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H. Junjappa
Prof. Dr. H. Junjappa
Sr. Scientist and Research Professor
H.Junjappa was born on 23rd May, 1936 in Aladgeri village, Taluk: Hirekerur, Dharwar Dist. in Karnataka state. He received his B.Sc. (1958) and M.Sc degree (1960) in chemistry from Karnataka University, Dharwar and continued research in the same university in organic chemistry under the guidance of Prof.S.Siddappa and received his Ph.D degree in 1964. He then worked as postdoctoral fellow at Department of Chemistry, IIT, Kanpur under Professor M.V.George (1965-1967) and moved subsequently to Ohio State Uni., Columbus, USA as postdoctoral fellow to work with Prof. M.S. Newman (1967-1969). He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Texas Tech. University, Lubbock under Professor H.J.Shine (1969-1970). He returned to India initially to join as pool officer (CSIR) at Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow (1970) and subsequently joined there as scientist in the Medicinal Chemistry Division (1971-1976). He then moved to newly established North Eastern Hill University, Shillong as a founder Head to start the new Chemistry Department and continued there till his retirement in 1998. Later he joined as emeritus scientist (CSIR) at Department of Chemistry at IIT Kanpur (1998-2001) and subsequently moved to Bangalore in 2002 .Currently Prof. Junjappa is a INSA Sr. Scientist and research professor at REVA Institute of Science & Management, Yelahanka, Bangalore – 64.
Academic and Research Contribution
Dr. Junjappa married his fellow researcher Dr. Ila in 1971 and together they moved to NEHU, Shillong and continued to do research all through their career. Junjappa began his own independent research career at CDRI, Lucknow in the area of synthetic organic chemistry and developed a powerful synthetic chemistry area based on polarized ketene dithioacetals, a class of versatile building blocks, easily accessible from wide range of active methylene compounds and developed new general synthetic methodologies for a large variety of biologically important five and six membered heterocycles. Besides, he has developed a new method for regiospecific construction of substituted and fused aromatic ring from easily accessible acyclic precursors. This discovery, now known as "The Junjappa – Ila(JI) Aromatic and Heteroaromatic Annulation (Review: Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Vol. 13,p.1,2001, Pergamon, New York) provides for the first time new general regiospcific routes for a large variety of substituted and fused polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons starting from benzene, naphthalenes, phenathrene, athracene and their benzo derivatives, part of this discovery is the evolution of (3+3) annulation to the general synthesis of biologically important benzoheterocycles.
Other Contributions:
Over 60 students have received Ph.D. degree under his supervision; Prof Junjappa and Prof Ila together published more than 220 papers in international journals; Prof Junjappa delivered R.C.Shah memorial lecture (1995). T.R.Sheshadri Memorial lecture(1996), 4th Dr. Sukh Dev Endowment lecture (1996); visiting professor, Iberdrola National Foundation, Savilla, Spain (1999). He is a Fellow of Indian Academy of sciences Bangalore and Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. He has given invited lectures in various international conferences all over the world. ( Mobile :9845372078 Email ID :junjappa_123@rediffmail.com)
Mrs. Shilpa B.R
Ms. Shilpa B. R.
HOD and Associate Professor
Prof. Shilpa B. R is currently the head of department, School of Biotechnology. Prof. Shilpa has graduated in Bachelors - Biotechnology and Masters - Biotechnology degree from Bangalore University. She pursued her MPhil from Bharathidasan University, Tamilnadu, India. She has been actively involved in teaching and also has research experience in various fields of life science. Her research work is focused on molecular biology and plant tissue culture. Prof. Shilpa’s laboratory expertise include gene isolation amplification and cloning, expression in plant cell to improve a particular trait such as fruit taste and shelf life. She has guided many PG students’ project from different stream of life sciences. Her expertise is in the field of molecular biology, cell biology and genetic engineering. She has participated in the National and International conferences. She is currently pursuing PhD in REVA University.
Dr. Manjula
Dr. Manjula K. R.
Associate Professor
Dr. Manjula has graduated in Biochemistry and Masters in Applied Genetics from Bangalore University. She worked on Neurobiology of aging for her Doctoral degree in Bangalore University under the guidance of Dr. Asha Devi. She completed her PG Diploma from National Law School of India University in Intellectual Property Rights. She is GATE-2007 and KSET-2013 qualified in life sciences. She has secured Third Rank in M.Sc. Bangalore University. She has been working as Associate professor in REVA institutions since June 2016 prior to this position; she was involved in active research in Lab Gerontology, Bangalore University (2008-2014). She worked as trainee in NIMHANS (Neurochemistry Department) under the guidance of Dr. Taranath Shetty. She was selected as Scientist B in Genetics and insect breeding in Central Silk Board. She is been teaching Genetics since 2005. She has published papers in the reputed international journals with high impact factor. She has a text book chapter in the international Nova publishers for her credit. She has presented research papers in National and international conferences. Her Research interests are in field of brain aging.
