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Infectious Diseases

Validating ethno-medicines from tribal areas of Telangana with a view to isolation and developing new drug molecule for targeting HIV.

In vitro HIV type 1 reverse transcriptase inhibitory activities of medicinal plants extracts.

Isolation, partial purification and characterization of Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) protease inhibitors from fresh water mussels.

Synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modelling studies of novel amide and ether conjugates of 2, 3-diaryl-1, 3-thiazolidin-4-ones as HIV-RT inhibitors.

An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by traditional Healers of Telangana to treat different infectious diseases.


In silico identification of potential inhibitors from different plants against various target enzymes of diabetes mellitus.

In silico Prediction of different drugs and phytochemicals for SARS-CoV-2 infection via Binding Multiple Drug Targets.

Different Phytochemicals as promising drug candidates against COVID-19 - an integrated molecular docking and dynamics simulation study.

Molecular Docking and molecular dynamic simulation studies on different phytochemicals of medicinal plants as potential anti-HIV agent targeting HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase.


Molecular and Biochemical Characterization of Parotoid Gland Secretion and its extract of Bufo melanostictus (Schncider).

Toxic effects of different pesticides on biochemical parameters of freshwater fishes.

Sub lethal effects of Malathion on (An organophosphate) on Biochemical parameters of fresh water fish L. rohita (Hamilton).

The Antifungal Activity of Skin Secretion and its extract of Indian toad Bufo melanostictus.

Effect Of different pesticides On Esterase Isozyme Banding Patterns and electrophoretic patterns In Muscle and Brain Of Fresh Water Cat Fish Heteropnuestes fossilis.


Studies on DNA and RNA components of nuclear matrix in Antheraea mylitta.

Analysis of DNA and RNA components of nuclear matrix in B. mori silk glands.

Studies on Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Tasar Silkworm, Antheraea mylitta.Drury.

Genetic characterisation of an Iflavirus associated with a vomiting disease in the Indian tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta.

Quantitative estimation of proteins in different tissues of V instar larvae, cocoon and yielded silk of tasar silkworm, A.mylitta D (Daba BV) treated by polyamines (spermidine, spermine and putrecine).

NGS Studies and Quantitative Assessment of Cocoon Traits in F1 and F2 Hybrid Populations of Tasar Silkworm.

Environmental Biology

Diversity and density of termite mounds and zooplanktons in forest region of telangana state.

Foraging activity and Degree of damage caused by subterranean termites in different wild life sanctuaries in and around in Telangana State.

Limnological studies on fresh water fauna in different wild life sanctuaries in and around in Telangana State.

Industrial Effluents, Their Bio-Mediation and Their Toxicity - The Chromatographic Evaluation Of Itc Bhardachalam Paper Industry Effluents.

Study of Heavy Metals Analysis in Municipal Sewage water of telangana state.

Analysis of Physico-Chemical Parameters of different reservoirs and pond Water in and around of Telangana state.