HANNAH RACHEL VASANTHI A. Professor

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  • Department of Biotechnology
  • School of Life Sciences
  • hrvasanthi@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 PDF (CV Raman Fellow Nutrition and Health University of California, Davis (USA) 2015
2 PDF (BOYSCAST Fellow Novel Drug Development University of Connecticut (USA) 2008
3 Ph.D Biochemistry/Biochemical and Pharmacological Studies on some Seaweed on Gulf of Mannar- Southeast Coast of India Tamil University 2003
4 M.Phil Cardiac Science BITS-Pilani 1996
5 M.Sc. Biochemistry University of Madras 1994
6 B.Sc Biochemistry University of Madras 1992

Area of Specializaion

Biochemical Pharmacology, Standardisation and Validation of AYUSH Drugs, Bioprospecting from Natural Products for Drug Discovery

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 INDO-US Raman Fellowship NATIONAL UGC 2014 Rs.13,50,000
2 AGASTHIYAR Award NATIONAL IABMS 2013 0
3 Tamil Nadu Young Women Scientist Award NATIONAL Tamilnadu State, Department of Higher Education 2009 Rs.25,000
4 BOYSCAST Fellowship NATIONAL DST 2007 Rs.12,00,000

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Lecturer Biochemistry MMM-BITS Training Centre, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Chennai
2 Lecturer Biochemistry Manikam College of Arts & Science, Thanjavur
3 Lecturer Biotechnology SASTRA University, Thanjavur
4 Assistant Professor Biochemistry Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai
5 Associate Professor Biochemistry Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai
6 Reader Biotechnology Pondicherry University
7 Associate Professor Biotechnology Pondicherry University
8 Professor Biotechnology Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Lecturer Biotechnology SASTRA University, Thanjavur Herbal Drug Development
2 Assistant Professor Biochemistry Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai Scientific Validation of AYUSH Drugs & Herbal Drug Development
3 Associate Professor Biochemistry Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai Scientific Validation of AYUSH Drugs & Herbal Drug Development
4 Reader Biotechnology Pondicherry University Biochemical Pharmacology & Toxicology(Metabolic Disorders)
5 Associate Professor Biotechnology Pondicherry University Biochemical Pharmacology & Toxicology(Metabolic Disorders)
6 Professor Biotechnology Pondicherry University Biochemical Pharmacology & Toxicology of Natural Products including Foods

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status
1 A novel polyherbal formulation for treating rheumatoid arthritis as an immunomodulator GRANTED 287/CHE/2011 2013 NATIONAL YES

