Sandhya Srikant Visweswariah

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Sandhya Srikant Visweswariah
Born (1957-03-06) March 6, 1957 (age 62)
NationalityIndian
OccupationScientist/Academic
Academic background
EducationPh.D.
Alma materIndian Institute of Science
Thesis (1987)
Academic work
DisciplineBiology
Sub-disciplineBiochemistry, Cell Biology
InstitutionsIndian Institute of Science
Main interestsResearch on signal transduction mediated by cyclic nucleotides
Websitehttp://mrdg.iisc.ernet.in/sandhyav/index.htm

Sandhya Srikant Visweswariah is a scientist and academic at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. She is currently the Chairperson of the Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics[1] and the Co-chair of the Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering,[2] Indian Institute of Science. She additionally holds the position of Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry,[3] University of Bergen,[4] Norway. Her research involves the investigation of the mechanism of signal transduction via cyclic nucleotides, phosphodiesterases and novel cyclases in bacteria.[5] Most recently, she was awarded a Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenges Explorations Grant[6] for her proposal entitled "A Small Animal Model of ETEC-Mediated Diarrhea".[7][8]

Education[edit]

Visweswariah completed her Bachelor of Science in 1977 at Osmania University,[9] Hyderabad, majoring in Botany, Chemistry and Zoology. She then obtained a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1980. She proceeded to enrol at the PhD programme at the Department of Biochemistry,[10] Indian Institute of Science and was awarded her doctorate in 1987.[11]

Career[edit]

Visweswariah started her career as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Astra Research Centre, Bangalore in 1987-1988. After a year at the Astra Research Centre, she was promoted to a scientist position at the same organization, where she stayed on until 1993. In 1993, she was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics,[12] Indian Institute of Science, where she has held a position since, being promoted to Associate Professor in 1995 and then to Professor in 2005.[13] She is currently the Chairperson of the Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics,[12] Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Co-chair of the Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering,[2] Indian Institute of Science. Over the course of 23 years as faculty at the Indian Institute of Science, Visweswariah has mentored more than 25 PhD students.[14]

Membership in professional bodies and editorial boards[edit]

Visweswariah is a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy[15] and the Indian Academy of Sciences: Third World Organisation for women in science.[16] She is a life member of the Society of Biological Chemists (India),[17][18] Indian Society of Cell Biology[19] (1995–present) and the Society of Research in Reproduction, India (1994–present). Additionally, she is a member of Guha Research Council, India (1997–present), the Alliance for Cell Signalling[20] (1997–present), the TB Structural Genomics Consortium, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology[21] (ASBMB), and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).[22]

She serves as the Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Receptors and Signal Transduction, Tuberculosis,[23] Physiology Reports,[24] FEMS Microbiological Letters[25] and PeerJ and an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Cellular Endocrinology.[26]

Awards and fellowships[edit]

Publications[edit]

Visweswariah has 95 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 5 book chapters to her credit, with a total citation count of over 1600 and an h-index of 25. The full list of publications from the Visweswariah lab can be found on Pubmed[42] [43]and ResearchGate.[44][45]These are some of the selected publications of Visweswariah.[46]

  1. Samanta et al (2017) Mycobacterial phenolic glycolipid synthesis is regulated by cAMP-dependent lysine acylation of FadD22 Microbiology 163: 373-382
  2. Sathyanarayana et al (2016) The Solvent-Exposed C-Terminus of the Cytolysin A Pore-Forming Toxin Directs Pore Formation and Channel Function in Membranes. Biochemistry 55: 5952-5961
  3. Müller. T., Rasool, I., et al (2015) Congenital secretory diarrhoea caused by activating germline mutations in GUCY2C. Gut doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2015-309441
  4. Basu et al (2014) Intestinal cell proliferation and senescence is regulated by receptor guanylyl cyclase C and p21 J. Biol. Chem. 289: 581-93
  5. Fiskerstand, T., Arshad et al (2012) Familial Diarrhea Syndrome caused by an activating GUCY2C mutation. N. Engl. J. Med. 366: 1586-95

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  7. ^ a b "A Small Animal Model of ETEC-Mediated Diarrhea - Grand Challenges". gcgh.grandchallenges.org.
  8. ^ "Sandhya's gusto for guts and affirmative action". The Life of Science. 2018-09-28. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
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  39. ^ "Intensification of Research in High Priority Area (IRHPA): Science and Engineering Research Board, Established through an Act of Parliament: SERB Act 2008, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India". www.serb.gov.in.
  40. ^ "Visweswariah, Sandhya". TWAS. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  41. ^ IIT Kanpur [@iitkanpur] (20 February 2018). "#IITK Alumni in News #IISC #TWAS #Fellowship Prof. Sandhya S. Visweswariah (MSc2/CHM/1980), Professor and Chair of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics, IISc, Bangalore, has been elected as a fellow of 'The World Academy of Sciences' (TWAS) 2018" (Tweet). Retrieved 24 February 2019 – via Twitter.
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