Selecting peer reviewers


All manuscripts submitted at Dove Medical Press are peer reviewed before publication. Publication decisions on all manuscripts are based on the advice of at least two independent peer reviewers. At Dove Medical Press, a qualified team of reviewer selection editors carefully select peer-reviewers for all papers. Meet our team of highly skilled reviewer selection editors below. 

Aeraaf Amal Khuraishi: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Aeraaf Amal Khuraishi has done her Master’s in Biotechnology from CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, India. She is the recipient of the Best Paper Award in the National Conference, Reaching the Unreached through Science & Technology for the research work done on Anticoagulant enzyme extracted from plant latex. Her Master’s project focused on in vitro production of Betalain from the underutilized plant Basella rubra and food formulation. Her areas of interest include plant-tissue culture and Bioprocess Engineering.

Aishwarya Suresh: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Aishwarya Suresh has received both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the field of Biochemistry from the University of Madras. She is a recipient of Justice M.N. Moorthy and Kausalya Moorthy endowment medal for achieving first place in M.Sc Biochemistry. Her work focused on cytotoxicity of thermally processed food. She has completed an internship at the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai. She has attended International and National conferences on Biodiversity and Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development. Her paper presentation was adjudged the best at Edward Barnes Memorial Students Conference on Chemical Sciences, Madras Christian College, Chennai.

Anushiya Raghupathi: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Anushiya has a Masters degree in Biochemistry from the University of Madras and Bachelors degree in the same discipline from the Vels University, Chennai. Her project focused on nutritional comparison of fresh and frozen vegetables and their antioxidant status. Her technical skills include immunodiffusion, spectrometry, SDS-PAGE, Chromatographic separation, cell culture and recombinant DNA techniques.

Aruna Narula: Reviewer Selection Lead

Aruna Narula received her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry from University of Delhi and M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Central University of Rajasthan. During her graduation and post-graduation, she did research in drug and vaccine design in malaria and chikungunya, in addition to codon optimization studies in leishmaniasis. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences. Before joining Taylor & Francis, she worked as an Associate, Curriculum Development in an e-learning firm.

Deepika Chiruvandadu: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Deepika has completed her Master's in Applied Microbiology from Hindustan College of Arts & Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India affiliated to the University of Madras. Her Master's project focused on Phyto Pharmacognosy & Phytopharmacology - Antimicrobial activity, Anti-inflammatory activity, Anti-oxidant Efficacy, Phytochemical studies of plants. She was awarded "The Best Academic Performer" in her Post Graduation, and is a Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)). She is skilled in Microbiological techniques and Clinical Specimen processing.

Greeshma Gopisetti Naga: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Greeshma completed her M.Tech in Bioinformatics and B.Tech in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, India. As a part of her graduation internship, she worked on “Cancer suppression gene Tp53 R72p germline mutations in breast cancer”. Her Master's project focused on “Prioritization of candidate genes in type II diabetes using centrality measures and identification of motif cancer genes”. During her studies she participated in Biotechnology seminars and conferences. Before joining Taylor and Francis, Greeshma used to work as an Editorial Assistant for a publishing company, where she was responsible for manuscript processing and journal development.

Isha Chandra: Reviewer Selection Editor

Isha Chandra received her M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Jiwaji University, Madhya Pradesh followed by M.Tech in Biotechnology from Institute of Engineering and Technology affiliated to Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU). During her studies, she worked on RAPD technique to estimate the genetic diversity of Meliaceae family. She was also part of a bioinformatics project, where she studied molecular docking to predict Benzimidazole derivatives used as IMPDH inhibitors against Cryptosporidium parvum. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and has also participated in National Conferences and Workshops at AIIMS (New Delhi) and at National JALMA Institute of Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases (Agra). Subsequently, she worked as an Editor in STM Publication, a division of Consortium E-Learning Network Pvt. Ltd.

Jayashree Gopalakrishnan: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Jayashree holds a Masters in Zoology from the University of Madras. Her Masters project was on “Arcelin Treatment and Mechanism for stored grain pest management”. Her Bachelors degree was in Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology from Stella Maris College, Chennai where she had achieved ‘the Best Outgoing Student’ award and the Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. Trained in reptile behaviour, she is passionate about conservation; worked as a docent at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Chennai.

