Team Members

Aparna Shankar, PhD

Aparna Shankar, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow

A Study on the Gut Microbiota in Autistic Children- AMetagenomic Approach
Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders defined by impairments in communication, social skills and prerequisite learning behaviour. Autistic symptoms become evident during the first 5 years of life which renders childcare difficult and pose greater economic burden on healthcare facilities in developing countries. About one-third of autistic children suffer from gastrointestinal disorders including abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux, diarrhoea, chronic constipation and flatulence. My study focuses on comparing the gut microbiotic profile of autistic children against the healthy controls through metagenome and metabolome analyses. The data obtained from the study will be regarded as baseline information for the development of microbial transfer and probiotic therapies to intervene irritable bowel syndrome and autism spectrum disorders in future.

Karthika S, PhD
Research Fellow

Development of probiotic therapy for enhancing urolithin production by using bacterial flora of human origin.

Lekshmi N

Lekshmi N
PhD Student

Studies on the Haitian variant Vibrio cholera with special emphasis on its pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance and comparative genomics.

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

Megha P.R

Megha P R
Research Fellow

Analysis of polymicrobial biofilms in chronic wound infections and development of anti-biofilm therapeutic to promote wound healing.

Akhila V.S

Akhila V.S
Research Fellow

Health promoting properties of potential probiotic strains isolated from infant gut microflora.

Sudha B Nair

Sudha B Nair
Senior Manager, Technical Services

Validation of conserved anti-biofilm drug target common for Vibrios.

Antony K P
Technical Officer

Saritha K. L

Saritha K L
Lab Assistant

Laboratory management assistance.

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