Dr. Aneesa Fasim
Dr. Aneesa Fasim is working as an Assistant Professor-Biochemistry in the School of Basic Applied Sciences, Dayanand Sagar University. She completed her Doctoral studies from 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 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 DBT-PDF fellowship to pursue her Post- Doctoral studies at 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 are crucial for pathogenesis of the cocci. She also worked for an year on an industrial collaboration project based on Biocatalysis and Enzyme Bio- engineering. She has gained hands on experience in Molecular Biology, Protein BioChemistry, Cell Biology, Cell Culture and BioPhysical techniques. She has 6 publications and 2 reviews published in national and international journals. She has attended and presented her work in national and international conferences and symposiums.