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Dr. Mathangi Ganapathy

Visiting Faculty, Centre for Bio Technology

Alagappa College of Technology

Anna University, Chennai 600025

044 - 2235 8395



Degree Year University Major Subject Studied
Ph D 1993-1999 Madurai Kamaraj University Development of transgenics in economically important crop plants
M. Sc. 1990-1992 Univ of Kerala. Genetics & Plant Breeding

Membership in Professional Organisations

Society for Biological Chemists
American Society for Plant Biologists
Society for Plant Biochemistry.
Reviewer for Advanced medicine an open access e journal

Core Area Of Expertise

• Plant biology and Plant physiology

• Plant Transformation

• Transgene integration and expression

• Recombinant protein expression in plants

• Nutraceuticals

The major thrust areas in Research

Recombinant protein expression

• Creating an ideal plant platform for the expression of recombinant diagnostic and prophylactic proteins

• Find out the factors regulating transgene integration and expression

• Interaction between transgene and plant metabolism


• Overexpression and purification of nutraceuticals from plants

• Pathway modification

Plant tissue culture

• Clonal propagation of endangered and red book listed medicinal plants and isolation of medicinally important compounds from them

•Analysis of antioxidant activity of traditional medicinal plants

Research Guidance

• Number of M.E./ M.Tech. Projects Guided : 19

• Number of M.E./ M.Tech. Projects Guiding : 6

Sponsored Projects Completed

• “Development of plant expression system for the production of recombinant therapeutic proteins" (November-2010 - December-2013). Project Cost: 21.00.


Research Papers Published in International Journals

  • A.K.Gupta, N.Anoop,A.Mushtaq, V.Mathangi, "Transgenic legumes a mini review", JPAS, published by Premier Publishers. Vol. 1, pp. 27-34 (1999).
  • Jeeva Jothi D , Mathangi Ganapathy, "Hepatoprotective effect of Cassia auriculata L Leaf Extracts On Carbon Tetra Chloride Intoxicated Liver Damage in Wistar Albino Rats", Asian Journal of Biochemistry, published by Academic Journals. Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 104-112 (2011).
  • Mathangi Ganapathy • Adhiseshan Perumal • Chakravarthi Mohan • Harunipriya Palaniswamy Kaliraj Perumal, "Immunogenicity of Brugia malayi Abundant Larval Transcript-2, a potential filarial vaccine candidate expressed in tobacco", Plant Cell Reports, published by Springer. Vol.33, pp. 179--188 (2014).
  • Mathangi Ganapathy, M. Chakravarthi , S. Jason Charles, P. Harunipriya,S. Jaiganesh, N.Subramonian & P. Kaliraj, " Immunodiagnostic Properties of Wucheraria bancrofti SXP-1, a Potential Filarial Diagnostic Candidate Expressed in Tobacco Plant, Nicotiana tabacum", Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, published by Springer. Vol. 76, pp. 1889-1903(2015).
  • Mathangi Ganapathy, Swathi Bhunia, " Neutraceuticals, the new generation therapeutics", Advanced Techniques in Biology and Medicine, published by e-science central open access.Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 1-5 (2016)
  • Mathangi Ganapathy, "Plants as Bioreactors", Advanced Techniques in Biology and Medicine, published by E-science central open access. Vol. 4, Issue 1, (2016).
  • Rukmani Thiruppathy, Sachin Mishra, Mathangi Ganapathy, Parasuraman Padmanabhan Balazs Gulyas, "Nanoparticle functionalization and its potential for molecular imaging ", Advanced Science, published by Wiley VCH. Vol. 4, (2017)
  • Mathangi Ganapathy, Perumal Kaliraj, "Production of recombinant proteins from plants- an overview", Advances in biotechnology E BOOK ,Chapter 5, published by open access e books.pp. ISBN 978-81-935757-0-3. (2017)

Research Papers Published in National Journals

  • V.Mathangi, A.K.Gupta, "Genetic manipulation of the plant cell", Biology Education , (1993).

Awards and recognitions

  • CSIR fellowship during Ph.D and CSIR lecturership

  • Granted WOS-A Woman Scientist fellowship for the period 2010-2013


Visiting Faculty, Centre for Bio Technology

Alagappa College of Technology

Anna University, Chennai 600025


044 - 2235 8395