Dr. Venkanna Bhanothu

Scientist B

Email: bhanothuv@nirrh.res.in
Phone: 9550543146
Department: Genetic Research Center

Academic Background

PhD                         Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad, India; Zoology (Prof. Jane P Theophilus): 2011-2016

M.Tech                    University of Hyderabad (UOH), Hyderabad, India; Medical Biotechnology: 2004-2006

M.Sc                       University of Hyderabad (UOH), Hyderabad, India; Biochemistry: 2002-2004

B.Sc                        Kakatiya University, Warangal, India; Biochemistry, Zoology, Chemistry: 1999-2002

Intermediate             Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (CBSE), Warangal, India; Biology, Physics, Chemistry: 1997-1999

SSC                         Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (CBSE), Warangal, India; Science, Social, Maths: 1997

Professional Experience

2018-2019.               ICMR Centenary-Post Doctoral Research Fellow (ICMR, Govt of India), Stem Cell Division, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India 

2016-2018.              National-Post Doctoral Fellow (DST-SERB, Govt. of India), Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, UOH, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India

2012-2016.              UGC-BSR-RFSMS Research Fellowship (UGC, Govt. of India), Zoology, OU, Hyderabad, India

2009-2011.              Junior Research Fellow (DBT-RGYI, Govt. of India), Zoology, Nizam College, OU, Hyderabad, India

2007-2008.              Sr. Lecturer, Biotechnology, Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

2006-2007.              Project Fellow, Reproductive Medicine, Mahavir Hospital & Research Centre, Hyderabad, India

Research Interests

  1. Genetic, molecular, biochemical, cellular and physiological determinants of genetic disorders related to male and female reproduction.
  2. The collective and individual effects of micronutrient (restriction/supplementation) towards the growth, gametogenesis and senescence of human embryonic stem cell-derived embryoid bodies.
  3. Application(s) of human embryonic stem cells in understanding the role of micronutrients in reproductive failure and infertility.