Beena D B
Email: [email protected]
Beena is a faculty member at the School of Arts and Sciences, and has been with associated with Azim Premji
University since 2016. Prior to joining APU, she had worked as Assistant Professor and Head of the
Department of postgraduate biosciences program in one of the private colleges in Bangalore for 8 and a half
years. Her main expertise is in the area of plant biotechnology for agricultural, industrial and plant
conservation applications. Beena has also worked on inducing stress tolerance in plants by using endophytic
fungus at Gandhi Krishi Vidhya Kendra (GKVK), Bangalore, as a part of her Summer Research Fellowship
Program sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences.
PhD, Indian Council for Forest Research Education (ICFRE), Dehra Dun
MSc in Biotechnology, Bangalore University
B.Sc in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, Bangalore University
Lab courses of Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Introduction to Biology I and II, Understanding
Plants and Lab and Field Techniques.
Areas of Interest
Phytochemistry, Bioremediation, Endophytic fungus
Studies on plant and fungal metabolites for their potential applications in pharmaceutical and agricultural
Publications and Writings
- Beena DB and Rathore TS. In vitro cloning of Bambusa pallida Munro. through axillary shoot
proliferation and evaluation of genetic fidelity by RAPD markers. International Journal of
Plant Biology 2012, Volume:3, 27-33.
- Beena DB Rathore TS and Rao PS. Effects of carbohydrates on in vitro axillary shoot
initiation and multiplication of Bambusa pallida Munro. International Journal of Phytology
- Sai Sandeep, Mamatha P, Divya and Beena DB. Evaluation of in vitro thrombolytic activity of
phytochemicals in Bacopa monnieri Linn. Journal of Pharmacy Research 2012, 5(1), 100-101.
- Gaurav Kumar Singh,Beena DB and Ganesh Rindhe. Molecular
characterization of Staphylococcus aureus - human pathogen from clinical
samples by RAPD markers. International Journal of Microbiology and
Applied Sciences (2014)3(2):349-354.
- Bhimi Ram, Rathore TS, Beena DB and Rajput DS. An efficient protocol for
micropropagation and genetic stability analysis of Melia dubia Cav.- an
important multipurpose tree. International Journal of Microbiology and
Applied Sciences (2014)3(7):533-544.