Apoorva H. N.

JRF-DST Project

  • MSc (Area): Biotechnology
  • apoorva2609@gmail.com

Ms. Apoorva H N has completed her M.Sc. Biotechnology (2016-18) from IIT Roorkee, Uttarkhand. Her M.Sc. dissertation was “Biophysical investigation on baicalin binding to CCL2 protein” under the guidance of  Dr. Krishna Mohan Poluri, Assistant professor IIT Roorkee. B.Sc. dissertation titled “Extraction of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors from Centella asiatica and screening of its activity on zebra fish in comparison to chemical drug used for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease”. Under the guidance of  Dr. Guruprasad, scientific director, Durga Femto Technologies and Research, Bangalore.


  • Junior Research Fellow (Jan 2019- till date) – Stem cell and regenerative medicine center (SCRMC), Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University)


  • DBT scholarship (2016-2018)
  • Cleared Joint admission test for M.Sc. (JAM) 2016 exam conducted by IIT Madras

Research Interest/Area

Muscle biology, molecular biology, biophysics, Cell biology


Fluoride is a highly reactive and thirteenth most abundant element in the earth’s crust. Skeletal muscle play a very essential role in providing support and helps in movement of the individual. High amount of fluoride accumulation in muscle will lead to functional change, muscle ache and weakness due to the alterations in the levels of muscle proteins. Currently we are Assessing the effect of fluoride ions in skeletal muscle.