Joshua Jebaraj: Reviewer Selection Editor

Mr. Joshua Jebaraj received his Masters degree in Bio-informatics from Karunya University, Coimbatore, India. He is an expert in computational biology, and is proficient in various biological tools. He has created a database for G-Protein Coupled Receptor with SQL as backend and Java interface as frontend, and done coding region prediction using Python scripting. His notable work includes analysis of HIV promoter variations, which are crucial for HIV latency and reactivation, categorization of promoter regions in various HIV sub-types, identification of correlational mutation in HIV genome, etc. During his internship in "San Genomics Pvt. Ltd.," he has isolated amylase secreting bacteria from soil sample near Bangalore and worked on enzyme studies.

Jyoti Bajaj: Reviewer Selection Lead

Dr Jyoti Bajaj completed her studies in dental surgery from the Institute of Science and Technology - Centre for Dental Studies and Research, India. During her studies, she was part of several outreach and awareness programs in rural areas of the country. She has worked closely on various epidemiological indices to study the prevalence of diseases and lead a study on endemic fluorosis near the capital region. She also conducted a review on the use of athletic mouthguards and has presented at national conferences. She practiced dental surgery in hospitals and subsequently worked as a medical writer at Passi HealthCom, creating content for pharma companies, patient education and CMEs.

Kruthika Ramesh: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Kruthika Ramesh received her Masters degree in Biochemistry from Ethiraj College, Chennai, India. Her project focused on contaminated water treatment as a part of Phytoremediation. She worked as an intern at National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai focusing on Pharmacology and Clinical Biochemistry. She is trained in Advanced Biochemical Techniques, Molecular Biology and Environmental Chemistry.

Krutika Shrivastava: Reviewer Selection Editor

Krutika Shrivastava received her B.Tech and M.Tech in Biotechnology from Banasthali University. During her graduation, she did her project on “Analysis of S. cerevisiae cellular network for harnessing terpene compounds” from CSIR – Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI). She did her post-graduate project on “Genetic and molecular characterization for Pepper leaf curl virus resistance in Capsicum annum L.” from The Energy and Research Institute (TERI). Before joining Taylor & Francis, she worked as an Assistant Managing Editor at a publishing house, where she was responsible for end-to-end management of the medical journals.

M. Remmis Nivedhitha: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Remmis Nivedhitha received her Masters degree in Biochemistry from SRM Arts and Science College, Chennai, India. Her work focused on herbal drugs and received internship certification on herbal medicine processing and instrumentation at SRM University. She has also received internship training program in advanced biochemistry and microbiology at Deepam Hospital, Chennai. She presented papers on “Nutraceutical in disease management” and “Molecular Basic of Human Disease” at the national conferences.

Madhavi Badola: Reviewer Selection Editor

Madhavi Badola received her B.Sc. in Biotechnology from Uttarakhand Technical University and M.Sc. in Microbiology from HNB Garhwal University. During her post-graduation, she studied presence of multi-drug resistant microorganisms (especially Staphylococcus aureus) in fast-food samples. She participated in National Symposium on Perspective Research in Science and Health Care and had a practical training on High Pressure Liquid Chromatography. Before joining Taylor & Francis, she worked as an Assistant Managing Editor for a publishing company, where she managed manuscripts processing and production.

Neya Valliammai Muthu Palaniappan: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Neya Valliammai received her Bachelor's degree in Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology from Meenakshi College for Women, Chennai, India and Master's degree in Bioinformatics from Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai. Her Master's project focused on developing a Bioinformatics database on Gastro-Intestinal disorders of Bovine. She has presented papers in international conferences on "Single Drug Therapy for p53 Apoptosis: A Bioinformatics Approach" and "Prediction of Peptide-Based Vaccine against Nipah Virus using an In-silico approach".

Dr. Nivedha Shanmugam: Reviewer Selection Editor

Dr. Nivedha has completed her BDS in Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India. She is an active member of Indian Dental Association and has volunteered for various Public Health Screening Camps conducted in rural areas and schools and provided Oral health hygiene instructions. She has presented posters on "Distraction Osteogenesis" and "Ozone - A Frontier in Dentistry". She is an active contributor to awareness programs on health and hygiene.

