• Dr. Nagarathna Amresh
  • Professor, Dept. Of Biotechnology & Genetics, MS Ramaiah college of Arts, Science and Commerce (MSRCASC)


Degree: M.Sc, B.Ed, M.Phil, Ph.D

Experience: 31 years (Teaching), 22 years (Principal & Research)

Email: principal@msrcasc.edu.in, principal.msrcasc@gmail.com


  1. Fellow of Society of Applied Biotechnology during 2014.
  2. Won the Scientist Award in the senior category during Feb 2009.
  3. Won the Certificate of Excellence for the outstanding achievement and service to society in the field of Education and Research in Bio- Technology on Inter- National Women’s day organized by PRCI and Rotary Club South West Bangalore on 8th March 2009.

Key Career Achievements:

  1. M S Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and commerce got UGC Recognition of 2(f) and 12(B)
  2. Under my Leadership the college has successfully got the NAAC Accreditation and ISO-9001-2008
  3. Was responsible to introduce various new courses in the colleges worked with

Special Achievements:

  1. Conducted several Faculty development Programmes, like writing Research proposals, Writing Research paper of International Standards, Self Initiated Development, Transactional Analysis 101 for the Faculty members.
  2. Conducted Two INSPIRE Science nurture Camps, sponsored by Department Of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
  3. Organised many other National and International conferences
  4. Organised a National Conference on the Impact of Biotechnology in India,2007, where more than 65 Research were presented.
  5. Organised a National Conference on the Challenges of Modern Biology in 2020, CHAMB,in association with the Indian Science ongress Association, Bangalore chapter, and Department of Science and Technology, Govt of Karnataka, during March 2010.

Text Books:

  1. A text book on Environmental Studies for the students of Degree classes published by Subhas publication 2008.
  2. A text book of Zoology for 1st year Degree students is Published Edition 2000.
  3. A text book of Environmental Biotechnology is under Publication.

Research Guideship
Guided 7 students for their M.Phil and a Recognized Guide of Periyar University, PRIST University,Thanjavur and Bharthiyar University,Coimbatore

  • Dr. Nagagireesh Bojanala
  • Professor, Dept. Of Biotechnology, MS Ramaiah college of Arts, Science and Commerce (MSRCASC)


Degree: PhD, Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Area of Specialization: Developmental biology, Molecular biology, Genetics, and Evolution

Thesis title: “Modulation of C. elegans vulva organogenesis by nuclear hormone receptor NHR-25”

Positions Held:

  1. July 2018-Present, Professor, Dean & Head of Research, Department of Life Sciences, M S Ramaiah College of Arts, Science, and Commerce (RCASC), Bangalore, India
  2. Jan 2018-July 2018, Post-doctoral researcher, MRDG, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Host-pathogen interactions in C. elegans
  3. Oct 2016-Dec 2017, Post-doctoral researcher, UMR168 Physico-Chemie, Institut Curie, Paris, France. Force generation by actin cytoskeleton in C. elegans
  4. Dec 2015-Sep 2016, Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai, India. Neuronal transport in C. elegans
  5. Jan 2013 - March 2015, Visiting Scholar, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular biology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA. Role of EGL-26 during vulva morphogenesis in C. elegans and microfluidics
  6. Sep 2014 - Dec 2014 (Fall 2014), Instructor, BMB-BIOL 430 senior course, Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA)


  1. Labex CelTisPhyBio travel grant award, Institut Curie, Paris 2017Labex CelTisPhyBio travel grant award, Institut Curie, Paris 2017
  2. Labex CelTisPhyBio postdoctoral award, Institut Curie, Paris 2016
  3. Qualified for National Eligibility Test-Lectureship (NET-LS), conducted by

Email: gireesh_dos.hor@msrcasc.ac.in, gireesh.bojanala@gmail.com http://msrcasc.edu.in/node/326

  • Dr. Retheesh ST
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Biotechnology, MS Ramaiah college of Arts, Science and Commerce (MSRCASC)


Degree:PhD in Applied Botany-Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Spices Research/ Mangalore University

