Ph.D. Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (1987)
M.Sc. Integrated Biology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India (1981)
B.Sc. Zoology & Botany, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India (1979)
Fats and oils − as nutraceuticals and dietary supplements
Biochemistry and molecular biology of plant oils
- Aug 2012 to date ⇒ Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Council
of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Mysore 570 020.
- Dec 2007 to Apr 2015 ⇒ Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
- Apr 2009 to Aug 2012 ⇒ Director, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Council
of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Lucknow 226015.
- Jul 2007 to Oct 2010 ⇒ Visiting Professor, School of Science, Monash University, Sunway campus, Malaysia.
- Apr 2001 to Dec 2007 ⇒ Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
- Apr 1995 to Mar 2001 ⇒ Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
- Apr 1991 to Aug 1994 ⇒ College Assistant Professor, Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory, New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA.
- Feb 1989 to Apr 1991 ⇒ Research Scientist Associate, E. I. duPont de Nemours Company, AgBiotech, DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE 19880, USA.
- Feb 1987 to Feb 1989 ⇒ Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.
- Sept. 2006 to Oct. 2010, teaching Undergraduate level Biochemistry courses at Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia.
- Aug. 1995 to Feb. 2009, General Biochemistry course at the Indian Institute of Science as part of the course curriculum for the PhD students.
Number of Ph.Ds guided : Awarded: 25
- Sep. 1994 to Mar. 1995 - Visiting Professor, Monsanto Company, 700, Chesterfield Parkway North, St. Louis, MO 63198, USA.
- May 2002 to Nov. 2002* - Founder Research Director, Bijam Biosciences Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad. To set-up R&D Facilities at Hyderabad for M/s Nagarjuna Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.
- June 2005 to Dec. 2005* - Founder Chief Scientific Officer at TICEL Bio Park, Tamil Nadu State Government, Chennai. To develop the Tamil Nadu State BioPark as a research driven operation and management.
*Served during the leave of absence from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.