Beena DB

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Cell metabolites
  • Endophytic fungi
  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Phytochemicals


Beena has been associated with Azim Premji University since 2016. She finished her doctoral degree in forest biotechnology from the Indian Council of Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India and, prior to joining Azim Premji University, she had worked as an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of postgraduate biosciences program at 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 the Indian Academy of Sciences. 


  • Beena, D.B., & Rathore, T.S. (2012). In vitro cloning of Bambusa pallida Munro. through axillary shoot proliferation and evaluation of genetic fidelity by RAPD markers. International Journal of Plant Biology, 3(1), 27 – 33. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​4​0​8​1​/​p​b​.​2​0​12.e6
  • Sai Sandeep., Mamatha, P., Divya & Beena, D.B.(2012). Evaluation of in vitro thrombolytic activity of phytochemicals in Bacopa monnieri Linn. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 5(1), 100 – 101.
  • Beena,D.B., Rathore, T.S., & Rao, P.S. (2012). Effects of carbohydrates on in vitro axillary shoot initiation and multiplication of Bambusa pallida Munro. International Journal of Phytology, 4(5):05 – 08. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​4​0​8​1​/​p​b​.​2​0​12.e6
  • Gaurav, K.S., Beena, D.B., & Ganesh, R. (2014). Molecular characterization of Staphylococcus aureus — human pathogen from clinical samples by RAPD markers. International Journal of Microbiology and Applied Science, 3(2):349 – 354.
  • Bhimi Ram., Rathore, T.S., Beena, D.B., & Rajput, D.S. (2014). An efficient protocol for micropropagation and genetic stability analysis of Melia dubia Cav.- an important multipurpose tree. International Journal of Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 3(7):533 – 544.