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Biomedical Sciences

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Dr. A. Sumathy
Dr. A. Sumathy
M Sc, Ph. D
Biomedical Sciences
Area of Research Expertise

Phytotherapy research in the field of Glycobiology, Nephrotoxicity and Cancer

Membership in Committees

Assistant Dean of Students (Paramedical)
Member – Educational Unit Health Science Colleges (EUHSC)


Principal Investigator - In-vitro Screening of ethanolic leaf extract of Crotonbonplandianus for anti-obesity activity - GATE Project research grant, Sri Ramachandra University

Awards and Recognitions

• University Rank – IV Rank, University of Madras, 1992
• SLET, UGC, 1997
• Best Paper Award, Ethiraj College for Women, 2011
• Best Poster Award, SRM University, 2012
• Best Poster Award, Pondicherry University, 2013
• Resource person, National Workshop on “Analytical Techniques in the Standardization of Siddha Drugs-ATS-2010 conducted at Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, on 10th to 12th June 2010.
• Chairperson for Debate, “Is Stem Cell Research Ethical or Unethical in National Congress on Bioscience Research, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, on 26th & 27th August 2011.
• Member of Academic Audit Committee, Meenakshi College for Women, 2012
• Member of Academic Audit Committee, Vellore institute of Technology, 2012
• Principal Investigator, In-vitro Screening of Ethanolic leaf extract of Croton bonplandianus for anti-obesity activity - GATE Project research grant, Sri Ramachandra University 2012
• Chairperson for Oral Presentation, Traditional Medicine: Untapped Treasure in Modern Drug Discovery in the National Conference held on the 30th & 31st January at Vel Tech High Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai. 2013
• Course co-ordinator Value Based Add-on course – In-vitro Bioassays for Preclinical Screening of Natural Products, 2012 & 2014
• Member of Board of Studies DG Vaishnav College ,Chennai, 2015 & 2016
• Organizing Secretary National Conference on “ Phytochemicals As Biotherapeutics – unraveling the mystery of Natural Products held on February 17th& 18th 2016 at Sri Ramachandra University, 2016


• Bhavna J, Kalaivani MK, Sumathy.A*, Cytotoxic and Pro-apoptotic activities of leaf extract of Croton bonplandianusBaill against Lung Cancer Cell line A549” Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 2016, 54, 379-385
• Kalaivani MK, Sumathy.A*, Soundararajan, Hannah Rachel VasanthiInvitronephroprotective role of ethanolic root extract of Boerhaaviadiffusaagainst cisplatininduced nephrotoxicity International Journal of Phytomedicine, 2016, 7, 388-395
• S. Vijayalatha, PremaGurumurthy, A.Sumathy and T N. Gayatri Structural characterization and antimicrobial activity of compounds isolated from acetone extract of piper longum fruits, The Ecoscan, 2016, 10(1&2), 25-28
• G.Keerthana, M.K. Kalaivani, A.Sumathy*. In-Vitro Alpha Amylase inhibitory and Anti-oxidant activities of Ethanolic leaf extract of Croton bonplandianum, Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Clinical Research, 2013, 6 (4), 32-36
• Sumathy Arockiasamy*,Vinu.Ramachandran, Kalaivani.M.Kuppuswamy Antiproliferative activity of methanolic fruit extract of Pedalium murex Linn against Lung Cancer Cell Line A549, Journal of Pharmacy Research, 2012, 5 (5) 2861-2866
• PremaGurumoorthy, S.Vijayalatha, A.Sumathy, M.Asokan, M.Naseema Hepato protective effect of aqueous extract of piper longum and piperine when administered with antitubercular drugs The Bioscan, 2012,7 (4), 661-663
• Kalaivani.M.kuppuswamy, Bhavanajonnalagadda and Sumathy Arockiasamy, GC-MS analysis of chloroform extract of Croton bonplandianum, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 2013, 4(4),613 - 617