Dr. E. Selvarajan

M.Tech, Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

I joined Department of Genetic Engineering, School of Bioengineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) in 2016 as Research Assistant Professor.

My doctoral research focused on Immobilization of β-galactosidase from Lactobacillus plantarum VITES07 on ZnO nanoparticles: Charaterization and lactose hydrolysis in treating lactose intolerance across the globe.

Nevertheless, I also worked on multiple projects which include enhanced production of α-amylase, staphylokinase, streptokinase and nattokinase, Bioremediation of endosulfan contaminated soil, Fermentative production of extracellular pigment from Streptomyces coelicolor. Currently I am working on “Cloning and Expression of Fibrinolytic Enzyme”. Additionally, I am working as a reviewer for Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. I was also awarded a Senior Research fellowship from the Indian Council of Medical   Research (ICMR).

  • Biocatalysis and Enzymology
  • Bioprocess and Fermentation Technology
  • Chromatographic Bioseparation Processes


1. Niharika Bhatnagar

2. Shreya Gopinath


1. Sreethu raj

2. Malini Mohan

3. Nidhi Sreeharshan


  • “Purification and Characterization of Extracellular Lipase from Serratia marcescens VITSD2” V. Mohanasrinivasan, C. Subathra Devi, D. Jayasmita,E. Selvarajan, S. Jemimah Naine. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. 2016 {article in press} Impact factor: 0.396
  • “Zinc tetrafluoroborate Catalyzed Synthesis, Molecular Docking and Cytotoxicity of Pyrrolidinyl aminophosphonates” Sarva Santhisudha, Kandula Madhu Kumar Reddy, Yellapu Nanda Kumar, Ethiraj Selvarajan, Vaithiyalingam Mohanasrinivasan, Sandip Kumar Nayak and Cirandur Suresh Reddy. Letters in Drug Design and Discovery, 2016 {article in press} Impact factor: 0.973
  • “Fermentation of beet juice using lactic acid bacteria and its cytotoxic activity against human liver cancer cell lines HepG2”  Mohanasrinivasan V, Subathra Devi C, Avani M, Suman P, Aditi A, Selvarajan E, Suganthi V. Current Bioactive Compounds, 2016, 12.{article in press}
  • “Synthesis, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity of bis(indolyl)methanes” Santhisudha Sarva, Jayaprakash Soora Harinath, Siva Prasad Sthanikam, E. Selvarajan, V.Mohanasrinivasan, Suresh Reddy Cirandur. Chinese Chemical Letters, 2015, 27, 16-20.  Impact factor: 1.947.
  • “Immobilization of β-galactosidase from Lactobacillus plantarum HF571129 on ZnO nanoparticles: Characterization and lactose hydrolysis” E. Selvarajan, V.Mohanasrinivasan, C.Subathra Devi, George Priya Doss. Bioprocess and Biosystem Engineering, 2015, 38(9), 1655-1669. Impact factor: 1.901
  • “Kinetic studies on exploring lactose hydrolysis potential of β galactosidase extracted from Lactobacillus plantarum HF571129”. E.Selvarajan, V.Mohanasrinivasan. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2015, 52(10), 6206-6217.    Impact factor: 1.241
  • “Studies on kinetic parameters and biochemical characteristics of polyphenol oxidase purified from jackfruit (artocarpus heterophyllus) waste” Geetha rani Y, Arulval R, E.Selvarajan. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2014 6(9), 473-478.
  • “Process optimization for enhanced production of α-amylase by submerged (SmF) and solid state fermentation (SSF) using Bacillus pumilus VITMDS2” V. Mohanasrinivasan, Damini Diksha ,V.Suganthi, E.Selvarajan, C.Subathra Devi. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2014 5(2), 1784-1800
  • “Production and cross linking studies of Dextran from Leuconostoc mesenteroides MTCC10508 for biopolymer preparation”. V.Mohanasrinivasan*, Taniya ghosal, Thaslim J B, Hurmat Jahan Zeba, E. Selvarajan, V.Suganthi, C.Subathra Devi. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 2014, 7(1), 8-11.
