Scientific Research in ISM/NP/AYUSH

In addition to providing R&D and HRD support to the ISM/AYUSH industry, we also take up externally funded Sponsored Research, PDF level research, as well as Academic Research leading to the degrees of Ph. D. and M.S. (By Research) from Anna University. These are mostly fundamental investigations using modern scientific tools & techniques into the molecular and other mechanisms at work that account for the efficacy of ISM drugs and formulations while Administered to the patients. In fact it is this work that will enable us over time to address the 'higher agendas' of what a healthy interaction between the AYUSH and Western Medicine System should lead to, such as the ones listed as (3) to (6) on the Main Page.

Research Topics:
Some of the topics on which we are presently carrying out research are listed below:

Some of our Research Publications

  1. Ganesh T, Sivakumar L, Ramasamy M.S, Chitra J. 2014, Antifungal activity of polyherbal Siddha formulation - Seemai Agathi ointment , International Journal of Chemical and pharmaceutical science , 5(2):156-158.
  2. Revathy S , Chitra J, Murugesan M, Ramasamy M.S. 2014, In vitro Free radical Scavenging Activity of a Siddha Herb Mineral Drug-kara soda sathu parpam, Indo American Journal of pharmaceutical research , 4(11):5148-5153.
  3. Narayana S, Chitra J, Savita R, Tapase, Thamke V, Karthick P, Ramesh CH, Murthy KN, Ramasamy M.S, Kodam K.M, Mohanraju R. 2014, Toxicity studies of Trichodesmium erythraeum (Ehrenberg,1830) bloom extracts, from Phoenix Bay, Port Blair, Andamans, Harmful Algae,vol.40:34-39.
  4. Chitra J, Vetriarasu V, Ramakrishnan M, Ramasamy M.S, 2013. HCVNS3 Gene of hepatitis C virus Expresssion in E.coli Strain BL21(DE) 3C for diagnostic role of HCV by detecting the anti HCV, World Journal of medical sciences, vol.9(4):254-259.
  5. Balaji., R.M., Chitra Jeyaram., Meenakshi Sundaram, K and M.S.Ramasamy. 2015. Studies on Antidiabetic Activity of Indian Medicinal Plants Using α-Amylase and α- -Glucosidase Inhibitory Activity - A Pathway to Antidiabetic Drugs, World Journal of Medical Sciences 12 (3): 207-212.
  6. Nithya P, Chitra J, Meenakshisundaram K, Chandrasekar P, Ramasamy M.S. 2015. Anti Dengue Viral Compounds from Andrographis paniculata by in silico approach, World Journal of Alternative Medicine 1(2); 10-16.

Our Research Team


Dr. M.S.Ramasamy

Faculty Scientist & Principal Investigator, Indian System of Medicine/Natural Products Industry Lab

Educational Background
  • Educational Background PhD: Biochemistry, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli
Post Doctoral Experience
  • DBT Post Doctoral Research Fellow Prof. K. S. Krishnan Lab, NCBS (TIFR), Bangalore
  • DBT PDF, Prof. Balaram Lab , IISC, Bangalore
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Prof. Effendy Laboratory)
  • Institute of Marine Biotechnology, University of Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Post Doctoral Fellow (Prof. Richard J. Lewis Lab)
  • Institute of Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Australia
Honors and Awards
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship University of Queensland, Australia
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship University of Malaysia Terengganu
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship DBT, Govt. of India
  • Doctoral Fellowship DANIDA, Denmark
Dr. S.Hemaiswarya

Women Scientist (WOS-A, DST)

Academic profile

Ph.D 2012, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Post Doctoral Fellow at Food Science Lab, University of Algarve Portugal

Research Interest

Primary research interests are in the area of phytomedicine and pharmacological investigation. She has received WOS-A grant from DST and is working on antidiabetic events by phytochemicals of Trigonella foenum graecum (Fenugreek seeds) (Rs, 28.90,000 for a period of 3 years (2015-2018))
Dr. Arunagiri Pandiyan

Research Associate

Academic Profile

M.Sc Biotechnology, Annamalai University
Ph. D Biotechnology, Annamalai University

Research Interest

The main research focus is to explore the neuroprotective efficacy of natural products on Catecholaminergic model systems associated oxidative stress. Glycogen Synthase Kinase (GSK-3) is dysregulated in several neurological disorders and that it plays a significant role in L-dopa-induced neurotoxicity, the development of GSK-3 inhibitors for human application. He is also involved in the testing of herbal formulations and analyzing its biological activities as per the guidelines of AYUSH, WHO etc.

J. Chitra

Ph.D Student

Academic profile

M.Sc in Biotechnology, Periyar University,Salem
B.Sc in Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy

Research Title

Studies on hepatoprotective activity of Ayurvedic formulation livoral by in-silico, in-vitro, in-vivo and clinical valuation methods.

Research Interest

Research interest lies in the area of Drug Discovery, standardization of bio assays for drugs from traditional medicinal plants; evaluation, validation and mechanistic based investigation of classical Indian medicine formulation and drugs in cancer, cirrhosis, psoriasis and wound healing.

A. Rajesh Kumar

Ph.D., Student

Academic profile

M.Phil., Chemistry
M.Sc., Chemistry

Research Title

Studies on Effectiveness of anti-psoriatic formulation by enriching the active marker compounds

Research Interest

His research interest lies in the enrichment and modification of Ayurvedic formulations for Psoriasis, validation of Classical Ayurvedic formulations for various skin lesions and quantification of Plant marker compounds for Psoriasis.

JedidayaSynnah

Ph.D Student

Academic profile

M.Phil Biochemistry , University of Madras
M.Sc., Molecular Biology, Dr.ALMPGIBMS, University of Madras

Research Title

Teratogenic effect of Ayurvedic medicine using Zebrafish embryo as animal model.

Research Interest

Research interest mainly focuses on Teratology, which is the study of abnormal development in the embryo and the search for a possible cause of congenital malformations or birth defects. He is involved in using Zebrafish as the teratogenic model and studying the effect of ayurvedic formulations on teratogenecity, their safety and efficacy.



The research team is also supported by interns, project students and project staff.

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