SMITHA K RMSc, NET, GATE 2013,Ph.D Assistant ProfessorE-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone : +91 9387005196




MSc, NET, GATE 2013

Ph.D: Pursuing Doctoral degree in Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry at Amala Cancer Research Centre, under University of Calicut.

Professional Experience

Guest lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology, Sree Sankara College, Kalady (2 years)

Guest lecturer, Dept. of Biochemistry, Sree Krishna College, Guruvayur (2 years)

Guest Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology, St. Mary’s College, Thrissur (6 months)

National Conference attended:

33rd Annual convention of Indian Association for Cancer Research (IACR), Kollam, February 13- 15, 2014.



Arunaksharan N, Reshma K. M., Shabna K. A., Smitha K. R., Indu M. S., Jeksy J. M., Balu T. K. and Achuthan C. Raghavamenon (2016). Virgin coconut oil maintains redox status and improves glycemic conditions in high fructose fed rats. Journal of food science and technology, 53 (1): 895-901.

Smitha K R, Ansa P U, Jeksy J M, Indu M S, Arunaksharan N, Babu T D and Achuthan C R (2015). Antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of Uvaria narum seed oil (UNSO), Amala Research Bulletin, 35, 107- 112.

Anagha K, Arunaksharan N, Jeksy J M, Indu M S, Smitha K R, Shaji E M, Ramya M K, Soorya P I, Balu T K and Achuthan C R(2015). Vitamin E supplementation modulates the effect of Omega 3 fatty acids treatment in aged rats, Amala Research Bulletin, 35, 84- 91.

Indu M S, Arunaksharan N, Smitha K R, Jeksy J M, Vipin P S, Shaji E M, Ramya M K, Jose Padikkala and Achuthan C R (2015). Desmodium gyrans DC modulates lipid trafficking in macrophages and improves functional HDL in rats, Amala Research Bulletin, 35, 143- 150.

Jeksy M J, N Arunaksharan, M S Indu, K R Smitha, E M Shaji and Achuthan C R (2015). Influence of proportional variations of constituent plant extracts in a polyherbal formulation GSTC on hyperlipidemia, Amala Research Bulletin, 35, 193- 205.

Shaji E M, Smitha K R, Arunaksharan N, Ramya M K, Babu T D, Balu T K and Achuthan C R (2015). Preliminary phytochemical screening, cytotoxic and antitumor studies of Simarouba glauca DC. (Laxmitaru), Amala Research Bulletin, 35, 15- 23.

Jeksy J M, Indu M S, Smitha K R, Arunaksharan N and Achuthan C R(2015). Component Authentication and Standardization of an Anti-atherosclerotic Herbal Formulation-GSTC3, 7(6), 339-343.

Jeksy J M, Merin B, Smitha KR, Indu M S, Jose P, Achuthan C. R. Development of an anti-atherosclerotic polyherbal formulation: GSTC3,J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol. 34, 237-248.

Nair SS, Manalil JJ, Ramavarma SK, Suseela IM, Thekkeppat A, Raghavamenon AC,(2015). Virgin coconut oil supplementation ameliorates cyclophosphamide-induced systemic toxicity in mice, Human and experimental toxicology,1-8.

Arunaksharan N, Reshma K M, Shabna A R, Indu M S, Smitha K R, Jeksy M J and Achuthan C R (2014). Virgin coconut oil as fatty acid source in high fructose/sucrose diet reduces hyperglycemia, associated dyslipidemia and oxidative stress in Wistar rats, Amala research bulletin. 34, 83-91.

Midhun K G, Arunaksharan N, Indu M S, Smitha K R, Babu T D and Achuthan C R, 2014, Characterization of docosahexaenoic acid oxidation products and assessment of its carbonyl stress and cytotoxicity in vitro, Amala research bulletin. 34,114-151.

Smitha K R, Ansa P U, and Achuthan C R, 2014, Cytotoxic potential and antitumor properties of Uvaria narum wall. Seed oil. Amala research bulletin.34, 68-74.

Smitha K R, Babu T D and Achuthan C R, 2014, Phytochemical screening, TLC profiling and cytotoxicity analysis of Uvaria narum wall. Proceedings of the National Conference on Modern Trends in Zoological Research, St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth, 120-124.

Smitha K R, Babu T D, Achuthan C R, 2014, Phytochemical screening and in vitro cytotoxicity analysis of Uvaria narum (Dunal) wall. Asian Journal of Phytomedicine and Clinical Research. 2, 40 - 47.

Smitha K R, Ruveena T N, Rini A, Ann M, 2014, exploring antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of a traditional herbal medicine, Cynodon dactylon (l.) Pers. and its phytochemical screening. World journal of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences,3,1744-1757

Suraja S, Jeksy M J, Smitha K R, Anjali T, Achuthan C R (2013), Virgin coconut oil protects mice from cyclophosphamide induced systemic toxicity. Amala research bulletin. 33,159-170.

Smitha K R, Annu S M, Babu T D, Achuthan C R ( 2013), Phytochemical analysis and determination of antitumor activity of petroleum ether leaf extract of Uvaria narum Wall. Amala research bulletin, 33, 101-106

Smitha K.R, Ruveena T N., Neethu P, Nazeeha P, Liji K J., Nima B, Neethu N (2013). Phytochemical analysis and in vitro antioxidant activity of Centella asiatica. International Journal of Universal Pharmacy and Life Sciences. 3, 41-48

Smitha K R, Surya S.P , Jayanthi G (2012), In vitro evaluation of the anticancer effect of methanolic extract of Alstonia scholaris leaves on mammary carcinoma’. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science , 02 (05): 142-149

Smitha K R, Sudha G (2012), Evaluation of antioxidant activity of Tetragonia tetragonoides, Cichorium intybus and Taraxacum officinale .Advanced Biotech, 11(10):35-41

Smitha K R, Sudha G, 2011. Antioxidant activity of Spergula arvensis, Amaranthus spinosus and Spinacia oleracea. International Journal of Universal Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1,50-65



Smitha K R, Achuthan C R. Preliminary phytochemical screening, TLC profiling and cytotoxic properties of different extracts of Uvaria narum Wall. (Oral).March 25 - 26, 2014. National conference on Recent Trends in Zoological Research, St.Aloysious College, Elthuruthu, Thrissur.

Smitha K R, Ansa P U, Babu T D and Achuthan C R, Phytoconstituent analysis and assessment of cytotoxic and antitumor activities of U.narum Wall. seed oil (Poster). February 13- 15, 2014.33rd annual convention of IACR, Kollam.

Smitha K R, Cecy F A, Zahara H, Archana A ,Achuthan C R. Partial purification of anti-oxidant and anti-lipoxydase components from Baliospermum montanum (Oral). January22-23,2013.UGC sponsored National Symposium on Modern Biotechnology: Prospects And Challenges at KKTM Govt. College, Pullut, Kodungallur, Kerala.

Beena Jose, L.Joji Reddy, Dhanya K C, Smitha .K.R, Evaluation of free radical scavenging activity of a few medicinal plants from South India. (Oral).December7-9 2011.Souvenir Of International Symposium On Innovations In Free Radical Research And Experimental Therapeutics (Ifrret-2011) & 5th Annual Convention Of Association Of Biotechnology And Pharmacy at Karunya University ,Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu.

Smitha K R and Dr.G.Sudha, Screening of antioxidant activities of indigenous plants and determination of efficacy of leaf extracts to prevent In vitro lipid peroxidation, (Oral) March, 13-14, 2012.National Seminar on Nanoboitechnology: A Global Perspective, at M.E.S College, Marampilly, Kerala.

Smitha K R and Dr.G.Sudha. Comparative evaluation of antioxidant property in aqueous extracts of some unexploited green leafy vegetables of South India. (Oral). February 24-25 , 2012.National Seminar On Bioinformatics And Nanotechnology at Little Flower College, Guruvayur, Kerala.

Smitha K R and Dr.G. Sudha, Antioxidant activity of some green leafy vegetables (Oral) August26-27, 2011. National Seminar on Emerging Trends In Biopharmaceuticals at St. Mary’s College, Thrissur, Kerala.

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