About Lekshmi K Edison
Dr. Lekshmi K. Edison received her Masters in Biotechnology and Masters Diploma in Bioinformatics. She earned her Doctoral degree in Biotechnology. The focus of her Doctoral study was the structural characterisation and heterologous production of Beta-glucanases from Streptomyces species. She then secured the Research – Associate fellowship from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and started Postdoctoral Research in the Mycobacterium Research Laboratory at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India and focused on the CRISPR-Cas system in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. She started her research career at Kerala’s Agricultural University, before receiving her doctorate. She has more than 3 years of teaching experience in addition to 8 years of experience in research. She is a Researcher experienced with demonstrative skills in protein/ nucleic acid manipulation, gene expression analysis, protein purification/characterisation, assay development, advanced bioinformatics and statistical analysis. Currently, she focuses on veterinary diagnostic microbiology; pathogenomics of Escherichia coli and Salmonella; antimicrobial resistance, and veterinary infectious diseases.
- Antimicrobial resistance (AMR or AR)
- Bacterial pathogenesis
- Clinical Microbiology
- Diagnostic and molecular virology
- Infectious Diesease
- Vaccine immunology