National Institute of Nutrition
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Name: Dr. Hemalatha R, MBBS; MD
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Brief Profile:

Dr R Hemalatha holds MBBS and MD degrees. Currently she is Heading Clinical Division and Microbiology & Immunology at NIN, ICMR; and holds Joint Secretary Position of Nutrition Society of India. She is recipient of prestigious award - Ponduri Venkata Ramana Rao Gold Medal for her outstanding performance in M.D. She also bagged the Young Scientist Award in 1990 from the Nutrition Society of India and has received best paper awards in International and National conferences held in India.

She worked extensively on reproductive health and women and child nutrition. Her research efforts have generated vital information on the impact of inflammation and lower reproductive tract infections on gestational age and fetal growth and also showed that Lactobacilli preparations influence immune regulation and reduce local and systemic inflammation in pregnant women. Her studies confirmed that prebiotics or probiotics during pregnancy shape fetal immune programming. Her study on Vitamin D showed that low maternal vitamin D influences the spectrum of immune cells, which in turn may be linked to allergy and asthma in neonates. She worked extensively on nutritional status and immunity in children; developed a methodology to assess zinc status in children and won accolade for the same. She also carried out basic studies to support her clinical findings and demonstrated the role of gut bacteria on endotoxemia, Inflammation, insulin resistance and lipid profile. With her extensive contribution and recognition in the field of nutrition sciences she has been a lead participant and speaker in National/ International conferences. She contributed significantly in a huge multicentric study on HIV in high risk groups that had both behavioural and biological components. Currently, she is working on metagenomic profiling of gut and vaginal microbiome in pregnant and non pregnant women to develop indigenous probiotics to prevent reproductive tract infections. She is also testing a community based, integrated approach, in the first 1000 days of life, to improve maternal health and pregnancy outcome.


List of Publications:
  1. Hemalatha Rajkumar, Ramesh Kumar Ramagoni, Vijayendra Chary Anchoju, RajuNaikVankudavath, ArshiUzZaman Syed De Novo. Transcriptome Analysis Of Allium cepa L. (Onion) Bulb To Identify Allergens And Their Epitopes. Plos one. 2015; 18; 10(8):e0135387. IF -  3.234

  2. M. Kumar, A.K. Yadav, V. Verma, B. Singh, G. Mal, R. Nagpal, R. Hemalatha. Bioengineered probiotics as a new hope for health and diseases: Potential and prospects: An overview. Future Microbiology. 2015. IF -  4.27.

  3. R.Hemalatha, Ramesh kumar, Vijayendra Chary Anchoju, B Dinesh Kumar. Transcriptome Analysis of Solanum melongena L. (Brinjal) Fruit to Identify Allergens and Their Epitopes. Gene. 2015.           IF - 2.082.

  4. Kumar M, Nagpal R, Yadav AK, Yadav H, Hemalatha R, Marotta. Gut microbiota in health and disease: an overview focused on metabolic inflammation. Beneficial Microbes. 2015. Accepted. IF - 2.614.
  5. Ashok Kumar Yadav, Ashish Tyagi, Ashwani Kumar, Surbhi Panwar, Sunita Grover, Asha Chandola Saklani, Rajkumar Hemalatha, Virender Kumar Batish.  Adhesion of Lactobacilli and their anti infectivity potential.  Critical reviews in food science and nutrition. Accepted. 2015:  IF – 5.5.

  6. M. Chalamaiah, R. Hemalatha, T. Jyothirmayi, Prakash V. Diwan, K. Bhaskarachary, A. Vajreswari, R. Ramesh Kumar, B. Dinesh kumar. Chemical composition and immunomodulatory effects of enzymatic protein hydrolysates from common carp (Cyprinus carpio) egg (roe). Nutrition. 2015. 31 (2): 388-398. 006. IF – 2.92

  7. Hemalatha Rajkumar, Manoj kumar, Nilita, Nishanth, Hanumanth Reddy Challa Ravinder Nagpal. Effect of probiotic Lactobacillus salivarius UBL S22 and prebiotic fructo-oligosaccharide on serum lipids, inflammatory markers, insulin sensitivity and gut bacteria in healthy young volunteers: A randomized controlled single-blind pilot study: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2015; 20(3):289-98. IF 3.07.

