Assistant Professor

Dr. GAYATHRI G.

Address

Department of Botany, Sree Krishna College, Guruvayur Ariyannur P.O. Guruvayur Thrissur 680102

Email: gaya3uty@yahoo.com

Educational Qualifications
  • Ph. D. (Botany) University of Kerala
  • M. Phil. (Botany) University of Kerala
  • M. Sc. (Botany) University of Kerala

 Fellowships

  • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for M.Phil and Ph.D, from UGC (2007)
  • CSIR- UGC NET in Life Science- December 2008

Awards/ Endowments

  • Best Oral Paper (First Prize) in the UGC Sponsored Two Day National Conference on “New Horizons in Biological Science Research” organized by Department of Botany, held at Avinashalingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore on 4th and 5th January, 2023
  • V.R. Dyanansagar Cash Prize for Best Research Paper, awarded by the Society of Cytologists and Geneticists, India, during XIII All India Conference on Cytology and Genetics, 2016.
  • A. Sasidharan Memorial Endowment for securing the highest mark in final year B.Sc during 2003-2004.
  Research Interests
  • Phytochemistry
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Plant Physiology
Positions Held
  • Assistant Professor, P.G. and Research Department of Botany, Sree Krishna College, Guruvayur Ariyannur P.O. Guruvayur Thrissur (2019- Present)
  • Assistant Professor on contract in Botany for M.Sc Biodiversity Conservation, Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavttom Campus, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Assistant Professor on contract in Botany, Department of Botany, University College, Palayam Trivandrum
  • Assistant Professor on contract in Botany, Department of Botany, Govt. Arts and Science College, Kariavattom,Trivandrum
  • Assistant Professor on contract in Botany, Department of Botany,Nehru Arts and Science College, Kanhangad, Kasargod
Publications

International Journals

  1. Gayathri G, Bindu R Nair and Babu V., 2016, Isolation and Characterization of a Triterpenoid from the leaves of Azima tetracantha Lam., International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (IJPSR) 7(5): 2090-2096 E- ISSN: 0975-8232
  2. Gayathri G, Bindu R Nair and Babu V., 2015, Anti-Proliferative and Cytotoxic effects of Azima tetracantha Lam. on cervical cancer cell line (HeLa) and human peripheral lymphocyte (HPL), Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 4(4) 161-164 E- ISSN 2278-4136.
  3. Gayathri G, Bindu R Nair and Babu V., 2014, Scavenging of free radicals and total phenols of methanol extract of Azima tetracantha Lam., Int. J Pharma Sci., 6(9), 347-351 ISSN: 0975-1491
  4. Gayathri G, Bindu R Nair and Babu V., 2012, GC-MS Analysis of Azima tetracantha Lam., Journal of Pharmacy Research,5(7), 3746-3747 ISSN: 0974-6943
  5. Gayathri G, Bindu R Nair and Babu V., 2012, Analysis of Proximate and Nutritional Composition in the Leaves of Azima tetracantha Lam., Journal of Pharmacy Research 2012,5(3),1568-1570. ISSN: 0974-6943
  6. Gayathri G, Bindu R Nair and Babu V., 2011, In vitro Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Studies on Leaves of Azima tetracantha Lam. (Salvadoraceae), International Journal of Current  Research, 3(12), 87-90. ISSN: 0975-833X
  7. Gayathri G and Babu V., 2009, Pharmacognostic Analysis of Azima tetracantha Lam., Phytomorphology 59 (1&2), 47-50. ISSN 0031-9449
  8. Gayathri G and Babu V., 2008, Preliminary Pharmacognostic Studies of Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn., Ind.J.Bot.Res.,4: 233-44 ISSN 0973-2233

Book/ Chapter

  1. Gayathri G and Aswathy K,  “Documentation of Ethnobotanical Diversity of Medicinal Plants Used by the Paniya Tribes of Wayanad District, Kerala.” in Biodiversity Challenges and Threats: Current Scenario 2023, pp 53-58, ISBN 978-81-958369-2-3
  2. Gayathri G, Babu V, Bindu R Nair, “Studies on Bee Sting Bush, Pharmacognostic Analysis and Investigations on Antioxidant Properties of Azima tetracantha Lam.”, 2012, Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-8473-7319-3

 Article

Gayathri G., 2017, “Oushadhasasyangal” in Special Edition of Souhridam, a monthly publication of Collegiate Education Department Elder’s Forum, page 149-153.

