Regarding myself, I have a broad background in infectious disease especially virological and immunological techniques which includes virus cultivation and isolation, ELISA and Flowcytometry, Cell culture techniques and molecular techniques including next generation sequencing technique. I completed my doctoral research entitled “Studies on viral Immunology and control of HIV Infections and evaluation of anti HIV properties of Camellia sinensis (Green Tea)” in addition, I actively involved in various multi-centric projects funded by, MoES (Ministry of Earth Sciences) and ICMR at the Department of Microbiology, Dr.ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras, Taramani Campus, Chennai.
After my doctoral study I joined as a Senior Research Fellow in Vision Research Foundation for the ICMR project entitled “Effect of riboflavin / UVA in treating patients with infectious keratitis: A pilot study on human subjects. This project was sucessufully completed and the publication for this work is under review. Then I turned my attention to Dengue viral research which was concluded that DENV found to cause corneal infection and serological positivity induce transmission of the virus through the cornea and it stimulates the expression of TLR4, TLR7, TLR9 and TLR10 which leads to up-regulation of innate pro-inflammatory response in the cornea. Another work on 16s Metagenomic Analysis of conjuntival samples derived from Human contact lens wearers using Ion torrent personal genome machine. This work concluded that wearing contact lens may be increased the risk for causing eye infections and also the data we found conjunctival infection not only caused by predominant species like cultivable Pseudomans and also more number of uncultivatable were found in conjunctival swab samples.
The publications related these works are mentioned below.
I developed my deep interest on basic and translation research in Virology and Immunology. I applied for SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) related to Dengue viral research.
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Dr.Madanagopal Endowment Award for best Ph.D., THESIS entitled “Studies On Viral Immunology And Control Of HIV Infections And Evaluation Of Anti HIV Properties Of Camellia sinensis(Green Tea)” from Dr. ALM. PG. Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras.
“Smt. Sreerangamma N. Narayana & Smt. Radhamani N.Anantha” Endowment Awards for the best young Scientist working on Infectious diseases.
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