laboratory undertakes studies pertaining to the biochemical
aspects of the disease, lipid biosynthesis, and metabolic
disposition of anti -mycobacterial drug and intracellular
expression of protein with mycobacteria using proteomic approach.
laboratory has 2 core scientists, 2 research assistants and
several technical staff. The laboratory has several analytical
equipment viz. HPLC, GLC, spectrofluorimeter and protein sequencer.
- Dr.K.Venkatesan, Deputy Director heads with
laboratory and is Ph.D. from Dr.B.R.Ambedker University,
Agra and has more than 27 years of experience pertaining
to biochemistry of leprosy, pharmacokinetic and metabolic
studies on antileprosy drugs and mycobacterial lipids.
He has contributed 50 papers on these aspects. Currently,
he is engaged in the studies pertaining to metabolic disposition
of antimycobacterial drugs, lipid biosynthesis, intracellular
expression of proteins and biochemical markers in leprosy
reactions. He is a recipient of Dr.C.G.S.Iyer Oration
Award of ICMR.
- Dr.Deepa Bisht, Research Officer is a Ph.D.
from IMTECH, Chandigarh, has 3 years of experience pertaining
to mycobacterial research and has 5 papers to her credit.
She is presently engaged in conducting a DST funded project
on intracellular expression on proteins with mycobacteria
using proteomic analysis.