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Mangiferin from mangoes attenuates post-prandial glucose by inhibiting α glucosidase and α amylase activity VidhushiniSekar, Sayan Chakraborty, Sugumar Mani, Veeresh Kumar Sali. South African Journal of Botany SAJB-01948; 6 2018 1.427
2 Isolation and evaluation of phytoconstituents from red algae Acanthophora spicifera as relative apoptotic agent towards A549 and Hela cancer cell line Veeresh Kumar Sali, Malarvizhi R, Manikandamadhavan M and Hannah R Vasanthi Algal Research 32 (2018) 172–181 2018 4.621
3 Allin the precursor of Allicin in garlic extract mitigates proliferation of gastric adenocarcinoma cells by modulating apoptosis Debjani P Mansingh, NibeditaDalpati, Veeresh Kumar Sali and Hannah R Vasanthi Pharmacognosy Magazine 24(6):1585-92 2018 1.069
4 Therapeutic potential of Boerhavia diffusa L. against cyclosporine A-Induced mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis in madin–Darby canine kidney ce MK Kalaivani, Sumathy Arockiasamy, Cordelia John, Hannah Rachel Vasanthi, P Soundararajan Pharmacognosy Magazine 14:55,132-140 2018 1.2
5 Antiurolithiatic Effect of Sirupeelai Samoola Kudineer – A Polyherbal Siddha Decoction on Ethylene Glycol Induced Renal Calculus in Experimental Rat Hannah R. Vasanthi, V. Muthulakshmi, V. Gayathri, R. Manikandan, S. Ananthi, Sarah Kuruvilla Pharmacogn.Mag 13(50) 273-279 2017 1.069
6 Anti-arthritic potential of marine macroalgae Turbinaria ornata in Complete Freund s Adjuvant induced rats Ananthi S, Gayathri V, Malarvizhi R, Bhardwaj M, Vasanthi HR. Experimental and Toxicologic pathology 69(8):672-680 2017 1.975
7 Evaluation of in-vitro antioxidant and cytotoxicity activity of selected marine algae of Gulf of Mannar (Southeast coast of India) Veeresh Kumar Sali,Malarvizhi R, Nithya P and Hannah R Vasanthi Seaweed Research Utilization 39(2):28-34 2017 1.5
8 Attenuation of inflammation by marine alga Turbinaria ornata in cotton pellet induced granuloma mediated by fucoidan like sulphated polysaccharide. Ananthi S., Gayathri V., Veeresh kumar Sali, Meenakshi Bharwaaj, Hannah R. Vasanthi Carbohydrate Polymers (151) 1261-1268 2016 4.2
9 Relative apoptotic potential and specific G1 arrest of stigmasterol and cinnamic acid isolated from the brown algae Padina gymnospora in HeLa and A549 Veeresh Kumar Sali, Debjani P. Mansingh and Hannah R. Vasanthi Med. Chem. Commun. 7,1429-1435 2016 2.495
10 Steroidal saponins diosgenin from Dioscorea bulbifera protects cardiac cells from hypoxia-reoxygenation injury through modulation of pro-survival and Jayachandran KS, Hannah R.Vasanthi, Gurusamy N. Phcog Mag S1:14-20. 2016 1.28
11 Nymphaea nouchali Burm. hydroalcoholic seed extract increases glucose consumption in 3T3-L1 adipocytes through activation of peroxisome proliferator-a Mabel Parimala, M. Debjani, Hannah R Vasanthi, Francis Gricilda Shoba J Adv Pharm Technol Res. 6(4): 183– 189 2015 1.28
12 Gingival, plasma, and salivary levels of melatonin in peridontally healthy individuals and chronic periodontitis patients: A pilot Study Thodur Madapusi Balaji, Hannah R Vasanthi, Suresh Ranga Rao. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 9(3) 2015 0
13 QSAR based docking studies of marine algal anticancer compounds as inhibitors of protein kinase B (PKBβ) Dicky John Davis, Hannah R. Vasanthi European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 76, 110– 118 2015 3.35
14 Salivary Diagnostics: A Brief Review Narasimhan Malathi, Sabesan Mythili, Hannah R. Vasanthi ISRN Dentistry 2014, 8 2014 0
15 Anti-Aging Properties of a Grape-derived antioxidant are regulated by mitochondrial balance of fusion and fission leading to mitophagy triggered by a Somak Das, Goran Mitrovsky, Hannah R. Vasanthi, Dipak K Das Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity 2014: 345105. 2014 3.51
16 Restoration of arsenite induced hepato-toxicity by crude tannin rich fraction of Theobroma cacao in Sprague Dawley rats C. Chandronitha, V.Gayathri, S. Anandhi, Hannah R. Vasanthi Food Res. International 50(2013) 46-54 2013 3.15
17 Antihyperlipidemic potential of polyphenol and glycoside rich Nerium Olender flower against trition WR-1339-induced hyperlipidemia in experimental Spr V. Gayathri, S. Anandhi and Hannah R. Vasanthi Journal of Chemistry 2013:8 2013 0.516
18 Anti-diabetic property of Tinospora cordifolia and its active compound is mediated through the expression of Glut-4 in L6 myotubes M.K. Sangeetha, C.D. MohanaPriya, Hannah R. Vasanthi Phytomedicine 20, 246-248 2013 3.26
19 PPARs and Diosgenin a chemico biological insight in NIDDM M.K.Sangeetha, Nitin Shri Shri Mal, Atmaja K., Veeresh Kumar Sali, Hannah R Vasanthi Chemico biological Interactions 206, 403-410 2013 2.86
20 Sub-acute Toxicity profile of a modified resveratrol supplement M.K.Sangeetha, D.EazhisaiVallabi, Veeresh Kumar Sali, J.Thanka,Hannah R. Vasanthi Food and Chemical Toxicology 59, 492-500 2013 3.02
21 Influence of algal constituents of Acanthophora spicifera in carbon tetrachloride induced liver damage in rats Hannah R.Vasanthi, A Jaswanth, K.Atmaja, G.V.Rajamanickam Seaweed Res. Utilisation Journal 35 (1&2): 1-10 2013 1.5
22 Evaluation of anti gastric ulcer activities of four Gracilaria species from southeast coast of India in albino rats Hannah R. Vasanthi, Veeresh Kumar Sali, A. Jaswanth and G.V. Rajamanickam Seaweed research utilisation 34 (1&2) 1-8 2012 1.5
23 Effectiveness of Cassia occidentalis on pentylenetetrazole-induced Oxidative stress and kindling in rat Raman Lakshmi sundaram, Ganapathy Ramakrishnan, PeriyathambiKalaivani, Veeraragavan Gayathri, SubashAnanthi, S. Saranya, Hannah R.Vasanthi Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 1-6. 2012 0
24 Free Radical Scavenging Potential and Reducing Capacity of Flowers of Nerium oleander Linn V. Gayathri, S. Anandhi, RP.Parameshwari, Hannah R. Vasanthi Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants 18(1): 77-92 2012 0.835
25 Phytochemicals from Plants as Cardioprotective Agents Hannah R. Vasanthi, Nitin Shri Shri Mal, Dipak K.Das Current Medicinal Chemistry 2242-2251 2012 4.86
26 Health Benefits of Wine and Alcohol: From Neuroprotection to Heart Health Hannah R Vasanthi, R P Parameswari, Joel deLeiris and Dipak K. Das Frontiers in Bioscience 4:1505-12 2012 3.7
27 Anomalous behavior of Pentacoordinate Copper complexes of dimethylphenanthroline and derivatives of terpyridine ligands: Studies on DNA binding, cleav Subramaniyam Rajalakshmi, Thomas Weyhermüller, Allen J. Freddy, Hannah R. Vasanthi and Balachandran Unni Nair. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 46: 608-617 2011 3.26
28 Cardioprotective Effect of Nerium oleander Flower against Isoproterenol-Induced Myocardial Oxidative Stress in Experimental Rats V. Gayathri, S. Ananthi, C. Chandronitha, G. Ramakrishnan, R. Lakshmi Sundaram, and Hannah R. Vasanthi. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 16 (1) 96-104 2011 1.87
29 Seaweed metabolite database(SWMD): A database of natural compounds from marine algae Bioinformation Dicky John Davis and Hannah R.Vasanthi Bioinformation 5(8): 361-364 2011 0.87
30 Cytotoxic copper (II) complex of tripyridoquinoxaline with DNA hydrolase activity V.M. Manikandamathavan, M. Kavitha, V. Uma, R.P. Parameswari, Hannah R. Vasanthi,Balachandran Unni Nair Polyhedron 30: 1604– 1611 2011 2.03
31 Tinospora cordifolia attenuates oxidative stress and distorted carbohydrate metabolism in experimentally induced type 2 diabetes in rats Sangeetha MK, Balaji Raghavendran HR, Gayathri V, Hannah R. Vasanthi J Nat Med 65(3-4):544-50 2011 1.467
32 Hypolipidemic potential of flowers of Nerium oleander in high fat diet fed Sprague Dawley rats Veeraraghavan Gayathri, SubhashAnanthi, M.K.Sangeetha, ChandranayagamChandronitha, Hannah R Vasanthi. Natural Product Research 25:11,1110-1114 2011 0.906
33 Toxicological evaluation of an antilithiatic polyherbal Siddha formulation–Sirupeellai Samoola Kudineer in experimental rats V Gayathri, V Muthulakshmi, C Chandronitha, M Vasanthkumar, G Ramakrishnan, S Ananthi, Sarah Kuruvilla and Hannah R Vasanthi Human and Experimental Toxicology 30:8,952-964 2011 1.42
34 Cardioprotective effect of lemon grass as evidenced by biochemical and histopathological changes in experimentally induced cardiotoxicity K Gayathri, KS Jayachandran, Hannah R Vasanthi and GV Rajamanickam Human and Experimental Toxicology 30: 1073-1082 2011 1.42
35 Cytotoxic Copper (II) Mixed Ligand Complexes: Crystal Structure and DNA Cleavage Activity Verasuntharam M. Manikandamathavan, Royapuram P. Parameswari, Thomas Weyhermüller, Hannah R. Vasanthi and Balachandran Unni Nair European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 46(9):4537-47 2011 3.26
36 Free radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory potential of a marine brown alga Turbinaria ornata (Tuner. J. Agardh) SubhashAnanthi, Veeraraghavan Gayathri, ChandranayagamChandronitha, Raman Lakshmisundaram, Hannah R Vasanthi. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences. 20(5):664-670 2011 0.31
37 Tocotrienols and its role in cardiovascular health--a lead for drug design Hannah R. Vasanthi, RP Parameshwari, Dipak K. Das Current pharmaceutical design 17(21):2170-5 2011 4.41
38 Anti-ulcer role of Herbomineral Siddha Drug –Thamira Parpam on Experimentally Induced gastric mucosal damage in Rats M Vasanthkumar, R P Parameswari, V Vijaya Kumar, M K Sangeetha, V Gayathri, H Balaji Raghavendran, D Chamundeeswari and Hannah R Vasanthi Human and Experimental Toxicology 29(3), 161-173 2010 1.3
39 Prophylactic role of a herbomineral drug -Thamira parpam against Cysteamine induced oxidative stress in liver and duodenum R P Parameswari, M Vasanthkumar, VVijaya Kumar, G.Ramakrishnan, M K Sangeetha, H Balaji Raghavendran, D Chamundeeswari and Hannah R Vasanthi. Biol Trace Elem Res 138:212–225 2010 1.0
40 Protective Role of Tannin Rich Fraction of Camellia Sinensis in Tissue Arsenic Burden in Sprague Dawley Rats C.Chandronitha, S.Ananthi, G.Ramakrishnan, R.Lakshmisundaram, V.Gayathri, Hannah R.Vasanthi. Human and Experimental Toxicology 29(9) 705–719 2010 1.42
41 Flavonoid rich fraction of Dioscorea bulbifera Linn. (Yam) enhances mitochondrial enzymes and antioxidant status and thereby protects heart from isopr K.S.Jayachandran, Hannah R.Vasanthi, G.V. Rajamanickam Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 11(8):887-894. 2010 3.4
42 Protective role of air potato Dioscorea bulbifera) of yam family in myocardial ischemic reperfusion injury Hannah R Vasanthi, Subhendu Mukherjee, Diptarka Ray, Karuppiah Shanmugasundara Pandian Jayachandran, Istvan Lekli and Dipak Kumar Das. Food and Function. 1, 278- 283. 2010 3.24
43 Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property of Turbinaria ornata Subhash Ananthi, Veeraraghavan Gayathri, ChandranayagamChandronitha, M.K.Sangeetha, Hannah R Vasanthi. Seaweed Research Utilisation 32(1& 2): 37-46. 2010 1.5
44 In vitro antioxidant and in vivo anti-inflammatory potential of crude polysaccharide from Turbinaria ornata (brown alga) Subash Ananthi, Hanumantha Rao Balaji Raghavendran, AdoorGopalan Sunil, Veeraraghavan Gayathri, Ganapathy Ramakrishnan and Hannah R. Vasanthi Food and Chemical Toxicology Vol.48.187-192 2010 2.13

