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Dr. Gowrishankar Shanmugaraj : Leading Researcher in Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology, Science Campus, Alagappa University, India.

Congratulations, Dr. Gowrishankar Shanmugaraj, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from ResearchW! Your dedication, innovative research, and scholarly contributions have truly made a significant impact in your field. Your commitment to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of research is commendable. Here’s to your continued success in shaping the future of academia and making invaluable contributions to your field. Well done!

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  • B.Sc. April 2007 Microbiology First class,Kongu College of Arts &Science, Karur – 639 006
  • M.Sc. May 2009 Microbiology First class with Distinction, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli.
  • Post M.Sc., Diploma June 2010 Advanced Diploma in Molecular Diagnostics (ADMD), First class with Distinction Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
  • Ph.D. December 2016 Biotechnology Highly Recommended Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University.
  • Eight Years Experience in Teaching.
  • Thirteen Years Experience in Research.
Publications & Research Achivements:
  • 2019 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Young Scientist Award – 2019 presented by MARINA LABS, Reserach & Development, Chennai.
  • 2022 Promising Researcher Award – 2022 presented by Alagappa University (on Sept 5th, 2022) in recognition of the contribution made towards ‘EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH’
  •  2023 Appreciation Award – 2023 presented by Alagappa University for Outstanding Academic and Research Excellence in acquiring the Patent & Projects during the Academic Years through 2020-21 to 2022-23
  •  2023 Best Oral Presentation Award (secured First Position) in the International Conference of Algae: FOOD, FEED, FUELS & FINE CHEMICALS – ICA-F4 23 organised by the Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy during September 06th to 8th, 2023.
  • Jothi, R., Hong, ST., Enkhtsatsral, M., Pandian, S.K. and Gowrishankar, S*., 2023. ROS mediated anticandidal efficacy of 3-Bromopyruvate prevents vulvovaginal candidiasis in mice model. PLoS One [SanFrancisco, CA : Public Library of Science] [Impact Factor: 3.752] (Accepted)
  •  Sangavi, R., Muthumanickam, S., Malligarjunan, N., Jothi, R., Boomi, P., Arivudainambi S., Raman, M., Joshi, CG., Pandian, S.K. and Gowrishankar, S*., 2023. In silico analysis unravels the promising anticariogenic efficacy of fatty acids against dental caries causing Streptococcus mutans. Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics [Taylor & Francis] [Impact Factor: 5.2] doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2023.2283155
  • Karthika, C., Malligarjunan, N., Jothi, R., Kasthuri, T., Ravi, AV., Pandian, S.K. and Gowrishankar, S*., 2023. Two novel phages PSPa and APPa inhibit planktonic, sessile and persister populations of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and mitigate its virulence in Zebrafish model. Scientific Reports [Springer Nature] [Impact Factor: 4.6] doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-45313-x
  • Athulya, D., Sangavi, R., Gowrishankar, S., Kumar, R., Sankaralingam, M., 2023. Deciphering the Mechanism of MRSA Targeting Copper(II) Complexes of NN2 Pincer Type Ligands. Inorganic Chemistry. [Impact factor: 4.6] doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c02480
  • Gowrishankar, S., and Pandian, S.K., (2012). Inhibitory effect of coral-associatedbacterial extracts on methicillin-resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus aureus biofilms.Clinical Microbiology and Infection 18(S3): R2416 [Wiley, Paris] (Impact Factor 14.2). DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2012.03803.x
  • Pandian, S.K., and Gowrishankar, S., (2012). Molecular characterization of methicill inresistant Staphylococcus aureus with emergence of epidemic clone of sequence type (ST)772 and novel ST 2129 in southern India. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 18(S3): R2531 [Wiley, Paris] (Impact Factor 14.2). DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2012.03803.x.
  • Gowrishankar, S., Karthika, C., and Pandian, S.K., (2012). Understanding the proteome changes in Listeria monocytogenes upon treatment with marine cyclic dipeptide-cyclo(lleucyl-l-prolyl) Journal of Proteins and Proteomics, 9 (Special issue): JPP 95 [Impact Factor: 1.0].
Book Chapters:
  • Malligarjunan, N.,ψ, Sangavi, R ψ., and Gowrishankar, S*. (2023) Antibiofilm activity of Postbiotics. In: Dharumadurai D. (eds) “Protocol Book on POSTBIOTIC”. Springer Nature Publications. ψ Equally Contributed (Under Proof-reading by the Publisher)
  • Gowrishankar, S*., Kamaladevi, A., Pandian, S.K. (2022) MALDI-TOF Analysis of Actinobacterial Peptides with Respect to MASCOT Database. In: Dharumadurai D.(eds) Methods in Actinobacteriology. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1728-1_36.
  • Jothi, R., Karthika, C., Kamaladevi, A., Satish, L., Pandian, S.K., and Gowrishankar, S*. CRISPR based bacterial genome editing and removal of pathogens. In: Reprogramming of the Genome: Applications of CRISPR-Cas in non-mammalian systems Volume 180, Vijaisingh (Ed.) [Elsevier Press, Cambridge MA]. Chapter 03.

May your efforts cultivate a future where the skies are not only filled with innovation but are also fortified against the challenges that technological progress may bring.

Wishing you continued success in your endeavors to secure the future of Biotechnology .

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