  8. Krishna Swetha, Hemalatha Rajkumar, U V Prasad, Vasudeva Murali. Health and Nutritional status of HIV infected children in Hyderabad, India. Ind J of Medical Res.  2015;  141(1):46-54. IF - 2.061.

  9. Vijayendra Chary, R. Hemalatha, M. Seshacharyulu, M. Vasudeva Murali, D. Jayaprakash, B. Dinesh Kumar. Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women impairs regulatory T cell function. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Volume 147, 2015, Pages 48–55. IF – 3.87

  10. Rajkumar Hemalatha, Manoj Kumar, Ashok K. Yadav, Sudarshan R. Varikuti, Ravinder Nagpal, Yuichiro Yamashiro and Francesco Marotta. Potential of probiotics as a versatile remedy for women’s urogenital health: an optimistic perspective. International Journal of Probiotics & Prebiotics. 2014; 9 (1/2): 1-16.

  11. Rakesh Aggarwal, JJ Babu, Hemalatha R, Divyanshu Sharma, Tarun Kumar.  Effect of Inclusion of Hepatitis B Vaccine in Childhood Immunization Program in India: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Indian Pediatrics. 2014; 51 (11): 875-879. IF - 1.04.

  12. Shiva Prakash M, Gurrapu Madhavi and Rajkumar Hemalatha.  Effect of supplementation of Probiotic curd on lipid profile in obese subjects. International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences. Jul-Sep 2014; e-ISSN 2320 –7876; Vol. 3, Issue 4. Ref no :IJFANSA0224-14. IF 1.02.

  13. M. Chalamaiah a, R. Hemalatha a, T. Jyothirmayi b, Prakash V. Diwan c, P. Uday Kumar a, Chetan Nimgulkar a, B. Dinesh Kumar.  Immunomodulatory effects of protein hydrolysates from rohu (Labeo rohita) egg (roe) in BALB/c mice. Food Research International 62. 2014; 1054–1061. IF 3.378

  14. Hemalatha Rajkumar, Arthur C. Ouwehand, Sofia D. Forssten, J. J. Babu, Raja Sriswan Mamidi, Bhaskar V, Kankipati Vijaya Radhakrishna.  A Community-based randomized double blind controlled trial of Lactobacillus paracasei and Bifidobacterium lactis on reducing risk for diarrhea and fever in preschool children in an urban slum in India. European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety. 2014; 4(4): 325-341. IF 3.88

  15. Hemalatha Rajkumar, Naseha Mahmood, Manoj kumar, Sudarshan Reddy Varikuti, Hanumanth Reddy Challa and Shiva Prakash M. Effect of probiotic (VSL#3) and omega-3 on lipid profile, insulin sensitivity, inflammatory markers and gut colonization in overweight adults: a randomized, controlled trial. Mediators of Inflammation. Volume 2014, Article ID 348959, 8 pages;      IF 3.236

  16. Prathibha Bandaru, Hemalatha Rajkuma, Venkata Prasad Upadrasta and Giridharan Nappanveettil. Role of Leptin in Immune Dysfunction in WNIN Obese Rats. Endocrinol Metab Synd. 2013; Volume 2; Issue 2.

  17. Prathibha Bandaru, Hemalatha Rajkumar and Giridharan Nappanveettil. The Impact of Obesity on Immune Response to Infection and Vaccine: An Insight into Plausible Mechanisms. Endocrinol Metab Synd 2013, 2 (2): 1-9. IF -  1.12  

  18. Hemalatha R. Diet Induced Inflammation and Potential Consequences on Fetal Development. J Nutr Disorders Ther. 2013, Vol. 3, Issue 2.

