Research Team


Dr. Siju Senan
CSIR Research Associate
Topic: Unravelling the mechanism of sex determination in Asian Palmyrah Palm (Borassus flabellifer L.) using molecular approach

Senior Research Fellows

Reshmi Nair R J
ICMR Senior Research Fellow
Topic: Evaluation of the effect of selected medicinal plant extracts for the treatment of endometriosis

Sakthipriya M.

Topic: Genetic association mapping for major quantitative traits in Centella asiatica (L.) Urban

Gouripriya Ranjith

Topic: Genome wide identification of miRNA regulating asiaticoside synthesis in Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.

Soumya S. Dharan

Topic: Comparative transcriptome profiling in cardamom along an altitudinal gradient through RNA-seq analysis.

PhD students

Jaichand J
Research Scholar
Topic: Identification and characterisation of Antimicrobial Compounds, with special reference to Antivirals from Medicinal Plants belonging to families, Fabaceae and Lamiaceae

Mohammed Ali Noushad
Topic: Analysis of changes in gene expression and identification of differentially expressed miRNAs of cardamom in high and low altitude areas

Soorya S
Topic: Development of molecular marker for the sex determination in Palmyra palm

Aishwarya V P
Topic:Biochemical and molecular mechanism on the host plant resistance of certain Musa cultivars against infection by Odoiporus longicollis (Olivier)

Parvathy M
Kerala University JRF
Topic: Evaluation of the effect of selected Solanaceae plant extracts on microRNAs in Human Uterine Carcinoma cell lines

Sreeja Devi P S
Kerala University JRF
Topic: Phytochemical profiling and biological activities of different Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) genotypes of Kerala

Arun R Pillai
Topic: Genetic regulation of LEA protein genes for seed germination in Arenga wightii using differential miRNA analysis

Saranya P K
Topic: Physiological and Genetic Basis of Seed Dormancy in the Wild species of Momordica L.

Project Staff

Renjimol R
Junior Research Fellow
Project: Exploration of banana biodiversity and its Biotechnological research in Nagaland

Revathy S
Junior Research Fellow
Project: Population structure and genetic variability analysis of Cullenia exarillata populations in Western Ghats

Anusree A G
Project Assistant
Project: Functional Genomics in Centella asiatica

Shefeek S
Technical Assistant
Analysis of genetic diversity, development of sex linked SCAR markers and marker-assisted selection of Asian Palmyra palm (Borassus flabellifer L., Arecaceae)


PhD students

Deepa J M
Govt of Kerala, SC/ST Dept JRF
Topic: Selection of elite genotype of Trichosanthus cucumerina var. cucumerina L., a potential medicinal plant and production cucurbitacins through in vitro culture systems

Devi Ramesh Chandra Bhanu : PhD in Botany
Title: Nutritional, phytochemical and genetic diversity analyses in Syzygium zeylanicum L. var. zeylanicum and its micropropagation
Period: July 2016 - Jan 2018
Status: Thesis submitted

Binoy Kurian : PhD in Biotechnology (Kerala University Fellow)
Title: Development of molecular markers for sex determination and analysis of genetic diversity and phylogeny in Calamus L. (Arecaceae)
Period: July 2014 - Feb 2018
Status: Thesis submitted

Manju Baby I : PhD in Botany
Title: Biosystematic studies on intraspecific variants of Cheilocostus speciosus (J. Konig) C. Specht (Costaceae) occurring in Kerala
Period: Jan 2017 - May 2018
Status: Thesis submitted

Nadiya, F. : PhD in Biotechnology (KSCSTE Research Fellow)
Title: Genome-wide miRNA and transcriptome expression analysis of wild and cultivar genotypes of cardamom
Period: Sept 2012 - Feb 2017
Status: Degree awarded

Anjali, N. : PhD in Biotechnology (KSCSTE Research Fellow)
Title of the PhD work: Development of molecular markers and identification of drought regulated microRNAs in cardamom
Period: Jul 2011 - Dec 2016
Status: Degree awarded

Ashitha J Prakash : PhD in Biotechnology (UGC Research Fellow)
Title of the PhD work: Association mapping in wild cardamom to identify disease resistance genes
Period: Jul 2011 - Oct 2012
Status: Discontinued

Project fellows

Athira V Nair : Technical Assistant
Title of the Project: Analysis of genetic variability and bioprospecting of wild cardamom populations  (Plan programme)
Period: Nov 2015 - Mar 2017

Vishnu V Nair: Junior Research Fellow
Title of the Project: Analysis of Genetic diversity in selected Rattan  palms (Calamus sp.) using Microsatellite Markers  (Kerala Biotechnology Commission)
Period: Jan 2013 - Apr 2014

Sajith Kumar S.V.: Junior Research Fellow
Title of the Project: Analysis of Genetic diversity in selected Rattan  palms (Calamus sp.) using Microsatellite Markers  (Kerala Biotechnology Commission)
Period: May - Dec 2012

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