Area of Specialization: Plant Secondary metabolites and Cancer therapeutics

Thesis title: "Developing transgenic vanilla resistant to cucumber mosaic virus through antisense RNA"

Positions Held:

  1. Assistant Professor, MSRCSAC (2019-till date)
  2. Postdoc @ Indian Institute of Science (2010-2018)

Research interests:
RNA splicing, Cancer therapeutics and Metabolic engineering

  • Dr. Krishna Rao Jagarlamudi
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Biochemistry, MS Ramaiah college of Arts, Science and Commerce (MSRCASC)


Degree: PhD, Medical Biochemistry, Umea University, Sweden

Area of Specialization: Women Infertility and Reproductive genetics

Thesis title: "The functional roles of the intra-oocyte phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signalling in controlling follicular development in mice"

Positions Held:

  1. Reviewer for Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology (2014 -till date)
  2. Research Scientist at Anna University, Chennai (2015-2016)
  3. Post-doctoral Associate at Baylor college of Medicine, Houston, USA (2012-2014)
  4. Associate Editor for Women’s Health Journal (2012-2014)
  5. Post-doctoral fellow at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA (2010-2014)

Email: ankammachowdary1@gmail.com

About the Faculty:
Dr. Krishna Rao Jagarlamudi is an Assistant professor at MS Ramaiah college of Arts, Science and Commerce (MSRASC) engaged in both teaching and research activities.

  • K. N. Chidamabara Murthy
  • Principal Scientist, Central Research Laboratory, Ramaiah Medical College and Teaching Hospital


Degree: M.Pharma, PhD, DR&D, MNAMS

Area of Specialization: Molecular nutrition; Cancer nutrition; Molecular biology; Phyto-pharmacology and molecular diagnostics, Research planning and execution, Formulating and execution of academic and translational research projects, Herbal drug research, Nutraceutical development.

Positions Held:

  1. Principal Scientist, Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bangalore, India.
  2. Head, Research and CAM, MS Ramaiah Academy of Health and Applied Sciences, Bangalore, India.
  3. Sr. Research Scientist, Triesta Sciences, HCG Oncology Hospital, Bangalore, India.
  4. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

Patents and Publications:

  1. International patents: 4
  2. Book edited: 2
  3. Peer reviewed research paper published: 88
  4. Book chapter published: 15
  5. Papers presented in national and international symposium: 62
  6. Invited presentations: 60

Honors and awards:

  1. Dr. V.N.Patwardhan Prize- 2012 from Indian council for Medical Research, New Delhi for outstanding research in Nutritional Sciences.
  2. SS Mishra Memorial Award for best un-published research in the area of biomedical sciences-by National Academy of Medical Sciences, India-2013.
  3. 12th Chemluminary award for the year 2010, American Chemical Society

Industry and academic institution advisory committee:

  1. Nutrition, nutraceutical and phytopharmaceutical (N2P2) park-Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka – Advisory board member.
  2. Advisor, E2E Biotech Pvt Ltd., Bangalore Bio innovation Center, Electronic city.
  3. Scientific advisor and board member, Sri Sai Agro industries, Bagalkot.
  4. InDNA Life Sciences Pvt Ltd., Bhubaneshwar , Orissa.

Email: kncmurthy@gmail.com

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  • Dr. Priyanka Banerjee
  • Assistant professor in the department of Biotechnology


Degree: Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Area of Specialization: Molecular biology, Immunology

Thesis title: "Cloning and expression of 5’ untranslated regions (5’UTRs) from ST6Gal I gene"

Positions Held:

  1. Bellwether fellowship, University of Tulsa (2011).
  2. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) since 2012.

Fellowships and membership:

  1. Assistant professor in the department of Biotechnology, Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bangalore since 2016.

