Dr. Jayalakshmi Krishnan

  • Dr Jayalakshmi Krishnan is the Assistant Professor at the department of Life Sciences and Coordinator of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN). She is also the founder Head i/c of the Department of Life Sciences at CUTN. She has done her PhD from the Ministry of Defence, Delhi in the field of Neuroscience, and her postdoc from Ajou University, South Korea, in the field of Immunology. She has joined CUTN in 2012, and to her credit she has various international publications in collaboration with Scientists from South Korea. She has also grants funded from Indian Council of Medical research where a project assistant and three field assistants are doing the vector surveillance program. She has guided master students in the past for their dissertation work and currently PhD research scholars have registered under her guidance in the field of neuroimmunology and vector biology. She is an active faculty has organized several meetings, both at national and international level, ex, for National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases (NAVDB) and World Health Organization (WHO). Further she has conducted several national level conferences, national seminars and various workshops for student’s betterment. Her research area includes vector surveillance of various species of mosquitos in mainland as well as islands of India. Further, her lab research is interested in looking for the brain signaling proteins in mosquitos, which makes potential target for vector control strategies. Her research interest also spans across the dengue vector control specially the Aedes and Culex species of mosquitos. She has successfully established the vector biology research laboratory at the department of Life Sciences, where mosquito colony such as Aedes and Culex have been maintained by artificial membrane feeding.

  • Vector Biology, Neuroimmunology
  • A systems biology and proteomics-based approach identifies SRC and VEGFA as biomarkers in risk factors mediated coronary heart disease Alexandar.V, Pradeep G Nayar , R. Murugesan , Shajahan S , Jayalakshmi Krishnan , and Shiek S. S. J. Ahmed. Mol.Bio Syst., 2016, 00, 1-3.
  • Metallomic Biomarkers in Cerebrospinal fluid and Serum in patients with Parkinson’s disease in Indian population. Jaya Sanyal, Shiek S. S. J. Ahmed, Hon Keung Tony Ng, Tufan Naiya, Epsita Ghosh, Tapas Kumar Banerjee, Jaya Lakshmi, Gautam Guha & Vadlamudi Raghavendra Rao. Nature Scientific Reports. 2016 Oct 18;6:35097
  • A structural insight into the negative effects of opioids in analgesia by modulating the TLR4 signaling: An in silico approach CS Shah M, Anwar MA, Yesudhas D, Krishnan J. Nature Scientific Reports 6, 39271, 2016
  • Krishnan J (2017). Human cerebral Malaria and Experimental Cerebral Malaria in Mice: Relevanace and Applicability: MOJ Biol Med 2(1): 00041. DOI: 10.15406/mojbm.2017.02.00041
  • CD8+ T cells of chronic HCVinfected patients express multiple negative immune checkpointsfollowing stimulation with HCV peptides. Barathan M, Mohamed R, Vadivelu J, Chang LY, Vignesh R, Krishnan J, Sigamani P, Saeidi A, Ram MR, Velu V, Larsson M, Shankar EM. Cell Immunol. 2017 Mar;313:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cellimm.2016.12.002.
  • Ph.D., Physiology, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore; 2006
  • M.Phil., Zoology, Department of Zoology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India; 2002
  • M.Sc., Zoology, Department of Zoology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India; 2000
  • B.Sc., Zoology, Vellalar College for Women, Erode; 1998
  • Young Scientist Award, Advances in Modern Biology and Environment (AMBION), 2013
  • Vasundara memorial award for best paper in physiology, 2005
  • BU-DRDO Fellowship for Ph.D (2002-2006)
  • Prof N Badmanabhan memorial award for best paper in physiology “Effect of Hypobaric hypoxia on spatial memory functions and oxidative stress markers in rats” 2003
  • Marimuthu Endowment Award and Gold medal for securing first rank in M.Sc degree (2000)
  • State Level Eligibility Test for Lectureship (SLET), May 2000


  • Assistant Professor and Head I/C, Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvar

    April 2013-at present

  • Assistant Professor (On contract), Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur,

    July 2012-April 2013

  • Assistant Professor, Genetic Engineering, SRM university, Katankulthur, Chennai

    July 2010-November 2010

  • Research Assistant Professor- Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, South Korea

    September 2008- September 2009

  • Postdoctoral fellow- Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, South Korea

    September 2006-August 2008