I have been working in Pondicherry University since 2009. My teaching is on food microbiology, food biotechnology and functional foods. My research group deals with bioprospecting of microorganisms from fermented foods, developing quorum based strategies for the management of food borne pathogens and developing sensors for the detection of food contaminants. We have 800plus strong culture collection and a state of the art research lab. My lab collaborates with various interdisciplinary research groups. We welcome researchers at national and International level to collaborate.