B.S. Abdur Rahman University,
Seethakathi Estate,
Chennai -600048.
Phone :+91-44-22751347,48,50,75

Faculty: Dr. M. K. Sangeetha

Dr. M. K. Sangeetha
Dr. M. K. Sangeetha
Designation :       Assistant Professor
Nature of Employment :       Regular
Qualification :       M.Sc,
Phone :       Ext :380(Office)
Email :       sangeetha@bsauniv.ac.in


  • PhD in Biotechnology, Mother Teresa Women’s University, India
  • MSc in Biochemical Technology, Madurai Kamaraj University, India.
  • BSc in Biochemistry, University of Madras, India.


International- 08; National - 01


International- 06; National- 02

Key Areas of Research:
  • Metabolic disorder – Genetics, Drug discovery and Animal model development.
  • Pre-clinical Toxicity profile of pharmaceutical and herbal drugs
Selected Publications
  • M.K.Sangeetha, Nitin Shri Shri Mal, Hannah R. Vasanthi (2013). PPAR’s and Diosgenin a Chemico Biological Insight in NIDDM. Chemico-Biological Interactions. (on line publication).
  • M.K.Sangeetha, D. Eazhisai Vallabi, Hannah R. Vasanthi (2013). Sub-acute Toxicity Profile of a Modified Resveratrol Supplement. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 59:492-500.
  • M.K.Sangeetha, C.D. Mohanapriya and Hannah R. Vasanthi (2013). Anti-diabetic property of Tinospora cordifolia and its active compound is mediated through the expression ofGlut-4in L6 myotubes. Phytomedicine. 20:246– 248.
  • M.K. Sangeetha, H. Balaji Raghavendran, V. Gayathri, Hannah R Vasanthi (2011). Tinospora cordifolia attenuates oxidative stress and distorted carbohydrate metabolism in High fat diet + Streptozotocin induced type 2 diabetes in rats. Journal of Natural Medicine. 65:544-550.
  • Gayathri V, Ananthi S, Chandronitha C,Sangeetha MK, Hannah R.Vasanthi (2011). Hypolipidemic potential of flowers of Nerium oleander in high fat diet fed Sprague Dawley rats. Natural Product Research. 25:11,1110-1114.
  • Vasanthkumar M, Parameswari RP, Vijaya Kumar V,Sangeetha MK,…. Hannah R Vasanthi (2010). Anti-ulcer role of herbomineral siddha drug – Thamira parpam on experimentally induced gastric mucosal damage in rats. Human and Experimental Toxicology 29(3):161–173.


Honors and Awards
  • International Travel Support, Company of Biologist, Cambridge, UK.

  • Partial Travel Support, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Government of India.

  • International Travel Support, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.

  • Informa Health Care Award by the Journal Free Radical Research, UK.

  • Young Investigator Award in international conference of the Society of Free Radical Research (SFRR) Asia, 2011.

  • Young Investigator Support Award in international conference organized by Society of Free Radical Research (SFRR) – Europe, 2011.

  • Best poster presentation, Dr. MGR-Janaki College of Arts & Science for Women, India.

  • 2nd prize in Science Quiz competition, Dr. MGR-Janaki College of Arts & Science for Women, India.


Professional Experience:

  • Scientific Assistant, School of Life Sciences, B. S. Abdur Rahman University (2013-2014)

  • Senior Research Fellow , Pondicherry University ( 2012 – 2013)

  • Senior Research Fellow , Sri Ramachandra University (2010 – 2012)

  • Junior Research Fellow , Sri Ramachandra University (2006 – 2009)

  • Lecturer, Biotechnology Department, KSR college of Arts and Science, India (2005 - 2006)


Area Of Research Interest

Biochemistry and Molecular biology

Areas of Research Interest:
Diabetes pharmacology, Herbal medicines, Traditional medicine validation.