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Dr. Dhananjaya Bhadrapura Lakkappa

Assiatant Professor
Research - SASTRA University
SASTRA University

Brief Biography:

I am a Toxinologist working on pharmaceutical aspects of venoms from past 8 years. I am also working on ethanopharmacological investigations.

Academic positions:

1. Assistant Professor (Research)- Dec 2011 – Till date: Assistant professor (Research), School of Chemical and Biotechnology (SCBT), SASTRA University, Thanjavur- 613401, Tamil Nadu. 2. Assist Professor (Ad-hoc) - Aug 2010 – Dec 2011: Department of Biochemistry and molecular Biology, Central University of Kerala, Kasargod, Kerala. 3. Senior Scientist –I - Aug 2008 – 20th Nov 2009: Adichunchangiri Biotechnology and Cancer Research Institute (ABCRI), B.G. Nagar, Mandya Distrct, Karnataka. India. 4. Guest Lecturer – Aug 2004- April 2005: Department of Biochemistry, Yuvaraja`s college, University of Mysore, Mysore.

Research interests:

• Toxinology- (Venomics – Genomics, Transcriptomics and proteomics) • Identification of Therapeutic utility of venom components in the treatment of various diseases. • Development of Diagnostic kit for identification of snakebite. • Management of snakebite. • Characterization of secretary products from diverse sources for their therapeutic utility. • Ethanopharmacological investigations for the discovery of lead molecules for the treatment of various diseases. • Computational Biology in diseases

Any other information:

Awards/Honors Awards 1. Qualified CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) Exam for Lectureship conducted by University Grant Commission (UGC), Govt of India, India.2004. 2. Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India.2006-2008. 3. Awarded “BOYSCAST Fellowship” for the year 2009-2010 by DST, Government of India. 4. Awarded “ Post Doctoral Research Fellowship” for the year 2009-2010 by University of Malaya, Malaysia. 5. Awarded “Post Doctoral Research Fellowship” for the year 2010-2011 by Cleveland Clinic Education Foundation, Cleveland Clinic, Learners Research Institute, Ohio, USA. 6. Awarded “Post Doctoral Research Fellowship” for the year 2010-2012, The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, Hershey, USA. 7. Awarded Letter of appreciation by Deputy Commissioner of Police, City crime Branch (CCB), Karnataka government for helping in Forensic analysis of venom. 8. Awarded “Certificate of Merit” For passing the examination on Awareness of Leprosy with distinction, Conducted by Church of South India Hospital, leprosy Control Project, Feb 1993. 9. Awarded II`nd prize for best poster presentation at National conference on Role of Biotechnology in Development of herbal Drug and conservation of Biodiversity, Ujire, Karnataka, India. 24 –25th Jan, 2009. Honors 1. Biography included in Marquis Whos Who in the World of Science and Engineering 2011-2012. 2. Distinguished Editor for Journal of Venom Research (JVR) 3. Associate Editor for Journal of Pharmacognosy (JP) 4. Regional Editor for Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences (CRJBS) 5. Regional Editor for Research Journal of Applied sciences, Engineering and Technology (RJASET) 6. Editorial Member for International Journal of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (IJPMS) 7. Editorial Member for International journal of Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences (IJPPS) 8. Editorial Member for International Journal for Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research (IJBMBR)

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