  19. Debolina sarkhel, Manoj Kumar, Sudarshan Reddy Varikuti, Durgaprasad Laveti, Hanumanth Reddy Challa, R Hemalatha. Effects of active components of Lactobacillus strains on cancer cell proliferation and inflammatory markers in vitro.  International Journal of Cell Science and Biotechnology, 2013; (1)  ISSN: 2320 –7574.

  20. M. Chalamaiah, T. Jyothirmayi, K. Bhaskarachary, A. Vajreswari, R. Hemalatha, B. Dinesh Kumar. Chemical composition, molecular mass distribution and antioxidant capacity of rohu (Labeo rohita) roe (egg) protein hydrolysates prepared by gastrointestinal proteases. Food Research International. 2013; 52: 221–229. IF 3.378

  21. K. V. Radhakrishna, R. Hemalatha, J. J. Babu Geddam, P. Ajey Kumar, N. Balakrishna, Veena Shatrugna. Effectiveness of Zinc Supplementation to Full Term Normal Infants: A Community Based Double Blind, Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(5): e61486. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0061486. IF 3.53; cited by 2.

  22. Goswami PRachakulla HKRamakrishnan LMathew SRamanathan SGeorge BAdhikary RKodavalla VRajkumar HParanjape RSBrahmam GN. An assessment of a large-scale HIV prevention programme for high-risk men who have sex with men and transgenders in Andhra Pradesh, India: using data from routine programme monitoring and repeated cross-sectional surveys. BMJ Open. 2013 Apr 8; 3(4). pii: e002183. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002183. IF -  2.271

  23. R.HemalathaBaru Anantha RamalaxmiEluru SwethaN.Balakrishna and Paola Mastromarino. Evaluation of vaginal pH for detection of bacterial vaginosis.  Indian J Med Res. 2013; 138(3): 354–359. IF -  2.4

  24. Rajesh Kumar , Hemalatha Rajkumar, Manoj Kumar, Sudarshan Reddy Varikuti, Ramakrishna Athimamula, Ramesh Ramagoni and Narendrababu  Kondapalli. Molecular Cloning, Characterization and Heterologous Expression of Bile Salt Hydrolase (Bsh) from Lactobacillus fermentum NCDO394. Mol Bio Report. 2013. DOI 10.1007/s11033-013-2607-2; IF 2.929.

  25. Durgaprasad Laveti, Manoj Kumar, R. Hemalatha, Ramakrishna Sistla, V.G.M. Naidu,Venu Talla, Vinod Verma, Navrinder Kaur and Ravinder Nagpal. Anti-Inflammatory Treatments for Chronic Diseases: A Review. Inflammation & Allergy - Drug Targets, 2013. Vol. 12: 349-361.

  26. Kumar M., Hemalatha R, Kumar R., Nagpal R., Devraj J.P., Verma V., Behare P, Mal G., Singh B. Epigenetics, Probiotic Metabolites and Colon Cancer Prevention: An Overview of Progress, Opportunities and Challenges. Med Epigenetic 2013; 1: 60-69 (DOI:10.1159/000354719).

  27. Kumar M, Nagpal R, Verma V, Hemalatha R, Kumar A, Singh S, Marotta F, Jain S, Yadav H. Targeted cancer therapies: the future of cancer treatment. Acta Bio Medica Atenei Parmensis. 2012; 83(3): 220-233.

  28. M.Chalamaiah, B. Dinesh kumar, R. Hemalatha, T. Jyothirmayi. Fish protein hydrolysates: Proximate composition, amino acid composition, antioxidant acivities and applications: A review. Food Chemistry. 2012; 135(4): 3020-3038, Foodchem.2012.06.100. IF - 3.391.

  29. Kumar, M; Nagpal, R; Verma, V; Kumar, A; Kaur, N; Hemalatha, R; Gautam, S; Singh, Birbal. Probiotic metabolites as epigenetic targets in the prevention of colon cancer. Nutrition reviews (Wiley & Sons) Vol. 71(1): 23–34; ISSN: 1753-4887. doi:10.1111/j.1753-4887.2012.00542.x. IF: 6.01.

