1) Nutritional Biochemistry/Molecular Nutrition – Role of lipids on phytonutrients bioavailability, their metabolomics, structural –function relations, structural characterization and bio-functionality (anticancer, thermogenic, anti-diabetic property) at molecular levels. 2). Retinal angiogenesis - In depth studies on retinal angio-protective potential of phytonutrients like lutein and its derivatives. 3). Nano-technology/ Nano-encapsulation of nutraceuticals – preparation, characterization, interaction and efficacy studies in cell lines and animal models so as to achieve targeted delivery of nutrients and their pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics properties. 4). Hospital based studies – Epidemiological and nutrition intervention studies with regard to nutritional deficiency and retina related disorders like VAD, ARMD.
Nutritional Biochemistry/Molecular Nutrition: Retinal angiogenesis; Nano-technology; Malnutrition
Board of examiners, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai, for M.Sc and Ph.D; Invitation Fellowship by JSPS, Japan; ICAR Senior Research fellowship in Mariculture (Aquaculture); Post- Doctoral fellowship, United Nations University-Kirin, Tokyo, Japan; Best Scientist Award by CFTRI; Best Research Paper Award by Nutrition Society of India; Best Research Paper published, CSIR-CFTRI; Merit leadership Certificate by HRDC, CSIR; International DST-JSPS research projects; DBT, DST and ICMR funded research projects; Honorary Secretary of the Society of Biological Chemists (India), Mysore Chapter; Honorary Secretary of the AFSTI, Mysore