Dr. V. Veena
Dr. V. Veena
Assistant Professor
Dr. V. Veena is enthusiast young researcher currently working as Assistant Professor at Department of Biotechnology, School of Chemical and Biological Sciences, REVA University, Bangalore. She is recipient of Junior and Senior Research Fellow, a meritorious award from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. She has 9 years of Research experiences and 2 years of teaching for graduate, post-graduates, pre-researcher and researchers. Her research contributions were published in highly reputed international journals such as Dalton Transaction, RSC Advances, Apoptosis, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Chemico-Biological Interactions, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Science and Engineering: C and Polyhedron. She is has more than 16 research international publications and 6 conference proceeding. Veena is also reviewer of journals and invited speaker for National and International Conferences. Her research interests the small molecule inhibitors of diverse origin for cancer therapy and nanophotosensitisers for photodynamic therapy through molecular biology approaches. Her vision is to provide high quality of research to the students in Biology.
Dr. Ramachandra R
Dr. Ramachandra R.
Assistant professor
Dr. Ramachandra.R has graduated in Chemistry and masters in Biotechnology from Bangalore University and received Doctoral degree in Biochemistry from Kuvempu University under the guidance of Dr. V. Kumar. He is reciepient of Junior Scientist Award2013 from NESA (National Environmental Science Academy), New Delhi and qualified ASRB NET 2016. He has worked in various research projects funded by DBT, Kirk House Trust, UK as Senior Research Fellow, Research Associate with highly distinguished and eminent Scientists like Dr.P.H.Ramanjini gowda and Dr SheshaSai, to his credit 12years of research experience at University of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru (UAS (B)), 4years of teaching experience at Azyme Biosciences Pvt Ltd,Bengaluru and 2 years of industry experience as Application Scientist at JH Bio innovations. He has undergone training, served as Team Leader and Resource person in the national and international training programmes on Molecular Biology Techniquesconducted by Kirk House Trust UK, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi in association with UAS (B). To his credit he has published more than 12 research papers in national and international peer reviewed journals and also life member of various science bodies like NESA, New Delhi, Swadeshi Vignana Andolana, Bangalore. He has been working as Assistant professor in School of Biotechnology, REVA University since July 2017. His research interests are Genomics, Molecular breeding Transformation, Tissue culture and Bio-fertilizers
Dr. Ligi Milesh
Dr. Ligi Milesh
Assistant Professor
Dr. LigiMilesh received her doctoral degree in biotechnology from Jain University in 2017. Her area of research was mainly focused on Trypanosomaevansi and its monoclonal antibody using hybridoma technology which were further used for the development of two diagnostic ELISA based assay for the detection of antibody and antigen of T.evansi used for mass screening and surveillance studies. She has got around 6 years of research experience at various research organizations. She has got 2 patents and nine publications in her credits with 6 international and 3 national publications. She has also presented her work at various conferences/symposium and was awarded with the best presentation award for her Ph.D. work from Jain University by Mrs. KiranMajumdar Shaw, MD, Biocon Ltd. Dr. LigiMilesh is presently working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Chemical and Biological Sciences, REVA University. Her research Interest is related to cancer or tumor biology using animal models.
Ms. Renuka Madhu
Mrs. Renuka Madhu
Associate Professor
Prof. Renuka Madhu has graduated in Bachelors – Agriculture from Kerala Agricultural University and secured first rank in BSc (Ag), Masters in Horticulture from TNAU with ICAR scholarship. She qualified NET IN 2014 and worked in Multinational Company, Intel Soft Pvt Ltd, Bangalore for 2 years as a Knowledge Consultant in Botany. She has teaching experience of 9 years and has guided 8 in-house student projects. She has also published her research work in Indian Journal of Agricultural Research and International Journal of Current Research. Her specialization is in the domain of Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. Plant Tissue culture, being the research area of Interest. She has attended many National and International seminars & conference and presented posters. She has also undergone Faculty Development Programs in the domains of Plant Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering for skill enhancement. Her passion for teaching was acknowledged by conferring Best Teacher Award in 2015 by REVA University. She is currently pursuing PhD in REVA University.