Pavithrakumari Rajamani: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Pavithrakumari has completed her Master's in Biochemistry from University of Madras, Chennai, India and her Bachelor's in the same specialization from Vel's University. Her Master's dissertation project focused on "Mutational Screening of Exon in Carcinoma of Breast".  Her area of interest includes Molecular Biology research studies.

Prakash Matura: Reviewer Selection Editor

Prakash Matura has done his postgraduation in Microbiology from SBSPGI, Dehradun and graduation in Medical Laboratory Technology from SIPAS, Dehradun. During his master’s program, he worked on a project on screening of antimicrobial activity of some common spices like cinnamon, clove, black paper, cardamom, fenugreek, etc. against pathogens like E. coli, B. cereus, Pseudomonads, S. aureus, etc. And he observed that clove shows the maximum inhibitory action against the pathogens. Prior to joining Taylor & Francis, he worked as an Assistant Managing Editor for a publishing company, where he managed manuscripts processing and production.

Praveen Ebenezer Arputharaj: Reviewer Selection Editor

Mr. Praveen Ebenezer completed his Master’s in Medical Microbiology from Dr. ALM PG Institute of Basic Medical Science, University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India and Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. His Master’s project focused on ‘T-Helper cytokines profiling among Chronic Hepatitis C virus infection’. He has completed an internship in The Department of Microbiology, CMC, Vellore, where he worked on Multi locus Sequence typing of Burkholderia pseudomallei and Multiplex PCR for S. pneumoniae serotyping. His areas of interest include Microbial Genomics and Antimicrobial Resistance.

Pravin Dhanasekaran: Reviewer Selection Editor

Mr. Pravin Dhanasekaran received his Masters degree in Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai, India. For his undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology, he enrolled at BIT Campus, Anna University, Trichy. His work focused on remediation of phenol using enzymes immobilized on niche carbon materials, especially graphene oxide. He has a publication to his credit in RSC Advances, an international peer-reviewed journal.

Preeti Nagar: Reviewer Selection Editor

Dr. Preeti Nagar has completed her post-graduation in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from the Institute of Science and Technology – Centre for Dental Studies and Research, India. She did her research on the expression of tumor marker PCNA in dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma cases. She also conducted several studies to assess the quality and quantity of platelet-rich fibrin in oral potentially malignant disorders as well as assessment of clinical mouth opening and histopathological muscle changes in oral submucous fibrosis cases. She has presented papers and posters at National conferences. During her studies, she has participated in various workshops in the institute and several awareness programs in rural areas of the country. She practiced as a consultant in a hospital and authored several articles and also published a book on 'Staging and Grading of oral squamous cell carcinoma'.

Princy Isac: Reviewer Selection Editor

Princy holds a master’s degree in Biotechnology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Before joining Taylor & Francis, she was working as an Assistant Managing Editor at a publishing company, where she worked on different journals and various publication processes. She has also done internships and projects related to Biotechnology with some reputed institutions such as Pondicherry University.

Rajeshwari Sivaraman: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Rajeshwari Sivaraman has obtained both her Bachelor and Master degree in Biochemistry from SASTRA Deemed University, Tamil Nadu, India. In addition, she holds a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology. She has participated and presented a poster in the International conference on Nanotoxicology (IC Nanotox). Her areas of interest include cell signalling, endocrinology, molecular biology, pharmaceutical chemistry and experimental pharmacology. She also has a keen interest in Microbiology and has worked on projects involving isolation of microorganisms and isolation of protein from them.

Ramya Petchimuthu: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Ramya Petchimuthu has completed her Bachelor degree in Biotechnology in Kalasalingam University and her post graduation in Biotechnology at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, India. Her field of expertise is Bioprocess Engineering and professional experience includes working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology in various institutions. She has presented her research in various International conferences and is a life-time member of the Indian Association of Academicians and Researchers.

Revathy Prabakaran: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Revathy Prabakaran received her Masters degree in Microbiology and Biotechnology from Presidency College, Chennai, India. Her work focused on identifying carbapenem-resistant bacteria (gram negative bacilli) in clinical samples through Nosocomial infections and outbreaks in Chennai localities. She worked as an intern at HINDU MISSION hospital, Chennai and FOOD MEGA company, Chennai. She has received formal training program on Bio-informatics: Antigen DB, and has hands-on experience in numerous bio-medical tests.

