Profile of Dr. Vasanth Dhakshinamoorthy

Professional Brief


Academic Profile

Doctor of Philosophy: Biotechnology (Nanotoxicology / Neurotoxicology), Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India(2013)
Master of Science: Animal Biotechnology (Embryonic Stem cells), National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal India (2004)
Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry (University of Madras), St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, Cuddalore, India(2001)

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor (Senior Grade), PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore, India
Associate Professor , Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, National College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli, India
Project Officer, Department of Civil Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, India
Guest Lecturer, Department of MicrobialBiotechnology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India

Academic Awards / Honors

University Research Fellowship, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India


ICAR-NDRI National Junior Research Fellowship, National Dairy Research Institute,Karnal, India.


European Commission 6thFramework Marie Curie Grant, 5th International Stem Cell School on Regenerative Medicine at Albrecht-Kossel-Institutefor Neuroregeneration(AKos), University of Rostock, Germany.


Best Research Paper Award, Indian Dairy Association, New Delhi, India.


Technical Expertise

  • Laboratory small animal models (Mice & Rats)
  • Aquatic organisms (Zebra Fish)
  • Mammalian cell culture techniques
  • Toxicological Profiling: Systemic, Neurobehavioraland Genotoxicity

Specific Research Interests

  • Nanosafety and Toxicology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Emerging Contaminants


“Nano Polycaprolactone-Based Delivery of Cyclophosphamide to Breast Cancer Cell Lines MCF-7 and MDA MB 231: An Enhanced Drug
Delivery Approach. Breast Cancer. (Communicated).”
Nivetha Shanmugam, Pitchan Arul Prakash, Mohamed Sultan Mohamed Jaabir, Vasanth Dhakshinamoorthy
| 2023 |
“PARP in the neuropathogenesis of cytomegalovirus infection – Possible role
and therapeutic perspective. Microbial Pathogenesis, 176, 106018”
Sathish Sankar, Vasanth Dhakshinamoorthy , Govindasamy Rajakumar (2023).
“Malignant odontogenic tumors: Epigenetics in disease and therapy. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica.”
Sathish Sankar, Pitchapillai Ganesh and Vasanth Dhakshinamoorthy
“Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Affects Behavior and Monoamine Levels in Mice”
Vasanth Dhakshinamoorthy, Vijayprakash Manickam, Ekambaram Perumal .
Neurochemical Research (IF: 2.772) | 2019 |
“Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Induces Cell cycle-dependent Neuronal Apoptosis in Mice.”
Vijayprakash Manickam, Vasanth Dhakshinamoorthy, Ekambaram Perumal
Journal of Molecular Neuroscience (IF: 2.454)| 2018|
“Neurobehavioral Toxicity of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in Mice”
Vasanth D, Vijayprakash M,Ekambaram P
Neurotoxicity Research32:187-203 (IF: 3.186) | 2017|
“Recurrent Exposure to Ferric Oxide Nanoparticles Alters Myocardial
Oxidative Stress, Apoptosis and Necrotic Markers in Male Mice”
Vijayprakash Manickam, Madhivadhani Periyasamy, Vasanth Dhakshinamoorthy, Lakshmikanthan Panneerselvam, Ekambaram Perumal
Chemico-Biological Interactions (IF: 3.296)| 2017 |
“Dataset on antitumor properties of silver nanoparticles from Gloriosa
superba (L) seed on Dalton Lymphoma Ascites (DLA) tumor:”
Muthukirshnan Saradhadevi,Murugesan Gnanadesigan,Gnanajothi Kapildev, Dhakshinamoorthy Vasanth
Facile and biocompatible approach | 2017 |
“Acute exposure to titanium dioxide (TiO2)induces oxidative stress in
Sujatha Purushothaman, Azhwar Raghunath, Vasanth Dhakshinamoorthy, Lakshmikanthan Panneerselvam & Ekambaram Perumal.
ToxicologicalandEnvironmentalChemistry (IF: 0.795) |
2014 |
“Therapeutic efficacy of Tamarindus Indica (L) to protect against Fluoride-
Induced Oxidative Stress in the liver of femaleRats.
Ekambaram,T Namitha, S Bhuvaneswari, S Aruljothi, D Vasanth, M Saravanakumar
FLUORIDE 43(2):134-140(IF: 1.342) | 2010 |

Invited Talks

  • Sapiens and Science – Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India(2023)
  • The Art of Reading and Writing Scientific Research Articles -Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India (2023)
  • Short-term Course on “Academic and Research Report Writing” organized by the PG & Research Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, National College (Autonomous), Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India (2022)
  • Laboratory Animal Webinar Series(LAWS-2021) Organized by Centre for Laboratory Animal Technology and Research, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India (2021)
  • Quality Improvement Programme on Advances inBiological Systems and Material Science in NanoWorldorganized by Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (2017)

Workshops/Conferences Organized

Hands-on Training on Mammalian Cell Culture Techniques: Department of Biotechnology, National College, Tiruchirapalli, India


International Conference on Biosciences & Bioinformatics-ICBB2017, BharathiarUniversity, Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore, India


Biogalaxia:Department of Microbial Biotechnology, Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore, India


Workshops / Conferences / Seminars Attended

  • 5th International Stem Cell School in Regenerative Medicine at Berlin, Albrecht-Kossel-Institute for Neuroregeneration(AKos), University of Rostock, Germany(2008)
  • Practical Course on “Culturing and Transfection of Neural Stem Cell” at 5thInternational Stem Cell School in Regenerative Medicine at Rostock University, Rostock, Germany(2008)
  • 1st International Stem Cell Summit, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)and Lifeline Hospitals, Chennai,India (2008)
  • 3rd Bangalore Stem Cell Workshop “Culturing and Characterization of Mammalian Stem Cells” National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore,India(2008)/li
  • Awareness Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Tea Research Institute, Valparai, India(2011)