235

Mail id: nithya.nagarajan02(at)gmail(dot)com

Exams cleared: Joint CSIR UGC JRF NET examination (2010)

    

Shruthilaya Madanmohan

B.Sc (Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology) - Ethiraj College, University of Madras.

M.Sc (Human Genetics) - Sri Ramachandra Medical College

Research focus: Isolation and sequencing of pCS1182 from Pseudomonas NCIM 5235

Mail id: mshruthilaya(at)yahoo(dot)com

 

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