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Email: rajaseka@srmist.edu.in

Area or Subject : Biotechnology

Dr. A. Rajasekar

Assistant Professor


Department of Biotechnology, Ramapuram Campus, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Educational Qualifications

PhD in Nanobiotechnology, A.C.Tech Campus, Anna University, 2015
PG Diploma in Bioinformatics, Bharathiar University, 2008
M.Sc., Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 2007
B.Sc., Plant Biotechnology, University of Madras, 2005

Courses – Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology

Research Interests – Nano drug delivery, Environmental toxicity, Bioinformatics

Academic Experience
  • Assistant professor in Department of Biotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Ramapuram campus), Chennai, since June 2019.
  • Assistant Professor, Adhi College of Engineering and Technology, Kanchipuram, August 2016 – December 2017.
Papers Presented
  • “Characterization of Coal Fly Ash Nanoparticles and Induced in vitro Cellular Toxicity and Oxidative DNA damage”, 6th International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ICONSAT) during 2nd to 5th March 2014 held at Institute of Nanoscience and Technology, Chandigarh.
  • “Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorescent Based Magnetic Silica Nanocomposites for Osteoporosis”, National seminar on Recent Trends in Nanobiotechnology held during 19–20th September 2013 at Anna University, Chennai.
  • “Tolerance activity of Biocontrol agents towards Malathion and Monocrotophos”, Second international workshop on advanced functional nanomaterials (SIWAN) during 28th to 30th January 2013 held at Anna University, Chennai.
Working Papers
  • With T. Devasena, S. Nathiya, B. Senthil, “In vitro anticancer activity of curcumin nanorods and nanospheres”, Current Nanoscience.
  • With S. Nathiya, T. Devasena, “Assessment on the effect of curcumin nanorods against chlorpyrifos induced dermal toxicity in wistar rats”, Toxicology mechanisms and methods.
Selected Publications
  • Mechanism of Bactericidal Action of Biosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles”, Research Journal of Biotechnology, 2018. (SCI Indexed, IF – 0.5)
  • Non-cytotoxic effect of green synthesized silver nanoparticles and its antibacterial activity”, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B, 2017. (SCI Indexed, IF – 3.165)
  • Facile Synthesis of Curcumin Nanocrystals and Validation of Its Antioxidant Activity against Circulatory Toxicity in Wistar Rats”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2015. (SCI Indexed, IF – 1.338)
  • Determination of LC50 and Subchronic Neurotoxicity of Diesel Exhaust Nanoparticles”, Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 2015. (SCI Indexed, IF – 2.187)
  • Effects of ultrafine petrol exhaust particles on cytotoxicity, oxidative stress generation, DNA damage and inflammation in human A549 lung cells and murine RAW 264.7 macrophages”, Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 2014. (SCI Indexed, IF – 2.187)
  • Characterizations of coal fly ash nanoparticles and induced in vitro toxicity in cell lines”, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2014. (SCI Indexed, IF – 2.101)
  • Senior production manager – Omegaa Pvt ltd, Chennai (Jan 2018 – Mar 2019)
  • Project Fellow - (July 2012 – June 2015) - Centre for Nanoscience & Technology, Anna University, Sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India
  • Research Investigator (Jan 2009 – Oct 2010) - K. J. Paramedical and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu, India
Workshops /Seminars/Conferences
  • Research Methodology, Techniques of Writing Research Articles, conducted by Department of Physics & Centre for Research, Anna University, Chennai held during 27 – 28th February 2013.
  • Nanobio 2013 Collaborative international conference during 27th to 29th June 2013 held at Anna University, BIT campus, Tiruchirapalli.
  • International Conference on Recent Trends in Advanced Materials (ICRAM-2012) held during 20 – 22nd February 2012 at VIT University, Vellore.
  • National Workshop on Preparation and Characterization of Nanomaterials (NWPCN – 2011), held during 14-16th March 2011 at National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Madras, Chennai.
Hands on Training
  • Long term Hands-on training in Bioinformatics and Biomedical Data Science (October 2018 – January 2019), Pine Biotech (T-Bioinfo platform), USA.
  • Workshop and Training on Sequence analysis and Molecular Simulation, Sponsored by DBT (Govt. of India), Organized by Department of Biotechnology, Anna university, Chennai – 25, during 12th – 15th December 2017.
  • DBT Sponsored Workshop on “Animal Cell Culture and Molecular Techniques” organized by Centre for Ocean Research, Sathyabama University, Chennai held during 24th to 26th April 2017.
  • International Workshop on Drug Development and Neglected Tropical Infectious Diseases organized by CAS in Crystallography and Biophysics, University of Madras, Chennai held during February 22-27th, 2015.
Conferences, Workshops and Seminars Organized
  • National seminar on “Recent Advancements in Nanomaterials” at Adhi college of Engineering and Technology on 27th March 2017.
  • Reviewer in the Journal - Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods (Publisher - Taylor & Francis)
  • Member in Royal society of Biotechnology, 2019
  • Member in Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) , 2019