Name:  Dr. Vidya Jagadeeshan
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D
Year of Joining:  2023
Work Experience:  13 years
Subject Specialization  Plant Metabolomics and Phytochemistry.


Using Metabolic profiling for the identification and characterization of the potential mixtures of bioactive metabolites or quality biomarkers in wild Cymbopogon spp. The extracts of wild C. flexuosus collected from different locations have antioxidant activity. There was significant correlation between the antioxidant and total phenols in wild C. flexuosus from Charmadi ghat which could be due to broad-spectrum of pharmacological active compounds. Phenolics and flavonoid function as antioxidant compounds by modulating endogenous antioxidant system and direct ROS scavenging pathway. The study investigated toxicity and antioxidant properties of extracts of wild and cultivar spp. And showed that wild spp. was found to have better antioxidant properties.

  • Jagadeeshan, V 1., Muniraju, S 1., & KJ, T. S *. (2022). Impact on Variation in Genome Content of Wild Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud) Collected from Different Ecological Locations of Karnataka, India. Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences, 11(2), 505.
  • Jagadeeshan, V. 1, Murthy, A 1., KJ, T. S * (2021). A report on the genome size and ploidy status of wild genotypes of Cymbopogon species, International Journal of Botany Studies,
  • Murthy, A 1., Jagadeeshan, V 1., & KJ, T. S *. (2022). Exploration and Studies of Wild Cymbopogon martinii (Roxb.) Wats. Growing in Devarayana Durga Hill, Karnataka. Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences,.
  • KJ, T.S 1, Jagadeeshan, V 2. (2017). Studies on variation in essential oil composition from different accessions of Cymbopogons (DC) Stapf. International Journal of Botany studies,
  • Vidya J, Kale R.D, Nair P. Earthworm muscle cells as models to study anthelminitic properties of plant extracts. Int. J. Res. Pharm. Biomed. Sci. 2012;3(2):489–
Paper presented in National/International Conference
  • Oral presentation- International conference held at Garden City University on “Approaches towards affordable clean energy, good health and well-being” on the topic “Extraction and characterization of secondary metabolites from wild and cultivar Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud)” by Vidya Jagadeeshan, March 2023.
  • Oral presentation- National conference held at Bangalore University on “Advances in Microbial Biotechnology: Current trends and Future prospects” on the topic “Antimicrobial and cytotoxicity activity of secondary metabolites of wild Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Stued)” by Vidya Jagadeeshan, Thara Saraswathi, April- 2022.
  • Oral presentation- 19th Annual/5th International Science Fiction Conference 2020 (ISFC-2020) on the topic “Studies on Secondary Metabolites from Leaf Extract of Wild and Cultivar of Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud)” by Vidya Jagadeeshan and Thara Saraswathi K J, December, 2020.
  • Poster presentation- National conference held at Bangalore University on Phytochemicals and Microbial Bioactive compounds- Role in Agriculture and Human Welfare (Supported by UGCSAP-II) on the topic “Phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activity of wild and cultivar variety of Cymbopogon flexuosus” by Vidya Jagadeeshan and Thara Saraswathi K J, Oct-2019.
  • Oral presentation- International Conference on Life, Chemical and Health Sciences (ICLCHS) on the topic “Bioactivities of Cymbopogon flexuosus” by Vidya Jagadeeshan and Thara Saraswathi K J, Oct-2019
  • Oral Presentation- International Symposium held at Pachaiyappa’s College on Medicinal plants and Herbal drugs in Human and Livestock Wealth- A Global Prospective (ISMPHD 2016) on the topic “Study anthelminitic properties of turmeric and ginger extracts on earthworm muscle cells” by Vidya J, January- 2016.
  • Poster Presentation- Third Bio Pesticide International Conference (BIOCICON 2011)” held at Crop Protection Research Centre (CPRC), St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu, India on "Earthworm muscle cells as models to study anthelminitic properties of plant extracts" by Vidya J (MES Degree College), Kale R D, and Preetha Nair (Mount Carmel College), October-2011.
Sequence Deposit:

Vidya Jagadeeshan, KJ Thara Saraswathi 2021. Wild Cymbopogon flexuous Barcode loci deposited (319bp) Accession no. MW460904.

Participation in Faculty Development Programmes:

One week (14th March to 20th March 2023) FDP on Computational Biology: Computer-aided drug design conducted by Centre for Advanced Computational Chemistry Studies, AIMS, New Delhi, India.

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