Akhila B. Rai
MSc (Area): Molecular Biology
I have completed my graduation in Biomedical Science from Nitte University Centre for Science Education and Research, Mangalore in 2018 and my post-graduation in Molecular Biology from JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru in 2020. As a part of my MSc, I have completed a minor project entitled “Post translational Modifications (PTMs) in glioma: Discovery of Molecular substrates by proteomics and identifications of PTMs” and a major project entitled “Anticancer activity of M. fragrans on colorectal carcinoma”. Currently, I am working towards developing serum-based assays for diagnosis and monitoring colorectal cancer at CSBMM.
Cancer Biology and Proteomics
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide. The higher mortality rates are attributed to its diagnosis only in the advanced stages. Therefore, the identification of biomarkers is crucial for detecting cancer in the early stages. Proteomic approaches are being used which provide a powerful tool to detect differentially or uniquely expressed proteins and reveal alterations in signaling pathways. Besides, an essential goal for applying proteomics to study cancers is to adapt its high-throughput tools for regular use in clinical laboratories for diagnostic and prognostic categorization of cancers. The aim of my project is to develop serum-based biomarkers for colorectal cancer through proteomic approaches.
- Akhila BR, Kavana D, Kanthesh BM, Raghu N. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HYBRID AND NATIVE GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM) BY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY