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Having always been an enthusiast for creative teamwork, I would like to have a career as a Research in leading to drug development against dreaded diseases like cancer and cardiovascular diseases, radiation biology, Developmental biology, Immunology, Natural product discovery and Pharmacology. Play an active role in a dynamic team and subsequently become involved in major ways in the activities of the organization. Result oriented team player with excellent analytical and problem solving skills. Familiar and comfortable working with the cutting edge of science and technology.

1. National Journals: Nayana Jose and K.K.Janardhanan (2000) Antioxidant and antitumor activity of Pleurotus florida, Current Science 79: 941International Journals: 2. International Journals 1. Nayana Jose T.A.Ajith and K.K.Janardhanan (2002) Antioxidant Antiinflammatory and Antitumor activities of culinary Medicinal mushroom Pleurotus pulmonarius ( Fr.) Quel. (Agaricomycetideae).. International Journal of Medicinal mushrooms 4:329-335 2. T.A. Ajith, Nayana Jose, and K.K.Janardhanan (2002) Amelioration of cisplatin induced nephrotoxicity in mice by Ethyl Acetate extract of a polyporous fungs Phellinus rimosus Journal of Experimental clinical and Cancer research 21:2.213-217 3. Nayana Jose, T.A. Ajith and K.K.Janardhanan (2001)Antioxidant, Antiinflammatory and Antitumor activities of Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Sing. International Journal of Medicinal mushrooms 3:166 4. Nayana Jose, T.A. Ajith and K.K.Janardhanan (2004) Antiinflammatory and antiplatelet aggregating activity of an oyster mushroom Pleurotus florida.Phytotherapia Research 18:43-46 5. Nayana Jose, T.A. Ajith and K.K.Janardhanan (2004) Oyster mushroom extract protects antioxidant defense system in cisplatin induced nephrotoxicity in mice Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine 4(1): 22-27 6. Lakshmi, Nayana Jose, T.A. Ajith and K.K.Janardhanan (2004) Antimutagenic activity of methanolic extract of culinary- Medicinal Oyster mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.: Fr.) Kumm (Strain florida Eger nom.nud.)and its protective effect against Benzo[a]Pyrene induced Hepatic damages International Journal of Medicinal mushrooms 6:139-149 7. B. Lakshmi, T.A. Ajith, Nayana Jose and K.K. Janardhanan (2006) Antimutagenic activity of methanolic extract of Ganoderma lucidum and its effect on hepatic damage caused by benzo[a]pyrene Journal of Ethnopharmacology 107 (2): 297-303 8. Nayana Baiju And S.M Modak (2007) Broad spectrum disinfectant composition containing a synergistic composition of cinnamon oil and citric acid Intenational Journal of Essential Oil Ttherapeutics 1: 117-121 9. Nayana Baiju, L. Caraos, A. Gilman and S.M Modak (2008) Development of a novel surface disinfectant composition containing essential oils and a fruit acid against nosocomial pathogens commonly associated with environmental surfaces. International Journal of Essential Oil Therapeutics 2, 9-14 10. H. Ramachandran, N. Baiju, S. H. Dongre, S. M. Modak (2010) Efficacy of synergistic combination of botanicals as broad spectrum preservatives in personal and health care products International Journal of Essential Oil Therapeutics 4, 124-131 3. Conferences: Poster presented on the the XIXth Annual Convention and National Symposium on Biology of cancer held at Kreala Poster presented on the 41st Annual conference of association of microbiologists of India held at Jaipur,India National conference on Molecular Diagnostics 1998 held at Thiruvanathapuram , Kerala National seminar on HIV Infection and Aids 2002 held at Thrissur, Kerala 4. International Conferences: International Conference on Ethnopharmacology and Alternative Medicine, 2006 held at Thrissur, Kerala Paper presented on the 13th Annual Conference and International symposium on preventive cardiology 2000 held at Jaipur,India

Research/ Teaching Experience: 1999 January-2003February MarchFull time Research Scholar In Amala Cancer Research Centre 2003March-2005MarchPart time research scholar In Amala Cancer Research Centre 2003 March - 2004 NovemberAs a teaching assistant at College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Mannuthy, Thrissur 2004 November - 2005 October As a teaching assistant at College of Fisheries , Panangad,Cochin, Kerala India 2005 October-2006 December As a Post doctoral fellow in Rice Research Station, Vyttila, in a BARC aided project entitled In vitro and in vivo mutagenesis in rice and screening for tolerance to abiotic stresses 2007 January- 2010 April As a post doctoral fellow in Columbia University, New York, in a laboratory focusing on infection control 2011 January- As Assistant Professor in The Cochin College Assisted MS project works: 1.Evaluation of hepatoprotective effect of Oyster mushroom in paracetamol treated mice (BharathiarUniversity, TamilNadu, India) 2. A study ontheedible mushroom and evaluation ofantitumor,antioxidant,cytotoxic Pleurotus eous (BharathiarUniversity, TamilNadu, India)