Dr. Pavithra N


  • Expert on plant genomics, microbiome, endophytes and metabolomics
  • Best oral presentation award received at National conference on Emerging trends in Bioprocessing & Simulation (Sponsored by TEQIP II) conducted on 12th -13th Sept, 2013 organized by Dept of Biotechnology, PESIT, Bangalore, India.
  • Organized and anchored National Symposium on Future of Functional Genomics (TransDisciplinary Genomics – I) conducted on October 13-14, 2017 at TransDisciplinary University, Bangalore.
  • Organized training programs on Genomics and Bio-informatics at TDU
  • Submission of fungal DNA sequences, genome and transcriptome data to NCBI, USA.
  • Developed the curriculum for MSc in Biological Sciences (Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics by Research) at TDU

Career Opportunities under CFGB:

  1. Functional Genomics (Clinical, Medicinal Plants, Medical , Pharma etc)
  2. Ayurgenomics
  3. Culturomics
  4. Host-Pathogen Interaction
  5. Multiomics
  6. Medical Genomics (Pharmacogenomics)
  7. Big Data Science & Data Science
  8. Genome Biology
  9. HLA & Organ Transplant
  10. Genealogy (Pedigree) Database
  11. Conservation Genomics

Some of my important publications:

  • N. Pavithra., Priyanka S. Bannikoppa., Sheila Uthappa., Anura V. Kurpad and Indu Mani. (2018) Plasma Fatty Acid Composition and Estimated Desaturase Activities Reflect Dietary Patterns in Subjects with Metabolic Syndrome , Indian journal of Clinical Biochemistry 33(3) 290–296.
  • Rokkam Shankar Nagashree MSc, N. K. Manjunath, M. Indu, M. Ramesh, V. Venugopal, P. Sreedhar, N. Pavithra & Hongasandra R. Nagendra (2017) Effect of a Diet Enriched with Fresh Coconut Saturated Fats on Plasma Lipids and Erythrocyte Fatty Acid Composition in Normal Adults, Journal of the American College of Nutrition 36(5) 330-334..
  • Pavithra, N., Sathish, L., Suneel Kumar, A., Venkatarathanamma, V., Pushpalatha, H., Bhanuprakash Reddy, G., Ananda, K. (2014): In-vitro Studies on α-Amylase, α-Glucosidase and Aldose Reductase Inhibitors found in Endophytic Fungi Isolated from Ocimum sanctum, Current Enzyme Inhibition 10 (2) 129-136.
  • Pavithra, N., Sathish, L., Nagasai, B., Venkatarathanamma, V., Pushpalatha, H., Bhanuprakash Reddy, G., Ananda, K. (2014) Evaluation of α-Amylase, α-Glucosidase and Aldose Reductase inhibitors in ethyl acetate extracts of endophytic fungi isolated from anti-diabetic medicinal plants. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 5 (12) 5334-5341
  • Sathish, L., Pavithra, N. and Ananda K. (2014) Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of secondary metabolites and enzyme production from endophytic fungi isolated from Eucalyptus citriodora. Journal of Pharmacy Research 8(3); 269-276.
  • Garudachari, B., Isloor, AM., Satyanarayana, MN., Fun, HK., Pavithra, N. and Ananda K. (2013) Design and regioselective synthesis of trifluoromethylquinolone derivatives as potent antimicrobial agents. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 68; 422-432.
  • Sathish, L., Pavithra, N and Ananda , K. (2012) Antimicrobial Activity and Biodegrading Enzymes of Endophytic Fungi from Eucalyptus. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 3(8): 2574-2584.
  • Pavithra, N., Sathish, L., Ananda, K. (2012) Antimicrobial and Enzyme Activity of Endophytic Fungi Isolated from Tulsi. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. 16 (12):1-6.
  • Ravi Babu, K., Rajmohan, HR., Pavithra, N., Adithya, P .(2012) Serum total mmunoglobin-E and health hazards in workers involved in land fill and compost areas of hazardous waste management plants. Indian journal of occupational and environmental medicine 16(1):9.
  • Ravibabu, K., Adithya, P., Pavithra, N., Rajmohan, H., Raghavendra, R. (2010) Evaluation of the Relationship between Pro-inflammatory Cyto-kines and Health Hazards in Workers Involved in Hazardous Waste Sites at Karnataka, India. Journal of research in health sciences 10(1):7-14.
  • Pavithra N, Babu KR, Rajmohan H.(2009) A review on pro-inflammatory cytokines responses in different occupational exposure. Journal of Ecophysiology & Occupational Health (1&2).


  • Elucidation of molecular mechanisms involved in Pistacia -aphid gall development
  • Genetic diversity assessment of Saraca asoca (Roxb.) Willd. population using genotyping by sequencing
  • Plant DNA fingerprinting
  • Microbiome of milk samples
  • HLA and Prakriti typing

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