I am working as Principal as well as Associate Professor – Microbiology and Head, Agriculture Department, S.S.D. College of Professional Studies, Bhokhra, Bathinda since 25 June, 2013 to continue till date. I have been in teaching and research for more than 17 years and have publications in peer reviewed Journals and books of International/National repute. I have done extensive study on plant based antimicrobial compounds and their potential use as herbal medicines as against synthetic or semi-synthetic medicines often having various side effects. I have guided 48 students of M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Food Technology for their project work independently and successfully in varied topics related to Extraction of plant based oils and compounds and their antimicrobial properties, Biodegradation of pollutants, Enzyme production, Bacteriocin production, Microbial and heavy metal contamination and detection in sewage irrigated crops etc. These research studies have been carried out through newly isolated microbial isolates.
|Research Interest :
Although research itself fascinates me, still I have interest in antimicrobials of plant origin, biodegradation, enzyme production, heavy metal and microbial contamination of food and related products, bacteriocins, Environmental aspects etc.