Assistant Professor and Head (I/C)

 

Dr. Umadevi. D, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

Address:   

Dept. of Biochemistry, Sree Krishna College Guruvayur, Thrissur, PIN – 680102, KERALA

Email : uma.biochem@gmail.com

Education
  • Post-doctoral fellow : Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular medicine, Amrita institute of Medical sciences and Research centre (AIMS), Kochi (2013-2014)
  • D (Biochemistry) :   University of Calicut (2013)
  • Phil (Biochemistry) : Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore (2008)
  • Sc. (Biochemistry) : Periyar University, Salem (2004)
Research interests
  • Neuropeptides, Cancer Biology, Enzymology, Cell Biology.
Positions Held
  • Assistant Professor and Head, Dept. of Biochemistry, Sree Krishna College Guruvayur (2015 – Present)
  • Lecturer in Biochemistry, Department of Microbiology, GEMS Arts and Science College, Ramapuram, Malappuram (2012-2013).
  • Lecturer in Biochemistry, Department of Botany and Biotechnology, A. J. College of Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (2007-2008).
  • Guest Lecturer in Biochemistry, ST. Stephens College, Pathanapuram, Kollam (2005-2006).
Publications
    1. Umadevi. D, K.U.M.A. Rafeeq. (2021). Phytochemical screening and GC-MS analysis of the essential oil extract of the aromatic plant Cymbopogon citratus. International journal of scientific research. 10(4); 28-29. DOI : 10.36106/ijsr
    2. Umadevi D, Smitha M Xavier. (2020). Anticancerous activity of Staurosporine on human colon tumor (HCT) cell lines. International journal of universal pharmacy and biosciences, 9(6): 10-15
    3. Smitha M. Xavier, Umadevi D. (2019). Anticancerous effect of Kaempferol, on Human Colon Tumor (Hct) Cell Lines. Biocomprension, Dept. of Biotechnology, EMEA College, Kondotty.
    4. Hima Haridas, Umadevi D and Jomet Sebastian. K. (2018). Phytochemical screening, total phenolic content and antioxidant activities of Catharanthus roseus leaves. Plantica- Journal of Plant Science. 2(3):164 – 169

     

    1. KUMA Rafeeq, D Umadevi, N Sajitha and M Gokuldas. (2016). Sustainable biotechnology, Plant essential oils as insect ovicides: A case of the nuisance household pest, Luprops Tristis Fab. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). ISBN: 978-3-659-89742-9 pp.96-106
    2. D. Umadevi, K. U. M. A. Rafeeq, N. Sajitha and M. Gokuldas. (2016). Hyperlipaemic effects of a neuropeptide hormone isolated from insects on vertebrate liver. Asian Journal of Phytomedicine and Clinical Research. 4(2): 33- 39
    3. Sajitha, N., Kavitha, K. P, K.U.M.A. Rafeeq and Umadevi. D. (2016). A preliminary study of lipid in the wool fibre of domestic goat. International Journal of Current Research, 8(6): 33164-33165.
    4. Rafeeq K.U.M.A, Umadevi D, Sajitha N and Gokuldas M. (2016). Repellency of essential oil extracted from Cymbopogon citrates against the nuisance household pest, Luprops tristis fab (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). International Journal of recent scientific research, 7 (4): 10309-10313
    5. Umadevi D , K U M A Rafeeq, N Sajitha and M Gokuldas. (2016). Sustainable biotechnology, Adipokinetic Neuropeptide Hormone: Isolation, Characterization and Functional aspects of a Lepidopteran Insect, Orthaga exvinacea. ISBN: 978-3-659-89742-9 pp.18-25
    6. Umadevi. D, Gokuldas M and Srinivas G. (2015). Targeting Matrix metalloproteinases in tumor progression: Focus on human colonic adenocarcinoma. Proceedings of the UGC National Seminar, Sree Neelakanta Government Sanskrit college Pattambi, Kerala.
    7. Umadevi, D., K.U.M.A. Rafeeq; Gokuldas M. (2014). Identification of a metabolic peptide hormone from the neurohaemal tissues of Orthaga exvinacea. Acta Biologica Indica, 3(1): 485-493
    8. Smitha M. Xavier., Umadevi, D. (2014). Hepatoprotective effect of Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica Linn.) on carbon tetra chloride induced liver injury in rats. International research journal of pharmacy, 5(12): 929-931
    9. Smitha M. Xavier., Umadevi, D. (2014). Anticancerous activity of resveratrol, on human colon tumor (HCT) cell lines. International journal of science innovations and discoveries, 4 (1): 1-7
    10. Umadevi, D., Gokuldas M. (2014). Gene sequence of the adipokinetic hormone of the mango leaf webber, Orthaga exvinacea. International Journal of Life Sciences and Pharma Research, 3 (4): 226-234
    11. Umadevi, D., Gokuldas M. (2014). Hyperlipaemic effects of a metabolic neuropeptide hormone on vertebrate liver. Proceedings of the UGC National conference on “Advances in Entomological Research”, University of Calicut.
    12. Umadevi, D., K.U.M.A. Rafeeq., Ajaykumar, A.P., K.M. Ismail, K.A. Rashed., Gokuldas M. (2013). Identification and structural characterization of a hyperlipemic neuropeptide from the mango leaf webber, Orthaga exvinacea Hampson. American journal of Biochemistry and Molecular biology, 3 (3): 304-313
    13. Umadevi, D., Uma. C (2012). Effect of Lycopersicon esculentum, Citrus Limon and Daonil on renal calculi. Journal of Global Pharma Technology, 7(4): 28-30
    14. Gokuldas M., Ajaykumar, A.P., Umadevi, D., V.S. Binitha., K.M. Ismail, K.A. Rashed. (2013). Identification of Adipokinetic neuropeptide from the rice grasshopper Hieroglyphus Banian. Journal of Entomology, 10 (2): 95-102
    15. Umadevi, D., Gokuldas M., Ajaykumar, A.P. (2012). Hyperlipaemic and hyperglycaemic effects of a metabolic peptide hormone from the neuronal tissues of the mango leaf webber Orthaga exvinacea Hampson. International Research Journal of Pharmacy, 3(2):271-276
    16. Umadevi, D., Uma. C. (2011). Emodin mediated down regulation of Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in SNP treated colon cancer cells. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2(2):869-876
    17. Umadevi, D., Uma. C. (2011). Expression of MMP2 and MMP9 (Gelatinases A and B) in Human Colon Cancer Cells. Journal of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 165:1245-1252
    18. Umadevi, D., and Gokuldas M. (2010). Adipokinetic hormone gene sequence of Orthaga exvinacea Hampson. GeneBank accession No: HQ269419. GenBank, NCBI
Books