Email: priyankab.msr@gmail.com

  • Dr. Prasanna Srinivas.R
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce


Degree: PhD Life Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi, M.Phil in Microbiology and M.Sc Microbiology, Bangalore University

Area of Specialization: Microbiology

Thesis title: "Characterization and Growth enhancing properties of Rhizosphere and Endophytic fungi of medicinal plants"

Positions Held:

  1. Board of Examiner in Microbiology, Bangalore University
  2. Board of Studies in microbiology, Mount Carmel College & Government Science college ( 2000-2015)
  3. Board of Studies in Microbiology, Bangalore Central University ( 2018- till date)

About the Faculty: Dr. Prasanna Srinivas.R is teaching Microbiology since 1996 with specializations in Industrial Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology

Email: microprasanna@gmail.com

  • Dr. Basavaraj BV
  • Associate professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Ramiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS)


M.Pharm., Ph.D, ACCR

Area of Specialization:Novel drug delivery systems

Thesis title:
"A Multiple Unit Floating controlled Drug Delivery System of Anti-ulcer Drugs"

Positions Held

  1. Associate Professor, Approved Guide for PG and Ph.D programmes, RUAS
  2. Co-ordinator, Research and Patents (Faculty of Pharmacy), Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

Higher Degree Courses Taught:

  1. Biopharmaceutics and Pharamcokinetics
  2. Advanced Biopharmaceutics and Pharamcokinetics

First Degree Courses Taught:

  1. Pharmaceutical Engineering
  2. Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  3. Pharmaceutical formulations
  4. Pharmaceutical technology and biopharmaceutics
  5. Dosage form design and development
  6. Cosmetics Technology

First Degree Courses Taught:

  1. Pharmaceutical Engineering
  2. Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  3. Pharmaceutical formulations
  4. Pharmaceutical technology and biopharmaceutics
  5. Dosage form design and development
  6. Cosmetics Technology

About the Faculty
Dr. B.V.Basavaraj is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics since 2002 at Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences.



Patents Filed:
Indian Patent Application: 201741046738, December 27, 2017

Email: basavaraj.ps.ph@msruas.ac.in, bvbasu@gmail.com

  • Dr. Vemula Vani
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Microbiology, M S Ramaiah college of Arts, Science and Commerce


PhD Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai.

Area of specialization: Molecular modelling and structure based drug designing

Thesis title: “Studies on small molecules that mimic CD40 ligand.”

Positions Held

  1. Assistant professor, Dept. Of Microbiology, Ramaiah college of Arts, science and commerce, Bangalore since 2011.
  2. Lecturer, Dept. Of Biotechnology, mLAC for women, Bangalore ( Aug 2009- Dec 2009)
  3. Lecturer, Dept. Of Industrial Biotechnology, GCT, Coimbatore ( Mar 2002- Nov 2008)

Email: vemula.vani@gmail.com, http://msrcasc.edu.in/LifeSciences/Microbiology/Dr.VemulaVani

  • Dr Snehalatha V
  • Asst. Professor at M. S. Ramaiah College of Arts Science and Commerce


Degree: Msc (Ag), PhD

Area specialization: Agriculture Microbiology

Thesis Title: "Qualitative and quantitative assessment of organic manures on soil microbial biomass and soil health."

Positions Held

  1. Working as Asst. Professor at M. S. Ramaiah College of Arts Science and Commerce since 10th July 2006.
  2. Research fellow (DBT-DST) on Development and demonstration of value added vermicompost through biotechnology to the farm women in the southern parts of Karnataka, UAS, Bangalore, February 2005.
  3. Senior research fellow (NATP) Nutrient Resource Management through urban Waste Recycling, UAS, Bangalore, April 2001 to December 2004.
  4. Overall 18 years of teaching and research experience.

  • Dr. Santosh Anand
  • Assistant professor, Department of Biotechnology, MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science, and Commerce (MSRCASC)


PhD Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Bengaluru

Area specialization: Neurobiology

Thesis Title: "Analysis of Modified Proteins in the Aging Brain of Physically Trained Rats"

Positions Held

  1. Assistant Professor in PG Biotechnology at Ramaiah College of Arts, Science & Commerce (August, 2016 till date).
  2. HoD Biotechnology, Padmashree Institute of Management and Sciences, Bengaluru (March, 2016-July, 2016).
  3. Assistant Professor in PG Biochemistry at Padmashree Institute of information Sciences, Bengaluru (October, 2006-April, 2009).