  30. Kumar M, Nagpal R, Kumar R, Hemalatha R, Verma V, Kumar A, Chakraborty C,Singh B,  Marotta F,  Jain S and  Yadav H. Cholesterol Lowering Probiotics as Potential Biotherapeutics for Metabolic Diseases. Experimental Diabetes Research. 2012; Article ID 902917.  ISSN :1560-4284. doi:10.1155/2012/902917. IF 1.589.

  31. Kumar M, Rakesh S, Nagpal R,  Kumar R, Hemalatha R,  Ramakrishna A, Sudarshan V, Ramagoni R, Shujauddin M, Verma V, Kumar A,  Tiwari A, Singh B. Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Aloe vera gel improves lipid profiles in hypercholesterolemic rats. Nutrition. 2013; 29: 574-579 (DOI 10.1016/j.nut.2012.09.006; IF – 3.025.

  32. Vijayendra Chary, Hemalatha R, Narendra Babu, Ramesh Kumar R, Shivaramaprasad and B Dinesh Kumar. CD23, and Th1/Th2 Cytokines in bronchial asthma, bronchiolitis and bronchial pneumonia in children.  Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol 5, Suppl 3, 2012.

  33. Hemalatha R, Mastromarino P, Ramalaxmi BA, Balakrishna NV, Sesikeran B. Effectiveness of vaginal tablets containing Lactobacilli versus pH tablets on vaginal health and inflammatory cytokines; a randomized, double-blind study. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Nov; 31 (11): 3097-105. doi: 10.1007/s10096-012-1671-1. Epub 2012 Jul 10.  IF 2.8.

  34. Rajkumar Hemalatha, Baru Anantha Ramalaxmi, Gummuluri Krishna Swetha, Dasari Madusudhan Rao, Sesha Charyulu, and Dinesh Kumar. Nutritional status, bacterial vaginosis and cervical colonization in women living in an urban slum in India. International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism 05/2012; Vol. 4(5): 77 - 82,. DOI: 10.5897/IJNAM12.005. IF 2.5.

  35. Vijayendra Chary, Hemalatha R, Narendra Babu, Ramesh Kumar R, , S Chowdhary and B Dinesh Kumar. CD23, total IgE and Th1/Th2 Cytokines in asthma patients.  International journal of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. 2012; 4: (suppl3).175-177. 

  36. Hari Kumar R, Hemalatha R, Venkaiah K, Brahmam GNV. Condom use and prevalence of syphilic and HIV among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India – following a large-scale HIV prevention intervention. BMC Public Health 2011, 11 (Suppl 6): S1. IF 2.36.

  37. R.Hemalatha, M.Karthik, K.Narendra Babu and B.Dinesh kumar, Immunomodulatory Activity of Triticum aestivum and its effects on Th1/Th2 cytokines and NFkB p65 response. American Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2012; 2 (1): 19-29  DOI:10.3923/ajbmb.2012.19.29.

  38. Hemalatha R, Ramalakshmi BA, Krishna Swetha G, Uday Kumar P, Madhusudhan Rao D, Balakrishna N, Annapurna V  : Cervicovaginal inflammatory cytokines and sphingomyelinase  in women with and without bacterial vaginosis. Am J Med Sci. 2012 Jul; 344(1): 35-9. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e318235597b. IF - 2.0.

  39. Prathiba Bandaru, Hemalatha Rajkumar, Giridharan Nappanvetti. Altered or Impaired Immune Response to Hepatitis B Vaccine in WNIN/GR-Ob Rat: An Obese Rat Model with Impaired Glucose Tolerance. ISRN endocrinology 01/2011; 2011: 980105. DOI: 10.5402/2011/980105.