  • “Bioremediation of endosulfan contaminated soil”. V.Mohanasrinivasan*, V.Suganthi, E. Selvarajan, C.Subathra Devi. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, 2013, 17(11), 93-101. Impact Factor: 0.636
  • ”Biosynthesis and characterization of ZnO nanoparticles using Lactobacillus plantarum VITES07” E. Selvarajan, V.Mohanasrinivasan. Materials Letters, 2013, 112, 180-182. Impact Factor 2.489
  • “Removal of Heavy Metals from Leather Industry Effluent Using Saccharomyces sp In a Packed Bed Reactor” Damini D, Sukriti P, E. Selvarajan, V.Suganthi and V.Mohanasrinivasan*.  Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2013, 4(2) 53-56.
  • “Studies on heavy metal removal efficiency and antibacterial activity of chitosan prepared from shrimp shell waste” V. Mohanasrinivasan*, Mudit Mishra, Jeny Singh Paliwal, Suneet Kr. Singh, E.Selvarajan, V.Suganthi, C.Subathra devi. 3Biotech, 2014, 4, 167–175. Impact Factor: 0.99
  • “Fermentative production of extracellular pigment from Streptomyces coelicolor MSIS1” Mohanasrinivasan V.*, SriramKalyan P, Ipsita Nandi, Subathradevi C, Selvarajan E, Suganthi V and Jemimah Naine S. Research Journal of Biotechnology, 2013, 8(4), 31-41. Impact Factor: 0.242.
  • “Enhanced production of nattokinase from UV mutated Bacillus sp.” V.Mohanasrinivasan*, C.Subathra Devi, Ritusree Biswas, Falguni Paul, Mohor Mitra, E.Selvarajan, V.Suganthi. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, 2013, 8(2), 110-115. Impact Factor: 0.671
  • “Screening for Staphylokinase producing Staphylococcus sp  from bovine milk sample” V. Mohanasrinivasan*, C.Subathra devi, Akata Saha, Madhumanti Mondal, Sudeshna dhar, V.Suganthi, E.Selvarajan.. IJPPS, 2013, 5(2), 601-604.
  • “Fermentative   production of ergosterol using Saccharomyces cerevisiae” Damini D, Jayasmita D, Sukriti P, Selvarajan E, Suganthi V, Mohanasrinivasan V*. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 2013, 9(2) 1214-1221.
  • “Optimization studies for enhanced production of streptokinase by Streptococcus equisimilis UVM6” C.Subathra Devi, V. Mohanashrinivasan, B.Vaishnavi, E.Selvarajan, S.Jemima Naine. Journal of Pure & Applied Microbiology, 2013, 7(3) . Impact factor: 0.05
  • “Biological synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles using Lactobacillus sporogens and its inhibitory activity against a food borne pathogen Staphylococcus aureus” Mudit Mishra, Jeny Singh Paliwal, Suneet Kumar Singh, E Selvarajan, V. Mohanashrinivasan*. Journal of Pure & Applied Microbiology, 2013, 7(2). Impact factor: 0.05
  • “Purification of human recombinant granulocyte colony stimulating factor from Escherichia coli”. M.Ramya and E.Selvarajan*. African Journal of Biotechnology, 2012, 11(50), 11104-11109.
  • “Lantibiotic nisin: Natural preservative from Lactococcus lactis” V.Suganthi, E.Selvarajan, V.Mohanasrinivasan*, C.Subathra Devi. International Research Journal of Pharmacy, 2012, 3(1), 13-19.
  • Book: V.Mohanasrinivasan, C.Subathra devi, V.Suganthi, E.Selvarajan (2012).”Nisin based Lantibiotic Engineering”. Lambert Academic publishing, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-25473-4.
  • Book: Selvarajan Ethiraj, V.Mohanasrinivasan, V.Suganthi (2011).”Purification of growth factor expressed as a fusion protein in E.coli”. Lambert Academic publishing, Germany.ISBN:978-3-8443-8167-2.

  • Bioreactor design and analysis
  • Biopharmaceutical Technology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Bioengineering Instrumentation
  • Bioinformatics Lab
  • Molecular Techniques Lab


Dr. E. Selvarajan, M.Tech., Ph.D
Research Assistant Professor 
Department of Genetic Engineering
School of Bioengineering
SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University)
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