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Dr. Lomada Dakshayani

Dr. Lomada Dakshayani
Associate Professor

Department of Genetics and Genomics
Yogi Vemana University
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

PDF/Teaching Experience

• Associate Professor in Genetics and Genomics, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: December 2021-Till date.
• Assistant Professor in Genetics and Genomics, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 21st July 2009 – 2021.
• Post Doctoral Fellow at U T MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA: (2001-08) .
• Senior Research Associate at The Scripps Research Institute, USA: (2008-09).

Administrative Experience

• Member in Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) February 2023-Present.
• Member in Research and Development Cell August 2022- Present.
• Head, Department of Genetics & Genomics, December 2021-Present.
• Chairman, Board of studies, Department of Genetics & Genomics, Mar 2022- present.
• Coordinator, Yogi Vemana University Women’s Cell.
• Co-Ordinator, Department of Genetics & Genomics, 2010- 2012 and 2020- 2021.
• Women’s Hostel warden Oct 2013-Mar 2017.
• Board of studies Member, Department of Genetics & Genomics, Oct-2013-Feb 2022.
• Board of studies Member, Chaitanya Degree College (Autonomous) Warangal, 2015-2018.
• Institutional Ethics Committee- Government Medical college and Government General Hospital (IEC GMC & GGH) Kadapa.
• Appointed by Committee for the purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) as a Main Nominee for Institutional Animal Ethics Committee in Fathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa; Krishnateja Pharmacy College, Tirupati.
• Appointed by CPCSEA as a Link Nominee for Institutional Animal Ethics Committee in Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuram.
• Appointed by CPCSEA as a Main Nominee for Institutional Animal Ethics Committee in Krishna Teja Pharmacy College, Tirupati.

Research Projects

• Investigating the role of dendritic epidermal gamma delta T cells and Titanium dioxide nanotubes conjugated to Quercetin in diabetic wound healing process (Co-PI) | SERB SURE | Rs. 29,89,805 | 2023-2026
• Bioremediation of Heavy metals through Geomicrobes from soil and ground water: A case study around Tummalapalli Uranium mining area, Kadapa, AP. (Co-PI) | SERB POWER | Rs. 29,70,000 | 2022-2025.

• Molecular signaling during thymus involution and its application for the prevention of age associated diseases and cancer (PI) | DST | Rs. 42,17,000 | 2018-21.
• Molecular mechanism(s) by which cyclin D1 abrogates involution using the K5. Cyclin D1 transgenic line and related experimental models(PI) | UGC | Rs. 22,87,952 | 2014-2015. • Molecular mechanism involved in the development of skin gamma delata T cells (PI) | DST | Rs. 21,55,000 | 2012-15.
• Role of nuclear receptor farnesoid X receptor on airway inflammation and remodeling (Co-PI) | DBT | Rs. 39,00,000 | 2011-15.
• Cross-talk between plasmacytoid dendritic cells and regulatory T cells in ovarian cancer using mouse model (PI) | CSIR | Rs. 22,00,000 | 2011-15.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded: 02

• Dr. T. Sree Latha
• Dr. Lakkim Vajravathi

Ph.D Pursuing: 02

• Miss Lekkala Venkata Vani Vijaya Durga
• Mr. Bandi Lokesh Reddy

Achievements / Awards : 06

• Nominated as P.G. Meritorious Alumnus by Academic Council in the Board of studies, SKR&SKR Govt College for women. Kadapa.
• Associate Fellow of A.P. Academy of Sciences for the year 2019.
• Raman Fellowship for Post Doctoral Research in USA for the Year 2014-15.
• DST Young Scientist Award 2011.
• UT MDACC Employee service award, USA 2006.
• Research Fellowship of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, Govt. of India 1995-2000.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 32

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 03
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 01
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 06
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 38
Invited Lectures and Chairpersons at National or International Conference/ Seminar : 05
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies

• Life member, Indian Women Scientist Association.
• Life member, Indian Immunological Society.
• Life member, Indian Association for Cancer Research.
• Life member, The Indian Science Congress Association.
• Life member, Microbiologists Society, India.

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

Reviewer for International journals such Frontiers, Bulletin of Material Science, etc. Member on Editorial Boards in 1.IJBST journal group 2. Asia-Pacific Journal of Pharmacotherapy & Toxicology 3. APAD 4. International J of Biomedical Innovations and Engineering .

Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication


The overall goal of research is to develop procedures or nanoparticles (chemically synthesized and Biogenic) for the treatment, and/or prevention of cancers and Autoimmune diseases. The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues and organs, that orchestrate collectively to defend the body from infection and disease. Cancer is a complex disease that can evade the immune system. Autoimmune disease occurs due to overactivity of the immune system, where immune cells attack their own tissues and organs. These conditions are often not recognized until they have already become too difficult to handle. Nano therapy can improve an immune system's work, allowing it to find and eliminate overreactive or cancer cells. The most notable findings from our laboratory and collaboration studies are that Titanium dioxide has therapeutic potential for Cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. Continuing work in this area is designing and testing a novel combinational drug carrier by conjugating titanium nanotubes with quercetin for the treatment of skin cancer. Conjugated Titanium dioxide with Quercetin demonstrated more efficient anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities than Titanium dioxide or Quercetin alone. Our research contribution in the area of Nanotechnology, Cancer, and autoimmune disorders has been demonstrated in the form of several publications in internationally reputed journals and research grants. Some notable publications include Cell Host Microbe impact factor of 21, PLoS Genet, an impact factor of 7.1, J Nanostructure in Chemistry impact factor of 6.4 and Antibiotics, an impact factor of 4.6, Pharmaceutics impact factor of 5.4 etc.

  • Dr. Lomada Dakshayani
    Associate professor
    Department of genetics & genomics
    Yogi Vemana University
    Vemanapuram, Kadapa, Y.S.R Kadapa, A.P., India.
    Zip/Pin Code: 516005

  • +91 8562 225419

  • dlomada@yvu.edu.in


What they say?


I am indebted to the faculty of the University, who inculcated scientific temper and research aptitude and I think YVU is a happening place for qualitative research.

Anand Kumar
Ph.D. in Biotechnology

The academic ambience and infrastructure of the University are the hallmarks, I consider myself to be lucky to be here and I foresee a bright future in pursuit of Science.

Shaik Fasiha Begam
M.Sc. in Physics

Yogi Vemana University is certainly a hub for meaningful research activities. Research in social sciences here bears contemporary relevance and addresses societal problems.

Varikunta Sailaja
Ph.D. in English

Yogi Vemana University installed faith in me to explore new avenues in liberal arts which mates us more humane and civilized.

Karanam Saiteja