Dr. Prashanthi Jeyamohan

Bio Nano Electronics Research Center
Graduate School of Interdisciplinary New Science
Toyo University, Kawagoe, Saitama, 350-8585, Japan.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (October 2010 - ) Bio Nano Electronics Research Center, Toyo University, Japan
  • M.Phil. (Biotechnology), Bharathidasan University, Trichy, TN (India), 2004.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Food Analysis and Quality Assurance – DFRL (Defense Food Research Laboratory) University of Mysore, Karnataka (India), 2001.
  • M.Sc. (Microbiology), Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, TN (India), 1999.
  • B.Sc. (Microbiology), Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, TN (India), 1996.

Professional History:

  1. Lecturer – Microbiology K Pandyarajah Ballal Paramedical College, Mangalore (India) (June 2005 to May 2007).
  2. Lecturer – Microbiology RVS Institute of Health Sciences (Physiotherapy, Nursing & Pharmacy College), Coimbatore (India) (July 2002 to May 2005)

Achievements & Awards:

  1. 9th University Rank Holder in M.Sc.(Master of Science) Microbiology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (India)
  2. 3rd Rank in All India Competitive Examination Test for Post Graduate Diploma in Food Analysis and Quality Assurance course in DFRL(Defense Food Research Laboratory, Mysore(India)

Current Research Area:

Carbon Nanotubes as a Diagnostic/Therapeutic tool against Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer has been identified as the second most common type of malignant tumor in adult woman.A holy grail in cancer therapy is to deliver high doses of drug molecules to tumor sites for maximum treatment efficacy while minimizing side effects to normal organs. Chemically functionalized Single walled nanotubes (SWNT), have shown promise against tumor accumulations and have been sought for potential application such as bio-compatibility, physiochemical properties, excretion and little toxicity. Cancer nano-therapeutics is rapidly progressing and is being implemented to solve several limitations of conventional drug delivery systems for more effective yet safer nano therapeutic options for cancer therapy.

The aim of my work is to device a novel SWNT based drug delivery system against breast cancer cells consisting of a cytotoxic drug warhead with tumor targeting modules and possible use of thermal therapy/imaging as a complimentary combination therapy

Seminars and Presentations

  1. Workshop on “Recent Trends in Advance Molecular Microbiology” Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (India)
  2. Workshop on “Biology in the New Millennium” Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (India)
  3. “BIOMIC’2K” All India Symposium on Bio-Informatics Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (India)