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Dr Asha Raj K R

Assistant Professor

Specialisation: Zoology (Environmental Science)

Room:

asharaj@scmsgroup.org


Educational Qualifications

  • PhD in Zoology (2016),Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  • M.Sc in Zoology (2005) Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • B.Sc in Zoology (2001) Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

Employment History

  • Joined SCMS Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology on 11st August 2015
  • St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam (2012-2015)
  • Union Christian College (2007-2011)
  • National Institute of Oceanography (2006-2007)

Key Responsibilities Held

Responsibilities held at SCMS

  • Project guidance for B.Sc. students
  • Handling theory and practical classes for B.Sc. Botany and Biotechnology programme

Responsibilities held at previous institutions

St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam

  • Research Fellow in UGC- funded Major Research Project
  • Handling theory and practical classes for M.Sc. Zoology programme
  • Project guidance for B.Sc. Zoology and M.Sc. Zoology students

Union Christian College (2007-2011)

  • Handling theory and practical classes for B.Sc. Bological techniques and specimen preparation and M.Sc. Biotechnology programms

National Institute of Oceanography (2006-2007)

  • Project Fellow in ONGC funded research project

Teaching Interests

  • Physiology
  • Developmental biology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Environmental science

Research Interests

  • Environmental toxicity and differential gene expression

Publications

International publications

  • Reynold, P., Asha Raj, K. R. & Joseph, M. L. (2013). Species-wise and organ-wise changes in superoxide dismutase activity in tilapia, grey mullet and spotted scat from Cochin backwaters. The Ecoscan Special issue, IV, 53-59
  • Joseph, M. L. & Asha Raj, K. R. (2014). Trend of organ-wise change in selected antioxidant enzyme activity in spotted scat from Cochin backwaters. Advances in Applied Science Research, 5(2), 153-158
  • Asha Raj, K. R., Joseph, M. L. & Remya, D. (2014). Trends of species-wise and organ-wise changes in glutathione peroxidase activity in tilapia, grey mullet and spotted scat from Cochin backwaters. European Journal of Experimental Biology, 4(1), 568-575
  • Asha Raj, K. R., Joseph, M. L. & Benny, K. J. (2014). Trends of species-wise and organ-wise changes in catalase activity in tilapia, grey mullet and spotted scat from Cochin backwaters. International Journal of Life Science and Technology, 7(1):1-7
  • Asha Raj, K. R. & Joseph, M. L. (2017). Seasonal variation of heavy metal pollution in Periyar river at Ernakulam district, Kerala. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS). 12(4). 14-24
  • Joseph, M. L. & Asha Raj, K. R. (2018). Heavy Metal Pollution Induced Histopathological Changes in Anabas testudineus collected from Periyar River at Ernakulam district and the Recovery Responses in Pollution free water IOSR Journal of Pharmacy. 8(1)1. 27-37.

Paper Presentations

National

  • Asha Raj K R and Joseph M L. Poster presentation - Hepatic and muscular catalase activity in three species of fish: A comparative study: Proceedings of 26th Kerala Science Congress, Pookode, Wayanad. 28-31 Jan. 2014. 3349-3359
  • Asha Raj K R and Joseph M L. Poster presentation -Influence of heavy metal pollution on the antioxidant enzyme activity in Anabas testudineus collected from Periyar river at ernakulam district and the recovery responses in pollution free water. Extended abstract of 29th Kerala Science Congress, Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla. 28-30 Jan. 2017

Conferences/seminars/workshops attended

International

  • International conference ‘Immune Response in Health and Disease’ at St. Xavier’s college for women, Aluva, Kerala, India on 24th -25th Jan., 2017
  • International seminar on “Recent trends in molecular diagnostics” at St. Albert’s college, Ernakulam on 10th Aug. 2017

National

  • 26th Kerala Science Congress held at KVASU, Pookode, Wayanad, Kerala, India on 28th -31st Jan., 2014.
  • 29th Kerala Science Congress held at Marthoma College, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India on 28th -30th Jan., 2017
  • National Symposium on “Genetics in Clinical Medicine” at Jubilee centre for medical research on 15th – 16th Sep., 2017
  • Dissemination of ICMR-DBT National Guidelines for Stem Cell Research at AIMS, Kochi on 22nd Feb., 2018

Special Achievements (if any)

  • Mahatma Gandhi University has awarded the third rank in B.Sc. Zoology examination on 2001
  • First prize in intercollegiate essay competition on 2004