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Grape Seed Extract and its Effects on Diabetes and its Complications Vidhushini Sekar and Hannah R Vasanthi Current Research in Diabetes & Obesity 2(2) 001-004 2017 0
2 Adipogenesis in Obesity is modulated by IP6 in Peanuts through Activation of Nuclear Receptors(PPARs) Malarvizhi R, Sali V.K, Kumari M, Hannah R. Vasanthi J Obesity & Overweight 1(3):303 2015 0
3 Identification of Some Bioactive Constituents of Glycosmis pentaphylla Retz.DC using GC-MS Sivakumar M, D Chamundeeswari, NaliniGanesan, HannahR.Vasanthi World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 3:4, 1811-1818 2014 0
4 Salivary Heart Fatty Acid Binding Protein - A Novel Biomarker of Myocardial Damage. Mythili S, Malathi N, Hannah R. Vasanthi Oral Hygiene & Health 2:141 2014 0
5 Multifaceted role of tocotrienols in cardioprotection supports their structure: function relation Hannah R. Vasanthi, RP Parameshwari, Dipak K. Das Genes & Nutrition. 7(1):19-28 2012 3.015
6 In-vitro alpha glucosidase inhibitory activity of Abraga chendooram, A Siddha drug R. Sathish R. Madhavan, Hannah R. Vasanthi Arul Amudhan International Journal of Pharmacology and Clinical Sciences 1(3-1) 79-81 2012 0
7 Indian Spices for Healthy Heart – An Overview Hannah R. Vasanthi and R.P.Parameswari Current Cardiology Reviews 6(4): 274 - 279 2010 2.7
8 Safety and bioactive potential of a traditional polyherbal formulation “Sirupeelai Samoola Kudineer Vallinayagam Muthulakshmi, Veeraraghavan Gayathri, SubhashAnanthi, Raman Lakshmi Sundaram, Royapuram Parthasarathy Parameswari, Johnson Thanka and Hannah R Vasanthi Journal of Pharmacy Research 3(9),2211-2214 2010 1.1

