Shobha Dagamajalu, Ph.D.

Scientific Officer


Dr. Shobha D. obtained her Master’s degree in Biotechnology from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore and Doctoral degree in Plant Molecular Biology from Mangalore University. After completion of her Ph.D, she worked as Post Doctoral Fellow at Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During her Post Doctoral training she worked on biogenesis and structural characterization of surface macromolecules from Helicobacter pylori for translational medical applications. Currently she is involved in the identification of novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers in various infectious diseases.

Scientific discipline
  • Proteomics and Genomics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Education
  • Ph.D in Plant Molecular Biology, Mangalore University, Mangala Gangothri, Mangalore
  • M.Sc in Biotechnology, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore
  • Positions held
    • Post Doctoral Fellow, Center for Systems Biology and Molecular Medicine, Mangalore, India, 2017
    • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014-2016
    • Senior Research Fellow, CPCRI (ICAR), Regional Station, Vittal, 2011-2014
    • Junior Research Fellow, DCR (ICAR), Puttur, 2006-2011
    • Project Assistant, DCR (ICAR), Puttur, 2005-2006
    Honors and Awards
    • DBT Junior Research Fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, 2007-2010
    • Recipient of Senior Research Fellow, CSIR, Government of India
    • Recipient of Junior Research Fellow, ICMR, Government of India

    Research papers: 10 ; Review articles: 0 ; Book Chapters: 1

    • Sahu, A., Gopalakrishnan, L., Gaur, N., Chatterjee, O., Mol, P., Modi, P. K., Dagamajalu, S., Advani, J., Jain, S. and Prasad, T. S. K. (2018). The 5-Hydroxytryptamine signaling map: an overview of the serotonin-serotonin receptor-mediated signaling network. Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling. In press.
    • Thimmappaiah, Dagamajalu, S., Mohana G.S, Adiga, J.D. & Bhat, P.G. (2016).Fingerprinting of released varieties of cashew based on DNA markers. Vegetos. [PubMed]
    • Dieye, Y., Mbengue, B., Dagamajalu, S., Fall, M. M., Loke, M. F., Nguer, C. M., Thiam A., Vadivelu, J. & Dieye, A. (2016). Cytokine response during non-cerebral and cerebral malaria: evidence of a failure to control inflammation as a cause of death in African adults. Peer J. [PubMed]
    • Dagamajalu, S., Thimmappaiah & Jose, C.T. (2013). Molecular characterization and association analysis in cashew using RAPD and ISSR markers. Journal of Plantation Crops. [PubMed]
    • Dagamajalu, S. & Thimmappaiah. (2011). Identification of RAPD markers linked to nut weight and plant stature in cashew. Scientia Horticulturae. 129, 637-641. [PubMed]
    • Thimmappaiah, Dagamajalu, S., Sequiera, M.G. & Goveas, S.W. (2010). Cashew (Chapter 15). In: Advances in Hortuculture Biotechnology— Molecular Markers and Marker Assisted Selection— Fruit Crops, Plantation Crops and Spices (Volume III), pp 330, Westville Publishing House, New Delhi.
    • Thimmappaiah, Goveas, S.W., Dagamajalu, S. & Sequiera, M.G. (2009). Assessment of genetic diversity in cashew germplasm using RAPD and ISSR markers. Scientia Horticulturae. 120, 411-417. [PubMed]
    • Thimmappaiah., Sequiera, M.G., Dagamajalu, S. & Anil, S.R. (2009). Assessment of cashew species for molecular diversity. Journal of Plantation Crops.37, 146-151. [PubMed]
    • Nagaraja, K.V., Dagamajalu, S. & Yogeesha, A. (2007). Extraction of tannin from cashew kernel testa at acidic P H . Journal of Food Science & Technology
    • Nagaraja, K.V, Dagamajalu, S. & Yogeesha, A. (2007). Preparation and Biochemical analysis of cashew apple powder. Journal of Food Science & Technology. 45, 228-236. [PubMed]
    • Ananda, K.S., Rajesh, B. & Dagamajalu, S. (2005). Yield performances of exotic accessions of arecanut. Indian Journal of Plant genetic Resources. 18, 114-116.[PubMed]