Background and activities

Research focus is on creating an effective vaccine against tuberculosis using a non-pathogenic strain and also to understand the biology of the disease.

Area of Interest

Host pathogen Interaction and Infectious diseases


Bachelors in Biotechnology-Osmania University,Hyderabad, India

Masters in Biotechnology- Bangalore University,Bangalore, India

Research Experience

• Elucidating the physiological role of WhiB2 a member of the WhiB-like family of proteins in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

• Investigating the role of the Mycobacterial PE family of proteins in mediating host pathogen interactions

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Hyderabad, India (April ’09-April’13)

• Study of Plant Extracts against the Activity of Plant Pathogens and Pests – Project Sponsored by the Biotechnology Consortium of India Ltd. (BCIL), Govt. of India at EIDParry, India Ltd, Bangalore, Dec ‘07- Jun ‘08

• Prevalence and Immunotherapy towards the fungal allergen Helminthosporium Project carried out at the Immunology Unit, Bhagawan Mahavir Medical Research Centre, Hyderabad, Nov ‘03 – Mar ‘04


Technical Expertise

• Molecular Biology techniques such as DNA & RNA isolation, PCR, RTPCR, Plasmid isolation, Gene Cloning, Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, DNA sequencing.

• Biochemical techniques like Protein Purification and Estimation, SDS-PAGE, Native- PAGE,Western Blotting, β-Galactosidase Assays.

• Immuno-precipitation Assays.

• Culture and Propagation of Mycobacteria, Sub-cellular fractionation of Mycobacterium smegmatis, Acid fast Staining

• Light Microscopy

• Cell culture techniques

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications