Research Areas: Biotechnological applications of microbial enzymes, Quorum sensing and quenching, Structural biology,
Microbial ecology, Food Microbiology, Control of human pathogens, Protein crystallography and Structural enzymology, Bioengineering,
Awards and Recognitions
Cambridge-Hamied Visiting Fellowship (2018) funded by University of Cambridge, U.K.
Newton Bhabha PhD Placement (2016) funded by DST, New Delhi and British Council, U.K.
DST INSPIRE Fellowship (2011) funded by Department of Science and Technology, DST, New-Delhi
First Rank with Gold Medal (2010) in M.Sc., Microbiology from Mangalore University, Mangaluru
Assistant Professor(Apr 2018-till date) - Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
Lecturer (Sept 2016- Mar 2018)- Department of Studies in Microbiology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore
Visiting Scientist (2016) - Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.
Project fellow (2011) - DOS in Microbiology, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India
R&D officer (2009-2010) - Genovo Development Service limited (Medreich Limited), Bangaluru, India