Research Team

Mr. Ved D K

Mr. Ved D K

Research Interests:

  1. Conservation of medicinal plants.
  2. Assessment of conservation status of wild medicinal plants using IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
  3. Assessment of supply and demand of medicinal plants in India.

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Dr. Venugopal S N

Dr. Venugopal S N

Research Interests:

  • Medicinal plants & Traditional knowledge
  • Ayurveda & Genomics
  • Drug design and Ayurvedic pharmacopoea
  • Indian philosophy and its epistemology
  • Knowledge generation & Management

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Dr. Padma Venkat

Dr. Padma Venkat

Research Interests:

  • Drinking water- going beyond safety; to look at ways in which water can be used as a medium to impart health & wellness
  • Anemia- providing sustainable traditional knowledge based solutions for managing anemia
  • Wellness- Trans-disciplinary research in addressing critical concepts and challenges of achieving wellness. This would include theoretical as well as applied research in upcoming areas like one health & planetary health and integrating them with svasthya and rasayana
  • Abhava Dravya- leveraging Ayurveda knowledge to identify substitutes for unavailable medicinal plant raw drugs and augment

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Dr. Malali Gowda

Dr. Malali Gowda

Research Interests:

  • Molecular study of plant -pathogen interactions
  • Study of microbiome of humans and plants
  • Dissection of traditional medicine using Omic technologies
  • Development of genomics and bioinformatics tools
  • Omic database development

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Dr. Gurmeet Singh

Dr. Gurmeet Singh

Research Interests:

  • Food Processing & Structuring – Lab to Factory
  • Molecular basis of goodness of foods & beverages – sensory & health
  • Characterisation of foods using modern molecular and ayurvedic frameworks
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Digital Design of Future Foods through Integrating Databases

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Dr. Ashwini Godbole

Dr. Ashwini Godbole

Research Interests:

  1. Ayurvedic biology
  2. Ayurvedicnootropics
  3. Cognitive health
  4. Nervous system health
  5. Neurodegenerative disorder
  6. Aging

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Dr. Balasubramani SP

Dr. Balasubramani SP

Research Interests:

  1. Metabolic homeostasis
  2. Healthy ageing / wellness
  3. Genomics of medicinal plants

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Dr. Subrahmanya Kumar

Dr. Subrahmanya Kumar

Research Interests:

  1. Attempts to solve the controversial identity (including adulteration and substitution aspects) of medicinal plants
  2. Wellness, rejuvenative medicine of Ayurveda
  3. Conservation of medicinal plants under threat
  4. Probiotics and nutraceuticals derived from traditional medicine
  5. Basic concepts including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of Ayurvedic drugs

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Dr. Vishnu Prasad CN

Dr. Vishnu Prasad CN

Research Interests:

  1. Ayurveda Biology
  2. Diabetes and glucose metabolism
  3. Obesity and insulin resistance
  4. Osteoblast migration and metabolic bone diseases
  5. R & D of Ayurvedic fumigation

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Dr. Ravi Kumar K

Dr. Ravi Kumar K

Research Interests:

  1. Taxonomy of Angiosperms,
  2. Revision, Monographs,
  3. Ethnobotany,
  4. Reproductive Biology,
  5. Conservation of Medicinal Plants,
  6. Trade of Medicinal Plants,
  7. Aquatic Angiosperms (Sea Grasses) and
  8. Ecological studies

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Mr. Jagannatha Rao

Mr. Jagannatha Rao

Research Interests:

  1. Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources – special reference to NTFPs and Medicinal Plants
  2. Adoption of participatory science in resource assessment and monitoring
  3. Evaluation of ecosystem services and ecological monitoring
  4. Sustainable harvesting/management of resources, herbal quality assurance and regulatory affairs
  5. Biodiversity conservation, Forest ecology and management, REED+ and climate change and environmental impact assessment (EIA)
  6. Natural governance and community owned enterprises
  7. Organic certification, national and international standards for wild resource management
  8. Capacity building and Training different stakeholders involved in natural resource management

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Dr. Noorunnisa Begum S

Dr. Noorunnisa Begum S

Research Interests:

  1. Pharmacognosy
  2. Ethnobotany
  3. Trade of Medicinal Plants
  4. Conservation of Medicinal Plants
  5. Floristics of Angiosperms
  6. Database

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Dr. Debabrata Saha

Dr. Debabrata Saha

Research Interests:

  1. Socio-Ecological characterization of forest ecosystem.
  2. Species Distribution Modelling (SDM) and Landscape characterization using geospatial tools to support conservation strategy
  3. Non-timber forest products (NTFP) and livelihoods
  4. Threat assessment and conservation of medicinal plants

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Dr. Ganesh Babu N M

Dr. Ganesh Babu N M

Research Interests:

  1. Introduce wild medicinal plants in the regular landscapes with their authentic benefits for the lives and environment.
  2. Taxonomy of angiosperms with special reference to medicinal plants.
  3. Research on Interior gardening using medicinal plants.
  4. Plant animal Interactions with reference to socio-economic and ecological benefits.
  5. Floristic investigations.
  6. Ethnobotany and importance of vernacular names of plant species.

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Dr. Abdul Kareem

Dr. Abdul Kareem

Research Interests:

  1. Applied Ethno botany
  2. Medicinal plant Conservation
  3. Forest resources and sustainable use
  4. Education outreach activities

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Mrs. Suma T S

Mrs. Suma T S

Research Interests:

  1. Trade and economic development: demand and supply of medicinal plants
  2. Ethno botanical studies ( Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge, Local Culture)
  3. Conservation: Conservation Assessment and Management Prioritization (CAMP)
  4. Biodiversity Informatics and its application
  5. Innovative Environmental Awareness / Botanic Garden Education Programs for schools, Garden Interpretation and Extension, Citizen Science Forum, Consumer Awareness Programs (Pharmacovigilance of plant drugs).

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Dr. Sateesh K S

Dr. Sateesh K S

Research Interests:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Transdispciplinary applications of Computer Science
  3. Novel innovative ways to deliver education in the changing context of technology

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Dr. Sarin N S

Dr. Sarin N S

Research Interests:

  • Public Health
  • Health Policies
  • One Health

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Dr. Prakash B N

Dr. Prakash B N

Research Interests:

  • Scientifically validated, low-cost solutions for prevention of malaria
  • Contribution of traditional medicine to primary health care
  • Exploring potential of Ayurveda in public health

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Mr. Hariramamurthi G

Mr. Hariramamurthi G

Research Interests:

  • Traditional Community Health Practitioners
  • Health NGO workers, ASHA workers and Housewives
  • Community Members including farmers, NTFP gatherers, women entrepreneurs

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Dr. Kumar S K

Dr. Kumar S K

Research Interests:

  • EVP and Veterinary Ayurveda
  • One Health
  • Clinical Research
  • Dravyaguna Shastra
  • Ayurvedic Biology
  • Organic Milk production

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Dr. Balakrishnan Nair M N

Dr. Balakrishnan Nair M N

Research Interests:

  • Functional anatomy, wood
  • Gums and resin secretion and sustainable tapping
  • Development of PHC products for human and animal based on LHT

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