Ruchika Aggarwal: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ruchika graduated from the University of Delhi in 2013 with major in Biochemistry, followed by Master’s in Biochemistry from Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi in 2016. She has worked on a few projects with CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology and Delhi University. Her six months dissertation project was on lipid metabolism in Coronary Artery disease. She then joined IIT-Delhi as a Junior Research Fellow. There she worked on enzymes isolation and their application on textile wet processing

Sagarika Bangale: Reviewer Selection Editor

Sagarika Bangale is currently working as a Reviewer Selection Editor at Taylor & Francis, New Delhi. She has completed her Master’s in Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Telangana, India. During her post-graduation, she worked on analytical method development and validation of Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate using HPLC. She started her publishing career as an Associate Managing Editor at a publishing house. Prior to that, she worked as a trainee in a Pharmaceutical laboratory dealing with qualitative and quantitative analysis of drugs, and their method validation. She has also participated in many Pharma conferences at National level.

Sandhya Gopi: Reviewer Selection Editor

Sandhya Gopi pursued B.Sc. Botany (Hons.) from University of Delhi and received her Master’s in Microbiology from Central University of Rajasthan. During her Masters, she worked primarily on bioenergy and biofuels with specialization in “Microbial fuel cell assisted bioremediation of cytotoxic dyes and simultaneous bioelectricity generation”. As part of a training for hands on experience in molecular techniques, she worked in the Seed Technology lab at National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources – Indian Council of Agricultural Research (NBPGR–ICAR). During this tenure, she learned the basic biochemical assays, DNA isolation methods, and PCR. She has also worked as a Content Developer for e-books in Biology at Evelyn Learning Systems Pvt. Ltd. Before joining Taylor & Francis, she worked as a freelance Subject Matter Expert for Biology.

Sandiya Kumarasamy: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Sandiya Kumarasamy received her M.Tech in Biotechnology with a gold medal for proficiency from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India and B.Tech in Biotechnology from Government College Of Technology, Coimbatore. Her project focused on influence of mutation in RAGE protein interaction with its ligand amyloid β which is found closely associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. Her subject interests include protein engineering, molecular biology and nanotechnology. She has published two articles related to nanotechnology.

Satakshi Chaturvedi: Reviewer Selection Editor

Satakshi Chaturvedi has done her B.Tech in Biomedical Engg from Shobhit University, Meerut and her M.Tech in Nanoscience & Technology from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprasth University, New Delhi. During her postgraduation, she did her research on “Niobium Oxide & Niobium superconducting thin films synthesized by DC Magnetron Sputtering for UV Photodetectors”. She also attended workshops and national conferences on nanotechnology. Before joining Taylor & Francis, she worked as Scientific Technical Editor in Nanoscience and Technnology Consortium.

Shashank Kaushik (PT): Reviewer Selection Editor

Dr. Shashank Kaushik (PT) received his Bachelor of Physiotherapy followed by Master of Physiotherapy Sports from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Delhi. His work focused on physiotherapy, sports medicine, and sports psychology. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journal. He worked as an Assistant Professor at Galgotias University in India before joining Taylor and Francis.

Shreya Arora: Reviewer Selection Lead

Shreya Arora received her B.Sc in Life Sciences from the University of Delhi and Bachelor of Education (Biological Science and English Language) from CRSU, India. She pursued her MSc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi and is certified in Nutrition and Child Care. She previously worked as a Content Researcher and Editorial Researcher in the Books Marketing and Europa World Directory teams at Taylor and Francis.

Sonali Singh: Reviewer Selection Editor

Sonali Singh received her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from University of Delhi and Master’s degree in Microbiology from Central University of Rajasthan. During her graduation, she was trained in microbiological techniques and worked on antimicrobial resistance under Research Innovation program and took up petroleum microbiology during her post-graduation. Before joining Taylor & Francis, she worked as Research Fellow in Regional Centre for Biotechnology (under the auspices of UNESCO) and her research focussed on Nanoparticle drug delivery in biomedical application and Impact of chemotherapeutic agents on various human cancers. She has presented her research at an international conference.

