Dr. Kanthesh M Basalingappa, working as Asst. Professor, in Division of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, JSS AHER, Mysuru. Currently working as Course Coordinator for Molecular Biology programs in FLS, JSS AHER. Mysuru, and also ARIIA coordinator for Faculty of Life Sciences, JSS AHER, Mysuru.
Prior to coming to the JSS AHER, Mysuru, he was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Oklahoma University of Health Science Center, USA. He has received his Master of Sciences in Microbiology from Kuvempu University, Davangere and Ph.D. from Dept. of Medical Microbiology, Dr. ALM PGIBMS, Madras University, Chennai.
His main work on Molecular characterization of Hepatitis B and C virus infection in certain tribal population of Tamilnadu India. Also served as Post Doctoral Fellow at University of Malaya, West Virginia University, USA and Oklahoma University. Kanthesh BM after completing his Ph.D. he got Post Doctoral Fellowship from University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. His main research area is Arbovirus infections, in that they done patented work on “Early detection of BK virus using molecular methods”.
For his excellent work Attained Malaysia Prestigious Bio-Malaysia Gold medal Award. In USA main research work is focused on various aspects of cancer biology at the molecular level.
Specific research areas include: (a) Regulation of gene expression at the level of mRNA stability and translation, (b) Cancer Stem Cells. (c) Mechanism of hepatitis C virus induced Liver Carcinogenesis. (d) Electrolyte transport processes that regulate colonic fluid movement during physiological and pathophysiological (diarrhea and ulcerative colitis) conditions.
Research in the Laboratory is focused on various aspects of Cancer biology at the Molecular level. Specific research areas include (a) Regulation of gene expression at the levels of mRNA stability and translation, (b) Cancer Stem cells and (c) Mechanisms of Chemoprevention by dietary factors and its novel Derivatives. My Main goal of research is to determine the role of RNA Binding proteins in tumor progression and metastasis.
In addition to research he is involved in teaching the under graduate and post graduate and doctoral students. Kanthesh has presented his research findings at several national, international conferences, journals and workshops. He has previously taught and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students.
He is also Professional and Scientific Memberships in, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Life Member of Indian Association of Applied Microbiology (IAAM), Life Member of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists (IABMS), Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist (IAMM). He also invited as scientific sessions Chairperson in National and International Conferences. He Received Fellowship Award from Indian Association of Applied Microbiology (FIAAM). At present he is a having collaboration with Royal Research Foundation, a research institute in India.
Amongst the awards he has received for his scientific contributions, the notable ones are
- SRF and JRF from the Serum Institute of India, 2005
- “Gold Medal Award” for “Best poster presentation/ Bio innovator” during the Bio-Malaysia 2008 conference, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Fellow of Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists (FIAAM)-2016
- Dr. Aruni Wilson Award for Best teacher and Researcher Mentor-2018
- Certificate of Appreciation for his Educational and academic work -2018
Dr. Kanthesh has so far successfully guided 21 Master degree projects students through their dissertation. He has currently Five Ph.D candidates carrying out research under his supervision.