Presentations
  1. “Phytochemical and Antibacterial activities of Eclipta alba [L].”,   XVIII Kerala Science Congress, held at Centre for Earth Science Studies, Aakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, from 29th to 31st January 2006
  2. “Antibactericidal Properties of Eclipta alba [L].”in the National Seminar on Medicinal Plants, organized by the Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Govt. Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, on 27th and 28th March 2006
  3. “Preliminary Pharmacognostic studies of Cardiospermum halicacabum (Linn.)” in BIOSPECTRUM-07, an International Symposium on Advances in Food Biotechnology and Nutrition organized by the School of Biosciences, Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, on 30th Nov and 1st Dec, 2007
  4. “Pharmacognosy and profiling phytochemicals from Azima tetracantha leaves”, in National Seminar on Medicinal Plants, organized by the Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Ayurvedic Research Institute, Poojapura held at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, on 24th and 25th July, 2008
  5. “Pharmacognostic Analysis of Azima tetracantha Lam.”, in 18th Swadesi Science Congress, organized by Swadesi Science Movement, held at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, from 5th – 7th November, 2008
  6. “Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations of Crude Methanolic Leaf Extract of Azima tetracantha Lam.”, in 19th Swadesi Science Congress, jointly organized by Kerala Agricultural University and Swadesi Science Movement, held at College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, from 10th to 12th December, 2009
  7. “Proximate Composition and nutritional evaluation of Azima tetracantha Lam. Leaves”, in 22nd Kerala Science Congress, held at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur, during 28th to 31st January, 2010
  8. “Evaluation of Antioxidant Properties of Azima tetracantha Lam. Leaves”, in the Golden Jubilee National Symposium on Plant Diversity, Utilization and Management, held at Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram from 27th to 29th May, 2010
  9. “Evaluation of antioxidant properties of Azima tetracantha Lam. Leaves”, in the 1st Kerala Women Science Congress-2010, held at St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam from 10th to 12th August, 2010
  10. “Ethnobotanical studies and evaluation of chemical and nutritional composition in the leaves of Azima tetracantha Lam. (Salvadoraceae)”, in the International Conference on Folk and Herbal Medicine, held at Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur City, Rajasthan, from 25th to 27th November, 2010
  11. “Phytochemical Composition and Antibacterial activity of Azima tetracantha (Lam.), Leaves”, in the National Conference on Gene and Genomic Research in India, held at Union Christian College, Aluva, Ernakulam, on 20th and 21st January, 2011.
  12. “Free Radical Scavenging and DNA Protection Mediated by Crude Extract of Azima tetracantha( Lam.)”, in International Symposium on Genomics of Crops, Medicinal Plants & Microbes, held at Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram from 29th to 31st  May, 2011
  13. “Ethnobotany and Phytochemical Profiling of Azima tetracantha Lam. (Salvadoraceae)”, in International Conference on Current Trends in Medicinal Plants Research, held at Dept. of Botany, University of Pune, Pune, from 10th to 12th January, 2012
  14. In vitro Cytotoxicity Studies of Crude Extracts on Cervical Cancer Cell Line (HeLa)” in National Conference on Phytomedicine, held at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, on 4th and 5th October, 2012
  15. In vitro Cytotoxicity Studies of Crude Methanol Extract of Azima tetracantha”  in 100th Indian Science Congress, held at Kolkata from 3rd to 7th January, 2013
  16. In vitro Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Studies of Crude Methanol Extract of Azima tetracantha Lam.”  in 16th All India Congress of Cytology and Genetics (AICCG) conference held at Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram from 22nd to 24th   October, 2013
  17. “Anti-proliferative and Cytotoxic Effects of Azima tetracantha Lam on Cervical Cancer cell Line (HeLa) and Human Peripheral Lymphocyte (HPL)” in National Symposium on Underutilized and Wild Edible Plants of India- Future Crops held at Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram on 10th and 11th December, 2014
  18. In vitro anticancer activity of methanol extract of Azima tetracantha Lam. in International Seminar on New frontiers in Cytogenetics and XII conference of the Society of Cytologists and Geneticists, held at Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram during 15th to 17th December, 2016.
  19. Pharmacognostic Standardization of Antiinflammatory Medicinal Plants- Premna serratifolia L. and Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.)R.Br. in the Two Day international Conference on Recent Trends in Biological Sciences (ICRTBS) 2022 organised by VTM NSS College, Dhanuvachapuram on 30.03.2022 and 31.03.2022.
  20. Analysis of Computational Simulation Against SARS CoV-2 by Bioactive Compound from Microcos paniculata L.  in the UGC Sponsored Two Day National Conference on “New Horizons in Biological Science Research” organized by Department of Botany, held at Avinashalingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore on 4th and 5th January, 2023