  40. Prathibha Bandaru,  Hemalatha Rajkumar,  Giridharan Nappanveettil.  Altered or impaired immune response upon vaccination in WNIN/Ob rats. Vaccine. 2011; 29(16): 3038–3042. IF 3.45

  41. Ganguly NK, Bhattacharya SK, Sesikeran B, Nair GB, Ramakrishna BS, Sachdev HPS, Batish VK, Kanagasabapathy AS, Vasantha Muthuswamy, Kathuria SC, Katoch VM, Satyanarayana K, Toteja GS, Manju Rahi, Spriha Rao, Bhan MK, Rakesh Kapur, Hemalatha R. Policy Document. ICMR-DBT guidelines for evaluation of probiotics in food. Indian Journal of Medical Research 2011, 134:22-25.  IF 1.88.

  42. R. Hemalatha, K. Narendra Babu, M. Karthik, R. RameshP. Uday Kumar, B. Dinesh Kumar.  Immunomodulatory Activity and Th1/Th2 Cytokine Response of Ocimum sanctum in Myelosuppressed Swiss Albino Mice. Trends in Medical Research 6(1): 2011; 23-3.

  43. R. Hemalatha, R Hari Kumar , K Venkaiah, K Srinivasan , GNV Brahmam. Prevalence of & knowledge, attitude & practices towards HIV & sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers (FSWs) in Andhra Pradesh. Indian J Med Res 134, October 2011, pp 470-475. IF 1.88

  44. R. Hemalatha, Krishna Swetha G, Seshacharyulu M, Radhakrishna K.V, Respiratory Syncitial Virus in children with Acute Respiratory Infection. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 77, July, 2010.

  45. R. Hemalatha, VV Annapurna, K Damayanthi, KV Radhakrishna. Substantial proportion of apparently healthy urban South Indian young adults has Insulin Resistance associated with other cardiovascular risk factors. Journal of Medical Sciences 2010;  3 (2): 110-117.

  46. KV Radhakrishna DCH, Bharati Kulkarni MPH, Nagalla Balakrishna PhD, Hemalatha Rajkumar MD, Chandrakala Omkar MA, Veena Shatrugna MD. Composition of weight gain during nutrition rehabilitation of severely under nourished children in a hospital based study from India. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2010; 19(1):8-13. IF 1.4.

  47. Vadivoo S, Gupte MD, Adhikary R, Kohli A, Kangusamy B, Joshua V, Mathai AK, Kumar K, Mainkar M, Goswami P; IBBA Study Team. Appropriateness and execution challenges of three formal size estimation methods for high-risk populations in India. AIDS. 2008 Dec; 22 (Suppl 5): S137-148. doi: 10.1097/01.aids.0000343772.82647.2d.PMID:19098474  IF 5.51.

  48. Ramesh B M Moses S, Washington R, Isac S, Mohapatra B, Mahagaonkar SB, Adhikary R, Brahmam GN, Paranjape RS, Subramanian T, Blanchard JF and IBBA Study Team. Determinants of HIV prevalence among female sex workers in four south Indian states: analysis of cross-sectional surveys in twenty-three districts. AIDS. 2008; 22 (Suppl 5): S35-S44. IF 5.51.

  49. Mahanta J, Medhi GK, Paranjape RS, Roy N, Kohli A, Akoijam BS, Dzuvichu B, Das HK, Goswami P, Thongamba G and IBBA study team. Injecting and sexual risk behaviours, sexually transmitted   infections and HIV prevalence in injecting drug users in three states in India. AIDS. 2008, Dec; 22 (Suppl 5): S59-S68. IF 6.4.

  50. Brahmam G.N.V, Venkaiah Kodali, Hemalatha R, Harikumar Rachakulla, Srinivasan Kallam, Ramesh S Paranjape, Mohan D Gupte, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, Anjalee Kohli, Ramesh B.M and IBBA Study Team. Sexual practices, HIV and STIs among sself-identified men who have sex with men in four high HIV prevalence states of India. AIDS. 2008; 22(5): S45-S57. IF 6.4

  51. Subramanian T, Gupte MD, Paranjape RS, Brahmam GN, Ramakrishnan L, Adhikary R, Kangusamy B, Thomas BE, Kallam S, Girish CP; IBBA Study Team., HIV, sexually transmitted infections and sexual behaviour of male clients of female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, India: results of a cross-sectional survey. AIDS. 2008 Dec; 22 Suppl 5:S69-79. doi: 10.1097/01.aids.0000343765.00573.ce IF 6.4

  52. Pandey A, Benara SK, Roy N, Sahu D, Thomas M, Joshi DK, Sengupta U, Paranjape RS, Bhalla A, Prakash A; IBBA Study Team. Risk behaviour, sexually transmitted infections and HIV among long-distance truck drivers: a cross-sectional survey along national highways in India.  AIDS. 2008 Dec; 22 Suppl 5:S81-90. doi:  10.1097/01.aids.0000343766.00573.15. IF 6.4

  53. Hemalatha R, Ramalaxmi BA, SSYH Quadri, VV Annapurna, N Balakrishna and B Sesikeran. Intrauterine growth restriction in term women with Histologic chorioamnionitis.  Research Journal of Obstetric and Gynecoloy. 2008; 1(1):18-24.  IF 1.0. 

  54. Hemalatha R, Y.Kodandhapani  and N.Balakrishna.  Vitamin A  and   Th1          Response in children  with Acute  Respiratory  Infections. Journal of  Biological    Sciences. 2006;  6(5) 881 – 886; IF 0.05.

  55. Singotamu L, Hemalatha R, Madhusudhanachary P and Seshacharyulu Cytokines and Micronutrients in Plasmodium vivax Infection.  Journal of Medical Sciences. 2006; 6(6): 962-967;
  56. Yasodhara P, Raghunath M, Sreeramulu D, Venu L, Hemalatha R, Prasanna Krishna T. Local Immunity In Indian Women with Bacterial Vaginosis. Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 2006; 70: 133-141. IF 2.05

  57. P.Bhaskaram, R Hemalatha, B.Narayan Goud. Expression of messenger ribonucleic acid and production of cytokines in children with malnutrition. Nutr Res 2003;23: 367-376

  58. Hemalatha R, Bhaskaram P, Balakrishna N and Saraswathi I. Association of tumour necrosis factor alpha and malnutrition with outcome in children with acute bacterial meningitis. Indian J Med Res., 2002; 115 : 55-58.

  59. Anand T, T.A.Nara Raj, R. Hemalatha, L. Venkateshwar Rao and Gita Sharma. Asymptomatic human rotavirus serotypes 3 among infants at Hyderabad, India. Indian J Medical Microbiology. 2000; 18(1) : 37-39. IF 2.05

  60. Hemalatha R, Vijayalakshmi P, Gyaneshwari, Rama Rao MV, Ramani A. Multidrug resistant Salmonella typhi in Hyderabad. Indian J Med Microbiol. 1999; 17(1): 39-41. IF 2.05

  61. Hemalatha P, Bhaskaram P, Ajeya Kumar P, Khan MM, Islam MA. Zinc status of breast fed and fomula-fed infants of different gestational ages. J Trop Pediatr. 1997; 43(1): 52-54. IF 2.03

  62. Bhaskaram P, Nair KM, Hemalatha P, Neehta Murthy. Poornima Nair. Systemic and mucosal immune response to polio vaccination with additional dose in new born period. J Trop Pediatr. 1997; 43(4): 232-234. IF 2.10

  63. Bhaskaram P, Hemalatha P. Zinc status of Indian children. ICMR Bull. 1995; 25(2): 13-17.

  64. Bhaskaram P, Hemalatha P. Zinc status of Indian children. Indian J Med Res. 1995; 102(5): 210-215.

  65. Bhaskaram P, Hemalatha P. Is zinc deficiency in children a nutritional problem. Nutrition News. 1994; 15(2): 1-4.

  66. Islam Aminul, Hemalatha P, Bhaskaram P, Ajeya Kumar P. Leukocyte and plasma zinc in maternal and cord blood : Their relationship to period of gestation and birth weight. Nutr Res. 1994; 14(3): 353-360.

