Dr. Aneesa Fasim
Dr. Aneesa Fasim is working as an Associate Professor-Biochemistry in the School of Basic Applied Sciences, Dayanand Sagar University. She completed her Doctoral studies at Osmania University, Hyderabad in 2009. Her Ph.D. research topic was “Studies on the role of profilin and phosphoprofilin on cell invasion”. The focus of her work was on understanding how phosphorylation of profilin (an actin-binding protein) plays a role in cell migration and invasion of breast cancer cell lines. She was awarded a DBT-PDF fellowship to pursue her Post- Doctoral studies at the Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore (2010-2015). Her research topic was “Structural and functional studies of proteins involved in the Agr quorum sensing machinery of Staphylococcus aureus”. The objective of her study was to structurally and functionally characterize Agr two-component proteins of Staphylococcus. aureus, which is crucial for the pathogenesis of the cocci. She also worked for a year on an industrial collaboration project based on Biocatalysis and Enzyme Bioengineering. She has gained hands-on experience in Molecular Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Cell Culture, and BioPhysical techniques. After joining DSU, she has been actively working on industrial extremozymes and the development of collagen-based biomaterials in wound healing. She has 7 publications, 3 reviews, and 5 book chapters published in peer-reviewed international journals. She has attended and presented her work at national and international conferences and symposiums.