Name & Designation of the Faculty

Major Research Areas

Prof. K. Hussain Munavar,
Co-ordinator, NRCBS program,
Co-ordinator, DBT-IPLS Program,
Chairperson, School of Biological Sciences,
Head,Dept. of Molecular Biology.
  • E. coli Genetics
Prof. P.Sudhakar Swamy,

Head,Dept. of Plant Sciences
  • Molecular ecology & Population dynamics of ecosystem
Sr.Prof. P. Gunasekaran,
Emeritus Professor
Dept. of Genetics.
  • Genomics of Zymomonas mobilis and filamentous fungi
  • Bioprocess technology for enzymes
  • Enzyme engineering and enzyme technology
  • Metagenomics for biomedical & industrial applications
  • Plant-Microbe interactions
Prof. G. Marimuthu,
Emeritus Professor
Dept. of Animal Behavior & Physiology.
  • Behavioral ecology of bats
  • Human circadian rhythms
  • Chronopharmacological and chronotherapeutic studies
Prof.  G.S. Selvam,
Dept. of Biochemistry.
  • Development of transgenic Lactobacillus plantarum for therapeutic application
  • Biomarker Discovery for cardiovascular diseases & oral cancer
Head,Dept. of Plant Morphology.
  • Somatic embryogenesis & Signal transduction in legumes species
Head, Professor,
Dept. of Genetics.

  • Cancer biomarker discovery by genomics approaches
  • Identification of novel cancer therapeutics by cellomics
  • Epigenomic characterization of long-term diabetes patients
Dept. of Immunology.
Dr. S. Chandrasekaran,
Dept. of Plant Sciences 
  • Impacts of Biological Invasions
  • Quantification of Ecosystem Services
  • Marine Ecology
  • Climate Change Studies
  • Molecular Ecology
Dr.M. Jayalakshmi,
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Immunology.
  • Tissue typing for transplantation
  • Biological characterization and purification of insect hemaggutinin
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Animal Behaviour and Physiology 
  • Fish behaviour changes due to Endocrine disruption
  • Pollution monitoring & assessment in aquatic environment Utilization of molecular enzyme biomarkers in the detection of xenobiotics
    Bioremediation of oil pollution in marine waters
Dr. M. Murugan,
Assistant Professor,
Dept of Microbial Technology.
  • Fungal Biotechnology
  • Molecular plant Virology
Dr. S.Ramasamy,
Assistant Professor,
Dept of Microbial Technology.
  • Identification of microRNAs during pathological and physiological hypertrophy.
  • Role of cadmium accumulation on development of  early atherosclerosis.
  • Role of alpha-2 macroglobulin in ageing related aortic stiffness.
  • Search for novel cardioprotective drugs from the sponge associated marine bacteria.
  • Mitochondrial dynamism in the endocardial cells during infective endocarditis.
Dr.U. Ramesh,
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Molecular Biology.
  • Bioactivity and Bioefficacy of Glucosamines in Fish (Aquaculture)
  • Fish Nutrition
  • Fish Histopathology
  • Solid Waste  Management 
Dr. V. Shanmugaiah,
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Microbial Technology
  • Isolation and  chracterization of    Bacteria and Fungi from  rhizosphere soil
  • Purification and  Characterization  of Secondary Metabolites  from  diverse rhizosphere   of Bacteria,  Fungi and  Medicinal plants.
  • Identification secondary metabolites genes   from bacteria  and  fungi by PCR
  • To study the  defence related enzymes such as Phenylalanine ammonialyase, Tyrosine ammonialyase, Peroxidase and Poly phenol oxidase and Phenol
  • Primary  screening and characterization of   of lytic enzymes  from  bacteria  and  fungi
  • Application of talc formulation using   antagonistic bacteria   and Fungi, to control of plant disease in both green house and field conditions.
  • Estimation of Plant  growth  hormones  from  bacteria and fungi  
Dr. R. Sankar,
Assistant Professor,
Dept of Animal Behaviour  & Physiology.
  • Pheromones and Reproductive Behaviour of Mammals
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Cell Physiology
Dr. S. Kathiresan,
Assistant Professor,
Dept of Molecular Biology.
  • Genetic Transformation
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Molecular Cloning
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Animal Behaviour and Physiology. 
Dr. J. Rajendhran,
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Genetics.
  • Marine Metagenomics for novel drug discovery
  • Human Microbiomics
  • Genomic diversity of bacterial pathogens
Assistant Professor,
DBT-IPLS Programme.
  • The molecular mechanisms involved in interactions between the virus and host plant cell.
  • Molecular characterization of viral proteins.
  • Anti cancer mechanism of Phycocyanin.
  • Studying the assembly, dynamics and structure of   Phycobilisome