Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Developmental Biology
- Stem Cell and regenerative biology
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Biochemical Genetics
- Microbial Genetics
Prior to Joining Azim Premji University, Ashrith worked on microbial enzymes (Laccase and Keratinase), as part of his final-year dissertation while pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) in Biochemistry from Indian Academy Degree College (IADC‑A), Bengaluru.
As an Undergraduate researcher from the same institution with Genetics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology as his majors, he had opportunities to work on projects such as Plant Physiology (Spinacia oleracea and Moringa oleifera), Computational Biology where he interpreted PD‑1 (5GGS) in Alcohol Liver Disorder (ALD) and chemical drugs using molecular docking, as part of his final year undergraduate dissertation.
He has received seed grants to work on projects related to developmental biology and plant physiology.
He has participated and won by presenting posters at conferences held at colleges such as Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women, Bengaluru, and Indian Academy Degree College, Bengaluru. He has also presented his work at Garden City University and Christ-Deemed to Be University in Bengaluru.
He enjoys listening to music, reading novels, watching movies, and spending time with his friends.
- Ramesh, V.G., & Kumar, A. A. (2019). Moringa oleifera as a natural coagulant. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 5(2), 1334 – 1338. https://www.ijariit.com/manuscripts/v5i2/V5I2-1830.pdf
- Kumar, A.A., & Sibi, G. (2019). Sorption of heavy metals from aqueous solutions by moringa biomass. Austin Environ Sciences, 4(1). https://austinpublishinggroup.com/environmental-sciences/fulltext/aes-v4-id1033.pdf