Sukrit Bhattacharyya: Reviewer Selection Editor

Sukrit Bhattacharyya has earned his honorary Biochemistry graduate degree from Delhi University and pursued his post-graduation in Medical Biotechnology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. In-vitro cell culture studies, hybridoma technology and high precision bio-analytical techniques are his areas of interest, with a special focus on ocular pharmacology. His Masters dissertation involved studying the in-vitro and in-vivo utility of a novel liposomal-prodrug in retinoblastoma. He has also carried out proteomic studies in diabetic retinopathy. He also presented his research work at various national and international conferences. He worked as Research Fellow in AIIMS, New Delhi before joining Taylor & Francis.

Surinder Kumari: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Surinder has done her Master’s in Biotechnology from Dr. Ambedkar College, Nagpur University. She had hands-on experience with the "Newcastle disease virus in poultry" during her Master’s thesis project. She did a Diploma course in Bioinformatics and also an additional certified course in Data Science, and is familiar with programming languages like Perl, R, and Python. Prior to joining Taylor & Francis, she worked as a Junior Editorial Assistant for a publishing company where her key responsibilities involved initial assessment of manuscripts, performing quality checks, and aiding the authors, editors, and reviewers throughout the manuscript journey.

Sushma Chaurasia: Reviewer Selection Editor

Sushma Chaurasia received her B.Sc. in Life Sciences from the University of Delhi. She pursued her M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management and a certificate course in Food and Nutrition from Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi. During her graduation, she studied the impact of Calotropis procera leaf extracts on the cidal, morphological and behavioral response of an Indian strain of Dengue vector, Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera:Culicidae) under Education in a Lively Innovative Training Environment Scholarship. Before joining Taylor & Francis, she worked for HCL Healthcare as a Health Coach, helping people improve their diet and lifestyle.

Swati Sharma: Reviewer Selection Editor

Swati has done her Bachelor’s (Hons.) and Master’s (Hons.) in Biochemistry from Panjab University. During her studies, she worked on various aspects of drug designing, and predicting functioning of genes using bioinformatic studies. She has also worked on Next-gen therapeutic targeting using CRISPR-Cas gene editing technology. Prior to joining Taylor & Francis, she was working as a Research Fellow and was involved in a project on extraction of nutraceuticals from microalgae.

Swhetha Dhinesh: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Swhetha completed her B.Tech Biotechnology from SRM University, Chennai and Post Graduation in Industrial Biotechnology from SASTRA Deemed to be University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. Her project focused on Bioprocess development for the production of thermostable cellulolytic enzymes by utilizing the fungi which she had isolated. Recipient of the Best paper award for her work on "Immobilization of Candida Antarctica lipase B on methacrylate support" at a National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering (CEEE). Her area of interests include Bioprocess Engineering, Bioprospecting, Bioreactor Engineering and Downstream Processing.

Tharangini Priya Mohan: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Tharangini Priya Mohan received her Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, followed by Master of Science in Biotechnology from Bharathiar University. Holds further a postgraduate diploma in Nanobiotechnology from Life Science Foundation India. Her research work focused on pigmented microorganisms and their potential application in textile industries for replacing artificial dyes. She has also worked on phytopathology and nanobiotechnology in healthcare industries. She has received “young biologist” and “appreciable idea” recognitions for her ideas on replacing disposable diapers.

Uzwal Prakash: Reviewer Selection Editor

Uzwal Prakash has completed his studies in Biotechnology from Biju Patnaik University of Technology, India. He did his research in production, processing and characterization of antibiotics. He also participated in several workshops on protein interaction and drug targeting during his studies. He was previously working with SAGE Publications as Senior Peer Review Associate, where he had been managing peer-review process on STEM journals. He also assisted his editors and senior managers in adhering to established turnaround times for journals.

Yamini Sharma: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Yamini Sharma received her Master's degree in Biotechnology from Amity University, Gurgaon. Before joining Taylor & Francis, she worked as a research assistant at Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad, where she was involved in multiple research projects on oncology, nanotechnology and inflammation. During her tenure at RCB, she published a research article in an international peer reviewed journal. She has also completed her internship and projects in the field of Biotechnology from a couple of reputed institutes like IIT Madras and has been associated with a few social groups like 'Udaan' and 'People for Animals'.

Updated 14 January 2022