As part of this, the institute accepts Ph.D. scholars to carry out research under the able guidance of our faculty. We currently have over a dozen research scholars who are registered for their PhDs.  Other students have initiated their work and look forward to being formally registered soon. In parallel with the increasing number of core faculty, the number of research scholars will also increase in the next few years

PhD scholars who have completed their work and received their degrees
  1. Darshan S C
    Thesis guide: Dr. Kshitish Acharya
    Thesis title: Establishing expression-based gene clusters for prediction of mammalian promoters and expression patterns
  2. Neelima C H
    Thesis guide: Dr. Kshitish Acharya, IBAB and Prof. Abhijit Mitra, IIIT, Hyderabad
    Thesis title: Understanding the differences in preliminary stages of gene expression regulation in healthy and unhealthy mammalian tissues, and identification of potential markers
  3. Meeta Sunil
    Thesis guides: Dr. Subha Srinivasan and Dr. Bibha Chaudhury
    Thesis title: Next generation sequencing and annotation of Amaranthus hypochondriacus “Rajgira” genome and transcriptome
  4. Pushpinder Singh Bawa
    Thesis guides: Dr. Subha Srinivasan and Dr. Bibha Chaudhury
    Thesis title: Big data in biomarker discovery: prostate cancer
  5. Vidya G
    Thesis guide: Dr. Bibha Chaudhury
    Thesis title: Mechanism of chromosomal translocation in Diffuse large B cell lymphoma and Therapeutics
  6. Panga Venugopal
    Thesis guide: Dr. R. Srivatsan
    Thesis title: Investigation of inflammatory network systems in rheumatoid arthritis using systems biology approaches
  7. Poulami Dey
    Thesis guide: Dr. R. Srivatsan
    Thesis title: Role of cytokines and gene variants in rheumatoid arthritis: A systems biology approach
  8. Suran R Nambisan
    Thesis guide: Dr. Subhashini Srinivasan &  Dr. Bibha Choudhary
    Thesis title: Identification of Amaranthus Hypochondiracus specific microflora through metatranscriptomics of the root
  9. Jinsha K
    Thesis guide: Dr. Bibha Choudhary
    Thesis title: Evaluation of the effect of Curcumin and its derivatives on the  expression profile of micro RNAs in ovarian cancer cells
  10. G Goldsmith
    Thesis guide: Dr. Subhashini Srinivasan
    Thesis title: Structure and dynamics of RNase H and their substrate complexes: Implications in substrate specificity and recognition
  11. Snehl Nirgude
    Thesis guide: : Dr. Bibha Choudhary
    Thesis title: Epigenetic regulation of miRNA in breast cancer
  12. Rani Bajaj
    Thesis guide: Dr. S Thiyagarajan
    Thesis title: Characterization of Leishmania myosin XXI – flagellar protein interactions
  13. Purna Sudha Bindu Ambaru
    Thesis guide: Prof. H S Subramanya
    Thesis title: Structure and function of an actin binding protein, profilin from Leishmania donovani
  14. Meghana Manjunath
    Guide: Prof. Bibha Choudhary
    Title: Evaluation of the effect of BCL2 specific inhibitors in Breast cancer
  15. Sagar Sanjiv Desai
    Guide: Prof. Bibha Choudhary
    Title: A Bioinformatics approch towards understanding molecular and genetic mechanism of Acute Leukemia
  16. Govind Kumar
    Guide: Prof. Kshitish Acharya
    Title: Understanding molecular basis of non-obstructive azoospermia via transcriptomics
  17. Shivangi Sharma
    Guide: Prof. Bibha Choudhary
    Title: Preclinical evaluation of a Novel BCL2 inhibitor, Disarib: at an early stage of development as cancer therapeutic agent
Current PhD scholars, registered with MAHE/TDU
  1. Shilpa Harshan
    Guide: Prof. R Srivatsan
    Title: Regulation of metabolism in the synovium and blood in rheumatoid
  2. Gopinath Krishnappa
    Guide: Prof. S Thiyagarajan
    Title: The Structure-Function Analysis of the Phage GRCS Endolysin and Putative amidase from Staphylococcus Aureus
  3. Harsha Rani
    Guide: Prof. Vijayalakshmi Mahadevan
    Title: Investigating alterations in epigenetic landscape and 3D organisation in p53 deficient/mutant colorectal cancer cells
  4. Shikha Kumari
    Guide: Dr. Sanjay Ghosh
    Title: Development of an engineered immunoglobulin E-based antibody for therapeutic purposes
  5. Dimple Parasbhai Acharya
    Guide: Dr. Shruthi S Vembar
    Title: Understanding temporal gene regulation in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum during asexual blood stage
  6. Niyati S Sharma
    Guide: Prof. Bibha Choudhary
    Title: Pharmacogenomics of Multiple Myeloma in an Indian Cohor
  7. Moushumi Gowsami
    Guide: Prof. Kshitish Acharya
    Title: Understanding the Molecular Mechanism of Meiosis during Human Spermatogenesis
  8. Shreya Sharma
    Guide: Prof. Vijayalakshmi Mahadevan
    Title: Investigating epigenetic alterations during Epithelial to Mesenchymal transition (EMT) in colorectal cancer with varying P53 Status.
  9. Shesan D
    Guide: Dr. Shruthi S Vembar
    Title: Evaluation of the Functional Relevance of the N6-Methyladenosine (6mA) DNA base Modification and its Regulators in the AT-rich Malaria Parasite Plasmodium Falciparum.
  10. Ranu Deka
    Guide: Dr. Sanjay Ghosh
    Title: Rational Engineering of Yeast Cells using CRISPR Technology to Produce High Value Biologics for Biotechnological Applications.
  11. Shahana M V
    Guide: Prof. Bibha Choudhary
    Title: Investigating the Therapeutic Potential of Novel HSP90 Inhibitors: in vitro and vivo Studies
  12. Riya Mahapatra
    Guide: Dr. Shruthi S Vembar
  13. Varsha H J
    Guide: Dr. Shruthi S Vembar
  14. S Hemant Kumar
    Guide: Dr. Thiyagarajan S
    Title: Development of a workflow for modeling PROTAC-mediated proteasomal degradation of Proteins
  15. Anitha B N
    Guide: Dr. Shruthi S Vembar
    Title: Investigation of the population structure and diversity of indian malaria parasites and indigenous vectors using genomics approach
  16. Anantika Banerjee
    Guide: Dr. Thiyagarajan S
  17. Prashant Kumar Rai
    Guide: Prof. Bibha Choudhary
  18. Gowda Sampreeth Ravi
    Guide: Dr. Rajalakshmi Srinivasan 
  19. Subhash Chaitanya
    Guide: Dr. Sanjay 
  20. Prakruthi M
    Guide: Dr. Vijayalakshmi
  21. Divya S 
    Guide: Dr. Vijayalakshmi

Current PhD scholars, yet to register with MAHE/TDU
  1. Anjitha R
    Guide: Prof. Bibha Choudhary
  2. Sugandhi
    Guide: Dr.Swathi Alagesan
  3. Vaishakh V M
    Guide: Dr.Shruthi S Vembar
  4. Sachin Kalyani
    Guide: Dr.Shyam Sundar Rajagopalan
  5. Sharvari Shet C S
    Guide: Dr.Rajalakshmi Srinivasan
  6. Dr. Sonia S Shetty 
     Guide:  Prof. Bibha Choudhary
  7. Ashikha S
    Guide:  Prof. Kshitish Acharya