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Siddha System of Medicine and Herbal Remedies Eugene Wilson, Hannah R. Vasanthi, GV. Rajamanickam and GP Dubey Proc 2nd International Conference on Herbal Drugs, Health and Tourism 111 2003
2 Scientific Validation of the Marine Red Algae Hypneavalentiae (Turn) Mont. In Snake Venom Detoxification Hannah R.Vasanthi,AJaswanth, G.V.Rajamanickam and A.Saraswathy Proc of the National Seminar in Siddha Medicine: R&DInstitutes and Pharmaceutical Industries 9-10 2002
3 Screening of Haematinic activity in some marine macro algae Hannah R.Vasanthi, A Jaswanth, V.Krishnaraj, G.V.Rajamanickam and A.Saraswathy Proc of the National Seminar on Marine Diversity as a source of Food and Medicine 26-28 2002
4 Natural Antioxidants in some marine algae of the Gulf of Mannar Hannah R.Vasanthi,G.V.Rajamanickam and A.Saraswathy Proc of the National Seminar on Marine and Coastal Ecosystems 26-27 2001

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Medicinal value of Tinosporacordifolia: Anti-Diabetic Potential and Mechanism of Action of Bioactive Molecules Sangeetha M.K. and Hannah R. Vasanthi Metabolic Disorders: Diabetes I & II Studium press 2018 1-62699-083-2
2 MitomiRs Keep the HEART beating Samarjit Das, Hannah R. Vasanthi and Ramesh Prajapath Mitochondrial Dynamics in Cardiovascular Medicine Springer 2017 978-3-3-319-55329-0
3 HPTLC as a Tool for Standardizing Drugs from Medicinal Plants K.S. Jayachandran, Veeresh Kumar Sali and Hannah R. Vasanthi Analytical and Processing Techniques of the Series Studium Press 2016 1-62699-078-6
4 Myocardial Adaptation and Autophagy Dipak K. Das and Hannah R. Vasanthi Cardiac Adaptations Springer Science + Business Media New York 2013 978-1-4614-5202-7
5 Clues for Cancer from Ocean-Derived Molecules and Role of In Silico Techniquesin Anticancer Drug Discovery G. Dicky John Davis, Veeresh Kumar Sali, and Hannah R. Vasanthi Marine Pharmacology: Trends and Applications CRC Press Taylor & Francis group 2012 9781439892299
6 Resveratrol in Dermal Health Dipak K. Das and Hannah R. Vasanthi Bioactive Dietary Factors and Dermatological Health Humana Press 2012 978-1-62703-167-7
7 Herbal Remedies as modulators of Redox Biology in Metabolic Disorders Hannah R.Vasanthi Oxidative Stress in Health and Disease Excel India 2011 978-93-80697-53-6
8 Marine Algae as Biomonitors of Pollution at Tuticorin Coast-Southeast Coast of India Hannah R. Vasanthi and G.V.Rajamanickam Coastal Hazards IGC Publication 2010 2011323832
9 Pharmacological Potential of seaweeds of Indian Coast Hannah R. Vasanthi and G.V.Rajamanickam Marine Pharmacology School of marine science Alagappa University 2010 978-93-80400-12-9
10 Dietary Supplements, Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disorders Hannah R. Vasanthi, Nesrin Kartal-Özer, Angelo Azziand Dipak K.Das Modern Dietary fat Intakes in Disease Promotion A 2010 978-1-60327-571-2
11 Function and Biochemistry of Resveratrol Samarjit Das, Hannah R. Vasanthi and Dipak K. Das Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Pharmacology John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009 978-0-470-28721-7
12 Food is Medicine and Medicine is Food – A Siddha Perspective Muthulakshmi, Vijayakumar, Vasanthkumar, Hannah R. Vasanthi Functional Food for Chronic Diseases D & A Inc./FF Publishing 2009 0-9767535-5-5-3

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Scientific Evaluation of a Ayurvedic Polyherbal Formulation PANKARE in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus and its Complications DST Drugs and Pharmaceutical Division 2 years Rs. 110.10 lakhs 2016

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 A Pragmatic Scientific Evaluation of two phytomedicines for the management of metabolic syndrome related obesity DST (SERC)- Health Sciences 3 Years Rs. 44.22 Lakhs 2012
2 Anticancer Potential of Selected Marine Algae of Gulf of Mannar (Southeast coast of India) UGC 3 Years Rs. 10.2 Lakhs 2011
3 Scientific Evaluation of Copper containing Herbo mineral formulation for the management of Ulcers under National Initiative on Metal Based Drugs. DST (SERC) 5 Years Rs. 114.250 Lakhs 2008
4 Preclinical Studies of a Polyherbal and Herbomineral Drug in the management of Urolithiasis –A Comparative Study AYUSH (EMR) 3 Years Rs. 22.89 lakhs 2007
5 Scientific Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy Profile of an AyurvedicPolyherbal Formulation in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis DST Drugs and Pharmaceutical Division 3 years Rs. 118.673 lakhs 2006
6 Scientific Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy Profile of an AyurvedicPolyherbal Formulation in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus DST Drugs and Pharmaceutical Division 3 Years Rs. 119.902 lakhs 2005
7 Scientific Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy Profile of Herbal Siddha Formulation in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis DST Drugs and Pharmaceutical Division 3 year Rs. 100 lakhs 2003
8 Scientific Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy Profile of Herbal Siddha Formulation in the Management of Leucoderma DST Drugs and Pharmaceutical Division 2 years Rs. 80.3 lakhs 2003

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2018 M.SC 1 Biotechnology
2 2017 M.SC 2 Biotechnology
3 2016 M.SC 3 Biotechnology
4 2015 M.SC 2 Biotechnology
5 2014 M.SC 2 Biotechnology
6 2013 M.SC 3 Biotechnology
7 2012 M.SC 4 Biotechnology
8 2011 M.SC 3 Biotechnology

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Thesis Title Date Awarded
1 S. Ananthi Bioassays of Turbinaria ornata a brown seaweed in the mitigationof inflammatiory conditions 13-03-2012
2 K. Gayathri Hypolipidemic and Cardioprotective effect of Cymbopogon citratus (DC) stapf 14-08-2010
3 A. Irudaya Charles Dorni Anti-arthritic studies on Plumbago Species (Plumbago rosea and Plumbago capensis) 14-08-2010
4 K.S. Jayachandran Studies on the effect of Dioscorea bulbifera Linn. in isoproterenol induced Myocardial Infraction in male wistart albino rats 11-07-2015
5 K.S. Vidyalakshmi Phytochemical and Biological Studies on Mussaenda phillipica cultivars 27-04-2008
6 Vidhushini S Influence of Mangiferin from Mangifera Indica on Selected Oral Hypoglycemic Drugs
7 Veeresh Kumar Sali Anticancer Potential of Selected Marine Algae of Gulf of Mannar (Southeast Coast of India) 14-07 2017
8 C. Chandronitha Effect of two beverages (Green tea and Cocoa) on heavy metal (Arsenic) induced toxicity in experimental rats 22-01-2016
9 M. Rashid Development of Nanosponges for Wounds
10 M.K. Sangeetha Anti-Diabetic potential and possible mechanism of action of Tinospora cordifolia 10-12-2012
11 Meenakshi Bioassay Guided Purification of Selected Marine Macroalgae
12 V. Gayathri Biochemical and Pharmacological studies of Nerium oleander flower as cardioprotective agent 12-03-2012
13 G. Dicky John Davis Anticancer potential of marine algae- A chemoinformatics approach 27-01-2014
14 Ramesh Parjapath Functional Studies of a Steroidal Saponin Diosgenin in Modulating Insulin Signalling and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Pathway
15 Malarvizhi R Synergistic Effect of Atorvastatin with Horsegram and Groundnut- A Comparitive Study on Obses Animals
16 Debjani Payoswini Mansingh Prophylactic and Therapeutic Activity of Ginger and Garlic in Experimentally Induced Gastric Cancer
17 R. Lakshmisundaram Bio Activity Guided Fractionation of Spermacoceahispida as a Cardio protective Agent