Email: santosh_biotech@msrcasc.edu.in, sanand.biotech@gmail.com

About the Faculty: Dr. Santosh Anand is currently working as an Assistant Professor in PG Department of Biotechnology, Ramaiah College of Arts, Science & Commerce, MSRIT Post, MSR Nagar, Bengaluru- 560 054 since August, 2016 till date.

  • Dr. Vasanth K Bhaskara
  • Assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry, MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science, and Commerce (MSRCASC)


Ph.D (Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad)

Area of Specialization:
Cancer Cell Biology

Thesis Title:
“Modulated cell proliferation, cell death and survival signals in human and N-Ethyl n-nitrosourea (ENU) induced rat gliomas”

Positions Held

  1. Assistant Professor at Department of Biochemistry, Ramaiah Post Graduate Center, MSR Nagar, Mathikere (2014 to Current).
  2. Medical writter in oncology stream for Larvol Co. Ltd., USA (Offshore – Three Months)
  3. CSIR Pool Officer/Senior Research Fellow at CDFD, Hyderabad (2012-14).
  4. Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, USA (2010 to 12).
  5. Lead Processor and Scientist at Apollo stem cell therapy department, Apollo, Hyderabad (2009-10)
  6. Post Doctoral Fellow (2006-8) at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago (2006 to 08)

Email: vasanthkbhaskara@gmail.com

About the Faculty:Vasanth K Bhaskara is working as Assistant Professor engaged in both academic and student projects. Current research projects focuses on screening cancer stem cell functional pathways in triple negative breast cancer (http://www.cancerjournal.net/preprintarticle.asp?id=243494;type=0) and effects of resveratrol enrichment mediated anti-oxidant activities in edibles under variety of conditions.

To Know More: http://msrcasc.edu.in/node/214

  • Dr. Murugan Rajdurai
  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry, M S Ramaiah College of Arts, Science, and Commerce (MSRCASC)


PhD in Biochemistry, Annamalai Unviersity, India.

Area of Specialization:
Free Radical Biology and Nutraceuticals

Thesis Title:
“Preventive effect of Naringin on isoproterenol induced mycordial infarction in rats”

Research Experience
15 Years of Research Experience as Research Scholar, Senior Research Fellow, Research Associate and Research Guide

Industry Experience
8 Months as Senior Research Associate in Arch Pharma Labs, Mumbai

Teaching Experience
12 Years of Teaching Experience as Assistant Professor, Professor & Principal

Administrative Experience
3 Years 6 Months of Administrative Experience as Principal, Sri Venkateshwaraa College of Arts, and science, Dharmapuri


  1. Indian Council of Medial Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India, awarded Senior Research (No.45/70/2004/PHA/BMS, Dated 06-02-06) for the research work of “Preventive effect of naringin on normal and isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarction in male Wistar rats” (Award No: 2006-00870)
  2. Young Investigator Award in the international conference on environment, genes, Health and Disease-2011, held at Department of Zoology, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, during 9-11, December, 2011
  3. Fellow Society of Applied Biotechnology (FASB) Award, in the recognition of outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of Medical Biotechnology

Member, Board of Studies
Member, Board of studies, Biochemistry (UG), Bangalore Central University, Bangalore

Single Point of Contact (SPOC), in National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), Ramaiah College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Chapter, Bangalore

Certified trainer for the Train the Trainer (TTT) program under Life Science Sector Skill Development Council, MHRD, Govt. of India

Research Activities

  1. Number of M.Phil., Guided (Regular): 18
  2. Number of Ph.D., Guided (Regular): 03
  3. Books / Chapters Published - 03
  4. Research Papers Published - 45
  5. Papers Presented in National/International Conferences - 12
  6. Conferences Participated at National Levels - 14
  7. Training Course / Programme Participated - 11
  8. Invited Lecture - 07
  9. Conference organized - 01

Email: rajaduraidpi@gmail.com