Research Team

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. 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. Satish P Rao

Dr. Satish P Rao

Research Interests:

  1. Exosome Biomarkers of Health & Diseases (communicable, non-communicable and nutritional disorders) using different biofluids
  2. Interfacing Ayurvedic formulations/applications and Modern Technologic tools for Translational Research using exosomes.
  3. Development of non-invasive investigative platforms for early detection of diseases such as urine exosomes for kidney disease, tear exosomes for eye function, salivary exosomes for oral cancers
  4. A practically highly useful tool is the ability to proactively utilize the intestinal route to modulate the kidney functionality. According to Ayurvedic texts, urine formation commences in the intestine. Thus, if the raw material that is fed to the kidneys from the intestine is good, major stress on kidney is potentially relieved. This forms the dietary basis of kidney functional rejuvenation as depicted here. Biomarkers of dietary influence and intestinal uptake in kidney function/ injury/ dysfunction will be investigated.

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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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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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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. 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. 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. 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. 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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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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