 Umadevi, D., Gokuldas M. (2013). Adipokinetic neuropeptide hormones of Orthaga exvinacea Hampson. ISBN: 978-3-659-31258-8

Umadevi, D. (2013). Role of Matrix metalloproteinase in Cancer development and progression. ISBN: 978-3-659-36055-8

Seminar / Conference Proceedings
  1. Umadevi, D., Gokuldas, M., Srinivas G. Targeting Matrix metalloproteinases on tumor progression: Focus on human colonic carcinoma (Oral). (National seminar, Sree Neelakanta Sanskrit College, Pattambi, Kerala, 2015).
  2. Umadevi, D., Gokuldas M. Primary structure of an adipokinetic neuropeptide from the mango leaf webber, Orthaga exvinacea (Oral). (National seminar, EMEA College, Malappuram, 2015).
  3. Umadevi, D., Gokuldas M. Hyperlipaemic effects of a metabolic neuropeptide hormone on vertebrate liver (Oral). (National conference on “Advances in Entomological Research”, University of Calicut, 2014).
  4. Umadevi, D., Gokuldas M. Identification of a metabolic neuropeptide hormone from the neurohaemal tissues of a mango leaf webber Orthaga exvinacea Hampson (Oral). (National conference “Biological conference”, University of Calicut, 2013).
  5. Umadevi, D., Uma. C. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and Colon cancer (Oral). (National conference on “Recent Trends in Animal Physiology”, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, 2009).
  6. Umadevi, D., Uma. C. Effect of Lycopersicon Esculentum, Citrus limon and Daonil on Renal calculi (Oral). (National conference on “Recent Trends in Medical Microbiology”, Karpagam Arts and science College, Coimbatore, 2007).
  7. Umadevi, D., Uma. C. Biodiversity of Oryza sativa and sugar cane Saccharum officinarum on rhizosphere pseudomonads (Oral). (National seminar on “Biodiversity and Conservation”, Karpagam Arts and Science College (2007).
  8. Umadevi, D., Uma. C. Stem Cell Therapy in Diabetes (Oral). National seminar on “Challenging Diabetes”, Karpagam Arts and Science College, Coimbatore (2006).
  9. Umadevi, D., Uma. C. EGFR Trafficking (Poster). (National seminar on “The Facets of Biotechnology” CMS College for Science and Commerce, Coimbatore, 2006).
Membership in Academic Bodies/ Organisations
  • Chairman, Board of examinations, University of Calicut
 Courses & Training Attended
  • Online FDP on ‘Outcome Based Education: Framing Questions Using Bloom’s Taxonomy’, organized by UGC – STRIDE, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam in association with Sree Sankara College, Kalady from 21st to 25th June 2021.
  • “Effective teaching and learning through MOODLE” delivered as MOOC with four quadrants, organized by Sree Narayana College, Kollam in association with Kerala State Higher Education Council from 31 May 2021 to 4 June 2021.
  • Online Short term FDP on “Towards a Digital Era of Teaching and Learning” delivered as MOOC, organised by UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala, collaboration with KSMDB College , Sasthamcotta from 12.08.2020 to 18.08.2020.
  • Online training programme on “Advanced Research Methodology” organized by RSRI, Tamil Nadu from 11.05.2020 to 15.05.2020
  • 107th Orientation programme, organized by UGC-HRDC, University of Calicut from 06.11.2019 to 26.11.2019
  • 20th Refresher course in Life science organized by UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala from 11.07.2019 to 24.07.2019
  • Workshop on ‘Bioinformatics” organized by SNGS College, Pattambi, under the sponsorship of Department of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala, from 29.11.2016 and 30.11.2016.