Team Members

Aparna Shankar, PhD

Aparna Shankar, PhD
Post-doctoral Tutor

Deciphering the effect of maternal postpartum antibiotic prophylaxis on infant gut microbiome and its resistance development
My research focus is on deciphering the effect of maternal postpartum antibiotic prophylaxis on infant gut microbiome and its resistance development. Through my research work, I intend to create awareness on antimicrobial resistance at the community level which will enable health practitioners to make well-informed choices regarding postpartum antibiotic administration. I am also involved in teaching MSc. Biotechnology students of RGCB.

Karthika S, PhD
CSIR-Research Associate

Metagenome mining of human gut microbiome to detect novel antimicrobials and its functional characterization
Human gut microbiota is an unexplored source of novel biotherapeutic molecules. The study aims to identify antibiotic gene clusters from human gut microbes via metagenome sequencing and to detect and characterize novel antimicrobials to tackle the emerging top priority drug resistant pathogens.

Devika Das J

Devika Das J
PhD Student

Anti-infectious property of potential probiotic strains of human origin against Vibrio cholera.

Merin Paul

Merin Paul
PhD Student

Molecular insights into hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae with special emphasis on its virulence and antibiotic resistance

Antony K P
Technical Officer

Deepa Mathew P
Technical Assistant Gp.ll

Saritha K. L

Saritha K L
Lab Assistant

Laboratory management assistance.

Sijo A
Research Assistant

Wellcome Trust funded multicentric research program entitled Adaptive Molecular Diagnostics.

Divya R
Research Assistant

Wellcome Trust funded multicentric research program entitled Adaptive Molecular Diagnostics.

Contact

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