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion
1 Dr. K. Umaa Rani DSK-PDF UGC Dr. D.S. Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship 16-09-2016 16-09-2019
2 Dr. V.M. Manikandamadhavan CSIR-RA CSIR CSIR-Research Associate Fellowship 16-09-2016 16-09-2019

Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Animal Ethics and Regulatory Requirements Seminar Bharathidasan University National 07-03-2018 07-03-2018 2018
2 Synergistic role of ginger and garlic in mitigating experimentally induced gastric cancer Conference All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi International 18-02-2018 20-02-2018 2018
3 Structural, Biochemical, Genomic and Functional Aspects of miRNAs Seminar JIPMER Karaikal National 28-02-2017 28-02-2017 2017
4 Nutraceutical Leads from Our Kitchen Conference St. Alyosius College,Mangalore National 27-01-2017 27-01-2017 2017
5 Animal Ethics and Regulatory Requirements Seminar Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Puducherry National 02-02-2017 02-02-2017 2017
6 Plant Molecules to Combat Diabesity- The Killer Disease of the 21st Century Conference Karpagam University, Coimbatore National 14-01-2017 14-01-2017 2017
7 Pharmacological Evaluation of Tamira Parpama Nanomedicine of Siddha Origin for its Antiulcer Potenti Conference University of Madras, Chennai National 24-03-2017 25-03-2017 2017
8 Bioactive Leads of Marine Origin for Drug Discovery and Development Seminar Mahatma Gandhi Medical College &Research Institute National 04-07-2017 05-07-2017 2017
9 Prospects and Challenges of Drug Discovery &Development from Biodynamics Molecules from the Ocean Seminar Centre for Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University National 13-10-2017 13-10-2017 2017
10 Drugs from the ocean Seminar UGC academic staff college, Pondicherry University Regional 08-12-2017 08-12-2017 2017
11 Drugs from the ocean Conference Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam National 23-11-2017 26-11-2017 2017
12 Biomedical Waste Management Seminar Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences State 11-09-2017 11-09-2017 2017
13 Solid Waste Management Seminar at Dept. of Science And Technology, Pondicherry State 30-08-2017 30-08-2017 2017
14 Marine algal Phytochemicals and their Biomedical Importance Seminar V.O. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin National 21-09-2017 23-09-2017 2017
15 Nanomedicine of Ancient Times: A Scientific Study of a Herbometallic Siddha drug TamiraParpam Seminar UGC academic staff college, Pondicherry University Regional 13-06-2016 13-6-2016 2016
16 Anticancer Leads from Marine Brown Algae of PadinaGymnospora from Gulf of Mannar Southeast coast of Conference VIT University International 10-08-2016 12-08-2016 2016
17 Influence of Biodiversity on Drug Discovery & Development Conference Adhiyaman college State 03-09-2016 03-09-2016 2016
18 Hydroxycitric acid in Garcinia indicaModulates thePPARs for Management of Diabetes induced Metabolic Conference IIT Guwahati, held at cochin International 09-09-2016 11-09-2016 2016
19 Seaweeds Potential Sources of Pharamceutical Leads Seminar St. Mary’s College (Autonomous), Thoothukudi International 14-10-2016 14-10-2016 2016
20 Current advances in Integrated Biomedicine for Health Conference Shobhit University, Meerut National 03-11-2016 06-11-2016 2016
21 Herbal Remedies for Metabolic Disorders- Ancient Wisdom Validated in a Scientific Perspective Seminar Fatima College, Madurai National 20-12-2016 20-12-2016 2016
22 Toxicological Studies in Preclinical Research (OECD Guidelines) Workshop JIMPER National 19-08-2016 19-08-2016 2016
23 Preclinical Screening of Anti-inflammatory Potential of Natural Products – A Study with Turbinari Conference Sri Ramachandra University National 17-02-2016 18-02-2016 2016
24 Anticancer Leads from Marine Algae- A Long Road Ahead Conference Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai National 16-11-2016 16-11-2016 2016
25 Phytochemicals for Type 2 Diabetes- A Reverse Pharmacology Approach Conference Johns Hopkin’s University, Baltimore, MA, USA International 04-06-2015 04-06-2015 2015
26 Management of Syndrome X Seminar UGC academic staff college, Pondicherry University Regional 14-08-2015 14-08-2015 2015
27 Herbal Drugs for managing Diabetes Seminar UGC academic staff college, Pondicherry University Regional 25-09-2015 25-09-2015 2015
28 Management of Syndrome X Seminar UGC academic staff college, Pondicherry University National 01-10-2014 01-10-2014 2014
