Research Programs


Mycobacterium tuberculosis- macrophage interactions


Characterization of transcriptional regulators that are expressed in M. tuberculosis during dormancy and reactivation


Isolation of anti-TB molecules from Actinomycetes


Isoniazid resistance

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Current Research Grants

  • 2020 2017

    Dissecting the physiological role of Rv3423.1, a novel histone acetyltransferase in Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv, in the bacterium as well as in infected guinea pig.
    Science and Engineering Research Board [SERB], Department of Science & Technology [DST]; Collaborator - Dr Ramandeep Singh [THSTI].

Previous/ Completed Research Grants

    1. Identification of transcriptional regulators expressed in Mycobacterium tuberculosis during reactivation from dormancy in vitro, and identification of their target sequences.
      Department of Biotechnology [DBT]; Collaborators - Dr Abdul Jaleel and Dr Sathish Mundayoor [RGCB]. 2012-2015

    2. Isolation and characterization of anti-mycobacterial molecules from Actinomycetes.
      Open Source Drug Discovery, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR]; Collaborator - Dr Sabu Thomas [RGCB]. 2012-2015


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