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Dr. Sarita G Bhat
Dr. Sarita G Bhat
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Email: saritagbhat@gmail.com
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Dr. Sarita G Bhat is Professor of Biotechnology and Head, Department of Biotechnology at Cochin University of Science and Technology. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry in 1987; and her Master’s in Biochemistry in 1989, both from University of Bombay.

She did Pre-doctoral research as Project fellow on a DOD (Department of Ocean development)(1989-1991) Project at Institute of Science, Mumbai. She worked towards her doctoral Degree in Environmental Microbiology and earned it in 1998 from Cochin University of Science and Technology. She joined Cochin University as Faculty in 1999. Dr. Bhat served as Head of Department from 2010 to 2014 and is continuing as Head since January 2016. Dr. Bhat is a Member of the Academic council in CUSAT, as well as Chairperson, Board of Studies (BOS) in Biotechnology in the University. She is also member of BOS in Microbiology (Kannur University, Kerala) Member, BOS in Biotechnology (PSG Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu), to name a few.

Research interests
Dr. Bhat’s research interests is microbiology and includes
• Gut microbiomes –diversity and function
• Changes in gut microbiome due to probiotics
• probiotics in immunomodulation
• environmental microbiomes-Diversity and function
• Biofilms- modulation and control
• Bacteriophages as antimicrobials
• Microbial pigments and their applications

Publications
Google Scholar Link: https://scholar.google.co.in/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0,5&q=sarita+G+bhat&btnG

Research Team
Dayana Mathew
Honey
Parvathy Rajesh
Rinu Madhu Puthussery
Sisira V S
Venetia D Rose
Nivedya Mohan
Dr. Bindiya
Dr. Chandini Mohan
Dr. Tripti Raghavendra
Sumi J M
Dr. Jiya Jose
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