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. 

Aarzoo Jindal: Reviewer Selection Editor

Aarzoo Jindal completed her Bachelors in Science from Panjab University, Chandigarh and Masters in Biotechnology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Her masters dissertation was focused on the study of the regulation and function of two lncRNAs under oxidative stress in a colon cancer cell line. She has participated and volunteered in several conferences, and also did summer and winter internships in different labs during her masters. Aarzoo worked as a Junior Editorial Advisor in another publishing company before joining Taylor & Francis.

Alpana Mathur: Reviewer Selection Editor

Alpana Mathur has received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow. Her area of research was diabetic nephropathy and her work culminated in several international publications in high impact SCI journals. She is fond of music and traveling. She enjoys connecting with people and is passionate about learning new things in science.

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.

Brunda Sundar: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Brunda holds M.Tech in Biotechnology from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Her areas of interest include Immunology and Cancer Biology. Her postgraduate research work was “Studies on proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells in nano architecture microenvironment”. Her previous work experience includes handling cloning process in Genetics lab at Rajiv Gandhi Center for Aquaculture.

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.

Gayathri Christopher: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Gayathri Christopher has completed her Bachelor degree in Biochemistry from PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India and Master degree in Advanced Biochemistry from University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Her Master project focused on the Role of LRRC8B in Protein aggregation. Her areas of scientific interests include Molecular Biology, Electrophysiology and Cell Biology.

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.

Indhuja Thirumoorthi: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Indhuja Thirumoorthi has completed her Bachelor degree in Biotechnology from PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India and Master degree in Medical Biotechnology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Her dissertation work focused on “Expression and Purification of NS1 and NS5 antigens from E. coli for the diagnosis of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD)” under ICMR-VCRC, Pondicherry, India. Her areas of interest include Virology, Molecular Pharming, and Molecular Biology. Her technical skills include Molecular Cloning, Protein Expression Studies, and Molecular Techniques.

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 Balasubramanian: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Jayashree Balasubramanian has done her Masters in Biotechnology from Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. Her post graduate project focused on Studies on Perchlorate tolerance of fungal strains using plant roots. Her areas of interest include Plant-Tissue Culture, Microbiology, Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology.

Karthika Mohanakumar: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Karthika Mohanakumar has completed her Master degree in Biomedical Science from Bharathidasan University, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. Her post graduate project focused on “Development of a comprehensive network connecting Statin induced alterations in metabolites, Gene expression and Signaling Pathways”. She worked as a project fellow, where her work focused on “Screening of potential YB-1 inhibitors against Human Breast Cancer using in silico, in vitro and in vivo models”. Her areas of interest include Tumor Immunology, Cancer Genomics, and Stem Cell Therapy for Macular Degeneration Diseases and Single Cell Omics.

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.

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.

Mahalakshmi Kannan: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Mahalakshmi holds a Master degree in Zoology from the University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Her Master project focused on “Entomopathogens and its pathogenicity for pest management”. Her Bachelor degree was in Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology from Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai during which she had received ‘The Overall Proficiency’ award. She is also a recipient of ‘Best Intern Award’ during her training stint in CUBE-TIFR, Mumbai on Animal behavior and studies.

Meha Rajan: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Meha Rajan holds a Master degree in Biotechnology from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi, India. Her post graduate dissertation work was on biofilm disruption using antimicrobial peptide incorporated silica nanoemulsion with increased adherence. Her areas of interest are Nanobiotechnology, Antimicrobial Resistance, Animal Biotechnology, Biopharmaceuticals and Bioprocesses.

Monika Padmanaban: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Monika has received both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the field of Applied Microbiology from KMG College of Arts and Science affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. Her project focused on “Degradation of Melamine syntan using Pseudomonas sp.” at CSIR (Central Leather Research Institute), Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Recipient of "The Best Academic Performer" in her post-graduation.

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.

Pavithra R: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Pavithra has done her master’s degree in biomedical genetics from University of Madras, Taramani Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Her Master project focused on Adenosine Signaling and Angiogenesis: A Study Using Zebrafish. Her work experience includes Cancer Prognosis/Diagnosis using FISH, COVID-19 RT-PCR testing and Transplant Immunology. Her areas of interest include Cancer genetics, Genetic Engineering, Chromosomal abnormalities, Gene therapy, Tissue culture and NGS.

