Academic Positions

  • Program Scientist

    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

  • Visiting Scientist

    Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, USA

  • Post doctoral Fellow

    Department of Biotechnology

  • Study Coordinator

    Department of Biotechnology

  • Senior Research Fellow

    Indian Council of Medical Research

  • Junior Research Fellow

    Regional Cancer Centre

  • Lecturer in Microbiology

    University of Kerala

  • Guest Lecturer in Industrial Microbiology

    University of Kerala

Education

  • PhD Microbiology/Tumour Biology 2009

    Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum / Mahatma Gandhi University

  • MSc Microbiology 1998

    Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli

  • BSc Botany 1996

    University of Kerala

Honors and Awards

  • 2017
    Third prize for poster presentation at Women Scientists & Entrepreneurs Conclave, India International Science Festival-2017, Chennai, October 15-16
  • 2017
    ISHR-Torrent Young Investigator Award 2017 for oral poster presentation at Cardiovascular Research Convergence, Translational Health Science & Technology Institute, Faridabad, India 12 August
  • 2015
    Finalist at the Kern Wildenthal Young Faculty Competition (Translational Medicine) at 3rd Forum to Promote Young Investigators and Centers of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, Creighton University Harper Center, Omaha, NE, USA, 10 -12 September
  • 2015
    Distinguished Service Award in Cardiovascular Science Medicine and Surgery; International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, Canada
  • 2012
    Visiting Scientist fellowship, Oklahoma Medical Research foundation, Oklahoma, USA
  • 2009
    Post-doctoral Fellowship (DBT-PDF) by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
  • 2009
    DBT International Travel Fellowship to present at the Second World Congress of Oral Oncology, Toronto, July
  • 2008
    RGCB Merit Award of the Year
  • 2006
    Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) awarded by Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR)

Academic Honors

  • Editorial board member, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, an International Journal for Chemical Biology in Health and Disease, Springer Journals September 2015 - September 2018

  • Reviewer, Scientific Reports, published by Nature Publishing Group

  • Reviewer, Proteomics, published by Wiley online library

  • Reviewer, PLOS ONE published by Public Library of Science

  • Reviewer, Mutation Research published by Elsevier

  • Invited speaker, International conference on recent advances in cardiovascular research, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, 8-10 Feb, 2018

  • Invited speaker, Integrating Pharmacology with modern healthcare, IPSCON 2018, 15-17 Feb, 2018

  • Invited speaker, Molecular medicines for lifestyle diseases: emerging trends and approaches, CDRI, Lucknow, 20-21 November 2017

  • Invited speaker, International conference on recent advances in cardiovascular research: Impact on Health and Disease, VPCI, New Delhi, 9-11 Feb, 2017

  • Invited speaker, 8th International Conference on Translational Research in Cardiovascular Sciences at Anand, Gujarat, February 2016

  • Invited speaker, Indo-US Symposium on Metabolomics and Disease Biology, Poovar Island resorts, January 22-23, 2014

Memberships

  • Secretary General, Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, India Section of International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, headquartered at Winnipeg, Canada

  • Member, Indian Society for Cell Biology, India

Trainings Attended

  • 2015
    Short course on "Ethics in Health Research" conducted by Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical science and Technology, August 17-21
  • 2013
    Animal users training program conducted by Animal Research Facility, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, April-May
  • 2012
    Training in LC-Tandem Mass Spectrometry& Proteomic Technologies, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma, USA
  • 2010
    Training in MALDI-MS, MALDI-MS/MS, LC ESI MS/MS, ESI-MS at Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • 2009
    Research Facilitation Workshop conducted by The Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi along with Emory University of USA funded by National Institute of Health, USA, on identifying research questions and developing proposals on the epidemiology and prevention of NCD across the life-course, Hyderabad
  • 2008
    Summer workshop on "Research Methodology and Application of SPSS for Data Analysis" conducted by Albertian Institute of Management, Ernakulam

Contact

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura, Trivandrum - 695 014
Kerala, India
+91-471-2529400 | 2347975 | 2348753
+91-471-2348096
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