Presently, my lab focuses on understanding the cross talk between microbes and the gut environment in relation to human health. In particular we are looking at the interactions between phytochemicals and probiotic bacteria and their influence on colon health. My team also works on nanobiotechnology based approaches to develop biosensing (aptamers, enzymes, antibodies, affimers etc.) methods to detect food contaminants, foodborne pathogens and microbial toxins for ensuring food safety.
Pre- and Pro-biotics, Biosensors
AU-CBT, Ph.D Research Scholar Excellence award from Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI), India (2008), CSIR-NEERI best research paper award (2008), DST- FAST TRACK start up grant for Young Scientist, Merit Award for securing third highest marks in M.Sc., University Exam, Bangalore, India