Dr. Ramya M
Dr. Ramya M.
Assistant Professor,
Dr. Ramya M, currently working as Assistant Professor at REVA University has her doctoral degree in genetic diversity analysis from Bangalore University and Post graduation degree in Applied Genetics from Bangalore University. She has 6 years of teaching experience for both undergraduate and post graduate students. She has qualified K-SET 2015 in lifesciences. Her expertise is in the field of cytogenetics, molecular genetics, human genetics and she has also guided few in-house projects. She has 2 years of research experience and has published articles in international journals. She has participated in state level and national conferences and has presented papers in national conference. Her research interests are in the field of genetic diversity analysis and genotoxicity.
Dr. Hemavathi
Dr. Hemavathi
Assistant Professor
Dr. Hemavathi, Assistant Professor at School of Biotechnology, Reva University have received her post graduation degree from University of Mysore (Microbiology), Ph.D from Konkuk University, South Korea and continued as Post-doctoral fellow at National Academy of Agriculture Sciences, South Korea. Further, she had worked as Principal Investigator in the DST Women Scientist (WOS-A) funded project at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore for a period of three years. She has the research experience of 8 years in the field of plant biology and microbiology. Her main areas of research include, plant tissue culture, metabolic engineering, plant pathogen interaction, RNAi silencing for pathogen tolerance in plants and rice transcriptomics study during micronutrient accumulation.
Dr.C.N.Prashantha
Dr.C.N.Prashantha
Assistant Professor
Dr.C.N.Prashantha, is an enterpreneur, researcher and an academecian, with great experience on business development, research and training on biological sciences. He had technological expertise in Next Generation Sequencing, Microarray, Drug Discovery and Bioinformatics Analysis. He holds doctoral degree from NTU, Singapore on Diabetic Nepropathy Gene expression studies to find functional biomarkers. He also holds M.Sc Bioinformatics from University of Madras, and M.Sc Biochemistry from Bangalore University. He has 10 years of Industrial experience and has many national and international publications to his credit on biological sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences and mathematical sciences. He is providing research support to PhD students on bioinformatic analysis, algorithms development, drug discovery, genomics, proteomics and NGS pipeline design. His main areas of research are cancer biology, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases and so on.
Email: prashantha.cn@reva.edu.in Phone: +91-9844158444
Dr. Guruprasad N. M.
Dr. Guruprasad N. M.
Assistant Professor
Dr.N.M.Guruprasad is a Post graduate from the Department of Life Sciences, Bangalore University. He worked as JRF and has obtained his doctoral degree in Molecular Entomology from Bangalore University under the guidance of Dr.H.P.Puttaraju. His thesis work is sponsored by Kirik House Trust, London. The thesis work is carried out at Kirik House Trust Lab, Department of Biotechnology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. During 2012, he has been selected for DBT Post Doctoral Research Associateship program in National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects (NBAIR), Bangalore. He published his research findings and review paper in reputed National and International Journals with high impact factor. He also attended and presented his research findings in National and International conferences. He also received travel grants from National Science Foundation (NSF), USA and Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India to attend and present his research findings in International conferences in Greece and Malaysia. Recipient of Young Scientist award in National conference 2016 at KLE college, Bangalore for presenting his research findings. He is Life member of Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore. He also delivered scientific talks in Audio/Visual based E-content programmes through Consortium for Education Communication (CEC) of University Grants Commission (UGC).
Dr Prabhakar Mishra
Dr. Prabhakar Mishra
Assistant Professor
Dr. Prabhakar Mishra pursued his doctoral study on the synthesis of nanopesticides through both synthetic and biological approach at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore. He was awarded with Senior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Medical Research. He has expertisein handling several instrumentation techniques, also possesses good knowledge on nanoparticles, nanoemulsion, entomological studies, vector borne diseases and management, eco-toxicology, microbiological, agricultural and aqua-cultural techniques. His major areas of research are Nanobiotechnology, Aquaculture and Medical Entomology. He has good number of publications in peer-reviewed international journals and Books chapters. He has presented his work in various national and international conferences, where he was awarded “Scientist of a great promise” by Centre for Research in medical entomology, Indian Council of Medical Research. His research work entitled “Environmentally benign nanometric neem-laced urea emulsion for controlling mosquito population in environment” was recognized in national and international science-medias like Science Wire-Dept. of Science and Technology, India and Science Trends. Com- Duke University, USA.