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.

Praseetha Sivakumar: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Praseetha has completed her Master degree in Biotechnology at Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Tamil Nadu, India. Her Master project focused on developing DNA as a vehicle to deliver multi-epitope based vaccine. Her areas of interest include Immunology, Vaccinology and Molecular Biology.

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.

Priya Vaswani: Reviewer Selection Editor

Priya Vaswani received her Master’s degree in Microbiology from Pune University. During her graduation she did a project on Cow Colostrum and its benefits. While pursuing her Master’s degree, Priya got trained on several molecular biology techniques and assays. She presented a poster at a Indo–Nepal Conference held in 2018 on the topic “Biocontrol of Multi-Drug Resistant Enteric Pathogens prevalent in Mutha River of Pune”, and was awarded the first prize for the same. She got an opportunity to complete her dissertation project work from National Centre For Microbial Resource (NCMR) which was on “The prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistant Genes in Mutha River of Pune City”. Prior to joining Taylor and Francis, she worked as an Editorial Advisor 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. She also served as a Clinical Trial Expert and took trainings for the same during her past work experience.

Priyanka Rana: Reviewer Selection Editor

Priyanka Rana completed her Bachelors in Botany from Himachal Pradesh University and Masters in Biotechnology from Chandigarh University. Her Master's dissertation was focused on 'Isolation, characterization and screening of Psychrophiles from ecological niche of Northern Himalayas for its potential Bioremediation role in phenol degradation studies'. She has also completed an internship in the Quality Check department of a pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Taylor & Francis, she worked as a Managing Editor for a publishing company where her key responsibilities involved processing articles, managing online workflow system, dealing with editor and author queries and updating and maintaining journal websites.

Rishni Mazumdar: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Rishni Mazumdar has done her master’s degree in biotechnology from University of North Bengal, Siliguri, India. Her Master project focused on expression of PAL gene by plant growth promoting bacteria in tomato seedlings in response to fungal infection. Her areas of interest are Bioprocess Engineering, Microbial Cell Culture and Antimicrobial Resistance. Her technical skills include Polymerase Chain Reaction, primer designing, nucleic acid extraction, spectrometry, cell culture and recombinant DNA techniques. She has worked as the Oncology Collegium Coordinator in Narayana Health, Kolkata, India.

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.

Samarpita Ghosh: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Samarpita Ghosh has completed her master’s degree in biotechnology from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and Bachelor degree in Microbiology from Dinabandhu Andrews College affiliated to University of Calcutta, India. Her post graduate research was on “Preparation of heat-killed immunogen from Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) and studying its immunogenicity in mice model”. Her areas of interest are Immunology, Developmental Biology, Recombinant DNA Technology and Plant Physiology.

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.

Seena Basu: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Seena Basu has done her Post Graduation in Microbiology from University of Calcutta, India. She has co-authored a research paper titled ”Peptides on a rescue mission against the hazardous cidal chemicals used in Eastern Indian Agriculture: An in silico approach based on field survey in 2020” published in the Environmental Health Engineering and Management Journal in 2021. Her post graduate project focused on antifungal activity of four different honey varieties against pathogenic yeast and dermatophyte: Candida albicans and Trichophyton rubrum. She has also worked as an intern in the Microbiology Department of IPGMER & SSKM HOSPITAL, Kolkata in a project investigating the correlation between hepatitis B virus DNA and hepatitis B envelope antigen with biomarkers of liver in chronic hepatitis B patients. Her areas of interest include Pathogenesis and Virulence, Immunobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Microbial Genomics and Antimicrobial Resistance.

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.

Steffi Kunnel: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Steffi Kunnel has completed her Master’s in Medical Biotechnology from Manipal School of Life Sciences. As part of her dissertation, she worked on the effect of temperature on the retrogradation of rice to study metabolic diseases. She has been involved in other research projects including studies on the effect of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on health and a field study on leopard–human interaction. Her previous work experience includes account management, editing and quality checking of the manuscripts. Her academic interests include cell biology, immunology and evolutionary studies.