29 Bioactive leads from Marine algae of Indian Coast for Cancer Conference Mizoram University and Royal Society, London at Mizoram International 15-01-2014 17-01-2014 2014
30 Newer Avenues and Opportunities in Life Sciences Seminar Valliammal College for Women National 15-02-2014 15-02-2014 2014
31 Prophylactic Activity of A Metal Based Siddha Drug Thamiraparpamin Experimentally Induced Ulcers Seminar Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University National 24-03-2014 28-03-2014 2014
32 Bioactive leads of herbal origin for managing Diabetes Seminar UGC academic staff college, Pondicherry University Regional 02-06-2014 02-06-2014 2014
33 Impact of Arsenic Poisoning and its Amelioration by Phytochemicals of Commonly used Beverages Conference CSK Agricultural University, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh National 14-11-2014 16-11-2014 2014
34 Implementation of Research Projects Workshop Pondicherry University National 26-04-2013 26-04-2013 2013
35 Tips for writing a winning grant proposal Seminar UGC academic staff college, Pondicherry University Regional 7-01-2013 7-01-2013 2013
36 Management of type-II diabetes by bioactive molecules of herbal origin Seminar Meenakshi College for women, Chennai National 24-01-2013 24-01-2013 2013
37 The Impact of Arsenic Poisoning Conference Indo American College, Vellore National 2-03-2013 2-03-2013 2013
38 Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management of Syndrome-X Seminar UGC academic staff college, Pondicherry University Regional 20-05-2013 20-05-2013 2013
39 Management of Cardiometabolic Syndrome Seminar UGC academic staff college, Pondicherry University Regional 11-09-2013 11-09-2013 2013
40 Pharmacological studies on Siddha drugs for Urolithiasis Seminar UGC academic staff college, Pondicherry University Regional 05-12-2013 05-12-2013 2013
41 Safety issues and need for standardization of ocean derived nutraceuticals Seminar Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram National 09-12-2013 10-12-2013 2013
42 Nanomedicines of Ancient times – A scientific study of a Herbometallic Siddha drug TamiraParpam Conference B. S. Abdur Rahman University International 05-12-2013 07-12-2013 2013
43 Polyherbal Siddha formulation Sirupeelai Samoola Kudineer against ethylene glycol induced renal calc Seminar University of Madras, Chennai National 27-12-2013 29-12-2013 2013
44 Molecular Techniques in Pharmacognosy Workshop Mother Teresa Pharmacy College, Puducherry National 16-03-2012 16-03-2012 2012
45 Pharmacological Studies on Some Siddha Drugs for Urolithiasis Workshop Siddha Regional Research Institute National 05-03-2012 06-03-2012 2012
46 Management of Diabetes and its Complications with Herbal Remedies Conference Ethiraj College National 31-01-2012 31-01-2012 2012
47 Modern Tools in the Standardization of Herbal Biomass for Drug Development Conference KVM College of Engineering and Information Technology, Kerala National 13-12-2012 15-12-2012 2012
48 Back to Nature for the Management of Metabolic Disorders - Need for Standardization Conference Vivekendra Kendra, Kanyakumari International 16-02-2012 18-02-2012 2012
49 Palmatine, a Novel Anti-adipogenic and Anti-diabetic Alkaloid from an Indian Medicinal Plant Tinospo Conference Federations of American Societies of Experimental Biology International 21-04-2012 25-04-2012 2012
50 Influence of Diosgenin in Modulating Oxidative Stress in Hepatocytes of Diabetic Animals Conference Dept. of Biochemistry, Pondicherry University National 5-10-2012 6-10-2012 2012
51 Pharmacological potential of Seaweeds of Gulf ofMannar (South east coast of India Conference Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association National 26-10-2012 28-10-2012 2012
52 High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography Seminar UGC academic staff college, Pondicherry University Regional 20-12-2012 20-12-2012 2012
53 Synergistic Role of Resveratrol with Selected Plant Phenolic Compounds Quercitin&Ferrulic Acid in C Conference SFRR International 09-01-2012 11-01-2012 2012
54 Importance of Elemental Analysis in Herbal Drug Standardization Workshop Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai National 10-06-2010 12-06-2010 2010

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 36th Annual Conference of IABMS on Translational Science Bridging Ancient and Modern Medicine DST, DBT, AYUSH, DRDO Pondicherry University, 3 Days National 18-12-2015 20-12-2015 2015
2 Coastal Hazards DST, MOES, UGC SASTRA Deemed University, 3 Days International 09-02-2005 11-02-2005 2005

