Prof Anuradha Sourirajan teaches biotechnology programmes to undergrads and postgraduate students. Dr Sourirajan received her PhD degree in Biochemistry from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and pursued postdoctoral research at Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA in the field of cell cycle kinases and yeast meiosis. She is a recipient of the fellow award for research excellence from the National Institutes of Health, USA. Her research interests include understanding cell cycle regulation of yeast meiosis, exploration of cell cycle kinases as anti-cancer target, exploiting medicinal plants of Western Himalayas for cancer therapeutics and fungal infections, salt-stress control using halophiles, and affordable solutions for nutrition. Her team has already identified phytochemicals with potential cell cycle inhibitory activity for cancer therapeutics and unique essential oils to treat candidiasis, which are being developed into therapeutic formulations. 

She has 60 publications in internationally and nationally reputed journals in the field of biological research with highest impact factor of 14.2 and filed 42 patents in the areas of drug discovery and enzyme biotechnology. Her potential as an independent scientist has been endorsed by the extramural research funding from DBT (BioCare scheme), and DST-SERB, Govt. of India.