Suraj Kumar Mouriya: Reviewer Selection Editor

Mr. Suraj Kumar Mouriya has done his master’s degree in biotechnology from Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India. He worked as a Project Assistant at Sugarcane Breeding Institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, where he evaluated disease resistance mechanisms in sugarcane, which was published in “Sugar Tech”. His dissertation work "Effect of Saturated Fatty Acid on Intracellular and Extracellular Proteome of C.tropicalis" was published in the journal "Frontiers". Protein Extraction, Protein Purification (Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography - GE Healthcare Akta Pure 25 M), Western Blotting, Gene Knockout, and Antimicrobial Resistance studies are among his research interests.

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.

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.

Venkata Kishore Narla: Reviewer Selection Editor

Mr. Venkata Kishore Narla has completed his Bachelor degree in Biotechnology from SPACES Degree College, Andhra Pradesh, India and Master degree in Human Genetics from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. His postgraduate internship was on VDR polymorphism (FOKI) in TYPE-2 Diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. The study was conducted to evaluate the association between VDR polymorphisms and genetic susceptibility to T2DM population. His areas of interest include Molecular Biology, Cytogenetics and Bioinformatics.

Vidya Ezhumalai: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Vidya holds a Master degree in Biotechnology from University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and a bachelor degree in Plant Sciences from University of Pondicherry, India. Winner of Gold Medal for proficiency during her undergraduate program. Her areas of interest include genetics, immunology, physiology, and plant biotechnology. Her postgraduate project focused on ‘case-control study of gene variations associated with inherited macular degeneration’ at VIBS, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. She has also done an internship at the Advanced Training Institute, Chennai and has hands-on experience in Gas Chromatography, Quality control in Chemical Analysis, Water Analysis and Spectrophotometer.

Vishnu Hari: Reviewer Selection Editor

Mr. Vishnu Hari has completed his Bachelor and Master degree in Microbiology from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, Kerala, India. His post graduate dissertation focused on the safety of Marine Microbial L-asparaginases in anticancer therapy. He has co-authored a paper in Computational Neuroscience as part of his Bachelor project and presented the same in the International Conference on Cybernetics, Cognition and Machine Learning Applications (ICCCMLA), 2020. His areas of interest include Cancer Biology, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology.

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'.

Yashika Pahwa: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Yashika Pahwa has done her Integrated MSc in Life Sciences from the Central University of Tamil Nadu, India. Her Master project was based on plant biotechnology and focused on isolation and characterization of Delta-4-desaturase enzyme from marine microalgae for recombinant production of long chain PUFAs. A poster on her dissertation work had received the best poster award in the National Conference on Emerging Trends in Plant Science for Sustainable Development at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. Her areas of interest include immunobiology, animal behavior and molecular evolution.

Yuvalatha Loganathan: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Yuvalatha holds a Master degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Pondicherry University, India. She has presented posters in National Seminar on Current Topics in Biological Research, and Indian Biodiversity Congress. She has worked as an Editorial Assistant for a publishing organization. Her research interests include Molecular Genomics, Neurobiology, and Plant Biochemistry.

Yuvarekha Ramasamy: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Yuvarekha Ramasamy received her Bachelor and Master degree in Biochemistry from PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Her graduate dissertation work involved studying the hepatoprotective effect of Mentha arvensis against arsenic induced toxicity in zebrafish, and she has presented a paper on ‘Arsenic toxicity and Oxidative stress’ at the National Conference on Biological Science - Emerging Challenges & Issues (NCBCI’19). Her post graduate project focused on anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer studies on Ailanthus excelsa. Her areas of interest include Neurotoxicity, Proteomics and Cancer Studies.

Zarafshan Neyaz: Reviewer Selection Editor

Ms. Zarafshan Neyaz has done her B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc in Microbiology from University of Calcutta, India. She is a recipient of the Platinum Jubilee Commemorative Cash Prize Award. Her post graduate project was on finding the potential synergistic action of phytochemicals when given along with antibiotics against a multi-drug resistant bacteria. She has previously worked as a Project Assistant at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI) Lucknow, India where her research focused on finding the epigenetic layers involved in diabetic wound healing. She is also a certified Science Communicator and an active volunteer for “Build a Scientific Temper in Society”. Her areas of interest include Antimicrobial Resistance, Epigenetics, and Clinical Research.

Updated 18 January 2023