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 36th Annual Conference of IABMS on Translational Science Bridging Ancient and Modern Medicine DST,DBT Pondicherry University, 1 Days National 17-12-2015 17-12-2015 2015
2 National Workshop and Industry- Academia Interaction Meet on Drugs and Pharmaceuticals-Research & De DST Dept.of Biotechnology, Pondicherry University. 2 Days National 12-04-2013 13-04-2013 2013
3 Analytical Techniques in the Standardization of Siddha Drugs AYUSH Sri Ramachandra University, 3 day National 10-06-2010 12-06-2010 2010
4 Standardization of Traditional Medicine for Global Acceptance as per WHO Guidelines DST, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, 1 week National 07-05-2005 12-05-2005 2005

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists Life Member and Fellow 2007
2 The Indian Society for Atherosclerosis Research Life Member 2006
3 Indian Society of Toxicology Life Member 2006
4 Biotech Research Society of India Life Member 2005
5 Association of Clinical Biochemists of India Life Member 2004
6 Indian Geological Congress Life Member 2004
7 The Indian Science Congress Association Life Member 2003
8 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association Life Member 2002

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Member Secretary, Institutional Animal Ethics Committee, Pondicherry University 2014-16 (3 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
2 CPCSEA- Biological Scientists, Manakula Vinayagar Medical College 2015 (3 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
3 CPCSEA- Biological Scientists, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences. 2015 (3 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
4 CPCSEA- Socially Aware Member, Institute of Veterinary Preventive Medicine 2015 (3 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
5 CPCSEA- Scientist from outside, JIPMER 2015 (3 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
6 CPCSEA- Main Nominee, Sree Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences 2015 (3 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
7 CPCSEA-Scientist from outside, Government Villupuram Medical College & Hospital 2016 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
8 CPCSEA- Biological Scientists, Annamalai University 2016 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
9 CPCSEA- Socially Aware Member, National Institute of Siddha 2016 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
10 CPCSEA-Main Nominee, Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute Of Health Sciences 2017 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
11 CPCSEA- Socially Aware Member, Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute 2017 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
12 Board Member, School Board, Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry University 2015-2018 (3 Years) Suggestion for improving and framing of Syllabus
13 Board Member, Board of Studies, Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College 2015-2018 (3 Years) Suggestion for improving and framing of Syllabus
14 Board Member, Board of Studies, Bharathidasan University, Dept. of Biomedical Science 2018-2020 (2 Years) Suggestion for improving and framing of Syllabus
15 Board Member, Board of Studies, National College, Trichy 2018-2020 (2 Years) Suggestion for improving and framing of Syllabus
16 Board Member, Board of Studies,St. Joseph College of Arts and Science, Cuddalore 2017-2020 (3 Years) Suggestion for improving and framing of Syllabus
17 Board Member, Board of Member, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean studies (KUFOS), Dept. of MB 2013-2017 (4 Years) Suggestion for improving and framing of Syllabus
18 Board Member,Academic Audit, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 2013-2017 (4 Years) Scrutiny and auditing of academic excellence in teaching and research
19 Board Member, Academic Audit, SIET, Chennai 2013-2017 (4 Years) Scrutiny and auditing of academic excellence in teaching and research
20 Board Member, Governing Board Member, Idhaya College of Arts and Science 2016-2018 (3 Years) Suggestion for improving and framing of Syllabus
21 Board Member, Governing Board Member, Sabari College of Nursing 2014-2016 (2 Years) Suggestion for improving and framing of Syllabus
22 Member Secretary and Biological Scientist, Institutional Animal Ethics Committee, Pondicherry Univer 2017 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
23 CPCSEA- Link Nominee, Vector Control Research Center 2017 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
24 CPCSEA-Link Nominee, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and Research Centre 2017 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of IAEC proposals for animal experimentation
25 DBT Nominee for Institutional Biosafety Committee for SWIM BIOPHARMA 2017 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of IBSC proposals in R & D
26 DBT Nominee for Institutional Biosafety Committee for JIPMER 2017 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of IBSC proposals in R & D
27 External Expert, Scientific Advisory Committee, JIPMER 2017 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of research proposals
28 External Expert, Scientific Advisory Committee, Shillong Medical School 2017 (5 Years) Review and evaluation of research proposals

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

S.No Collaborator Name Institution/Industry Nature of Collaboration Details of Collaborative Research/Teaching
1 Dr. Samarjit Das Johns Hopkin Medical School Research on Metabolic Disorders Delivered invited lectures and prepared collaborative research proposal
2 Dr. Patricai Otezia University of California, Davis CV Raman Fellowship Research on Phytochemicals for Metabolic Syndrome
3 Dr. Arvind Shah Arvind Remedies Academia Industry Partnership To scientifically validate the antidiabetic potential of the polyherbal formulation PANKARE and its associated complication
4 Dr. Rajendran Central Council for Research in Siddha Research Research on Scientific validation of some siddha drugs

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink