• Qualifications: MSc, BEd, PhD
  • Department: Department of Biotechnology & Genetics
  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Years of Experience: 22 Years ( 15 years Teaching, 7 years Research)
  • Email: lakshmikanth_biotech@msrcasc.edu.in

Academic Achievements

Projects
  1. Worked as a project assistant in the project entitled “Environmental Impact Assessment of Quarrying and Mining activities in Bangalore and Bellary districts of Karnataka” funded by the Karnataka State Forest Department  at Department of Botany, Environmental Science Laboratory, Bangalore University, Bangalore.
  2. Worked as a Junior and Senior Research Fellow in the World Bank funded project at Tree Improvement Division, Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Malleswaram, Bangalore.
  3. In-vivo and In-vitro Clonal propagation: Successful cloning and standardization of potting media for cloned plants was achieved for the following plants; Santalum album, Tectona grandis, Eucalyptus tereticornis, Casuarina equisetifolia, Paulownia fortunei, Guadua angustifolia, Pseudooxytenanthera stocksii
 Participated in the United Nations Development Programme
  1. Bringing awareness among rural folks regarding Agro-forestry, Demonstration and transfer of technology from lab to land.

 Field activities: Actively participated in the Planting Stock Improvement Programme

  1. Survey, identification, marking, culling operations of Seed Production Areas and Selection of CPTs for the following plants; Tectona grandis, Eucalyptus tereticornis, Casuarina equisetifolia.
  2. Establishment of Clonal Seed Orchard of Eucalyptus tereticornis and Casuarina equisetifolia.
  3. Establishment of Vegetative Multiplication Garden of Eucalyptus teriticornis
  4. Survey of demand and supply of fuel wood in Kolar, Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka.
  5. Field trials for planting stock
Guidance for students
  1. Guiding students for their research projects.
  2. Evaluating the Research Thesis from Universities as an external examiner.
 Publications – Journals/ Conferences/ Seminars/  Others
  1. Nazanin Soudbakhsh Moghadam, Anil Kumar H.V, Laksmi kanth. R.N, Muralidhar.S.Talkad, Meghna Nagaraj, Manasa D. R.  Anti Bacterial and Anti Oxidant Activities ofEvolvulus alsinoides Linn.  IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS).12 (1) Ver. III PP 83-86 (Jan. – Feb.2017)
  2. Ayesha Sultana, Drona Bhattacharya, Sammya Kumar Sen, Sreyasi Bhattacharya, Lakshmi Kanth R.N. Antibiotic Resistance, Molecular Diversity & Verotoxin Characterization of E. coli Isolated from Clinical Samples. Int. J. of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology. 3 (2): 9095-9099 (2014)
  3. Sohini Dutta, Ishika Roy, Lakshmi kanth R.N. Effect of Aloe vera supplementation on phenytoin induced behavioural abnormalities in rats. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 3 (12): 1084-1094 (2014).
  4. Rathore. T.S., Somashekar. P.V., Sanjaya, Lakshmi kanth and Gairola.S.C. Studies on the factors affecting macro and micropropagation of teak [Tectona grandis L].  at the Regional workshop on “Recent Advances in Teak Research and Management Practices in Central India. 17th– 18th March, 2006. Nagpur, India
  5. Somashekar, P.V., Lakshmi kanth, R.N., Rathore, T.S., Reddy K.S. and Lakshman.A.C. 2004. Macro-propagation of Guadua angustifolia Kunth- An exotic and fast growing Bamboo species. Indian Forester 130 (6) p. 655-662
  6. Sindhuveerendra, H.C., Somashekar, P.V., Lakshmi kanth, R.N. and Rathore, T.S. 2002. Variation and performance of Eucalyptus clones in Bangalore. My Forest. 38 (1) p.89-94
 Workshops / Seminars / Conferences Attended
  1. Participated in a training program on “Mammalian Cell Culture” at Genelon Institute of Life Science Pvt. Ltd. Yelahanka, Bengaluru from 3rd September to 7th September 2018.
  2. Participated in a workshop on “HANDS ON TRAINING IN HPLC” organized by Reva University, Bengaluru on 20th & 21st of April, 2018.
  3. Participated in Indian Science Academies Sponsored Lecture Workshop on “RECENT TRENDS IN CANCER BIOLOGY” held on 20-21 February, 2018 organized by Ramaiah College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Bangalore.
  4. Participated in a Two day FDP on “Applications of MS Excel in Academics and Research”held from 28th & 29th November, 2017, organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Ramaiah College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Bangalore.
  5. Participated in a Three day FDP on “Meditation for Work-Life Balance” organized by the Department of English, Ramaiah College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Bangalore, Karnataka held from 14th – 16th September 2017.
  6. National conference –Bioblooms,28th March-2014,Poster presentation MSRCASC
  7. Attended three day International Conference “5th BANGALORE NANO 2012” organized by Department of Biotechnology and Science and Technology, Government. of Karnataka from 5th  to 7th Dec  2012 at Lalit Ashoka, Bangalore.
  8. Participated in the workshop on “Geoinformatics” conducted by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy,  on 20th and 21st November 2012 at the conference Hall, KSTA, Bangalore.
  9. Participated in the Seminar & workshop on “Stem Cell Therapy” held on 20th, 21st & 22nd August, 2008 at St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore.
  10. Participated in the one day workshop on “Vermitechnology” organized by the Department of Zoology on 22nd September, 2006 at Christ College, Bangalore.
  11. Short duration “Training on Horticulture” from 3rd to 10th January, 2005 organized by Department of Horticulture at Horticulture Training Centre, Lalbagh, Bangalore.
 Active participation in the organization
  1. Actively worked as coordinator in the organization of “10th National Women’s Science Congress” organized by Matru Vedike and RCASC, held from 6-7th November 2017 at RCASC, Bengaluru.
  2. Organization of “National Science Day, 2012” to commemorate 125th Birth Anniversary of Sri. Srinivasa Ramanujan and “International Year for Sustainable Energy for all” on 24th & 25th February, 2012, at MSRCASC Auditorium, Bangalore.
  3. Organization of “Renewable Energy Day, 2012” in association with KSTA, Bangalore, 21st & 22nd August, 2012 at MSRCASC Auditorium, Bangalore.
  4. Organization of “National Science Day, 2011” in association with KSTA, Bangalore, on the theme Climate Change on 25th, 26th and 28th February, 2011 at MSRCASC Auditorium, Bangalore.
  5. Two day seminar and workshop on “Human Cytogenetics and Karyotyping” Jointly organized by MSRCASC and MSR Medical College on 10th & 11thSeptember 2009 at Sushrutha Hall, MSRMC, Bangalore.
  6. BOE member BU 2013-14
  7. WEB Committee
  8. Convenor in organizing all the KSTA symposium at MSRCASC
  9. Coordinator in Organizing all the science symposiums and conferences in collaboration with KSTA Lalith Ashok,Bangalore
  10. Organisation of “National Science Day, 2012” to commemorate 125th Birth Anniversary of Sri. Srinivasa Ramanujan and “International Year for Sustainable Energy for all” on 24th & 25th February, 2012 , at MSRCASC Auditorium, Bangalore.
  11. Organisation of “Renewable Energy Day, 2012” in association with KSTA, Bangalore, 21st & 22nd August, 2012 at MSRCASC Auditorium, Bangalore.
  12. Organization of “National Science Day, 2011” in association with KSTA, Bangalore, on the theme Climate Change on 25th, 26th and 28th February, 2011 at MSRCASC Auditorium, Bangalore.
  13. Two day seminar and workshop on “Human Cytogenetics and Karyotyping” Jointly organized by MSRCASC and MSR Medical College on 10th & 11th September 2009 at Sushrutha Hall, MSRMC, Bangalore  .
Others
  1. Worked as flying squad member of the Bangalore University P G Examination
  2. BOE member for B.Sc. Biotechnology during 2013 – 2014 and 2016 – 2017