Profile of Dr. Sowndarya Jothipandiyan

Professional Brief


Academic Profile

SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, India

SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, India
PSG College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
Junior Research Fellow, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India.
Teaching Assistant, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India.

Research Area

  • Biofilms and Quorum sensing
  • Orthopedic implant infection
  • Anti-infective biomaterials
  • Alternate therapeutic approach to antibiotics
  • Gene expression studies- Real-time PCR


“Palladium(II) metal complex fabricated titanium implant mitigates dual species biofilms in simulated synovial fluid.”
Sowndarya, J., , Suresh, D., Saravanan, S., Nithyanand, P
Antibiotics (Basel) | 2023| 12(8): 1296.
“Transition metal complex laminated bioactive implant alleviates Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus virulence.”
Sowndarya, J., Suresh, D., Saravanan, S., Sudharsan, M., Raghunandhakumar, S., Nithyanand, P.
Biomaterials Advances | 2022 | 212813.
“Heteroleptic pincer palladium(II) complex coated orthopedic implants impede the AbaI/AbaR quorum sensing system and biofilm development by Acinetobacter baumannii. “
Sowndarya, J., Suresh, D., Sankaran, VS., Thamotharan, S., Kumaravel, S., Preethi, V., Saravanan, S., Gowrishankar, S., Karutha Pandian, S., Nithyanand, P.
Biofouling | 2022 | 38(1): 55-70.
“Gallic acid and agricultural byproducts modulates the biofilm matrix exopolysaccharide of the phytopathogens Ralstonia solanacearum. ”
Sowndarya, J., Rubini, D., Simran, S., Senthilkumar, M., Nithyanand, P., Vadivel, V.
Current Microbiology | 2020 | 77: 3339-3354.
“Agro food by-products and essential oil constituents curtail virulence and biofilm of Vibrio harveyi. “
Sowndarya, J., Farisa Banu, S., Madhura, G., Yuvalakshhmi, P., Rubini, D., Bandeira Junior, G., Baldisserotto, B., Vadivel, V., Nithyanand, P.
Microbial Pathogenesis | 2019 | 135: e103633.
“Biosurfactant synergized with marine bacterial DNase disrupts polymicrobial biofilms. ”
Srikanth, R, Banu, SF, Sowndarya. J, Parveen, J., Rubini, D., Wilson, A., Nithyanand, P.
Folia microbiologica | 2021 | 66(5): 831–842.
“Coated Surgical Sutures Prevent Adherence and Biofilms of Mixed Microbial Communities.”
Prabha,Sowndarya. J, Ram, P., Rubini, D., Hari, B., Aruni, W., Nithyanand, P. Chitosan
Current microbiology | 2021 | 78(2): 502–512.
“Intelligent Food Packaging and Shelf-Life Improvement of Chapattis Using Hybrid Nanoparticle-Based Biopolymer Electrospin Coating. ”
Rubalya, VS., Arockia Jayalatha, K., Atchaya, S., Kannan, S., Nithyanand, P., Sowndarya. J,
ACS Food Science and Technology | 2023.
“Bioprospecting of aqueous phase from pyrolysis of plant waste residues to disrupt MRSA biofilms. ”
Srividhya, K., Subramaniyasharma, S., Sowndarya. J, Ponnusami, V., Saravanan, RS, Nithyanand, P
Biofouling | 2023 | 39(2):231-243.

Conferences / Workshop presented

“Palladium metal complex fabricated orthopedic implant to prevent biofilm associated implant infection”. Sowndarya Jothipandiyan, Suresh Devarajan, Nithyanand Paramasivam. Indo-German workshop on ‘Biofabrication: Emerging biomaterials, machines and digital tools’, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, India.

“A multi-target approach to combat orthopedic implant infection using anti-infective biomaterial”.
Sowndarya Jothipandiyan, Saravanan Sekaran, Nithyanand Paramasivam. International Conference on “Converging Microbiological Innovation for Application in Animal, Plant, Environment and Health Care (ICCMIA 2023)”. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India (2023).

“Fabrication of orthopedic implant using Transition metal complex to combat implant associated infections”.
Sowndarya Jothipandiyan, Suresh Devarajan, Saravanan Sekaran, Nithyanand Paramasivam. 62nd Annual International Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), University of Mysore, Mysore, India (2022).

“Targeting AbaI/AbaR quorum sensing signals of Acinetobacter baumannii to impede orthopedic implant infection using novel palladium metal complex”.
Sowndarya Jothipandiyan, Suresh Devarajan, Saravanan Sekaran, Nithyanand Paramasivam. Biomaterials online conclave’2022 organized by MHRD-RUSA 2.0, Biomaterials National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Madras, Chennai, India (2022).

“Mitigating the quorum sensing mediated virulence of the phytopathogen Ralstonia solanacearum by an agricultural byproduct”.
Sowndarya Jothipandiyan, Durairajan Rubini, Simran Sinsinwar, Vadivel velingiri, Nithyanand Paramasivam. International Conference on Synergy of Sciences, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, India (2020).

“Luteolin from Coconut shell curbs the biofilm of an aquaculture pathogen Vibrio harveyi”.
Sowndarya Jothipandiyan, Vadivel Vellingiri, Nithyanand Paramasivam. SICI golden jubilee conference and lecture series Indo Canada virtual conference, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, India (2021).

“Synergistic effects of marine natural products quench the virulence and biofilms of Candida albicans”.
Sowndarya Jothipandiyan, Sanaulla Farisa Banu, Durairajan Rubini, Ravishankar Srikanth Paramasivam Nithyanand. International Conference on ‘Advances in Therapeutic Molecules and Drug Design’ organized by Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore, India (2019).

Awards and Honors

  • 2023- Received Dr. Hansel Fletcher and Dr. A. Wilson Aruni scholarship award from the Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists
  • 2023- Received Dr. C. S. Srinandan Memorial Award for Best Research Publication in the academic year 2022-2023, CRID, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, India
  • Nov 2020- Aug 2023- Junior Research Fellow, ICMR funded research project
  • 2019- Qualified GATE in life science paper
  • 2019- Secured first prize in poster presentation conducted by CRID organization at SASTRA Deemed to be University, Thanjavur, India