Doctors

Dr Lalitha Biswas


Designation :
Assistant Professor
Department :
Centre for Aortic Diseases and Marfan Syndrome
Email :
lalithabiswas@aims.amrita.edu
Qualification :
PhD

Dr. Lalitha Biswas joined the Molecular Biology Laboratory at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Jan 2010. She did her M.Sc. Biotechnology from Madurai Kamaraj University, India, and obtained her Ph D from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Her postdoctoral training was at University of Tuebingen, Germany and Purdue University, Indiana, USA. She was a member of the Graduate College Infection Biology (GKI-685), German Research Foundation and Sonderforshungsbereich (SFB). She has to her credit 11 international publications in reputed journals such as, Infection & Immunity, Journal of Immunology and Journal of Bacteriology. She is the recipient of research grants from Indian Council of Medical Research and Fast track grant for young scientists from Department of Science and Technology. Currently she is working in the Molecular Biology laboratory which provides diagnostic services under various categories such as histocompatability & immunogenetics, gene testing, pharmacogenomics, cancer genetics and molecular basis of infectious diseases.

Publications :

  1. Nair N, Biswas R, Götz F, Biswas L. 2014. Impact of Staphylococcus aureus on pathogenesis in polymicrobial infections. Infect Immun. Jun; 82(6):2162-9.
  2. Nair N, Vinod V, Suresh MK, Vijayrajratnam S, Biswas L, Peethambaran R, Vasudevan AK, Biswas R. 2015. Amidase, a cell wall hydrolase, elicits protective immunity against Staphylococcus aureus and S. epidermidisInt J Biol Macromol. Jun; 77:314-21.
  3. Kumar A, Sreehari S, Velayudhan K, Biswas L, Babu R, Ahmed S, Sharma N, Kurupath VP, Jojo A, Dinesh KR, Karim S, Biswas R. 2014. Autochthonous blastomycosis of the adrenal: first case report from Asia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 90(4):735-9.
  4. Innate immune recognition of microbial cell wall components and microbial strategies to evade such recognitions. Sukhithasri V, Nisha N, Biswas L, Anil Kumar V, Biswas R. Microbiol Res. 2013 Aug 25;168(7):396-406.
  5. Sajini Sivasundar, Akash Thomas Oommen, Ohm Prakash, Sujatha Baskaran, Raja Biswas, Shantikumar Nair, C. Gopi Mohan, Lalitha Biswas. Molecular defect of Prothrombin Amrita: Substitution of Arginine by Glutamine (Arg553 to Gln) near the Na+ Binding Loop of Prothrombin. Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases, Volume 50, Number 3, p.182-183 (2013).
  6. Biswas, L., R. Biswas, C. Nerz, K. Ohlsen, M. Schlag, T. Schafer, T. Lamkemeyer, A. K. Ziebandt, K. Hantke, R. Rosenstein, and F. Goetz. 2009. Role of the twin-arginine translocation pathway in Staphylococcus. J Bacteriol 191:5921-9.
  7. Biswas, L.R. Biswas, M. Schlag, R. Bertram, and F. Goetz. 2009. Small-colony variant selection as a survival strategy for Staphylococcus aureus in the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosaAppl Environ Microbiol 75:6910-2.
  8. Voggu, L., S. Schlag, R. Biswas, R. Rosenstein, C. Rausch, and F. Goetz. 2006. Microevolution of cytochrome bd oxidase in Staphylococci and its implication in resistance to respiratory toxins released by Pseudomonas. J Bacteriol 188:8079-86.
  9. Guest Commentary. Peter J. McNamara and Richard A. Proctor; Bacterial Interactions and the Microevolution of Cytochrome bd: Implications for Pathogenesis. Journal of Bacteriology, December 2006, p. 7997-7998, Vol. 188, No. 23.
  10. Microbe Journal highlights, American Society of Microbiology, January 2007.
  11. Biswas, R., L. Voggu (Biswas)U. K. Simon, P. Hentschel, G. Thumm, and F. Goetz. 2006. Activity of the major staphylococcal autolysin Atl. FEMS Microbiol Lett 259:260-8.
  12. Rosenstein, R., C. Nerz, L. Biswas, A. Resch, G. Raddatz, S. C. Schuster, and F. Goetz. 2009. Genome analysis of the meat starter culture bacterium Staphylococcus carnosus TM300. Appl Environ Microbiol 75:811-22.
  13. Schmaler, M., N. J. Jann, F. Ferracin, L. Z. Landolt, L. Biswas, F. Goetz, and R. Landmann. 2009. Lipoproteins in Staphylococcus aureus mediate inflammation by TLR2 and iron-dependent growth in vivo. J Immunol 182:7110-8.