Research Guidance

Ph. D Projects:

  1. Narayani M. Thesis title: Studies on the production of therapeutic cyclotides in in vitro cultures of Viola odorata. (Thesis defended: January, 2018) (Co-guide: Dr. Anju Chadha)
  2. Aparajitha S. Thesis topic: Strategies for enhanced production of alpha-tocopherol in cell culture of Helianthus annuus(Sunflower). (ongoing since: December, 2011) (Co-guide: Dr. Karthik Raman)
  3. Chitra Srikantan. Thesis topic: Studies on phytoremediation of textile dyes by hairy root culture of Helianthus annuus. (ongoing since: December, 2012) (Co-guide: Dr. G.K. Suraishkumar)
  4. Khwajah Mohinudeen I.A.H. Thesis topic: Studies on production of camptothecin from the endophytes of Nothapodytes nimmoniana(ongoing since: July, 2015)
  5. Sarayu M. Thesis topic: Strategies to enhance camptothecin production in cell/tissue cultures of Nothapodytes nimmoniana(ongoing since: July, 2016)
  6. Hemalatha R. Thesis topic: Studies on production of camptothecin by cell suspension culture of Nothapodytes nimmoniana(ongoing since: Jan, 2017)
  7. Babu R. Thesis topic: Strategies to enhance the production of cyclotides in in vitro cultures of Viola odorata (ongoing since: July, 2017)

M.S (Research) Project:

  1. Aarthi V. Thesis title: Bioprocess development for in vitro production of camptothecin from the endophyte, Fusarium solani. (Completed: May, 2015)

B.Tech/Dual Degree Projects:

  1. Karthik D; Thesis title: Strategies for sustainable and enhanced production of camptothecin from the endophyte Fusarium solani(ongoing: June 2017)
  2. Geddam Rini Vandana; Thesis title: Studies on in vitro production of camptothecin from cell/tissue cultures of Nothapodytes nimmoninana(completed: June, 2017)
  3. Ashok M., Production of camptothecin by the endophytic fungus Fusarium solani(completed: March, 2015)
  4. Uma Maheshwari Selvaraj; Thesis title: Studies on production of camptothecin and napthoquinones by submerged fermentation of Fusarium solani. Completed (June, 2012- May, 2013)
  5. Rajashekar Reddy; Thesis title: Development of a mathematical model to describe growth and oxygen transfer in high density hairy root cultivations. Completed (June, 2011- May, 2012)
  6. Vigneswaran G., Thesis title: In vitro production of alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) by genetically transformed cell culture of Helianthus annus(Sunflower). Completed (June, 2011-May, 2012)
  7. Mandati Kumar, Thesis title: To study the role of n-hexadecane as a cell permeability enhancer and/or oxygen vector for enhanced production of alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) in cell suspension culture of Helianthus annuus(Sunflower). Completed (June 2011-May, 2012)

Post-doc Projects:

  1. Rashmi Sinha. Project title: Over-expression of the enzyme p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) for enhanced production of alpha-tocopherol in cell culture of Helianthus annuus(Sunflower). IIT-Madras Short term women-PDF Project. (Completed: February, 2012-2013)
  2. Rashmi Sinha. Project title: siRNA silencing of homogentisate geranylgeranyl transferase (HGGT) enzyme for enhancement of alpha-tocopherol in Helianthus annuus (Co-mentor: Dr. Baskar R.). UGC women-PDF Project (ongoing since: May, 2014)

Research supervision as Co-guide:

  1. Aarthi R. PhD Thesis topic: Rational development of microbial consortia for metabolic engineering. Guide: Dr.Karthik Raman (ongoing since: July, 2013)