  67. Hemalatha P, Bhaskaram P, Quadri SSYH, Ajeya Kumar P. Assessment of mild zinc deficiency in children. Nutr Res. 1993; 13(2): 115-122.

  68. Hemalatha P, Bhaskaram P, Kham MM. Role of Zinc supplementation in the rehabilitation of severely malnourished children. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1993; 47(6): 395-399. IF 2.7

  69. Bhaskaram P, Hemalatha P, Visweswara Rao K. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination in malnourished child population. Pediatr Digest. 1993; 2: 13-15.

  70. Bhaskaram P, Hemalatha P, Islam Aminul. Zinc status in breast fed infants. Lancet. 1992; 340 (8832): 1416-1417. IF 45.217

  71. Bhaskaram P, Hemalatha P, Visweswara Rao K. BCG vaccination in malnourished child population. Indian Pediatr 1992; 29(1): 39-44.

  72. Bhaskaram P, Hemalatha P, Visweswara Rao K. BCG vaccination in malnourished child population. Indian Pediatr. 1991.

  73. Vijayakumar M, Bhaskaram P, Hemalatha P. Malnutrition and Childhood Tuberculosis. J Trop Pediatr. 1990;  36(6) : 294-298.


  1. Effect of oral L. rhamnosus GR-1 and L. reuteri RC-14 supplementation on bacterial vaginosis (BV) in pregnant women – Clinical Trial

  2. Development of tools to identify and map IgE binding epitopes using synthetic peptides

  3. Effect of Fructo-oligosaccharide coated Probiotics on Fetal immune-programming and other effects on Immune system.

  4. Assessment of impact of inclusion of hepatitis B vaccine in childhood immunization program in India

  5. Assessment of National nutritional programme in improving reproductive health and nutritional status of rural adolescent girls of Andhra Pradesh

  6. Development of ELISA based hybridization in aqueous solution (liquid hybridization) assay for detection of gene amplification products of HIV-1 & 2 RNA / HCV RNA/ HBV DNA in plasma samples Efficacy and Immunomodulation evaluation of new drug.

  7. The Safety  and Impact of administering vitamin A along with polio vaccine on National Immunization Days in the State of Orissa-

  8. Molecular mechanisms of immunodeficiency in PEM and IDA in children

  9. Anticarcinogenic property of probiotic in combination with Allium sativum and NSAIDs on DMH induced colon cancer and colon cancer stem cells in rats.

  10. Effect of Probiotic supplementation on weight reduction and its impact on micronutrient and immune status in obese subjects.

  11. Identification of Bifidobacteria in Breast milk of Indian  women by various molecular tools and their bioprospects.

  12. Molecular characterization of reshuffled Bsh and effect of dietary inclusion of Bsh+ and Bsh- indigenous probiotic Lactobacillus   of human origin on cholesterol metabolism of rats.

  13. Metabolic endotoxemia and associated metabolic disorders in rats fed different diets and their relation to selective gut bacteria and changes in intestinal permeability.

  14. Project on Upgradation of Center for Advanced Research for preclinical toxicology to International GLP standards and establishment of state of art Genotoxicology and Immunotoxicology Facility at NIN, Hyderabad.

  15. Recombinant Helicobacter pylori Heparan Sulfate Binding Protein Expressing Lactobacilli Vaccine to prevent H pylori infection. 

  16. Characterization of vaginal lactobacilli isolated from healthy women to   formulate potential probiotic for reproductive health.

  17. Integrated Behavioral And Biological Assessment (IBBA) In High HIV Prevalence Settings In India (Multicentric Project).

  18. Effect of local Lactobacilli in the cure and prevention of BV and HIV infectivity: (RCT).

  19. Effect of long term supplementation of probiotics on growth in children and its prophylactic effect on diarrhea. (RCT).

  20. Evaluation of allergenicity potential of tetravalent vaccine (DPT+Hep B) in balb/c mice (PCT).

  21. Evaluation of allergenicity potential of SMF-Bact in BALB/C mice. (PCT).

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